Culinary Advisors was retained by the project team to design the foodservice facilities at Nashville’s new Music City Center. Foodservice occurs on multiples levels of the facility. A part of the facility was a large warehouse and product commissary that supports all other foodservice operations within the complex. The lower level houses the foodservice warehouse and liquor control room. The next level up has a series of meeting rooms and support spaces. Next is the third level with meeting rooms and the junior ballroom, all with foodservice support spaces. A complete dishwashing facility supports the junior ballroom and can handle overflow from the main ballroom if needed.
The exhibition level has a series of built-in concessions, two with food preparation capabilities. The concessions use a system of modular serving and support carts to allow for the maximum event menu flexibility. The same carts can be used on the concourses or exhibition floor to create additional concessions. Floor boxes strategically located throughout the exhibition floor and concourses support the mobile concessions.
The upper level of the building has the 6,000 seat ballroom supported by a full kitchen with complete cooking capabilities matched to the ballroom’s anticipated ongoing demand. A fully equipped dishroom, additional storage complex, and ballroom service support pantries are also provided.