From master planning through design, to operational assessments and implementation guidance, Rippe delivers Kitchens that Work™.


We guide you through the design process from start to finish. Our precise drawings and comprehensive documents ensure seamless coordination.

Our designs are based on an extensive understanding of foodservice operations. We have 40 years of experience and have completed over 3,500 projects.


3D renderings provide confidence in planning decisions. This results in efficient meetings, meaningful design discussions, and a reduction in construction changes.

“frk has had the good fortune to work with Rippe Associates for more than 20 years on many projects together. Our focus is the K-12 market and we have always appreciated the deep knowledge base, attention to detail, and extensive experience the team at Rippe Associate provides for educational design. We have also greatly valued the professional, yet personal approach, their designers take with our clients. When working with Rippe, we are always confident the project will be a success!”

Thomas C. Wollan, AIA, LEED AP

Partner at frk architects + engineers

“When it comes to dietary planning, Rippe is always first on my list when team building. They have a strong understanding of all the issues, are creative problem solvers, and are consistent with their execution.”

Daniel J. Rectenwald, AIA, ACHA, NCARB

Vice President, Principal at HGA

"The development of Elmhurst Hospital’s replacement campus was complex. The Rippe team supported our vision to transform healthcare foodservice. The result was exceptional reviews from our patients and staff, along with a facility that supported efficient operations."

David E. Reeves

Past President of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)