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Welcoming members in Canada
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The Canadian Chapter has been active since 1984 and has been one of the most active long term chapters in FCSI’s world. We host several events each year including an annual fund raising dinner in support of the FCSI Educational Foundation, a Bi-annual General Meeting and several educational programs periodically throughout the year. We are well supported by our local members and by our industry allies who help to make all of our endeavors a great success.

The Canadian Chapter has a special category of membership in the form of a “Regional Allied” membership that allows regionally based manufacturers, distributors and Manufacturer’s Agents to participate in our activities.

The Canadian Chapter has contributed several professional members to active participation on the FCSI North American Board of Trustees as well as the FCSI Worldwide Board of Directors, including presidents of FCSI as well as FFCS. FCSI Canada has been fortunate in having been selected to host two FCSI worldwide conferences in Vancouver (1996) and Toronto (2004).

We are here to serve you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have comments about our past programs or suggestions for future events. Please return to this page frequently for up to date information relating to the Canadian Chapter on this website.

Previous Events


St. George’s Golf and Country Club, Toronto was the scene of the Canadian Chapter’s Annual Christmas Holiday Walkabout.
Consultants, Manufacturers, Representatives and Spouses mingled and enjoyed the holiday merriment.
A lively and aggressive Silent Auction brought out the pocket books, probably effecting our Chairman, John Radchenko the most! All for our scholarship /bursary fund John.

This event took place on October 16, 2019 at Humber College.


Primary Contact for the Canadian Chapter:

John Radchenko, FCSI
Canadian Chapter Leader
President, Van Velzen + Radchenko Design Assoc.
(416) 447-6483

Upper Midwest

Welcoming members in MN, WI, IA, IL, OH, ND, SD, NE, IN, MI
Upper Midwest Chapter Forum *members only

The Upper Midwest Chapter has been active since 2010, and hosts one primary event each year and one hospitality event held Sunday evening during the NRA Show. In addition the Upper Midwest Chapter hosts educational programs periodically throughout the year. We are well supported by our local members, have great involvement from other consultants, designers, dealers and manufacturer representatives and by our industry friends who make all of our educational and social endeavors possible.

The Upper Midwest Chapter is organized to support our members. We work to provide educational, networking and professional support opportunities. Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding any comments or suggestions concerning our chapter.

Please become involved in our chapter through involvement in our upcoming events. View the FCSI website frequently to see updates to our event schedule.

Previous Event

UMW Chapter Educational Event / Technology Update

The FCSI Upper Midwest Chapter held its annual educational seminar on October 10th at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. We had three great presenters, Cathy Ness from CBORD, Reggie Kimble from Revel, and Peter Seif and Chris Anderson from AETHON.  Cathy led off the presentation with Evolving Technology, Keeping up with Demands from Consumers; or what technology trends are coming to foodservice.  Reggie Kimble followed with the Digital Consumer Tsunami talking about POS systems; how they are now failing us and what we will see in the future.  Our last presenter was Chris Anderson from AETHON talking about Leveraging Technology in Foodservice Delivery; or how robotics delivery affects foodservice.  At the end of the seminar we brought all of the presenters up on stage and had an open conversation about technology and how it will affect foodservice venues in the future.  We ended the evening with a networking hour!



Primary contacts for the UMW Chapter:

Shelby Wurscher
Upper Midwest Chapter Co-leader
Rippe Associates

Ryan Norman
Upper Midwest Chapter Co-leader



Welcoming members in ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, DE, MD, PA, Wash DC
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Northeast Chapter Forum *members only

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One of the first chapters to receive a charter from FCSI, the Northeast (formerly New England) has enjoyed continued success and growth for over 30 years.

We host two primary events each year; a Holiday Social in December and a Golf outing in June; both of which serve as networking/fundraising events benefitting various industry-related charities. Periodically, Educational programs are also hosted.

We are grateful for the ongoing support of our local members, industry allies, colleagues, and friends, all of whom generously support our endeavors year-in and year-out. It is because of them that we are able to pursue our endeavors and continue to give back.

The Northeast chapter has contributed professional members to active participation on the North American Board of Trustees, the FCSI Educational Foundation, AIA Cornerstone Partnership Committee, Code Review Task Force and Americas Division Ethics Committee.

We are here to support the foodservice industry, our fellow members and friends. We welcome and encourage your questions and/or comments.

