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The Design Process

A Successful Project Starts with a Good Design 

Here at IFSE, we understand that sometimes it’s hard to fully communicate catering design ideas with 2D plans alone, that’s why are team go the extra mile to provide you with a unique and realistic 3D presentation of your scheme to your exact specification.

  • Client Brief 

The catering design process starts with the client’s brief and a detailed look at the style of food served on the menu. At this stage, our designers will analyse the the space available and work closely with you and our project managers to create the perfect solution to your catering facility.

Polhill Garden Centre Plan

IET Stevenage Plan

  • 2D Design and Finishes Plan

Utilizing the latest CAD technologies, our design team will find creative and innovative ways to utilize the space available, while taking a practical and workable view of your catering equipment. At this point you will be presented with a 2D layout plan of your scheme, with a visualization (if required) to help turn your vision into reality.

Our interior designers are expert in all of the latest finishes and textures. Our counter designs always achieve the environment you would to create.

Nielsen Visual

Mercedes Benz Visual

Essex Council Visual

  • The Right Equipment

Unlike other catering design companies, we are not tied to a specific brand of commercial catering equipment, therefore we can always put forward the best equipment solution to meet your needs and your budget. As a result, our estimators know all of the commercial catering equipment brands, inside and out.

From high end, state of the art technology to basic cooking suites, we will discuss the options with you and find the best equipment at the best price to meet your needs.

Kitchen Visual Layout

Kitchen Visual Layout

Kitchen Visual Layout

  • 3D Visualisation / Animated Walkthrough

Our designers will present our solution for your catering facility in a 3D visualization built in photoreal 3D colour. For larger and more complex schemes, let IFSE go the extra mile to provide you with an animated walk-through to bring the complete customer experience from every angle of the design.

“Family is the word I would use to describe how it is to work at IFSE. Every member of staff is treated like family. Some of the staff have grown with the company since its founding. We’ve had staff join the estimating team, who have worked their way up through the ranks to join the directorships. Anything is possible at IFSE.


Julia Hill – Operational Manager


Talk to our dedicated specialists for advice and guidance for your food service facility.