We just got back from an extremely well-attended, professional conference in Nashville, TN hosted by FCSI, The Americas.

Relevant content,  a great venue, and industry movers & shakers added to the buzz surrounding a most successful event.

Key topics at sessions (and at the bar) centered around installation certification and the rapid integration of technology in the back of the house.

Richard Young of Fishnick showed us where some significant dollars are hiding in efficient equipment: energy savings, water savings, ventilation savings, food waste reduction, and labor reductions.  Their on-line calculators provide  easy tools for both FES&S professionals and operators to calculate the ROI of initial specifications – and replacement equipment .

Local area factory tours were hosted by their respective manufacturers, and visits to both the Listening Room & the Country Music Hall of Fame rounded out the week.

Nashville is a hot ticket these days, with 80-100 people moving into the area every day.  The skyline is dotted with construction cranes, and the recently completed high-rises built to house the influx.

Local fare – Hot Chicken, GooGoo clusters – now competes with an eclectic mix of ethnic and fusion eateries for the traveler’s and resident’s palates.  Music venues dot the Downtown, Gulch and Midtown neighborhoods with some of the most talented professionals and amateurs that you’ll ever hear.

Kudos to the FCSI Team for a successful and enjoyable conference!

Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) is the respected and truly professional organization of men and women offering design and management consulting services, specialized in the foodservice and hospitality industry, across the world.


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Team MAFSI poses for a group shot on the FCSI 2016 stage