"School foodservice has drastically changed in the last 40 years, but our serving lines had not. While our cafeteria serving lines could not be structurally changed, the Next Generation equipment from Duke was just what we needed to update our image as a current and relevant place for students to eat. The entire process from design to completion went off without a hitch. I’m a very demanding customer and Tim Mulvey from E. Ruff and Associates was always accommodating and Dubick did an exceptional job in installing the equipment. I am exceedingly satisfied and happy with the results of this project."
- Kelly Minnick, Food Service Director, Painesville Township Local Lake County
"Not only is the new Duke serving line equipment much more functional but when you walk into the cafeteria “It just pops.” The staff has a renewed pride in their presentation of the food.Food quality has improved, hot foods are hot and the cold foods are truly cold! Besides remodeling the main serving line we created 3 kiosks in the design to give the idea that we are offering more choices to the students and staff.The Duke remodel was seamless from the design, to the expediting of the bid documents, and in working through the details, followed by the final training of my staff."
- Deb La Bounty, Food Service Director, Columbia Heights High School, Columbia Heights, MN
"I am so excited about my new serving lines at Southside and Stoner Creek! They are beautiful and I can’t wait for the employees and kids to get back to school and see their reaction. I thought that I had found the best lines ever with the previous company I used, but I am happy to say that the Duke Insignia lines are now my favorite. The quality and workmanship is outstanding and everything I asked for was incorporated into the lines. I want to meet with you next week to look at two more sites for line replacement as well.Also, I wanted to tell you what a great job the guys did who installed the lines. Those four young men were the most polite, helpful and respectful people I have ever worked with – and I have worked with a bunch!! They took care with the lines and they did whatever I asked them to do, no questions asked. I also appreciate Cirillo coming down to make sure the install was to my satisfaction. That meant a lot to me. I look forward to working with you very soon on the next project. Please send my thanks to everyone at Duke for a job more than well done.Check out the installation slideshows here. "
- Melody Turner, Foodservice Director, Wilson County Schools, Lebanon, TN
"Our department goal is to get better every day. Duke’s serving lines, as well as Duke’s custom serving platforms, empower and enable our staff to more efficiently and effectively deliver quality products and quick service to our many thousands of customers. Duke's serving lines enable us to display and market our foods as never before, resulting in higher sales and participation. The ergonomic layout of our serving lines and specialized concepts means that we can serve more customers with less labor – and our employees are less stressed and tired than before! At the same time, the attractive, modern design has made it possible for us to attract customers that never ate with us previously. Higher sales, more customers, and an efficient, effective layout – what’s not to love about Duke's serving lines?"
- Michael Rosenberger, Foodservice Director, Irving Independent School District, Irving Texas
"Duke components have turned out to be the best fit for our new cafeteria. They are versatile in their use, appealing in their look and very easy to clean. With the use of Duke units, our student participation and satisfaction has increased tremendously."
- Cheryl Martin, Foodservice Director, Taylorville High School, Illinois
"It is a lot faster and it's really worked well, and that's what I was looking for. I wanted it to be self-serve; to make it look more like a restaurant than a typical cafeteria. I wanted color and something unique on the serving counters - Duke did a terrific job on the serving counters."
- Cynthia Montez, Foodservice Director, Liberty Middle School, Los Fesnos, Texas
"The food items themselves haven't really changed - we've added some, but now that we can offer more choices at one time, kids are happier... and they want to eat in the cafeteria. They can find what they like. "
- Kris Spellmann, Foodservice Director, Grand Island High School, Nebraska