NRA Show's Ask the Design Experts Features FCSI Member Consulting

For the tenth year, the NRA Show will feature free, private consultations from FCSI members. 

FCSI-The Americas will offer free consultations to attendees of the 94th annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and International Wine, Spirits and Beer Event, May 18-21, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The Ask the Design Experts booth will host FCSI-The Americas staff and all registered attendees identified as foodservice, lodging and retail operators are invited to register for a free, private 30-minute consultation.

The meetings allow operators to discuss personalized solutions for front-of-the-house, back-of-the-house, and management advisory issues with a certified foodservice consultant. Appointments for consultations may be booked on a first-come, first-served basis through the NRA Show website.

Up to 36 free, 30-minute consultation sessions with designers and management advisory consultants may be scheduled each day over the four days of this event.

Design and management experts from the following companies will be featured:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

  • Steven P. Carlson, FCSI, Principal of Robert Rippe & Associates, Inc. in Minneapolis (back-of-house consulting)
  • Christine Guyott, FCSI, Principal of Robert Rippe & Associates, Inc. in Minneapolis (back-of-house consulting)
  • Brad Belletto, FCSI, CEO of Vision 360 Design in Dallas (front-of-house consulting)
  • Anne Sasso, FCSI, Interior Designer of Vision 360 Design in Dallas (front-of-house consulting)
  • Char Norton, FFCSI, Executive Success Coach of DM&A Webb in Chula Vista, Calif. (management advisory services)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

  • William V. Eaton, FCSI, Chairman of Cini-Little International, Inc. in Germantown, Md. (back-of-house consulting)
  • Theodore Farrand, FCSI, President of Cini-Little International, Inc. in Germantown, Md. (back-of-house consulting)
  • Armand Iaia, FCSI, Regional Manager of Cini-Little International, Inc. in Germantown, Md. (back-of-house consulting)
  • Ed Norman, FCSI, President of MVP Services Group of Dubuque, Iowa (back-of-house consulting)
  • Eric Norman, FCSI, Vice-President of MVP Services Group of Dubuque, Iowa (back-of-house consulting)
  • William H. Bender, FCSI, Founder & Principle of W.H. Bender & Associates of Santa Clara, Calif. (management advisory services)

Monday, May 20, 2013

  • Karen Malody, FCSI, Principal of Culinary Options in Seattle (management advisory services)
  • Melanie Corey-Ferrini, FCSI, Architect of Dynamik Space in Seattle (front-of-house consulting)
  • Juan Martinez, PhD, PE, FCSI, Principal of Profitality, LLC in Miami (back-of-house consulting)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

  • James Peterson, FCSI, President of C.i.i. Food Service Design in Lapeer, Mich. (back-of-house consulting)
  • Rudy M. Miick, CMC, FCSI, President of The Miick Companies, LLC in Boulder, Co, (management advisory services)
  • A.J. Barker, FCSI, VP Concept Development, of Think Tank HG in Seattle (back-of-house consulting)
  • Lu Schildmeyer, FCSI, Designer, of Think Tank HG in Seattle (back-of-house consulting)
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