I have had the opportunity to utilize the foodservice design services of Dieli Murawka Howe for several school food service projects and have been happy with the outcome. Their knowledge and expertise were invaluable to the end result. DMH has the ability to work on all areas of this comprehensive process from the beginning concept to the completion of the project, all while keeping the customer’s vision alive. The food production systems and layout DMH designs work, save money and time, and meet all health code and food safety requirements. Richard Dieli’s own experience with food service commercial equipment and food preparation give him a personal advantage on how important an efficient streamlined system is for large scale food production. If your organization is looking for foodservice design services, I highly recommend DMH as the Foodservice Design Firm for your next project.

Terry Gerner
Child Nutrition Consultant

I highly recommend Dieli Murawka Howe.  I have worked with Richard Dieli for many years completing several multimillion-dollar central kitchens in the School Nutrition Industry.  As a Registered Dietitian and School Nutrition Director my education and training was not in design and building.  The expertise and assistance was remarkable.  The follow-through and coordination of the progress was perfect throughout the projects.  That’s not to say issues did not occur.  Of course they did, but the solution was handled professionally and personally, I really appreciate the professionalism that accompanied the work relationship.

Wanda Grant, RD
Child Nutrition Director Consultant
Nutrition Concepts

Dieli Murawka Howe (DMH) has been a partner with the Ocean View School District Food and Nutrition Services Department for the past four years.  They are experts in school food service programs and excel in assessing the requirements of the food services program to better serve the needs of students.  DMH performed a districtwide food services survey and operational analysis identifying the demands of our program.  This became the foundation of our work together.  In that time, DMH has designed and collaborated on a massive Central Production Kitchen, an Elementary School Kitchen, as well as two Middle School Kitchens for our District.  This allows the Food and Nutrition Services Department to provide innovative and creative food options that address the health and wellness priorities of all students.  DMH listens to our requirements and collaborates in a true partnership to meet them.  In addition, Richard and the DMH team are professional, attentive and quick to respond, and always available.  We will continue to utilize DMH’s services over the course of the next several years as we modernize facilities.  I would highly recommend them for your food service design and program assessment needs.


Jim Riner, SNS
Director, Food & Nutrition Services
Ocean View School District

Santa Ana Unified has worked with Dieli Murawka Howe for nearly a decade on projects ranging from satellite kitchen upgrades, full-scale cafeteria remodels, and ground-up facility construction. Richard, Jeff, and Amy have always been attentive and responsive to our program’s evolving needs. When we have design, compliance, or general questions related to allowable usage of cafeteria dollars, the entire team is always just a phone call away. Richard and Amy are especially helpful when working with county and state officials, which has led to increased value in the child nutrition programs. Though Dieli Murawka Howe’s industry expertise is evident in all aspects of their work, we mostly appreciate how they make us feel like we are their most important customer.

Josh Goddard, SNS
Assistant Director, Nutrition Services
Santa Ana Unified School District

After working in several large urban California school districts as a school food service Director for over 15 years, I understand the unique challenges of running a meal program and managing school kitchen facilities in a school district setting.  Directors never have enough time; yet school kitchen facilities are extremely critical to ensuring our schools provide students quality meals, balanced menu variation, a reliable speed of service, and functional modern design for both students and staff.  That is why I love working with the team at DMH. DMH offers a high-level of industry experience and knowledge in school kitchen design that is unmatched. DMH has helped me complete small and large kitchen remodels as well as new construction projects. The DMH team carefully listens to your needs and objectives then crafts options for your consideration.  Whenever you need a school kitchen facilities master plan, kitchen facilities assessment, equipment specifications and budget estimates, or any other immediate support to enhance your school foodservice operations Richard Dieli and the DMH team should be your go to consultants. Let DMH show you how their firm can exceed the needs of our district and community.”

Mark Chavez, Director, Nutrition Services at Long Beach Unified School District 
(formerly served as Director at Oakland USD, Santa Ana USD, Fontana USD, and Pomona USD)