Dan Bendall

Dan Bendall writes about equipment for Restaurant Hospitality and is the founder and principal of FoodStrategy, Inc., a leading commercial kitchen design firm. The firm plans kitchens in the hotel, restaurant, college and workplace segments of the industry. In Bendall’s 32 years of foodservice consulting experience, he has designed more than 500 renovation and new-build foodservice projects. He has worked in more 40 countries around the world in a variety of foodservice industry market segments. He has served on various industry panels and as a guest lecturer at Cornell University and Penn State University.

Contact him at dbendall@foodstrategy.com, or by phone, 301-926-8181.

Articles by Dan Bendall
Getting rid of restaurant food waste
Dealing with food waste in a way that is economical and environmentally sound is not easy
Equipping your bar for profit
Carefully chosen equipment and an efficient layout are the keys to productivity in this space.
Purchasing restaurant ranges and cooktops  2
Here’s what you need to know to buy a range and cooktop.
The cold facts about ice makers
Ice styles, capacity and cooling method are among important considerations in choosing ice makers.
How to buy quick-cooking ovens 
If you’ve got a need for speed, then consider buying either a combi-oven or an accelerated cooking oven. Here’s what to look for.
A post-NAFEM roundup 
What equipment expert Dan Bendall found at the recent North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers Show
How to buy equipment for sandwich and salad refrigeration 
If you offer sandwiches and salads on your menu, then you need proper refrigeration equipment to produce them efficiently. Here’s what you need to know to make a purchase.
How to buy holding and serving equipment 
Just about every restaurant needs to hold food for some time before it’s served to customers. Here are some equipment options that will ensure that the food you hold will be preserved at the highest levels.
Brewing the perfect cup of joe 
Coffee brewing equipment has never been better. Here’s what you need to know to buy the right brewer for your operation.
Buying the right oven 
In the market for an oven? Don’t make a move before you consider all your options.
Buying the right point-of-sale system 
The right point-of-sale (POS) system can help you manage a large part of your restaurant business. Here’s what you need to know before you buy.
Well-Equipped 
Here are some tips to help in choosing an icemaker
How to Buy the Right Food Processing Equipment 
Sure you have mad knife skills, but if you have to produce a lot of beautifully sliced vegetables or meat, the right food processing equipment is hard to beat.
Tips for a Well-Planned Bar 
A well-planned bar is just as essential to profits as are the products that go into your drinks.
Energy-Saving Equipment 
Restaurants typically use between 5 to 10 times more energy per square foot than many other businesses. That's a lot of energy savings potential.
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