This page offers resources which may or may not have been authored by FCSI Members and may have value to FCSI consultant and/or Allied members.

Articles of Interest to FCSI Members

September 2020 Restaurant Industry Snapshot
Compass Restaurant Consulting & Research

How Does A Pre-Pandemic Building Inventory Serve A Post-Pandemic University? What’s Next For Campus Spaces?
Forbes Online, June 22, 2020

FCSI The Americas White Papers

The Future of Foodservice Design in a Post-COVID-19 Environment

The Role of Foodservice Management Consulting in the “New Normal”

Spec Sheet Guidelines

Recommended Guidelines for Foodservice Equipment Catalog Specification Sheets
Developed in 1992 and Revised in 2015 by FCSI and NAFEM 

Spec Sheet Guidelines (.docx file)                               Spec Sheet Guidelines (.pdf file)

Recommended Guidelines for Foodservice Equipment Catalog Specification Sheets

AIA Resources for Consultants Presenting to AIA Members

FCSI The Americas glossary of terms

Body of Knowledge Books [2015]

These books are strongly suggested resources for the Professional Membership Process when a Senior Associate is preparing for the exams to become a Professional Member of FCSI.
by Jack P. Jefferies & Banks Brown



by Jack D. Ninemeier



by Chris Thomas, Edwin Norman, FCSI & Costas Katsigris



Recommended resources

These resources are recommended by a variety of folks who believe they will contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the industry.

by Lewis Reed



by June Payne Palacio & Monica Theis



Edward E. Sanders, Timothy Hill & Donna J. Faria



Foodservice Management
by June Payne & Monica Theis



by Carl R. Scriven & James W. Stevens



Professional Kitchens, Planning, Design & Equipment



Consultant resources

Professional Liability Insurance

Brenda Teems
Complete Equity Markets, Inc.
w 847.777.7454 ~ f 847.777.7464


Allied association resources

The NAFEM Showplace is a FREE, online, 24/7 marketplace designed to extend the energy and communication generated by each face-to-face NAFEM trade show. It takes the right decisions on equipment, supplies and efficiency to create and run a successful facility. The NAFEM Showplace is a community of manufacturers and experts combined with technology tools and smart systems to research equipment and plan projects. NAFEM invites you to join this community as you face the daily challenges of facility creation and management.
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
Food Service Facilities and Student Dining Spaces