FCSI Worldwide: Board of Directors


Bill Taunton

William Taunton FCSI

Gastrotec S. p A.
Av. Las Condes 7700, Suite 503B
Las Condes 7560380

Phone: +56 2 2241-7696

Email: william@fcsi.org and wtaunton@gastrotec.cl

William Taunton FCSI lives Santiago, Chile. He and his wife, Alejandra, have been married for 22 years and have five children. Bill has been in the foodservice industry for over 30 years, first starting as an equipment distributor. He changed directions in 1998 when he founded Gastrotec SpA, a foodservice consultancy firm. The following year he became an Associate Member of FCSI. Bill’s area of expertise is in kitchen design and foodservice equipment. His projects have included food production facilities, healthcare facilities, hotels and institutional foodservice areas. Bill studied Electro Mechanical Engineering at the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico City, Mexico. In his free time, Bill enjoys cooking, scuba diving and flying kites.




Clara Pi FCSI

PYNEH, HK Hospital Authority
3 Lok Man Road
Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Phone:(852) 2595 6434

Fax:(852) 2595 6067

Email: Clara.pi@me.com

Clara Pi obtained BSC and MSC in Canada and member of Dietitians Canada. A visionary leader, pioneered the first foodservice computer system and cook-chill centre in Canada and Asia. Joined FCSI in 1998, and was instrumental in the growth of Asia Pacific from chapter to division. The driving force behind FCSI’s first carbon neutral conference in Beijing, and planted the necessary trees. Founded the FCSI APD Tree Planting Program in 2008 and as of 2010 over 14,280 trees planted in Inner Mongolia where monument erected in 2010, recognition of FCSI’s effort.

She is recognized as a “Leader in International Nutrition” by Dietitians Canada. Awards include: 2005 FCSI Best Article Award, 2008 FCSI Service Award and 2009 HK SAR Chief Executive Community Service Award.

In 2010, published the first Low Carbon Cookbook with carbon footprints: “Save Our Planet One Carbon Bite at a Time”. Spearheaded the “Monday Meatless” program in HK and continues to promote low-carbon eating through public lectures and education forums.



John Thomas FCSI

Mr. John Walter Thomas FCSI
Sangster Design
Unit 19, 10 Gladstone Road
Castle Hill
Sydney, Australia 2154

Phone: (+61) 296594314
Email: john@fcsi.org

John Thomas FCSI, the new chair of FCSI Asia Pacific Division, discusses challenges – but above all – opportunities for consultant members in the region

Being chair of FCSI Asia Pacific Division is a unique role that carries substantial responsibilities. I am looking forward to helping our profession and our association to grow in both knowledge and wider recognition. I will do whatever I can to assist our industry and certainly relish the challenge.

It is our intention to grow our membership at the associate and affiliate levels. These are the crucial areas where we (as a collective group) can encourage our colleagues and workmates to also be involved, to learn, to be exposed to people with tremendous background and knowledge. These will form the bedrock of our next generation of new professional members.

We seek to have the FCSI professional membership brand strengthened by encouraging companies to insist on using professional FCSI members in food and beverage design and operational management projects.

Martin Rahmann

Martin Rahmann FCSI

AGERE. Für nachhaltigen Erfolg.

Heinrich – Hertz – Straβe 28
40699 Erkrath


Phone:   +49 211 210218-01

Fax:         +49 211 210218-03

E-mail:   mr@agere-beratung.de

Martin Rahmann became member of the FCSI in 2003. In 2006 he joined the FCSI Europe-Africa-Middle East board of trustees and was elected president of FCSI Germany-Austria in 2008. In January 2012 it was an honor for him to join the FCSI worldwide board. Martin has extensive experience and is at home in the foodservice and hospitality industry. After he finished his apprenticeship as a hotel specialist in his early years, he studied at the Hotelfachschule Heidelberg in Germany and gained important practical experience in the industry. For nearly ten years he worked for the BBG Consulting Company, the oldest consultancy for hospitality and foodservices in Germany. He was Managing Director for several years before he started his own business: agere – consultancy for sustainable success. The agere company bundles professional and practical experience with industry knowledge in order to convert all important components it into well-directed consulting services.


Remko van der Graaff FCSI

AAg Food & Facilities & Hospitality

Postbus 90161

Phone: +31 73-6409738

Fax: +31 73-6490799

E-Mail: r.vandergraaff@aag.nl

Website: http://www.aag.nl

Remko van der Graaff is a Management Consultant & Hospitality trainer  for AAg Food & Facilities & Hospitality in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. AAg are specialists in hospitality industry, catering concepts, Food & Beverage procurement, project management, mystery guests, quick scan (company) restaurants, financial analysis, marketing management, business plans and interim management and hospitality training. As EAME Divisional Chairman and Director on the FCSI Worldwide Board, I, together with the board and members, will form the goals of the Society. I have served on the FCSI Netherlands Association since 2011. FCSI is a fully independent association with the purpose of representing and presenting worldwide the best foodservice consultants. For each client, FCSI is looking for a consultant that best fits the needs of the clients.  This applies to projects in the Netherlands, Europe or anywhere in the world. We share, we support, we inspire!

James Camacho

James Camacho FCSI
Camacho Associates, Inc.

James C. Camacho, FCSI, CSI, is a professional Foodservice Design Consultant with 30 years of experience. As President of Camacho Associates, Inc. he is the chief designer and oversees all projects from conception to startup.In 2007, James was listed for a 2nd time as one of the country’s top 12 Kitchen Designers.Camacho Associates was profiled as being “tough to beat” when it comes to diversity of projects. James feels that the fundamental principle behind the ability to steer through shifting trends, varying budgets and the equipment demands of specific projects is quite simple, “We have to listen and truly understand what the client wants” by reaching out to the client which is the hallmark of James’s work style.


Allied representatives:

Greg O’Connell / Moffat Pty. Ltd.

Martin Ubl / MKN Maschinenfabrik Kurt Neubauer GmbH & Co. KG

Eric Von Kaenel / Unified Brands


Immediate Past President:

(This position is listed for information only, the IPP is not an official member of the Board of Directors)


Mr. James Petersen FCSI

C.i.i. Food Service Design
545-A North Saginaw Street
Lapeer, Michigan
United States

Phone: (810) 667-3100

E-mail: JimP@CiiFSD.com

Jim Petersen received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in 1973, where his course emphasis was in design and engineering.He worked with Cini-Grissom Associates in Rockville, Maryland, for several years, during which time he joined Food Facilities Consultants Society, later establishing his membership in FCSI when FFCS and ISFSC merged.In 1979 Jim founded C.i.i. Food Service Design and continues to serve as its President and Director of Design.During his career he has enjoyed a broad diversity of consulting experience from small waitress stands to major cook-chill production centers, with particular project emphasis in schools, correctional facilities, health care, and military installations.