Designing a restaurant is NOT FUN!!!! That was 7 hours of tedious work, and that was just the design. I still have the paper (12+ pages), the cost analysis, the job description, the purchase order, etc., etc. left to do. (Although I did get a huge chunk of my paper started in Africa). BUT having this design done is SUCH a relief. I think I did a pretty good job on it too!
Lunch held me over well, but I had this guy around 5:30. Plus a few Kashi crackers from the box! Wish I had fruit. I am REALLY craving fruit!
Thankfully good ol’ Matt came home after a 13 hour day and made me dinner
A garbanzo bean burger with pickle and sprouts…
And sweet potato fries!
I ate quickly and got back to work 🙁
I finally finished around 10 and was a little hungry, so I had some of the Banana Almond muffin he brought home from work soaked in soy milk with some Barney Butter! Yum.
My wonderful is currently massaging my SUPER tight shoulders as I type. I better keep typing so he doesn’t stop….
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy
Man, he just said his thumbs are tired. Guess my shoulders are like steel.
I’m off to bed, and I can’t wait for my morning workout. It was low on the totem poll today even though I really wanted to go outside and frolic. Tomorrow is another full today of working – this is my last free weekend until finals! 3.5 weeks to go…
Yikes, seven hours? I hope you at least got to have a little creative fun with the project. What will your restaurant serve? I’m guessing that oats, pumpkin, and kale will make it onto the menu.
Emily W. says
That looks so awesome! WOW! You are determined! Get some rest girl! And love those Clif Nectar Bars!! 😀
Wow, my dietetics curriculum never had me do anything like that! Although, I did take a “small business” class in eighth grade where we designed a restaurant. Kind of looks like fun, although a lot of work, I’m sure!
About damn time. I know you have academic responsibilities, but I was really worried that we weren’t going to get a dinner post tonight. My Friday is now complete. Oh, and the project looks done enough to me.
Lots of work, indeed – but it looks great!!
I’m so excited for you!! + it looks GREAT!!.. better than great.. it looks SUPERUPERFABALICIOUS!!
Wow, those are some intense restaurant designs!
Mara @ What's For Dinner? says
I’m beyond impressed with that design job 🙂 I couldn’t do it!
Lisa D says
wow! I am so glad I never had to do that during my foodservice class days. Is this a grad school project? that is intense and looks marvelous!
Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) says
Good luck with the project! It looks fabulous. Dinner looks yum too, and what a sweet hubbie =) Night!
Sarah (Tales of Expansion) says
that plan is inSANE. so much work went into it. amazing job!
oh, and your last post just reminded me … i’ve been loving your recipe for sweet collard greens this week! we had a TON left from a food pantry donation at my office a couple weeks ago, and i had no idea what to do with them till i saw your recipe. soooooo good.
Run Sarah says
That project looks awesome…and a lot of work!! I love massages too…what a sweet hubby.
melissa (fitnessnyc) says
wow that is amazing. I would go to earth and ocean! good job.
I saw that you helped angela with todoist, I am still struggling (after almost a year) to figure it all out. Do you have a cheat sheet of tips or how did you approach figuring it out. Also how does it work with online calendars? thanks so much!
Sarah (lovINmytummy) says
A massage with a burger and fries is almost as good as a shake with burger and fries. Then again, maybe you got that too 😉
Looks intense. Congrats on getting the design part done!
That looks awesome though!
I’m sure you’re doing an amazing job with that restaurant project! Good luck finishing the rest! 🙂
Ashley C says
Designing a restaurant sounds so cool to me- I’ve always had a dream of owning one, but I’m sure realistically it’s a lot of hard work. Yours looks pretty awesome though, have you designed the menu yet? Also, is your restaurant hiring by any chance?! haha jk!
Your hubby must love you dearly, what a nice guy to make you dinner & give you a massage after 13 hours of work! That’s so cute though 😀
That spoon looks neat. Good job on the restaurant!
Michelle (PinQue) says
OMIGOSH, I would have been all over that project! Let me know if you need help, that is right up my alley 🙂
Oh She Glows says
Wow that is a cool looking project…what is purpose of it exactly?
i will be done with my rd in may and i am excited to have cool girls like you join me in the profession! good luck 🙂
Thanks for referring me to your FAQ’s page. I spent a few minutes re-reading all the info. You did such a thorough job! I know it must be a pain for you have to answer the same questions over and over again. I had forgotten that you had talked about calories in your FAQs. Looking forward to seeing more of your restaurant project!
