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FCSI & AIA Working Together

An Introduction To

Food Service Consulting


Food Service Consulting

FCSI is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available on request.

This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation.


FCSI & AIA Working Together

We Share

We Support

We Inspire


What Is FCSI?

We Are:

  • An independent Foodservice Consulting organization.
  • Approximately 1,200 members strong.
  • Representing 42 countries and growing.
  • Active in the industry for over 50 years.
  • An approved AIA Cornerstone Partner.
  • Providing state of the art educational opportunities.

What Is FCSI?

We Do:

· Operate under a code of ethics and professional conduct

· Require strict membership qualifications

· Require continuing professional growth

· Represent the leaders in the industry

· Provide worldwide networking


Learning Objectives

To better understand needs and

experiences specific to food

service and hospitality consulting.

Understanding the role and skill

sets of foodservice consultants

in the planning, designing and

building process.

Expanding awareness of the

disciplines in our profession

and how we fit into your process.


What Is A Food Service Consultant?

Someone who provides specific expertise unique to the complexity of food service and hospitality projects to insure a smooth transition from the design phase to implementation.


What We Design

Design Experience & Expertise



Cultural Arts

Resorts & Clubs

Theme Parks

Business & Industry







Stores / Supermarkets

Private Gourmet Kitchens


Culinary Arts Kitchens


As A Professional Member of FCSI

We lead the way in food service.

We are committed professionals like you.

We have the pulse, we anticipate and lead the industry.

We facilitate understanding the clients needs.

We meet and exceed the needs of our client's expectations.

We lead the way in knowledge and application.

We are independent without ties to manufacturers or management companies.

Professional fees are our sole source of income.

Services and recommendations are provided based

on the best interests of the client .


As A Member Of Your Consulting Team

You Can Count On:

Comprehensive Contract Documents.

The people and products we bring in.

Partnering with the consultant team.

You Will Get:

Full construction documents.

Improved RFP processes.

Pre and post opening trouble-shooting.

Post-occupancy evaluations.

Post-occupancy training support.

Operational/financial performance assessments.


We Are An Asset In Assisting Architects

We assure your project is within local or national health code requirements.

Offer unseen ideas and needs that positively influences operation, design and budget.

Provide information that impacts the overall operation and design of the food service facility.

Offer solutions that meet both the needs of the food service operation and support the integrity of the facility design.

We work together to add value and achieve your defined goals for the client.



An FCSI consultant can provide specifications of Foodservice equipment that aids in obtaining LEED credits.

Whether it is water or waste reduction, energy savings or innovative design, we can insure you are supplied with documentation that supports the template filing process on a LEED project.


MAS and Design Consultants

Management Advisory Service and

Design Consultants Provide Complete Services



Start-up and Hand-Off

Assist In The Bid Process

Feasibility Studies

Branding and Marketing Services

Operations Expertise

Sanitation, Health and Safety Advice

Business Plans and Operational Audits

Staff Training and Recruitment

Leadership and Development Training

Organizational Development

Accounting, Controls and Financing


Writing RFPs for Management Services

Design Programming

Schematic Design

Design Development

Equipment Cut Books

Utility Schedules

Preliminary Budgets

Health Dept. Reviews

Utility Rough-ins

Fabrication Details


Written Specifications

Bidding Conferences

Pre-Bid Conferences

Submittal Review

Field Inspections


Collaborative Opportunities

Blend and integrate the skills of MAS disciplines with Design consultants.

Get Us On Your Team Early!

Timely integration of a food service consultant during programming assists in avoiding the scramble for required space to meet functional needs.

Our work is completed on the front end of most projects.

Your design consultants will need to have most of our design and MEP done before they can complete theirs.


Unique Challenges

Understanding The Limits Of Our Discipline:

Grease Interceptors

Heat Rejection

Floor Loading

Project Scope Creep


FCSI and AIA Working Together

Provide current foodservice

industry knowledge, guidance and technical support.


  • Professional Consultant Directory

· Industry Links

· Cornerstone Partnership


FCSI and AIA Working Together

We Share

We Support

We Inspire