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Centralized Production Kitchens & Their Equipment Needs

April 30, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

DC Norris North America

DC Norris North America President, Dick Smith aims to help food businesses explore centralized production kitchens as a creative way to offset rising labor costs and continuing labor shortages. The free event takes place on 04/30/21 at 11:00 am EST.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – April 26, 2021 – PRLog — The global COVID 19 pandemic, coupled with rising labor costs has left foodservice, restaurant groups, hospitality businesses, and food manufacturers seeking creative solutions to build sustainable business futures. Many are turning to centralized production kitchens as an efficient way to overcome these challenges and are seeing a variety of additional benefits from increased operational efficiency to improved finished product quality and consistency.

Central production kitchens suit many foodservice businesses, hospitality groups and multi-unit restaurants by providing a central location for the commercial production of meal components and/or completed dishes. Those finished products are then distributed to and served at other locations.

Dick Smith, President of DC Norris North America remarked “As part of DC Norris’ 50th Anniversary celebration, we’ve been rolling out new processing machinery that is ideally suited to central production kitchens. Businesses that hadn’t previously considered centralized production kitchens are now seeking them out as a way to overcome some of the labor challenges they’re facing. There’s a lot of planning involved and a lot of business owners are filled with questions. This Q&A style Zoom meetup to discuss the topic is a great way for those business owners to get some answers, discuss the topic with peers around the country, and begin deciding whether or not this seems like a suitable option to pursue.”

The Zoom meetup is on 04/30/21 at 11:00am EST. There is no fee for attending but registration is required. Owners and operations team members are encouraged to attend. To register, visit:

About DC Norris North America

Located in Traverse City, Michigan, DC Norris North America designs, manufactures and installs turnkey food processing systems that lead the globe in innovation, efficiency, and safety. DC Norris North America helps the nation’s most purchased food brands innovate to the taste and demands of today’s consumer. From stand-alone vessels to fully automated processing lines and everything in between, DC Norris North America brings 50 years of global food processing experience to its clients and has manufactured and installed the processing systems in some of the largest food production facilities around the world.


April 30, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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