I love massages from the boy, it’s one of my favorite things about having a BF 🙂
Uggghhh, I totally hated having to design a restaurant and kitchen for Foodservice Management (not sure if that’s the name of your class, but that’s what is was called at U of Texas in Austin— go Longhorns!!) Keep up the good work though. It will (not) become useful to you in the long run 🙂
Those burgers look so yummy. Matt is a doll
for the love of peanut butter says
Hahaha, kath the last part of your post was really funny!! I would do that too! I love massages.
Well Kath, that night-time snack looks so yummy and delicious! I struggle with thinking of what “is right to eat” before bedtime, as I always normally have a snack. I guess the “right thing to eat” is what I want and what my body is asking for!! Usually a little Fage greek yogurt 2% with chocolate chips hits the spot! last night i added fresh strawberries since I am home for the weekend. HOLY YUM!
looking great Kath… and HOLLA for sweet potato fries!
wow there is so much detail in those plans, great work!
Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday says
Cool project, looks like you did a great job.
Lovin’ the night time snack!!
My tense shoulders are jealous of your massage!! What a fabulous dinner 🙂
The sweet potato fries look delicious! I made some oven fries with cumin and black pepper last night – I highly recommend that combo of spices 🙂
wow! the restaurant design looks great! i think this would be such a fun project. the design part anyway – i could do without the cost analysis – haha.
good luck with the rest!
Aww what a sweetheart! That’s what husbands are for, right? 😉
Good luck on finishing up the restaurant! I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I’m sure it will be great with all the time and effort you’re putting into it!
Enjoy your weekend! It sounds like you’ll be pretty busy soon, so get outside and get some sun!
wow, looks like a lot of hard work! good thing your have your hubby to take care of you.
Your restaurant plan looks awesome!!! What a lot of work though. That is one of the things that make me hesitant about becoming an R.D….. it’s just something that I will have to do to get me where I want to go I suppose.
LK- Healthy Delcious says
omg that looks like a lot of work!! It looks awesome thogh, and I love the name- I would totally eat there!
Not grad school, but we have a pretty hard core foodservice prof 🙂
Angela gave a wonderful tutorial last week – did you see it? She included screen shots too. You just need to categorize all of your “todos” into projects and assign them dates. Then you can sort the list multiple ways – by project or by date. It doesn’t connect with any calendars. I just put tasks on todoist and save Google Calendar for events and reminders.
Wish you could have done it for me!! It was kinda fun 🙂
Oh She Glows,
Purpose: “to provide students with an opportunity to apply the principles of layout and design to a commercial dining concept, including equipment, layout, safety , sanitation, marketing, menu engineering, recipe adjustment and standardization, cost analysis, and pricing.”
Who wouldda though R.D.s needed to know that stuff? Foodservice is 1/3 of the curriculum. I had no idea when I started the program!
Aww thanks 🙂
Glad the FAQs helped 🙂
That’s what I suspected 😉
Michelle Hisae says
Those restaurant plans look great! I love all the colors. I was in drafting class in high school and took an architecture class last year, so I know what it’s like. It’s time consuming because you want everything to look perfect and aligned!
I like the concept of Earth & Ocean – I’d eat there!
To echo what Great said, I too like your idea for Earth and ocean resturant. I think it would really work if you ever decided to open a resturant. I love designing this kind of stuff. I did something similar to what you’re doing for a marketing class (except it was a clothing store) and I got one of the highest marks in class. I had fun doing the project. You’ll rock this project. Good luck. 🙂
Your floor plan is impressive.
When I saw the blog post title I had to laugh a little… My sister in law is and RD and my brother is an architect….
Have a wonderful weekend.
Maybe I’m just crazy, but I still think the whole restaurant project looks like tons of fun, even if it includes a 12 page paper. All papers look small after the 100 pager I wrote about fish for a lake survery for school 4 years ago. Your layout looks good though. I wonder if we’ll get any fun projects like that…
That garbanzo bean burger looks fabulous! Do you have the recipe posted somewhere?
It’s just like my other bean burgers:
1/3 cup beans
1 tbsp flour
any flavors you like (garlic powder, cumin, Worcestershire, BBQ sauce, mustard, horseradish or all of the above)
Then form into patty and sear until brown.