A new approach to commercial kitchens with Vulcan’s MOD suite and design solution

Bringing efficiency and easy operation to commercial kitchens, the new modular cookline from Vulcan Equipment recognizes that each kitchen design is different with its own unique challenges

A commercial kitchen provides the equipment and environment to cook for the masses and foodservice operators, chefs, and restaurateurs can find great success and reward in what is a trillion-dollar industry.

However, with high reward comes high risk, and plenty of challenges. Many things can go wrong in a kitchen operation, and not all kitchens are designed equally. Labor retention and training barriers can be a struggle, and while one day a concept may be in, the next day it’s out of fashion and favor.

While some issues are unavoidable, some can be mitigated with the right planning and design up front. When it comes to designing cookline solutions for a successful and optimized operation, the right cookline suite makes all the difference. Enter the Vulcan MOD suite. 

A cut above the rest

A cookline suite is an island cooking system made up of cooking equipment and particular stations connected to one another. Traditional suites – often with a single-piece stainless top – have the right form but lack flexibility. This translates to disruption or downtime whenever there’s a repair or cleaning on one piece of equipment.  

Vulcan’s new MOD suite incorporates all the desirable elements of a suite, as well as modularity for ultimate flexibility and futureproofing. In a Vulcan MOD suite cookline, the equipment is on casters and hooked up to a central utility distribution system, making it easy to move equipment piece by piece. Equipment in the MOD suite can easily be accessed for maintenance and swapped in and out for different equipment to keep up with menu and concept changes.

While Vulcan is not the only manufacturer to offer a modular suite, we are the best-in-class when it comes to quality and service. When building cookline solutions with the MOD suite, we do everything in-house, from Revit modeling and H-frame build to the electrical and plumbing, ensuring quality and consistency at every step.

Comprehensive modeling process

The design process of commercial kitchen development is arguably the most important, ensuring there are no errors in the final installation. To provide optimal support for clients and foodservice end-users, we’ve collaborated with industry-leading designers to determine the best way to utilize Revit drawings in the design process.  

Tailored specifically to the foodservice equipment industry, Vulcan’s Revit modeling approach addresses common issues found in manufacturers’ existing content. Revit models are the industry preferred 3D files that make up a kitchen design.

Recognizing the importance of comprehensive design files, Vulcan has developed a robust Revit Design Library. The major benefit of our Revit process lies in its simplicity and efficiency for design exploration. Designers can easily visualize equipment in various configurations and accessory combinations. Our library prioritizes parametric accuracy and adherence to FCSI standards, ensuring attention to detail.

Precision and foresight

Access to this extensive Revit library, enables designers to – early on – identify design errors or conflicts between equipment that could otherwise be costly to fix in the final project stage. This level of precision and foresight provides peace of mind throughout the design process, facilitating seamless project execution from design development to installation.  

We understand that every project is different, so our design team provides continuous Revit support, custom drawings, and deliverables with quick turnaround on revisions to meet the unique requirements of each project.

Out with the traditional process of island suite design and in with truly modular alternatives and flexible processes, such as the Vulcan MOD suite and Revit Design Library. We’re here to revolutionize your culinary experience, one innovative solution at a time. 

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