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2014 Foodservice Forecast - NorCal

Start the New Year With Market Insight and Knowledge That Will Put You Ahead of the Game!


The foodservice world is changing: affected by an economy in recovery, technological advances, sustainability initiatives, and an ever more sophisticated public. Join us for an update on current trends and a forecast into 2014 and beyond. Special guest speaker Robin Ashton will provide a detailed overview of the growth and unit trends of the foodservice and equipment and supplies markets, as well as structural issues affecting both markets.

The Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) engineers will share the latest developments in equipment technology and restaurant sustainability and offer a glimpse into emerging technologies that could save the industry millions in energy and water bills.


Attendees will learn:

  • About national trends in the adoption of energy and water efficient technologies as measured by the National Restaurant Association's Annual Industry Forecast.
  • About efficient lighting technology that should be part of every restaurant's operations in 2014 and beyond.
  • How the FSTC's Online Life-Cycle Calculators and web tools are being improved and how they make energy estimation much easier.
  • Which technologies and operational practices are showing promise to become industry standards.



Speakers: Richard Young (FSTC), Robin Ashton (FER)

Richard Young at the PG&E Food Service Technology Center (FSTC), a publicly funded energy-efficiency research facility operated by Frontier Energy, an energy and technology consulting firm headquartered in Oakland, California.

Richard currently focuses most of his efforts on technical outreach- translating the FSTC's 30 years of research into practical information. He has over 25 years of experience creating and presenting seminars on energy efficiency and currently delivers about 75 sessions a year.
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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is a Free Seminar!

Complimentary coffee, beverages and light snacks will be available!

Please Note - Seminar begins promptly at 09:00 AM. Please allow time for parking. Additional parking is available in the back lot, behind the FSTC and at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center.

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Food Service Technology Center (FSTC)
12949 Alcosta Blvd.
Suite 101
San Ramon, CA USA 94583

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