da Costa has been an operator and consultant for forty years. His
corporate assignments span fifteen years in national multi unit
operations with Lawry's, Gulliver's, Bobby McGee's and Big Four
He holds a culinary
degree from Switzerland, where he spent six years with the Moevenpick
organization as a chef and manager, a post-graduate degree in Organizations
and Systems Development from the Gestalt Institute in Cleveland,
Ohio, and a Masters in Organizational and Management Development
from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.
Albert da Costa
is a member of both the National and California Restaurants Associations,
and speaks frequently at trade shows in North America, Western Europe
and throughout Asia. He is a Member, Past President and Fellow of
Foodservice Consultants Society International as well as a Past
Chair and past member of its Board of Examiners and its Educational
Albert is an
Extension Professor at UCLA and has taught at both Arizona and California
colleges, as well as for the California Restaurant Association.
He has been
recognized by UCLA, Foodservice Consultant's Society International,
NAFEM, the United States Navy, and the United States Air Force for
exceptional service. He holds an honorary Doctorate of Foodservices
from NAFEM as well as a Consultant of the Year award from Foodservice
Equipment & Supplies magazine.
In 2006, Albert
was presented with a lifetime honorary membership in the German
- Austrian FCSI chapter for his extraordinary merits and contributions
to the growth of the society and for his ceaseless work in promoting
foodservice between Europe and FCSI worldwide.
include manufacturers, national and international restaurant chains,
entrepreneurial restaurants, private clubs, casinos, hotels, caterers,
universities and quick service restaurant concepts.
have been retained (some on successive assignments) by over 60 clients
in the United States and overseas.
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