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Previous Events

The Northeast chapter of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) celebrated their 16th annual Holiday Social on December 5, 2019 in Boston, marking the occasion with donations totaling $32,500.00.
Massachusetts non-profit, Community Servings was the event’s donor partner and recipient of $27,500.00. Their food and nutrition program provide medically tailored and nutritious meals throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families who are living with critical and chronic illnesses. This year they will be providing 650,000 meals to 2,300 critically ill individuals and their families. Their goal is to provide the same level of service throughout New England.
In addition, The Northeast chapter will be presenting a donation of $5,000 to FCSI’s Education Foundation; an organization that is committed to working with our FCSI members to secure the future of the foodservice consulting industry through nurturing the next generation of professional foodservice consultants.
Both donations made possible through the loyal and generous support of the event’s attendees and sponsors. Platinum sponsors: E3Commerical Kitchen Solutions/4Top Hospitality, C.R. Peterson + Associates, Viola Group, and American Panel Corporation. Gold sponsors: Continental Refrigerator, AccuTemp, Dave Swain Associates, Vulcan, GMV Sales, Kittredge Equipment Co., Halton Company, True Manufacturing, Hobart, and Welbit. Silver sponsors: BSI Designs, Wyllie Marketing, Infrico, Ricca Design, Multiteria, and Jackson. Bronze sponsors: Dormont Mfg., Equipex, Scotsman, Perlick, Unified Brands, Structural Concepts, and Butkevich Associates.
This annual event is one of two large charity fundraisers organized by the Northeast chapter of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). For more information, please contact Northeast chapter Secretary, Michele McDonald at (781) 826-5522.


Primary Contact for the NE Chapter:

Edward Arons, FCSI
Northeast Chapter Leader

Colburn & Guyette

Pacific Northwest

Welcoming members in WA, OR, ID, MT, AK, WY
Pacific Northwest Chapter Forum *members only

The Pacific Northwest Chapter has been in existence for over 20 years and welcomes all FCSI Professional and Allied members from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Wyoming to join us twice a year for events that almost always qualify for continuing education credits. In addition to FCSI members, we encourage manufacturer representatives as well as prospective members to join us whenever possible. Our educational events have included several Allied member factory tours and talks by local area experts on critically important subjects such as ServSafe, HACCP and building/fire/sanitation code changes.


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Previous Events

ERACE Hunger 5k Finishes Successfully!

Just short of 90 runners registered to take part in the 1st annual “ERACE Hunger 5K” charity run presented by the FCSI Pacific Northwest chapter. Held on a cloudy but dry Saturday morning, October 5th at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington, the event raised roughly $17,500 for local charity HopeWorks, a Housing-Hope affiliate.
The PNW chapter worked with local rep groups, MarkeTeam, Pro-Pacific, Performance Reps NW and Desert Peak Marketing to hold a Food Fair alongside the run. The rep groups donated food and time to set up a street food style atmosphere and raised an additional $500 from on-site donations. The Food Fair seemed to be a resounding success, with many participants raving about the food.
The general mood from those in attendance was very positive, with the majority of those participating already talking about next year. The Pacific Northwest chapter is taking a small break to catch their breath before they start looking toward 2020 and how to improve on this first effort.


Primary contact for the PNW Chapter:

Tim McDougald
Pacific Northwest Chapter Leader
Clevenger Associates


Welcoming members in CA, NV, HI, UT, AZ
Southwest Chapter Forum *members only

The Southwest Chapter has been in existence for a number of years and welcomes all FCSI Consultant and Corporate Members from California, Nevada, Hawaii, Utah and Arizona to join us. In addition to FCSI members, we encourage manufacturer representatives as well as prospective members to join us whenever possible. Our educational events have included presentations by local area experts on critically important subjects such as the new CAL CODE, HACCP and CEC Regulations for cold storage rooms.

We are here to serve you; our members and friends, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have comments about our past programs or suggestions for future events. You will find news and events relating to our Chapter on this website.

Previous Events

Southwest Chapter Educational Event – March 2019
The FCSI TA Southwest Chapter cocktail mixer at the Marriott was a hit and the education session at Frontier Energy (Fishnick) was awesome. Not only did everyone in the room get some great education, the camaraderie of everyone was such a great thing to see.
Thank you to the Food Service Technology Center and Marriott San Ramon for hosting our group!  And thank you to Eloma and Alto-Shaam for providing some wonderful food and education.


Primary Contact for the SW Chapter:

Keith Short
Southwest Chapter Leader
Cini-Little International


Welcoming members in VA, WV, NC, SC, KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL
Southeast Chapter Forum *members only

The Southeast Chapter welcomes all FCSI Consultant and Allied members from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia to join us whenever possible. We welcome you to share your experiences to support and inspire others in the industry, and to share your ideas on how we can make the Southeast Chapter a more active and vocal community. We look forward to serving you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any comments or questions about the chapter.  Please check our forum for news related to our chapter and upcoming events.



Southeast Chapter Networking and Educational Event – October 2020

October 22, 2020

LowTemp Industries

1947 Bill Casey Parkway

Jonesboro, GA 30236


10-11:00 AM Welcome & Network

11:00 AM Guest Speaker- Keshia Williams, Child Nutrition Director of Coweta County Schools and member of the Georgia Returning Students to School Safely Task Force.
Miss Williams will speak to the changes in serving and general operations going on in the K12 segment. Her presentation will also address what impact COVID will have on school Foodservice budgets.

12:00 PM Extended lunch with networking

1:30 PM Changing How Food is Served presented by LTI
Education hour designed to share how drop in serving technologies are designed and heated and/or cooled equipment applications.  We’ll focus on products, market place and how different and new technologies are being used to heat and cool units.

