About Us

The Inman Foodservices Group is a professional group of foodservice design consultants offering a rich mixture of fresh ideas and concepts that are tempered by years of full service design experience.

At IFSG we encourage a free-flow of ideas and function in a state of constant internal reviews and adjustments.

Operating as a small business since 1984, we have been part of over 3,000 foodservice renovations and new designs. Our scope of work includes Healthcare, Restaurants, Schools, Universities, Hotels, Resorts, Country Clubs, Casinos, Government and Corporate Headquarter Foodservices.

Our passion is to combine the science of efficient design and function, with the art of beauty and sensory appeal. By doing this we create chic, alluring, profitable food facility designs that always exceeds the expectations of our clients and their retail customers .

We provide personalized service that is focused on the client and keeping their experience as un-problematic as possible throughout design, construction and installation process. We do this by offering full service design and never leaving the process to our customers until the keys are handed over and the ribbon is cut at the grand opening.

We are confident that we do this well as evidenced by the fact that over 90% of our customers repeat their next project with our professional team. With several design awards, we are very proud of the reputation we have earned as the most customer focused Foodservice Design Firm in the Industry.

About Our People

Jeffrey Brown is Vice President Hospitality Design of Inman’s Miami Office which specializes in the design of Hotels, Resorts, Casinos and Country Clubs. He manages the Miami office and is the Senior Design and Project Manager of all Hospitality projects. Jeff has over 48 years experience in Operations and Management as well as the Design and Engineering side of the Foodservice industry.

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Julie Jones is a Senior Project Manager for Inman’s Miami Office. She is experienced in all aspects of food facility design from concept to completion. She is well versed in all types of commercial and institutional foodservice facilities. Julie has over 20 years experience in the Foodservice industry.

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Lourdes (Juji) Zapata is a Senior Project Coordinator for Inman’s Miami Office providing project coordination between the individual project managers, CADD specialists and administration assistants to complete the final project submission to the firm’s clients. Other responsibilities include project budgeting, specifications and firm marketing for Latin America. Juji has over 15 years experience in the Foodservice Industry.

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Rick Palmer is the Vice President of Healthcare Services for IFSG. He is our project manager for healthcare projects. His work includes the coordination and placement of all plumbing, electrical and special conditions. Rick keeps the coordination of all aspects of design between the A/E firms and the GC alive and ongoing until grand opening. He is well known throughout the industry for his extremely quick client response times. Rick has 24 years of experience.

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Brandi Patterson is the Vice President of Foodservices and an IFSG Partner. She is the most experienced specification writer at IFSG and also works design and project management for schools and universities. Her expertise and relationships with equipment dealers and manufacturers ensure the best product and pricing for owners. She has 21 years of experience.

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Frank Flowers is a Senior Project Manager here at IFSG. He is an expert in all CAD programs and is currently leading our Revit team. Frank compiles cut sheets, prints, and is our point man for file conversions, direct e-mailing and correspondence with the design team. His work is part of making the whole project run smoothly and transparently for the owner. Frank has 13 years of experience.

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Roger Koehn is the 3D designer for IFSG. He is our 3D rendering specialist. His drawings include textures, colors, fabrics and finishes of all of the foodservice kitchens, dining areas, retail centers, and cafés. His renderings assist the owner and anyone who might not be familiar with foodservice areas to capture the full essence of the design as if they were looking directly into the finished space.

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John Caldwell is IFSG’s field coordinator and supervisor. He writes submittal reviews, field supervision, bid management and analysis and attends the jobsite meetings during construction administration. His work minimizes the owners involvement in the construction and installation phases because he solves the problems on site and then works as the owner liaison to the installers and construction crews. John has 25 years of experience.

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Rodolfo Zepeda started with Inman Foodservice Group as a CADD operator in 2001, producing mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in drawings, detail elevations and isometric views,and converting architectural documents and schedules to provide a complete set of biddocuments and equipment cut sheet books. He has been in the foodservice industry since1997, initially working on shop drawings and field dimensions to produce elevations andisometric drawings, insuring proper installation of custom built millwork and stainless steel equipment.

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Michael Cribb is a certified chef with a variety of culinary experiences ranging from restaurant executive chef to restaurant design consultant. He was voted best chef in Nashville in 2000 and has appeared on Discovery Channel’s Great Chef’s of the South Series and Food Networks Best of Spicy Foods.

Kraig Cline, Jonathan Toth, Jason Perez , James Bonham and LeAnn Horne make up the DataCAD, AutoCAD, Microstation and specification support team. They work on a variety of projects assisting the primary designers. They have a combined 22 years of experience.

William Inman is President and Primary designer of Inman Foodservices Group L.L.C. Billy has been designing for over 30 years. His portfolio includes large and small kitchens, patient tray delivery systems and retail centers throughout the country in both commercial and non commercial facilities. Billy delivers a quality design and owner support that reaps 90% repeat business for IFSG.

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