Consultant membership

 

Consultant Members, Asia Pacific

The primary members of the Society are those who hold  consultant membership categories – the categories listed indicate various levels of consultant membership based upon the level of competency achieved by the individual. The intent of this information is to provide a clear description of those categories.

Please note that all membership applications are processed at either the division or local unit level dependent on where an applicant resides.  For full details about membership qualifications and the application process please contact your closest Division or Local Unit administration office.

 

CONSULTANT MEMBER CATEGORIES: 

  • Professional
  • Senior Associate
  • Associate
  • Emeritus
  • Student

All active consultant members are required to abide by the FCSI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct as well as the FCSI Continuing Professional Growth program to maintain their membership.

Consultant membership is a personal membership wherein all member benefits are directed to the named individual only. Consultant membership, with the exception of Emeritus and Student Members, is limited to individuals whose main employment is in a capacity typically associated with consulting activities specifically for the foodservice and hospitality industry and independent of the supply chain.

 

PROFESSIONAL:

Individuals who have established themselves as a practicing independent consultant to the foodservice/hospitality industry and demonstrating the full range of competencies described by the FCSI Council for Professional Standards and approved by the FCSI Board of Directors. The ultimate goal is for all eligible consultants to reach and retain Professional Member status as long as they are actively engaged in foodservice consulting.

 

APPLICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL AND SENIOR MEMBERSHIP:

English: Professional & Senior Associate Membership

Simple Chinese: Professional & Senior Associate Membership

Traditional Chinese: Professional & Senior Associate Membership

 

SENIOR ASSOCIATES:

Are individuals who are actively consulting with direct responsibilities to their clients in terms of project management but do not, as yet, qualify for Professional Membership.

 

APPLICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL AND SENIOR MEMBERSHIP:

English: Professional & Senior Associate Membership

Simple Chinese: Professional & Senior Associate Membership

Traditional Chinese: Professional & Senior Associate Membership

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBER:

Individuals currently employed in a capacity that can serve as partial qualification for more advance consultant membership levels. Entry level consultant membership intended for junior members of a consulting firm and/or emerging professionals in the early stages of their consulting careers. This would include:

  • An employee of an independent consultant who does not have full project management responsibility. This would include but not be limited to CAD operators, equipment specifiers, research assistants, systems analysts, concept development specialists.

Please note that this is not intended for food facility designers who work for an equipment dealer or who in any way is involved in the supply side of the industry.

 

APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP:

English: Associate Membership 

Simple Chinese: Associate Membership

Traditional Chinese: Associate Membership

 

EMERITUS MEMBERSHIP:

Professional Members who are fully retired from active practice and are no longer involved, in any way, in the sale or delivery of projects through their personal intervention may choose to move to Emeritus status. An Emeritus Member may not solicit business, produce deliverables or in any way participate in the active pursuit of commissions for himself/herself or any consulting firm. Emeritus Members no longer need to participate in the FCSI Continuing Professional Growth program.

 

STUDENT MEMBER:

This membership category is available to students attending an accredited institution of higher learning and enrolled in a culinary, foodservice or hospitality related course of study on a full time basis.

 

APPLICATION FOR STUDENT MEMBERSHIP:

English: Student Membership

Simple Chinese: Student Membership

 

FCSI is an international society with common values and professional goals. Due to the variety of social and cultural differences in many of the communities that we serve, specific qualifications may vary. Please click on the division in which you reside to view specific requirements and applications.