BUILT.: The Revitalization of Market Square in Houston

BUILT.: The Revitalization of Market Square in Houston

“The FCSI consultant learns from each other — we meet regularly, we challenge each other, we network, and we learn from what others are doing,” says Chris Tripoli, FCSI The Americas member and president at A’la Carte Foodservice Consulting Group.

This sentiment is essentially the basis of the partnership between FCSI The Americas and the Foodable Network. Through BUILT., Foodable’s new episodic network show, viewers get a front-row seat and behind-the-scenes look at how FCSI The Americas consultants tackle everyday foodservice challenges, whether it’s rethinking a hospital cafeteria, reworking an airplane menu, or restructuring restaurant habits on food waste. Each episode will focus on a different project with a different FCSI member. While viewers are led through the problem-solving journeys of these passionate individuals, they will soon discover solutions of their own.

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FoodableTV's Newly Introduced "BUILT." Explores Houston's Market Square

In this premier episode of BUILT., Chris Tripoli and Bob Eury, executive director at the Houston Downtown Management District (HDMD), take us through the process of revitalizing Market Square in Houston, Texas, a small, old, established park in the downtown area that serves both a small residential community as well as nearby Monday-thru-Friday employees.

“The philosophy behind the redevelopment of the park was to incorporate the history of the site but also to respect the artistic intent and engagement of artists,” says Eury. “At the same time, was to really make it the thriving public square for the residential neighborhood.”

To achieve this revitalization, Eury reached out to Tripoli early on to figure out whether foodservice might play a role in the project. “We had very little experience in foodservice,” says Eury. “And I think we realized that this is one of those things where we wanted to get it right from the start.”

BUILT.: The Revitalization of Market Square in Houston

BUILT.: The Revitalization of Market Square in Houston

“The FCSI consultant learns from each other — we meet regularly, we challenge each other, we network, and we learn from what others are doing,” says Chris Tripoli, FCSI The Americas member and president at A’la Carte Foodservice Consulting Group.

This sentiment is essentially the basis of the partnership between FCSI The Americas and the Foodable Network. Through BUILT., Foodable’s new episodic network show, viewers get a front-row seat and behind-the-scenes look at how FCSI The Americas consultants tackle everyday foodservice challenges, whether it’s rethinking a hospital cafeteria, reworking an airplane menu, or restructuring restaurant habits on food waste. Each episode will focus on a different project with a different FCSI member. While viewers are led through the problem-solving journeys of these passionate individuals, they will soon discover solutions of their own.

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