Next Up: iQue is a World Champion!

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An amazing thing happened this last weekend, the competition BBQ team I am on, iQue, competed at the Jack Daniels World Championship in Lynchburg, Va. for the seventh time – and WON GRAND CHAMPION! Absolutely incredible! Chris Hart out pitboss kicked some serious butt and brought it all home. Check…

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Next Up: Catching Up!

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Ok so when we are out straight, it seems the Blog gets ignored. Since we last checked in on the progress of Tavolino in Foxboro, Ma we have been pretty much going full tilt. And one thing we don’t cut corners on is our work for our clients, you will…

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Next Up: Menu Planning!

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Just got latest versions of the menu from the chef – they are looking good! By working with the operations team from the beginning, incorporating operational considerations into the design and specifications, we are able to be part of ensuring a smooth start up. By coordinating loads on stations, equipment…

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A Bump in the Road?

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We got an email today from the architect that a visual detail that was installed today is about 8” off the plan and now it will conflict with a display shelf in the display kitchen. GREAT! Naturally, everything can’t always go exactly to plan. When something like this pops up…

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Finishing Touches

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Another week and the Tavolino project is getting closer to completion. JK Skanlon is moving ahead with finishes – paint and wall coverings make a big difference in how much the “box” looks like a restaurant. The kitchen is buttoning up with the trades doing the finishing touches on the…

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Progress on Site

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After another weekly construction meeting today, we are really seeing the space start to resemble an operating restaurant. The kitchen is fully installed with the exception of the exhaust on the pizza ovens. The pizza ovens have been a bit of a challenge for us. The owner sourced them independently…

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Early Response from BOH

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We got the reply from the Board of Health today, four days earlier than we thought! There were a couple of areas where they requested changes and then we can proceed with the approval. We’re able to proceed with the building permit and do not need to resubmit the changes….

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Collaborative Beginnings

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As we started out this new project, we were able to continue to collaborate with the Sienna (Mashpee) management team, a great group of people we had worked with during the opening of the new Sienna location in Foxboro. A lot of design evolution had taken place over the development…

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