Culinary Institute of America Campus
Store Tasting & Teaching Facility St. Helena, Calif.
Designing a space that is unique to the culinary arts experience, a hybrid retail/tasting/restaurant/
food education store was created in an environment filled with the materials of the cooking process.
Maple butcher block, glass, and stainless steel are abundant in the store, with a curving overhead
stainless steel range hood/pot rack serving as the primary design element of the project. custom,
mobile gondola fixtures were created with butcher block and food service shelving. Bamboo flooring
in a butcher-block pattern was used on the walls to extend the feeling of the materials used throughout the space. To meet strict health and food service codes, surfaces had to be washable and tempered
clear glass panels were placed over the existing rough stone walls to allow for exposure and preservation in a cleanable material. The finished space consists of a store filled with culinary tools, olive oil and
chocolate tasting facilities, teaching kitchens, and a new café, housed within a historic former winery.
Consultant (Historic): architectural resources group, san Francisco, ca
Design/Lighting Design: Miroglio architecture + Design, Oakland, ca
General Contractor: sodexo, st. helena, ca
HVAC Engineering: The engineering Partnership, santa rosa, ca
in-Store Graphics: Tracy signs, Tracy, ca
Retailer: The culinary institute of america greystone, st. helena, ca
Store Fixtures: Trinity engineering, rhonert Park, ca