A new staff café within walking distance of a plethora of foodie options for employees of Discovery Communications’ world headquarters gives them a home of their own. DCI's goal in commissioning this project was to create an aesthetically pleasing cafeteria that reflects positively on the Discovery brand while satisfying their employees’ need for a place to grab a quick breakfast or lunch. Mission accomplished.
HOPKINS designs workplace foodservice operations to refresh and engage an organization’s most valuable resource—its people. We customize designs to fit a company’s culture and to project its image. A well-designed and well-operated cafeteria can encourage employees to eat in-house, support their health and well-being, and become a welcomed profit center. When used as an idea incubator, foodservice can be a powerful tool to increase a company’s intellectual power, its stature, and its revenue.
Intelligent designs include detailed specification of food preparation and presentation equipment, as well as custom innovations that keep energy costs low, waste minimized, and labor most efficient. HOPKINS makes it easier to achieve the golden objectives of popularity and profit.
After the Bank purchased a building near its landmark KPF-designed headquarters, the Studios architectural firm hired HOPKINS to insert a full-service cafeteria on a particularly short floor. The new building’s cafe had to be at least as good as the one at headquarters. Challenge met! With extraordinary engineering skill, HOPKINS shoehorned the full-service cafeteria into the space. The client was delighted.
Renzo Piano’s award-winning tower was fit out by Gensler and includes a major transformation of the Times’ old food service system. A full-service catering kitchen also was designed for the Times Center for in-house use and for commercial caterers.