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L auren Atwood
Anne Arundel Community College

Amruta Kiran
Cini Little International 


Congratulations to the Following Member Pursuing Professional Membership

Ryan Rongo
S2o Consultants
Save the Date
Pacific Northwest Chapter Event 
Orting, WA
Baxter Manufacturing 
October 8

Canadian Chapter Annual Dinner
Humber College, Toronto
October 18

Canadian Chapter Annual Christmas Party
St. Georges Golf & Country Club, Toronto
November 29
Please note AGM will be held in conjunction with this event. 

FCSI TA Symposium
Orlando, FL
February 5-6, 2019

The NAFEM Show
Orlando, FL
Orange County Convention Center
February 7-9, 2019
Chapter Corner
Contact your chapter leader if you are interested in getting involved.

Chapter Leader:  John Radchenko, FCSI (PP) , Van Velzen + Radchenko Design Assoc.

Chapter Co-leaders: 
Jessica Dengel , Rippe Associates;  
Katharine Mizla , Vollrath

Chapter Leader:  Ed Arons, FCSI , Colburn & Guyette Consulting Partners, Inc.

Chapter Leader Opening for 2018. Contact FCSI

Chapter Leader: Garrett Lennon,   JLR Design Group

Chapter Leader:  Marci Pick , SCG FoodSpace

Chapter Leader:  Kelly Marinick, Hoshizaki America

Chapter Leader: Robert Scheibly, SSA, Inc.

Chapter Co-leaders: Juan Matamoros, FCSI, Gastrotec; 
Jose Aurelio Claro Lopes Precx Projetos e Treinamento
Serving Up Solutions
Pivot Point Design 
In this 13th episode of FCSI The Americas' Serving Up Solutions video series,  Peter Christensen, FCSI, explains how to optimize under utilized space and discusses his unique Pivot Point design concept. Peter also addresses what it means to be a Professional Member of FCSI.

The FCSI The Americas Serving Up Solutions video series provides quick tips and tricks to operators, and promotes FCSI consultants as experts in the industry.

If you are interested in being featured in one of our upcoming videos, contact Sydney.
Eric Norman, FCSI
Two weeks ago, I had the unique opportunity to return to Brazil to support the Latin America Chapter and represent The Americas Board along with Bill Caruso, FFCSI (PP), Wade Koehler (CAE), and Doug Huber, FCSI. The main event taking place during our visit was the annual Fispal Foodservice Trade Show in Sao Paulo.
FCSI The Americas had a large presence at the show and was an official show supporter.  Presentations were delivered by FCSI members each day on the show floor and FCSI had a fantastic booth offering free design and MAS consultations dubbed "Talk with the Experts". In speaking with the Latin American members who participated in Talk with the Experts, they were all very pleased with the attendance. Many individuals signed up early for the consultations and there was a steady stream of walk-ins each day.   
On Wednesday evening of the show, a special event was held in the auditorium to discuss the FCSI membership process and specifics. Prior to this event taking place, a great honor was bestowed on a member who has strived so much to develop and support the Latin America growth of FCSI. Our Past President and Past The Americas Chair, William Taunton, FCSI (PP), was present a special plaque for his tireless dedication to the establishment and growth of FCSI throughout Central and South America. It was a very well-deserved honor for a very dedicated FCSI volunteer.
Immediately following the award presentation, Doug Huber, representing the FCSI Council for Professional Standards, gave a great presentation on the Professional Membership Process. Doug did an amazing job explaining the entire membership process for FCSI and answering attendee questions. I am very hopeful that we will be welcoming some new members to FCSI after seeing Doug's presentation.
The energy and passion for FCSI in Brazil is amazing to see. The dedicated members who make up this chapter are tirelessly giving their time and effort to promote and grow FCSI. I would like to thank each and every one of them for their hospitality on our visit and their service to this great Society.
Thank you,
Eric Norman, FCSI 
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Fispal Foodservice Show in S ã o Paulo, Brazil, as a guest of the Latin America Chapter of FCSI The Americas. During a breakout session, I presented to an audience of about 65 foodservice consultants comprised of current FCSI members and invited guests - the topic centered on professional membership in FCSI The Americas. Interestingly, I think I learned more during that presentation than anyone else in the room. 
What I discovered during my time in South America is that despite many obstacles, the current FCSI members from the Latin America Chapter are genuine change agents. They are striving to raise the standards of the foodservice consulting profession through ethical behavior, transparency, and client-centric business practices. These consultants hold themselves to very high standards and are willing to confront difficult challenges: high government tariffs for imported equipment; distribution channels that employ specification credits and other non-transparent renumeration to designers; and, dealer designers who provide low/no cost design services. Even in the face of these obstacles, the FCSI members in South America are working diligently to build the FCSI brand. And, each consultant that I met had a sincere interest in learning how FCSI could help them raise the bar within the profession.
To say that I was impressed would be an understatement. Our members in South America are incredible ambassadors for the FCSI brand. I was honored to be their guest and I encourage every FCSI member worldwide to watch how this group of leaders changes the consulting profession for the better in the coming years. I am grateful for the time I spent with our members from South America - there are great things in store for them.
Thank you, 
Doug Huber, FCSI, CFA, CFSP
The Council for Professional Standards - The Americas (CPSTA) sets standards of performance for professional FCSI-TA consultants, administers core competencies set by FCSI WW, and measures performance for core competencies.
If you are interested in sharing your ideas, experience, and knowledge, submit a proposal to partake in the 2019 Nightclub & Bar Show Conference, which takes place on March 25-27, 2019. However, if you are looking to speak in this ev ent, the deadline is Monday, July 2. 

