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Designing a cafeteria is all about creating a hospitable space—one that feels safe and inviting. When people feel comfortable to be themselves, they do their most creative thinking, speaking, and listening. In particular, consider how your physical set-up contributes to creating a welcoming atmosphere.

Cafeteria

11 Secrets of Cafeteria Design that are important at Sancheet Constructions

1. Create an exciting, “cool” environment employees feel relaxed in, and want to be part of.

2. Combine office mottos and themes to create a unique environment for employee pride.

3. Use office colors to personalize the theme.

4. Place booths around the perimeter wall space to achieve maximum seating capacity.

5. Use short (2 feet) visual barrier walls and planters to create intimate small group sections to foster interaction – remember that the dining period is the only time during which employees can easily talk with their friends, socialize and create informal groups for a sense of belonging. Our goal is to make the cafeteria inviting for employees to visit.

6. Keep a system for disposal of waste food and dirty dishes to ensure a clean and healthy environment.

7. Change the “cavernous” appearance of a large dining room with wall art – including mascot murals, sports heroes, and themes.

8. Create a “fast-food restaurant” feel by using the same types of furniture:

  • Booths
  • Pedestal tables
  • Cluster seating

9. Use 3-D artwork in the dining room to focus on a theme:

  • Covered wagon for a western theme
  • Coffee shop
  • Building facades on the walls to create a pizza outlet/ Thai city / garden restaurant look and feel.

10. Meet seating guidelines with fixed seating to insure compliance on aisle spacing and 5% special seating

11. Flooring – Wooden and marble tiles should be avoided as they are most difficult to maintain in places where food spills are common. Consider granite or decorative vitrified tiles that suit your theme. Matching granite or tile work on the walls or countertops will look attractive.