The Foodservice Consultants Society International added two longtime members to its Council of Fellows: Ed Bernard of Cini Little and Ed Norman of Clevenger Associates. FCSI established its Council of Fellows “as a means of recognizing extraordinary contributions by society members to the foodservice and hospitality industry, to the foodservice consulting profession, and to FCSI.”
Bernard is a vice president at Cini Little International, working from the company’s Toronto office. He has been with Cini Little for 28 years. With a background in civil engineering and architectural technology, Bernard ventured into the engineering field and started his career as a draftsman in equipment manufacturing and custom fabrication. At the end of eight years, Bernard changed careers, setting his sights on the foodservice design consulting field.
At the same time, he became a FCSI member, working his way through the ranks of the Canadian chapter. Bernard continued his service to FCSI – The Americas division working his way through the ranks once again before serving as division chair. He also served as a director on the FCSI Worldwide Board.
Norman is director of management advisory services, senior designer, and principal at Clevenger Associates. He previously was president of MVP Services Group until it merged with Clevenger in March of 2017. Norman has worked in the foodservice and hospitality industry for more than 50 years. He made his debut into operations at the age of 11 as a busboy at a Holiday Inn. Norman has extensive background in foodservice operations, supply chain management, facilities design, and management advisory services.
He is a past president of the Foodservice Consultants Society International, a past chair of the FCSI - The America’s Division and a past president of the FCSI Educational Foundation. Norman currently serves as chair of the FCSI – The Americas membership committee of FCSI. He is the co-author of a textbook titled “Design and Equipment for Restaurants and Other Foodservice.”