Michael D. Berard, FCSI

Commercial Kitchen Designer

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Commercial Kitchen Consulting, LLC (CKC), is a full service commercial and institutional food service equipment consulting firm located in Binghamton, New York. CKC is a registered Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and has no affiliation to a Food Service Equipment supplier or manufacturer. Michael Berard FCSI has over 30 years of Food Service Equipment related experience with a strong emphasis on designing commercial kitchens for K-12 Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Restaurants, Bulk Food Production Kitchens, Correctional and Government Facilities.

Mr. Berard’s diversified Food Service background includes; Food Equipment Facility Design, equipment budget preparation, purchasing, equipment installation supervision, technical specification writing, specialized equipment sales, and project management. Mr. Berard has been in every facet of the Food Service Equipment industry (Drafting, Contract/Design, Installation, Direct Sales, Manufacture Representative and Consulting).

EDUCATION fcsi_stamp
  • B. S. Degree – Industrial Technology, Binghamton University, May, 1996
  • A. S. Degree – Construction Technology, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, May, 1983
  • Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO 4), Civil Engineer Corps, United States Navy Reserve
  • Secret Security Clearance
  • Professional Member, Food Service Consultant Society International
  • Corporate Member, New York School Nutrition Association
  • US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES: Mr. Berard’s extensive design resume includes the following projects:

