As a national foodservice design and consulting firm, Rippe Associates provides comprehensive planning, design services, and operational assessment to a variety of foodservice operations. From master planning through design, to operational assessments and implementation guidance, Rippe delivers Kitchens that Work™.
Our work in multiple segments is shared across our teams to the benefit of all projects. As independent consultants, we represent the best interests of our clients. Rippe is regarded for crafting high-quality operational solutions for the foodservice community.
Since its founding in 1981, Rippe has focused on understanding the unique culture and needs of each client and their project goals.
Through a collaborative process, we provide expertise and creative solutions, while asking questions and soliciting client feedback.
We use the diverse backgrounds of our 29 staff members, ranging from operations to construction, and the experience gained from hundreds of successful projects, to develop personalized solutions.
FoodService Design Consultants guide you through the design process from start to finish and involve each interest group in the decisions
Our functional solutions are based on an in-depth understanding of foodservice operations, production and serving processes, staffing patterns and efficient workflow.
Whether you operate a large volume, multi-site foodservice system or a small volume operation, the key to successful planning is the initial systems and operational decisions.
"Robert Rippe and Associates acted very proactively, thoughtfully and professionally, and achieved a high level of understanding and confidence with the client. I believe this food service project will be a great success for us all."
"The development of our new integrated healthcare campus required significant design, preparation of construction/bid documents, and coordination with multiple architects and trades. Robert Rippe’s team ensured the project ran smoothly from design through construction. Christine’s project management skills and ability to coordinate the details resulted in an exceptional kitchen & servery."
"It has been a pleasure knowing and working with Terry and Steve and I just can’t say enough positive things about working with them. Their openness to suggestions, cooperation, and creativity has just been outstanding! Thanks to them and to everyone at Rippe for the tremendous work they have done for us!"
'Despite challenges with costs issues and space reductions their team created a functionally accurate design that will take us into the future. Without their support I don’t think we would be where we are today in the process."
"Rippe always delivers, goes that extra mile and provides coordinated, quality work. Rippe Associates is the best!"