First Choice is Now an Allied Member of FCSI

01 December 2010

First Choice Catering Spares has become an Allied Member of the Foodservice Consultants Society International.

FCSI is the world’s premier association of independent professional foodservice kitchen design and management consultants. Its members offer consultancy for all types of caterer, from small restaurants, cafes and retail concepts, to the largest hotels, business and industry caterers, schools, universities, hospitals, and central production units. Its clients include the caterers themselves, facilities managers, architects, building and construction companies and many sectors of national and local government.

FCSI represents the world’s leading independent foodservice kitchen design and catering management consultants. Worldwide the FCSI has 1,000 members in 38 countries, with headquarters located in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. FCSI also has a European Division office located in Germany and local units in the UK, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Asia Pacific and Canada. FCSI (UK) has nearly 60 professional member companies located throughout the UK offering independent, professional advice to help you make the right choices for their clients business.

The organisation is a not-for-profit organisation that sets the highest standards of professionalism and ethics within foodservice consultancy and provides a similar role to RIBA for architects and BIFM for facilities managers. Members must meet strict criteria assuring their experience and overall professionalism to gain acceptance and continue membership of the Society. Membership involves ongoing educational programmes that focus on state-of-the-art technical, legislative and hygiene developments in the foodservice industry. There is also a professional competency examination. It is quite often the case that it’s the FCSI advising government!

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Published : 11 February 2012 00:20