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Scroll down to see all Webinars by FCSI The Americas. Each on-demand webinar qualifies for 1 CEU for FCSI Consultant Members. 


Webinars by FCSI presents:

Artificial Intelligence, Technology and Robotics – Higher Tech and Human Touch in Foodservice

What problems are you trying to solve for your customers?  Are you aware of what’s out there and what is coming in the way of technology and robotics?  Learn the latest developments of foodservice technology, AI and robots and how this could impact and disrupt the foodservice model of tomorrow.  Attendees will gain some insight on how to help customers plan their future foodservice and labor models for their specific operations.

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About the Presenters:

Marsha Diamond, MA, RDN is the President and CEO of M. Diamond, LLC. The company’s mission is to assist foodservice businesses improve their brand loyalty and increase sales by blending the right solutions to deliver the right products and services. Marsha leverages her food service, business, culinary and nutrition expertise to define these solutions for industry challenges. She specializes in the foodservice market segment and her company is known as an industry resource, connector and opportunity identifier.

Dan Henroid is the director of the Department of Nutrition and Food Services at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health system where he is responsible for patient meal services at two hospitals totaling 716-beds, seven retail food operations with a combined sales of $12 million, catering and conference services with annual sales of $3 million, 3 gift shops with annual sales of $2 million plus oversight of inpatient and outpatient nutrition services. He has overseen the creation or renovation of all retail food outlets at UCSF and oversees other nontraditional programs such as digital signage, an interactive patient experience system, and a fleet of 33 robots. In addition, he serves as the health system’s sustainability officer.



Discussions with some of the members of the FCSI The Americas Southeast Chapter reiterated just how important Revit is in the industry; there is vast knowledge that can be shared around this evolving software. The Southeast Chapter hosted a few webinars, generally around an hour long, to address topics and challenges related to Revit, ranging from worksharing to family building and combined parameters. Below are the webinars available, each of which qualifies for 1 CEU. Contact Kimberly to verify your attendance.

March 2019 Revinar
This Revinar focused on combined parameters.

March 2019 Agenda
March 2019 Webinar Recording 

January 2019 Revinar
The January Revinar 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.

January 2019 Agenda
January 2019 Webinar Recording 

December 2018 Revinar
The December Revinar reviewed family building, including building an interface, best practices for a studio library, and properly positioning geometry within a family.

December 2018 Agenda
December 2018 Webinar Recording 

November 2018 Revinar
This Revinar touched on worksharing, the central model file/local file, opening a dialogue box, the project browser and more.

November 2018 Agenda
November 2018 Webinar Recording

October 2018 Revinar
The first episode covered general information working to understand the audience so proper channels of discussion could be composed. This webinar is not your typical sit and listen type of situation; rather audience participation is highly encouraged and created the meat of the conversations diving into the topics of discussion. Poll questions for the audience in the first episode consisted of: “What level of experience do you consider yourself to be?”, “How long has your firm been using Revit to produce project documents?”, “Do your Revit process and procedures follow FCSI standards?”, and “Where do you pull your Revit content from?”.

October 2018 Agenda
October 2018 Webinar Recording 



LEED and the Hotline: Using LEED Guidelines to Create a High-Performance Cookline
CEUs: 1 

Using LEED as a guideline – whether you have a client that wants LEED or LEED equipment or a client you want to please, the LEED guidelines can be used to create a high-performance energy efficient cookline.

The FSTC’s Richard Young and guest speaker Brett Daniel, FCSI will:

  • Discuss industry and LEED standards
  • Calculate examples of energy and cost savings associated with LEED equipment
  • Share case studies of high-performance hotlines that increased the energy efficiency of a LEED building 

About the Presenters

Richard Young
Richard, Director of Education and Senior Engineer at Frontier Energy, currently focuses his efforts on technical outreach and education for the PG&E Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) in San Ramon, CA. Young has over 20 years of experience creating and presenting seminars on energy efficiency for commercial foodservice and delivers over 75 sessions a year.

Brett Daniel, FCSI
Foodservice design allows Brett Daniel, FCSI, project and BIM manager at Camacho, a foodservice and laundry facilities design and consulting firm based in Atlanta, Ga., to combine two of his passions: tinkering and cooking. He got into the business ten years ago. “I was working in lighting design and HVAC. To be honest, I got tired of crawling around in attics.” He contacted his father Reggie Daniel, FCSI, who then had a design firm in Charlotte, NC and asked if he needed any help. Reggie connected Brett with James Camacho in Atlanta for an interview. Ultimately, Reggie also joined Camacho in 2012 as Director of Design.

If he wasn’t in foodservice design, Daniel says he’d still be in kitchens. “I love to cook and could easily see being a chef.” He says his home is filled with raspberry pis – not the kind you eat, however, but a fun name for credit card-sized single-board computers. “I love to tinker and surround myself with gadgets like homemade radios. Putting kitchens together is a form of tinkering because it’s like solving a puzzle through spatial relationships,” he says. “It’s about understanding how adjacent equipment serves each other. I love getting up and going to work.”

