A Message from
Albert Da Costa

Albert 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 Restaurants.

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 Foundation.

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.

His clients include manufacturers, national and international restaurant chains, entrepreneurial restaurants, private clubs, casinos, hotels, caterers, universities and quick service restaurant concepts.

His services have been retained (some on successive assignments) by over 60 clients in the United States and overseas.

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