Student Chapters

Welcoming new talent from the culinary, hospitality, design and business schools.
FCSI The Americas (FCSI-TA) is working to raise awareness of the career opportunities within foodservice consulting through the creation of Student Chapters and its Student Competition.

What is a Foodservice Consultant?

Generally speaking, a foodservice consultant is an independent professional advisor who, for a defined scope of work and related fee, works as an advocate for their client in achieving their goals through the design and implementation of foodservice facilities and/or operations/management systems. Consultants offer expertise, knowledge and experience to provide assistance that does not exist in-house, or by providing resources not available at the time. As independent professionals, their primary focus is the welfare of the client organization they serve.
Key skills held by foodservice consultants include:
  • Very knowledgeable in the foodservice and hospitality industry
  • Provides specific/specialized expertise
  • Usually involved for limited, specified period
  • Brings high degree of industry experience
  • Advises and educates clients on wide range of topics
  • Provides independent, objective advice
  • Facilitates between project team and foodservice operations professionals
  • Acts as an advocate for foodservice operations
  • Enhances client’s business

More on Foodservice Consulting as a Profession

About FCSI-TA Student Chapters

FCSI The Americas is looking for strong leaders who are involved in the hospitality industry to start student chapters at colleges, universities and culinary schools.

The benefits of starting a student organization are substantial:

• Create a network of students who share a common interest in foodservice and hospitality
• Improve your leadership skills
• Develop a career path for you and your peers
• Use FCSI’s ICON Student Competition to get others involved by creating a project relating to any hospitality industry AND compete to EARN MONEY!

Starting a chapter with FCSI is easier than you think. Contact FCSI The Americas to GET STARTED!