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Surfing the Waves of Change in Foodservice
CEUs: 1

What influences eating and food trends? More importantly, what do these trends mean for your clients’ foodservice operations? This webinar focuses on food and eating trends everyone should consider when developing or redesigning menus.  In addition, learn about how three operational trends can significantly impact food service operations and design.

About the Presenters

Marsha Diamond, MA, RDN
With 38 years of experience, Marsha Diamond, MA, RDN established M. Diamond, LLC to leverage her food service and business expertise to define solutions for industry challenges. She is an outcome-focused thinker with specialties in marketing, branding and sales for food service businesses. Marsha is a distinguished speaker, writer, business coach and social media strategist, who has helped elevate and position individuals, manufacturers and organizations to gain better market share within their industries. She has an amazing ability to synthesize the needs of multiple players in an organization and to customize approaches to clients’ initiatives and challenges.

Becky Schilling
Becky is Food Management’s editor-in-chief. Becky holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Before joining FM in 2014, Becky was with FoodService Director magazine for seven years, the last two as editor-in-chief. Becky is a history nerd and a sports fanatic, especially college football—Gig’em Ags—and tennis. A born and raised Texan, Becky currently resides in New York City.

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The Latest in Refrigeration Regulations
CEUs: 1

You’ve heard the news: the U.S. government has given refrigerators, freezers, ice machines and walk-ins quite the cold shoulder over the past few years. What’s the latest and how does the ripple effect impact your clients’ future projects? Learn what’s going on, in laymen’s terms, during this refrigeration regulation webinar presented by Charlie Souhrada, CFSP, vice president, regulatory & technical affairs for the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM).

About the Presenter

Charlie Souhrada, CFSP
Charlie Souhrada is Vice President, Regulatory & Technical Affairs for the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM), a trade association of 550 foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers providing products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service. In this role, he is responsible for the association’s industry and government relations, market research and technical program development. He manages the subcommittee that developed and maintains the NAFEM Data Protocol, a set of standard rules and message formats that allow commercial kitchen equipment to communicate.

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Rack Conveyor Dishmachine Design
CEUs: 1

FCSI and fishnick offer an engaging conversation between designer and researcher about what can go sideways in real-world dishmachine operations and how to avoid the most common mistakes.

Amin Delagah, the lead dishmachine researcher at the PG&E Food Service Technology Center, shares some of the surprising results he uncovered during his field research. Connie Dickson, FCSI, poses a hypothetical dishroom project, and together they talk through the details and arrive at an efficient, cost effective, customer-pleasing design.

  • Learn how you can save your customer money on water and energy by installing a dedicated water meter
  • Find out why it makes sense to spec equipment with advanced built-in diagnostics
  • Learn the energy-saving benefits of designing dishrooms with long entry and exit dishtables that support batch washing of racks
  • Learn how to effectively specify appropriately sized dishmachines based on the types of wares being washed and how overspray wastes money

About the Presenters

Connie Dickson, FCSI, Principal, Rippe Associates
Connie Dickson, FCSI is a foodservice design principal with Rippe Associates consulting group. She enjoys helping clients envision new possibilities and developing designs that reflect the project’s goals. Connie holds degrees from Cornell University in Nutritional Science and from Kendall College in Culinary Arts and is affiliated with FCSI, AHF and SHFM. She began her career as a registered dietitian and managed Sodexo foodservice operations for 14 years prior to joining Rippe Associates in 2006. Connie’s primary area of expertise is in healthcare, senior living and corporate markets. She is involved FCSI’s Council for Professional Standards The Americas (CPSTA), which sets standards of performance for Professional FCSI The Americas consultants, administers core competencies set by FCSI WW, and measures performance for core competencies.

Amin Delagah, Project Engineer, FSTC
Amin Delagah holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Renewable Energy Engineering with a minor in Environmental Management. He currently focuses most of his efforts on hot water systems research and technical outreach. Highlights of his research include the completion of a California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Report titled, “Energy Efficiency Potential of Gas-Fired Commercial Water Heating Equipment in Foodservice Facilities” and a Design Guide on “Energy Efficient Heating, Delivery and Use”. Amin maintains a close working relationship with many water heater manufacturers and water heating experts and has been a leading advocate for the development and promotion of condensing commercial water heaters.

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Top Shelf Kitchen Design: 4 Steps to Efficient Equipment
CEUs: 1

Finding efficient cooking, holding, dishwashing and refrigeration equipment for your kitchen design is not difficult if you know where to look. And, justifying that equipment to your client – or defending it against value engineering – is much easier if you know how to model the cost savings for each piece of equipment.Join Richard Young from the Food Service Technology Center and Dick Eisenbarth from Cini-Little International for a webinar that will guide you through the four steps of the FSTC method – a simple approach to finding efficient equipment and modeling cost savings.

About the Presenters

Richard Young, Director of Education, FSTC

Dick Eisenbarth, FCSI; President and COO, Cini-Little International

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