2:30 PM LTI Factory Tour & Closing


Education Programming qualifies for 2 CEUs

Attendance limited to first 30 registrants

COVID-19 Protocol at LTI:

  • temperatures required upon entry
  • complete health-related questionnaire upon entry
  • sanitizer located throughout the building
  • optional rubber gloves as needed
  • large training room for adequate spacing
  • masks required when unable to socially distance
  • entire office and shop cleaned nightly
  • high touch areas in shop cleaned throughout the shift
  • box lunches

Register here


Southeast Chapter Networking and Educational Event – November 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Welbilt Headquarters Culinary Center

2227 Welbilt Blvd.

New Port Richey, Florida 34655


10am – Sign in, Networking, mid-morning beverages and snacks

10:45am – Opening remarks by Danielle Mason and Kirk Goss

11am – Welbilt educational presentations – 20 min each plus 10 min Q&A.

Hot Holding

  • What is hot holding and its purpose/application
  • Types of holding/heating systems
  • What to specify for varying menu items – what’s important to remember
  • Key mistakes made by most operators and how to prevent

Speed Ovens

  • What is a “speed oven” and its purpose/application
  • Types of speed ovens on the market
  • What to specify for varying menu items – what’s important to remember
  • Key mistakes made by most operators and why and how to prevent

12pm – Lunch prepared by Chef Kim, Chef Andy and team

1pm –  Hobart educational presentation – 45 min plus 15 min Q&A.


  • What it means and what it takes to sanitize wares
  • Common myths about sanitization and risks of manual washing
  • Best practices for the dishroom
  • Warewashing and COVID
  • Rebates and programs that can help reduce resources

2pm – Tour of ETC test kitchen and R&D lab areas.

2:30pm  – Q&A Jerry Sank room & closing comments by Danielle Mason


Education program qualifies for 2 CEUs

Attendance limited to first 30 registrants

COVID- 19 protocol at Welbilt:

  • Face masks must be worn inside of the building
  • Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the building
  • Antibacterial wipes are located throughout the building
  • Daily intensified cleaning and disinfection have been implemented by Welbilt cleaning staff
  • Directional arrows on carpet for best foot traffic pattern throughout the building
  • Social distancing encouraged
  • Presenters and Culinary staff will wear face masks and gloves for product demonstrations, cooking, and food serving

Register Here

For more information contact SE Chapter Leader, Danielle Mason.


Primary Contact for the SE Chapter:

Danielle Mason
Southeast Chapter Leader
Jackson Warewashing Systems

Lower Midwest

Welcoming members in MO, KS, OK, AR, LA, TX, CO, NM
Lower Midwest Chapter Forum *members only

Our chapter is having its inaugural year in 2015. The Lower Midwest Chapter includes Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arizona. We are excited to begin our efforts as a Chapter in the spirit of accomplishing the following goals:

  • To engage our region’s FCSI members more intimately with the Society in order to increase understanding, enthusiasm, membership meaning and overall involvement.
  • To invite and grow collaboration and networking with not just our own members but also with our valued Allied members, MAFSI associates, industry experts and potential new FCSI members.
  • To increase educational opportunities for our members, not just to attain required CEU’s, but to also support continuous professional growth.
  • To activate participation of the chapter members within our region that will lead to further exposure of the FCSI brand as well as to meaningful contributions to our communities.
  • To enjoy each others’ company, share lessons learned, offer support and requested assistance to each other and form a bond of purpose as a Chapter which will go through growing pains and spurts in participation and engagement.

Our intention is to have a minimum of twice-yearly chapter meetings that will also include educational opportunities. When possible, we will seek to align these meetings with larger regional food shows or industry events.


Primary Contact for LMW Chapter:

James Ottmer
Lower Midwest Chapter Leader
Salvajor Company


Latin America

Welcoming members in Mexico, Central and South America
Latin America Chapter Forum *members only 

We encourage all foodservice consultants in Latin America to be part of the FCSI Latin America Chapter. We welcome you to share your experiences to support and inspire others in the industry. Join FCSI in taking the foodservice industry to the next level in South America.

Previous Events:

Gastronomic Show “Innovation in Restaurants”

The Second Gastronomic Congress “Innovation in Restaurants” was held on October 3, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in El Salvador, with the sponsorship of FCSI & Food Gurus. Speakers from Mexico, Uruguay, and El Salvador attended the event. The team of Mero Mole from Mexico presented the topics “Gastronomic Trends 2020”, “How to Develop the Experience in Restaurants”, and “How to Make Iconic Dishes for my Restaurant”. At the beginning of the congress there was a live broadcast by the local station, Radio Lasser 92.9, who interviewed the speakers “live”. Also, presentations were made on topics like franchises, technology for restaurants, and equipment. Participants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras received valuable information to implement in their restaurants and hotels that have a presence in the Central American region. Attendees were invited to the future congress in 2020.


Primary Contact for Latin America Chapter:

William Taunton, FCSI (PP)
Latin America Chapter Leader
Gastrotec S.p.A
56 22241-7696


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