January 2019
Member News
Welcome New Members!

Paul Bohbot
NGAssociates Foodservice Consultants

Tia Deines
NG Associates

Chad Dunford
CG Design Works

Molly Dyal
SSA, Inc

Mason Earley
SSA, Inc

Luke Elkos
NGAssociates Foodservice Consultants

Ava Flamish
SSA, Inc

Jose Quispe
NGAssociates Foodservice Consultants

Lee Roberts
The Bigelow Companies, Inc.

Jan Singer
Davella Studios
Congratulations to the Following Member for Pursuing Professional Membership!
Senior Associate
Gary Gunderson
Innovative Hospitality Solutions, Inc.
Individual Allied
Robin Ashton
The Ashton Report

Janel Rupp
Performance Reps NW
Catharina Salzmann
Johnson and Wales University Providence
Welcome back to Professional Member!

John Egnor, FCSI
JME Hospitality
Please coordinate your own transportation for the opening party at  Andretti Indoor Karting and Games  and for Wednesday morning of the Symposium.
NAFEM provides complimentary shuttle bus service to and from all hotels during show hours, with the exception of the Hilton Orlando, Hyatt Regency Orlando, and Rosen Centre, which are walkable.
Suggested Attire
Opening Party
Casual - you will be riding go karts, bowling, and playing arcade games so dress accordingly ! Closed toed shoes are required!

Symposium Education Sessions
Business Casual
Orlando Weather Forecast
Thank you to our Matching Grant Sponsors!

KCL 4 Grants

Thermodyne 1 Grant
Thank you to our Symposium Sponsors to date!
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Do you want to win prizes for posting on social media? Well now you can! FCSI The Americas is giving away prizes to any consultant, allied, or student member who uses the  #myfcsi   on any post (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn) related to FCSI or the foodservice and hospitality industry. We want to see what you're up to!

What better way to share, support, and inspire... and be rewarded!
How to Enter
  • Simply use the #myfcsi on posts to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Posts can highlight completed projects, assigned project, trade shows, Chapter events, educational events, etc.
  • Headquarters will track #myfcsi and will select a random winner each month. The more you post, the more chances to win! 
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 .  

Consultants Contributing Corner

If you are a Consultant and would like to share your experiences with our Society, please contact  Sydney .
Membership Renewal

Oops! Did you forget to renew your membership? It's not too late! Submit your payment ASAP to ensure that you continue to receive full membership benefits. Didn't receive a statement or have a question about your renewal - contact Penny for assistance.

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!
Emeritus Member Passes
Long time FCSI member, Max Futch, FCSI (EM), passed away on January 8. He owned his own business, Futch Design Associated Inc., for 50 years. Max was an inventor and holds two U.S. government patents. He was quite a designer and very well respected throughout the Foodservice Industry. Max never met a stranger and had a wonderful sense of humor and joy for life. He will be greatly missed.

Serving Up Solutions
Chapter Corner
FCSI TA's Southeast Chapter Monthly Revit Webinar
During January's Revinar, Robert Scheibly reviewed the subjects covered in 2018 as the basis of continuing to develop beneficial Revit solutions for FCSI members one parameter at a time. Subjects included family building and interfacing, best practices for a studio library, properly positioning geometry within a family and more.

February's Revit Webinar has been cancelled due to the NAFEM Show.

Register now for this monthly webinar held on the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm ET through 2019.

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.