Please log your CEUs for 2018. Associates need to earn 3 CEUs annually, Senior Associates need to earn 6 CEUs and Professional Members need to earn 12 CEUs. Visit the FCSI Calendar for current programs. 

Need help? Visit FCSI's  Professional Growth page, or contact Kimberly.

Are you interested in getting FCSI Merchandise? We are excited to announce the FCSI Store is open for business!   The FCSI Store is the best place to find clothes, tumblers, or   organizers with the FCSI The Americas logo. When you order from this store, 15% of all sales will go back to the FCSI The Americas Division! Click here to start shopping!  
Jacqueline Geile, mother of Rob Geile, passed away on June 10. As a Society, we would like to send our condolences and support to Rob and his family in their time of mourning. 

The Association of Licensed Architects is hosting their 20th Anniversary of the Midwest Architecture Conference on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The Conference takes place at Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, IL from 10:15 AM - 4:00 PM. Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the conference? Find full details here.

The FCSI Educational Foundation invites you to upload your product innovations for free (limited time) to the FCSIEF (Food Service Consultants Society International Educational Foundation) at the Technology Innovations webpage using the following code for submissions: techinnovations100.
The Telly Awards annually showcase the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly A ward winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television sta tions, production companies and publishers from around the world. 

The series was awarded both a silver Telly Award Video for Video Production Excellence (the highest honor) and a Bronze Award for Video Animation Excellence.
Thank you to all the FCSI Members who have contributed to the Serving Up Solutions Video Series! If you have an idea for future videos, contact Sydney.

Join the Pacific Northwest Chapter for its Inaugural eRace Hunger 5K event

In an effort to align the core values of FCSI - to share, support and inspire - with a critical national need, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of FCSI TA has committed to the goal of eliminating hunger in the United States. We will concentrate our efforts to generate and donate funds to a different organization each year whose hunger elimination mission already exists within one of the states that comprise our geographic chapter area, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming Follow the movement on Facebook
We believe it is time for our Chapter to extend its efforts to create supportive and impactful results beyond our own immediate client needs. Our mission is to extend our passion for food and the satisfaction that sharing nourishment can bring, to the essential need of eliminating hunger. As professionals who are dedicated to offering the best services possible in ensuring success for all foodservice operations we touch, so can we now apply those fundamental ethics to supporting those organizations that are already working tirelessly to feed those who cannot provide this basic need for themselves. Those who can, must. We can. And will. eRace Hunger 5K Details

Education Provider Program - Baking Centric Culinary Solutions
Baxter will be presenting an Educational Provider Program focusing on  baking centric culinary solutions while engaging attendees in an interactive demonstration of baking equipment first hand. Participants will also experience an exclusive tour of the Baxter Manufacturing Facility.  All sessions are intended to provide information to industry professionals having an in-depth understanding of all kitchen design basics. Individuals attending should plan to be informed about products and applications that involve technical details. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018
6 p.m.                Dinner at Grazie's Restaurant

Friday, October 5, 2018
9:45 a.m.           Depart the Hampton Inn Seattle/South Center Hotel for Baxter
10:30 - 11:30     Small Footprint, Large Capacity
                               Presenter: Tom Moore, Director of Sales, Baxter
11:30 -1:30        Healthy Trends are on Fire (or Ramping Up the Heat on Healthy Culinary Trends)! 
                               Presenter: Chef Michelle Bridges, Baxter  
1:30 - 2:00         Lunch
2:00 - 3:00         Breaking (and Beyond) Bread - the Fundamentals of Baking Contest
                               Presenter: Chef Michelle Bridges, Baxter
3:00 - 4:00         Baxter Plant Tour
                              Presenter: Tom Moore
4:15                   Depart Baxter

Saturday, October 6, 2018

9 a.m.                 Inaugural eRace Hunger 5K
CEUs - 5  

For more information about the eRace Hunger 5K, please contact Chapter Leader,  Garrett Lennon or Event Chair, Tim McDougald. If you have questions about the continuing education session offered by Baxter, contact Lisa Addison.                        

Call for Presenters - FCSI TA Symposium
Consultants - If you have a great idea to share at the 2019 Symposium, please submit this form to Wade by Friday, July 13, 2018. 

2019 Symposium Schedule
Tuesday, February 5, 2019: Opening Party
Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Education Sessions 8 am to 4 pm
NAFEM opening party 5:30 - 7:30 pm

The NAFEM Show takes place February 7-9, 2019 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. Registration is OPEN. FCSI consultants, details on how to register at no cost will be sent to you shortly. For details on the 2019 NAFEM Show, visit the  NAFEM Show Website
FCSI The Americas launched a Foodservice Consultants Experts Network, made up of foodservice consultants who serve as experts in the foodservice and hospitality industry. This network can be used as a resource where an independent foodservice consultant is needed to comment, write, or speak as an expert in the foodservice and hospitality industry.

Consultants can be searched by location, areas of expertise, market segments, or experience. For more information or a list of contacts, visit the FCSI webpage or contact Wade