February 2019
Sponsor Spotlight - Alto-Shaam
Vector® H Series Multi-Cook Oven
Unmatched food production and quality
With up to four ovens in one, countertop models are ideal where space is at a premium and you need the flexibility to cook what you want, when you want it.They feature a compact footprint and ventless operation.The perfect solution for high-volume food production in a small space.

Now Available!
Please visit the Symposium 2019 Webpage to access all available speaker presentations.

Photos are now available through Flickr ! See the fun that took place during the Symposium.

PSA Videos:
Relive the comedy that you endured during the Symposium Opening and Closing Sessions! They are now live on our YouTube page .

Post Symposium Survey:
Thank you to everyone who attended the event! If you have not done so, please fill out this short survey , as the feedback will help us plan future events.
Thank you Symposium Planning Committee

Thank you to our Symposium Planning Committee. We appreciate you and your commitment to FCSI!
Member News
Welcome New Members!

Leigh Fox
SSA, Inc.

Todd Jackson
Yui Design, Inc.

Rachel Mayer
Yui Design, Inc.

Rodrigo Vargas
Mero Mole

Andrew Vinegar
Yui Design, Inc.

Welcome Back

Rick Palmer
DRS Food Service Design

Erlise Tancredi
Estillo Architecture

Congratulations to Bill Bender, FCSI for winning the first month of  #myfcsi campaign! Bill will now be entered to win the grand prize given in Austin 2020.

Remember, when posting to social media, use  #myfcsi . Using the hashtag at least once a month allows you the chance to win a prize at the end of that month.

Winners are chosen at random and previous winners are not eligible to win again. All monthly winners will be entered to win the grand prize in Austin, TX 2020.
Spread the Word About FCSI TA's Foodservice Consultants Experts Network
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

We are excited to announce FCSI TA's 2019 Membership drive! January - March we are encouraging members to recruit and refer qualified foodservice professionals to FCSI. Consider referring co-workers, colleagues, and industry peers who you feel would benefit from FCSI membership!

What's in it for you?  Click here to find out!
Consultants Contributing Corner

Compass Restaurant Consulting & Research (Compass RCR) publishes a monthly pulse report on the Restaurant Industry. The information in this Business Summary is derived from Compass RCR’s monthly reports, the National Restaurant Association Research Department, and Black Box Intelligence. (Image above:  Monthly Restaurant Industry Snapshot - January 2019)

If you are a Consultant and would like to share your experiences with our Society, please contact  Sydney .
Now Accepting Topic Suggestions and Potential Presenters
We want your best, most creative session ideas. We are looking for cutting edge topics, the latest trends in kitchen design, business practices, collaboration, contracts, POS, digital signage, furniture, technology Methods, etc. Sessions can be open discussion-based, or any nontraditional format you can think of...no idea is too crazy! 
Eric Norman, FCSI
Vice President, Midwest Division
Clevenger Associates
Foodservice Equipment Reports
2019 Industry Service Award - Consultant
Joseph Schumaker, FCSI
Principal Design Consultant
SCG FoodSpace
Foodservice Equipment Reports
2019 Young Lion Award - Consultant
SSA Foodservice Design + Consulting
Multiple locations in the US and in Europe
Foodservice Equipment Reports
2019 Management Excellence Consultancy Award
Serving Up Solutions
Chapter Corner
FCSI TA's Southwest Chapter Event

Join the Southwest Chapter on March 21 in San Roman, CA from 10:00am-3:30pm for a full day of education and networking. A full schedule will be released soon. This event qualifies for 3 CEUs. The cost to attend is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Eloma will discuss combi ovens and future proofing your kitchen designs.
Alto-Shaam will review the Vector multi-cook oven technology and its benefits. 
Frontier Energy will review advanced equipment for dishrooms.

Contact Marci Pick for any questions.
FCSI TA's Upper Midwest Chapter Networking Reception

The Upper Midwest Chapter is hosting their Annual Networking Reception during the NRA Show at the Godfrey Hotel - Urban Roofscape Lounge at 5:00-7:00pm on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Join them during their fun filled event.

If you have questions, please contact Jessica Dengel or Katharine Mizla .
FCSI TA's Southeast Chapter Monthly Revit Webinar

Register now for their monthly webinar held on the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm ET. The next webinar takes place on Wednesday, March 13 at 1pm ET.

Industry News
KCL is pleased to announce Tech Tip Tuesdays, a series of free webinars just for you. The lunchtime sessions start at 1:00 pm Central. Each one will provide a tasty morsel of information on a focused topic in 20-30 minutes. The sessions, delivered in meal time, er, real time, will include a question and answer period.

Topics will include an introduction to KCL for new users, as well as introduce new features, like KCL NapkinSketch, and help subscribers make the most of existing features, like custom blocks. See the current schedule below for details and registration information. Later this fall, the webinars will explore KCL efficiency tools like layer mapping and the Revit toolbar.

Tech Tip Tuesdays will build on the momentum of recent KCL On The Road live training sessions hosted by Pecinka-Ferri, Rational, and Welbilt. The online sessions will be recorded and made available on our  YouTube Channel .

*CEUs are not available for these webinars.
The Future of Commercial Kitchens Panel
Watch the panel of FCSI TA Consultants be interviewed by Foodservice Consultant 's very own Michael Jones on the topic of Future of Commercial Kitchens during the 2019 NAFEM Show.