FM Best Concepts
Central Table

Best Renovation: Hospital renovates facility to create community hot spot

Each year Food Management honors operations for excellence and innovation in our Best Concepts awards program. Read more on this year’s winners.

Central Table‘s renovation is unusual in that it involved not so much an upgrade in the physical plant as in operating approach. The venue, which occupies 10,000 square feet on the first floor of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, had already undergone a spectacular construction job in 2013, when it first opened as a food hall boasting a variety of concept stations.

While that was very innovative, especially for a healthcare environment, it didn’t meet the goals set for it by

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