What is a Foodservice Consultant? - The official website of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), the organization of our profession. Learn how to choose the proper consultant and why an FCSI consultant should be your first choice.

Foodservice Equipment Info - Articles from Restaurant Hospitality and Food Management magazines by our own Dan Bendall.

Hotel and Restaurant Rating Criteria – Ever wonder what qualifies a hotel or restaurant for their AAA diamonds or Mobil Guide stars? To look at and compare the criteria for different ratings:

For restaurants - Mobil     AAA

For Lodging -      Mobil     AAA
For the elite lists from AAA and Mobil:             

AAA 5-diamond lodging awards

AAA 5-diamond restaurants

Mobil 5-star lists

Hospitality Industry Associations - Groups around the world from the Australian Hotel Society to the Wild Blueberry Association

Brewpub Guide - Lists, reviews, and rates over 4,900 brewpubs across the country. Visit each one and receive mention in our next FOODSTRATEGY web site listing!

Restaurant Guide - Many US and international restaurants listed by location and cuisine. Read the listings for free or subscribe for full reviews and ratings.

U.S. Restaurant Industry Facts - FAQ’s and stats about the nation’s restaurant and foodservice industry.

Worldwide Restaurant Chains - How to contact and where to find many if not all major restaurant chains of the world.

Food Facts - Fun facts, tips, and legends about foods we eat.

Food Glossary - Over 4,500 culinary terms defined. Also, sort by type of cuisine.

Wine and Food Pairing - What wines go with what food and vice versa. Also, a detailed vintage chart for wines of 10 different countries.

Food Recipes - Find over 25,000 e-recipes and more.

Bar Recipes - Drink recipes, bar glassware reference, and other bar culture info.

Good Food - Favorite diners and comfort food on the road.

Food Jokes - OK, so this is a bit corny.

Currency Converter - Converts any of 164 world currencies using up-to-date exchange rates.

World Clock - Check the current time anywhere in the world at anytime.

Electrical Systems - Know the electrical plug type and voltages anywhere in the world. Use it for project reference or holiday travel.

World Calendars - Calendars and holidays for any year in many languages and for many countries. Print them out too.

International Phone Dialing Codes - Telephone country and city codes to dial to or from any place around the world.

Airline Seating - Ever wonder how to avoid those lousy airplane seats? Check here before buying for the best and worst seats on many airlines and aircraft.

Airport Guides - Airline and airport news around the world. Includes guides to foodservice offerings at a number of airport terminals.

Units of Measure - Ever need to know how many dashes in a drop or inches in a meter? Here’s a conversion calculator for just about any measurement.

FoodWeb awards are given to those foodservice and hospitality organizations whose websites show a combination of creative design and useful information conveyed in an interesting and entertaining way.

First Place – FAST CASUAL RESTAURANT – Chipotle, that burrito place with industrial chic interiors has come up with a unique site. They show they are not cut from the same mold as parent company, McDonald’s. This site is fun!

First Place – FULL SERVICE RESTAURANTBelgo is a small chain in and around London serving the food of Belgium in an unusual atmosphere. The specialty is mussels prepared a variety of ways and a long list of beers on tap.

First Place – COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITYThe University of California, Berkeley site is easy to use and has a fresh bold look with plenty of information about menus, nutrition, and dining plan options. Check out the photos from recent dining events.

First Place – HOTEL/RESORTThe Greenbrier, the stately old resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, has an informative site complete with videos showing rooms, food, and activities. Their presentation is elegant and up to date with a well choreographed site.

First Place – FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERWoodstone Corp. (the pizza oven guys) have a very informative foodservice equipment site complete with design ideas, recipes, and lessons on how to make a pizza too!