How It Works

Custom Design
How It Works

We make it easy to love your lunchroom!

As creative cafeteria consultants, we know how to work with an existing institutional décor and all the political parameters that govern a school cafeteria. We have designed our products and services to make it easy to buy and implement a major makeover - with minor cost and hassle.

Hire us to do a custom design aligned with your specific school’s theme or objectives. If budget is tight, use one of our do-it-yourself Café Kits. Either way, you’ll get top quality design and materials that you, your staff and your school community at large will be proud of.

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How Our Custom Design Process Works:

Step 1 – The Proposal (typically 2-3 weeks)

how1Site Visit Consultation...
Site Visit Consultation: We visit your school to get a sense of your lunchroom and makeover goals. We’ll measure, take pictures, and discuss the project scope.
Proposal Submitted:
We send a written proposal that includes a project description,
design and product suggestions, costs, project timeline, and contract information.
Proposal Discussion:
Proposal Discussion: Together we discuss the proposal in detail.
Typically, this is done over the phone. 
Proposal Revision:
Based on the discussion, we'll revise the proposal and resubmit it to you
now ready for Job Activation signatures and PO# information.

The Design Begins when all paperwork is complete, which includes signatures and PO#’s.

Step 2 - Use a Contest to Name Your Café (Optional) (typically 1 week)

Solicit name ideas: We’ll supply a custom flyer to help promote an in-school contest.

Step 3 - Design (typically 2-4 weeks)

First Presentation Review...
With our Cafeteria Crystal Ball service, we superimpose graphics onto your site’s photographs. Logos, fonts, colors, and graphics are presented for your review.

Step 4 - Fabrication (typically 2-4 weeks)

Design Revisions... 
Design Revisions: We’ll edit the design and resubmit a final design for your approval
so we can begin fabrication.
Project Assignments... 
Project Assignments: We organize the project and begin making all the signs, graphics and other product components.

Step 5 - Implementation (typically 1-5 days)

Paint Schedule...
how3We consult with the painters to ensure proper colors, schedule
and processes are in place.

Sign Installation...
Signs are hung and all final details completed.

Total Average Time for Lunchroom Makeover Projects: 2-5 weeks