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may, 2019

21may5:30 pm7:30 pmFJI.Design's Design It Forward Kickoff Party


Event Details

Are you an aspiring restaurateur looking to open your own space? Well, one awesome local designer wants to craft a custom restaurant design just for you. And it’s all completely free!

Yes, FJI.DESIGN, a boutique food and beverage interior design studio in Scottsdale, is kicking off the third annual Design It Forward campaign June 3rd, 2019. And we’re hosting the kickoff party here at The Churchill, home to one of the contest’s previous winners, Freak Brothers Pizza. More info below.

Design It Forward allows FJI.DESIGN to donate their interior design services to one lucky recipient in the food and beverage industry. FJI.DESIGN recognizes the passion and hard work of new food and beverage concepts and wants to help bring the visions to life.

“Our goal with Design It Forward is to celebrate and encourage innovation in the Phoenix food and beverage market. This is our way of giving back to the community who has invested in us, and breathe in creativity in design,” said Dala Al-Fuwaires, principal of FJI.DESIGN. “We have been grateful to work with so many unique brands throughout the Valley, and are excited to see what this year brings!”  

Chefs, coffee connoisseurs, wine enthusiasts, home bakers, food truck owners, foodies, entrepreneurs and everyone in-between is encouraged to apply for this innovative campaign.  FJI.DESIGN is seeking anyone with a new, growing or existing food and beverage concept in the Greater Phoenix area to apply. Food and beverage concepts must be a locally owned and operated, new concept or existing looking for a remodel within 800-3,000 SF of front of house space to qualify.

The winner of DiF will receive design services, valued at $10,000.00, that include: a fully developed concept, design drivers, floor plan, reflected ceiling plan, materials & finishes, furniture & material selection and a 3D rendering.

This year, the Design It Forward judging panel includes:


·  Chef Aaron Chamberlin, Chef & Owner of Phoenix Public Market, Taco Chelo

·  Christina Barrueta, award winning writer, Write on Rubee

·  David DeLorenzo, CEO of BAR and Restaurant Insurance

·  Theodore Claassen, Jr, Associate Broker At Ox Urban

·  Brian Laubenthal, Principal of Aline Architecture Concepts

·  Grace Unger, Owner of Tuck Shop


Previous Design It Forward winners include Freak Brothers Pizza in their flagship location at The Churchill and Iconic Cocktail Co with a yet-to-be-opened concept. 


Applications close July 12, 2019.


For more information on FJI.DESIGN, visit fji.design.


(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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