William J. Caruso, FFCSI (PP)
WC & Partners, Inc.
Bill Caruso is the Founder and Chairman of WC & Partners, Inc., a firm that provides food, beverage, laundry and solid waste facilities consulting and design services to the worldwide hospitality industry. Founded in 1986, WC& P has grown to an international firm, with North American offices in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Scottsdale and through a number of 2016 global alliance agreements, adding worldwide offices in Athens, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Santiago, Sao Paulo, San Salvador, and Vancouver. His project portfolio of personally completed work numbers well over 2,400 completed projects in 22 countries, over a continuous 45 year consulting career.
Mr. Caruso received his B.S. degree from Cornell University in 1970 and his MBA degree from the University of Colorado in 1972. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), a Past President of the Cornell Hotel Society, Past-President and past Chairman of the Cornell Hotel School Foundation, and is an elected life member of the Cornell University Council. He has lectured to numerous global audiences and has authored many published articles that outline important industry trends and issues, for many years.
Mario Sequeira, FCSI
Mr. Mario Sequeira FCSI
Hospitality Total Services (Aus) Pty Ltd
Suite 2, 48 Kishorn Road
Perth, Australia 6153
Phone: (+61) 893168699
Mario Sequeira, 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.
Eric Norman, FCSI
5900 Saratoga Road, Suite 2A
Asbury, Iowa 52002
Eric joined FCSI 13 years ago as a student member and immediately recognized the importance and benefit of getting involved in the Society. While working his way up to Professional member, Eric worked as a co-founder for what is now known as the Committee for Emerging Consultants (C4EC). The main goal of C4EC is to cultivate new and younger members in the Society and prepare them for future leadership positions. Eric’s experience with the Committee for Emerging Consultants has given him new insights and knowledge that serves him well in a Trustee position. Eric also served as Chair for the FCSI Academy and was directly involved in getting the online library created on the FCSI website.
Clara Pi, FFCSI
#612, Block C, Kornhill, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, China
Phone: +852 97545251
Clara Pi obtained an BSC and MSC in Canada and member of Dietitians Canada. A visionary leader, Pi pioneered the first foodservice computer system and cook-chill centre in Canada and Asia. She 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. Clara Pi was made a Fellow of FCSI in 2018.
Remko van der Graaff, FCSI
AAg Food & Facilities & Hospitality
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!
Paul Montégut, FCSI
26 Bld Paul vaillant Couturier
94854 Ivry sur Seine cedex
Phone: +33 146 70 15 12
Paul Montegut has been a member of FCSI in France since 1992, holding the positions of French President and EAME Treasurer. He is President of his company, a kitchen design office that operates mainly in the field of staff canteen, luxury hotels, and commercial catering.
When asked what he finds most valuable about FCSI Paul said “I like dialogue and communication which I find in FCSI, meeting people from around the world is opening your mind in a time when so many wants to close everything. The best consultants are FCSI members and I am proud to be part of the global Society for a very long time. Serving FCSI for almost 30 years is an honor.”
Greg O’Connell / Moffat Pty. Ltd. / email@example.com
Mick Jary, CFSP / Meiko UK Limited / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Scott / Alto-Shaam, Inc. / email@example.com