  • St. John Fisher College (Production Bakery/Grab & Go, Central Kitchen), Rochester, New York
  • Bradford Central School District (K-12 Kitchen/Servery), Bradford, New York
  • Dr. Martin Luther King School #9 (Prep Kitchen), Rochester, New York
  • Owego High School and Elementary Schools (HS Kitchen & Elem. Servery), Owego, New York
  • Apalachin Elementary School (Servery & Dishwashing), Apalachin, New York
  • Johnson City High School (Production Kitchen Renovations), Johnson City, New York
  • Deposit Central School District (High & Middle Kitchen/Servery), Deposit, New York
  • Vestal High School (Commons & Main Serveries), Vestal, New York
  • Oneonta City School District (HS Kitchen/Servery & Serveries in 5 Schools), Oneonta, New York
  • Hancock High School (Kitchen & Servery), Hancock, New York
  • Dr. Martin Luther King #9 School (Kitchen & Servery), Rochester, New York
  • Union-Endicott High School (HS Servery & Production Kitchen), Endicott, New York
  • Binghamton CSD (Serveries in 5 Schools), Binghamton, New York
  • Roxboro Elemetary (Kitchen/Servery), Syracuse, New York*
  • Broadalbin Perth Central School District (High School Servery & Elementary Kitchen/Servery), Broadalbin, New York*
  • Roosevelt Elementary School (Servery), Binghamton, New York
  • Deposit Central School District (Elementary Kitchen), Deposit, New York
  • Corning-Painted Post CSD (East Middle School Kitchen/Servery), Corning, New York
  • Corning-Painted Post CSD (West Middle School Kitchen/Servery), Corning, New York
  • Susquehanna Valley CSD (Kitchen Renovations), Conklin, New York
  • Johnson City High School (Kitchen Renovations), Johnson City, New York
  • Bath CSD (Kitchen & Servery Renovations), Bath, New York
  • Harpursville Elementary & High Schools (Kitchen), Harpursville, New York
  • Binghamton CSD, West Middle School (Servery), Binghamton, New York
  • Owego School District, Elementary School (Kitchen/Servery), Owego, New York
  • Main-Endwell CSD (Three Kitchens and Serving), Endwell, New  York
  • Washingtonville CSD (Kitchen and Serving), Washingtonville, New York
  • Newark Valley CSD (Kitchen and Serving), Newark Valley, New York
  • Binghamton CSD, MacArthur Elementary School (Kitchen/Servery), Binghamton, New York
  • Elmira CSD, Southside High School (Cafeteria and Production Kitchen), Elmira, New York
  • Union-Endicott CSD, High School (Kitchen and Servery renovations), Endicott, New York
  • Windsor CSD (Kitchen & Serving for Four Schools), Windsor, New York
  • Highland CSD (Foodservice Feasibility Study – 4 Schools), Highland, New York
  • Bethlehem CSD (Kitchen and Serving – 4 Schools), Delmar, New York
  • Montgomery ASD (Kitchen and Serving), Montgomery, Pennsylvania
  • Delaware Academy CSD (Kitchen, Serving and Culinary), Delhi, New York
  • McDonald Hall, SUNY Delhi (Demonstration Kitchen and 2 Culinary Kitchens), Delhi, New York
  • GST BOCES (Culinary Kitchen), Hornell, New York
  • WFLB Stanley Tech (Culinary Kitchen), Stanley, New York
  • Falk College, Syracuse University (Culinary Kitchen and Cafe), Syracuse, New York
  • Long Beach School District (High School Culinary Kitchen), Long Beach, New York
  • York Technical Institute (4 Teaching Kitchens & Dishwashing)*, York, Pennsylvania
  • Broome-Tioga BOCES (Culinary Kitchen), Binghamton, New York
  • Syracuse Institute of Tech (Teaching/Culinary Kitchen)*, Syracuse, New York
  • SUCF Daycare (SUNY Daycare Center), Delhi, New York
  • Broome-Tioga BOCES (Test Kitchen), Binghamton, New York
  • Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES (Teaching Kitchen), Newark, New York
  • Filmore (Teaching Kitchen), Newark, New York
  • Fort Dix, Federal Correctional Facility (Kitchen, Warewashing & Serving), Fort Dix, New Jersey*
  • Chenango County Jail (Production Kitchen), Norwich, New York*
  • Green Haven Correctional (Kosher Kitchen & Production Kitchen/Servery), Green Haven, New York*
  • Seneca Correctional (Production Kitchen), Waterloo, New York*
  • Legacy at Maiden Park Nursing Home – Kitchen, Greece, New York
  • St. Elizabeth Nursing Home (Central Kitchen & Cafeteria Renovation), Syracuse, New York*
  • Rochester General Hospital (Food Court), Rochester, New York
  • Castle Rest Residential Healthcare Facilities (Kitchen/Dining), Syracuse, New York
  • Castle Garden Senior living (Kitchen/Dining), Vestal, New York
  • Southwestern Vermont Health Care (Nursing Home & Hospital Kitchens), Bennington, Vermont
  • St. Mary’s Hospital (Cafeteria), Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Albany Co Nursing Home (Kitchen Renovation), Albany, New York
  • Legacy at Maiden Park Senior Living Community (Kitchen/Dining), Rochester, New York
  • James Quillen VaMc (DOM Servery), Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Oxford Veterans Home (Kitchen renovation), Oxford, New York
  • Canandaigua Veterans Home (central Kitchen, Servery & canteen), Canandaigua, New York
  • Bath VaMc (Servery), Bath, New York
  • Pittsburgh VaMc (Central Production Kitchen), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Wilkes Barre VaMc (Production Kitchen), Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Lakefront Restaurant (Kitchen/Dining), Cooperstown, New York
  • Monroe Golf Club (Production Kitchen/Banquet), Pittsfield, New York
  • Moxie Wood Fire Grill (restaurant), Conklin, New York
  • Tedeschi’s Restaurant (restaurant), Hallstead, Pennsylvania
  • Strathallan Hotel (Bar, restaurant, hospitality), Rochester, New York
  • Macarthur Elementary School, Binghamton, New York
  • Honeoye Falls-Lima cSD, Honeoye Falls, New York
  • Kendall CSD, New York
  • Campbell-Savona CSD, Savona, New York
  • ithaca CSD, Ithaca, New York
  • Prattsburgh CSD, Prattsburgh, New York
  • Newark Valley CSD, Newark Valley, New York
  • Homer CSD, homer, New York
  • Letchworth CSD, Letchworth, New York
  • Elmira CSD, Elmira, New York
  • Ithaca CSD (Foodservice energy Performance contract – 13 Schools), Ithaca, New York
  • Lockheed Martin (Corporate Kitchen and Cafe), Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Greenstar Co-op (Collegetown Market), Ithaca, New York
*Senior Designer and Project Manager while employed with previous employer.
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