Generally speaking, a foodservice consultant is an independent professional advisor who, for a defined scope of work and related fee, works as an advocate for their client in achieving their goals through the design and implementation of foodservice facilities and/or operations/management systems.  Consultants provide expertise, knowledge and experience to provide assistance that does not exist in-house, or by providing resources not available at the time.  As independent professionals their primary focus is the welfare of the client organization that they serve.

  • Very knowledgeable in the foodservice and hospitality industry
  • Provides specific/specialized expertise
  • Usually involved for limited, specified period
  • Brings high degree of industry experience
  • Advises and educates clients on wide range of topics
  • Provides independent, objective advice
  • Facilitates between project team and foodservice operations professionals
  • Acts as an advocate for foodservice operations
  • Enhances client's business

What is a foodservice consultant?

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List of canadian professional members.

Diane Chiasson, Toronto,On

Edmeston Bernard, Toronto,On

Stuart Bellingham, CalgaryAB

John Radchenko, Toronto,On

Kevin Freeborn, Collingwood,On

Jacques Beauchemin, Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Qc

Ron Vandenbvos, Ottawa,On

Darcy Kube, Vancouver,BC

Lisa Bell, Surrey, BC

Sylvie Savoie, Quebec City,Qc

Ian Jameson, Toronto,On

Martin Hirschberg, Toronto,On

Dale Burnstad, Edmonton,AB

Douglas Feltmate, Ottawa,On

Patrick Watt, St. John,NB

Paula Hicks, Orono, On

Par Bain, Vancouver,BC

Don Meier, Langley, BC

Paul Cumpstey, Oakville, On

Scott Legge, Rockwood, On


Mairi Matheson, Calgary, AB

Jean-Claude Guenette, Montreal, Qc

Gertrude Bernard, Montreal, Qc

David Greig, Surrey, BC

Stanley Pyne, Toronto, On


Peter Field, Dartmouth, NS

Bradley Salter, Cochrane, AB

Guillaume Lussan, Montreal, Qc


Yancy Virata, Vancouver, BC

Nareman Zareel, Vancouver, BC

Sheldon Heard, Nepean, On

Kurt MacDonald, St. John. NB

Mason McCluskey, Acton, On

Vladislav Kamikovski, Toronto, On

Darren Williams, Vancouver, BC

Louis Dechesne, Gatineau, Qc

Jimmy Chenay, Quebec,m Qc

Treana Chase, Vancouver, Bc

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Dale Burnstad

Burnstad Consulting:  Since inception (1996), Burnstad Consulting Ltd. has acted as both prime and sub-consultants on hundreds of facilities where commercial food and/or expertise is required including health care, senior's housing, educational and catering facilities, restaurants, private clubs and hotels.  One of Western Canada's leading food facility planners, Burnstad Consulting Ltd. provides a full range of professional services, from complete kitchen design, space planning and cost analysis, equipment specification and construction management.  As independent FOOD FACILITIES CONSULTANTS, our greatest strength is our ability to work with people through all facets of design and construction.  We make every effort to understand the needs of the food service operator, the concerns of the owner and the requirements of the contractors.  We are not associated with any manufacturer or dealer, nor do we sell equipment.  Hence, our design and specifications are truly unbiased and unique to our client's needs.  With over 50 years of collective commercial foodservice design experience, active membership and participation with FCSI, and our 100% commitment to the clients we serve, Burnstad Consulting is an extremely valuable asset to any team and has established an enviable reputation for doing so.