This paper summarizes requirements, design concepts, and a baseline configuration for an Advanced Food Hardware System (AFHS) galley for the initial operating capability (IOC) Space Station. The AFHS program is being developed by McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co (MDAC). ILC Space Systems. Whirlpool, and Hamilton Standard under contract to NASA-ISC. Space Station will employ food hardware items that have never been flown in space such as a dishwasher. microwave oven, blender/mixer, bulk food and beverage dispensers. automated food inventory management, a trash compactor. and an advanced technology refrigerator/freezer. These new technologies and designs are described and the trades. design, development, and testing associated with each are summarized. Space Station objectives and constraints that impact the design of food hardware are described as are their implications for hardware selection, design, and test.