12 Must-Have Gifts for Foodservice Designers This Holiday Season

By Christopher Huebner

When it comes to your holiday shopping list, slippers or a new power drill are great for mom and dad, but what about the foodservice designers in your life? Whether they want to start the new year engrossed in the world of virtual reality, or just want make work a little bit easier, we've created the ultimate gift guide for foodservice designers.

Here's a handy list of the latest design tools and technology that will surely put a smile on any foodservice designers face this season.

12 Gifts That Foodservice Designers Will Love

giftBosch Tape Measure

It's not often you'll come across a tape measure that can transform how you work, but this laser measuring tool does just that, and it's perfect for foodservice designers when they conduct site visits and create punch lists. [Link]

Customizable Hardhat & Safety Vest

Look like a rock star the next time you're on site for a construction meeting, and promote your brand by giving your designers awesome gear. [Link]

headphonesSony Noise Cancelling Headphones

Have an open office layout with lots of noise and side conversations? These noise cancelling headphones are a great way for designers to shut off the outside distractions and get work done. [Link]

Snagit Subscription

Fan of the Windows Snipping tool? Look not further than a subscription to the best screen capture and recording software available. Snagit lets you quickly capture a process, add your explanation, and create visual instructions. Share small design changes quickly and more efficiently. [Link]

BILT Conference

Is your foodservice designer an experienced Revit user that wants to take their skills to the next level? Send them to the BILT Conference to meet with and learn from some of the top experts in the design field. [Link]


Large Revit models slowing you and your computer down? This 2018 released graphics card has been shown to be a 30% improvement on the GTX 2080 at 20% less cost. [Link]

Enscape Subscription

Enscape offers virtual reality with the click of a button, where your project is visualized as a fully-rendered 3D walk-through. Best of all, you can get a single network license that your entire office can share. [Link]

xboxMicrosoft Xbox Controller for a PC

Buying or already using Enscape? Get your team Xbox controllers to walk around your Enscape models and navigate and explore from every angle. [Link]

Oculus Quest VR Headset

This new, award-winning, wireless virtual reality headset provides designers the full VR experience. And because it's wireless, it's easy for everyone to use and share. [Link]

InsightVR Meetings

Take your company, and your meetings, into 2020 right. InsightVR's virtual reality meetings are designed to keep everyone on the same page by letting them see what you see. VR meetings allow teams to identify design issues early and save designers time. [Link]

VR headsetMicrosoft Holo Lens 2

This augmented reality headset allows you to superimpose a kitchen onto an unfinished job site. Need we say more? [Link]


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Tags: Foodservice, foodservice design, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Kitchdesigner