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The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus Named FE&S' 2019 Kitchen Storage Makeover Winner

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus (JCC) the winner of the 2019 Kitchen Storage Makeover contest.

MATAN 1Matan B. Gutwak“I never win anything,” said Matan B. Gutwak, catering and rentals manager for JCC of Greater Columbus, who entered the community center in the contest. The kosher kitchen handles a variety of foodservice offerings including supporting 500 preschool children with lunch and two snacks daily, 80 seniors with daily lunches, plus catering services.

JCC of Greater Columbus receives a makeover of its kitchen storage areas, which will be featured in an upcoming issue of FE&S.

The Kitchen Storage Makeover winner was selected by a panel of judges including: Jonathan Nikiel, Reitano Design Group; Peg Gailie, S20 Consultants Inc. and Armand Iaia, FSCI, Cini-Little.

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Smaller Space, Open Kitchen

Guests and students of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in San Antonio welcomed Savor and CIA Bakery Café, a pop-up cafe, to campus in January. The newest members of the CIA Restaurant Group, the restaurant and pop-up cafe sit near the San Antonio River Walk in an area called Pearl. The 22-acre mixed-use space includes retail, dining, a farmers market, an amphitheater, a hotel, residential apartments and the CIA campus. Savor and CIA Bakery Café share the same space for instruction and service.

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