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Foodservice Energy Efficiency Expert

Online Sustainability Training for Foodservice Professionals

What is Fe3?

Online training designed specifically to educate and certify foodservice professionals in the
fundamentals of energy and water efficiency for commercial foodservice.

Learn from the pros

The course is designed and developed by the foodservice energy and water research professionals at fishnick to help you learn in an interactive manner.

Fits your busy schedule

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the course is always accessible. You learn when and where you want, and at your own pace.

Designed for your success

Each of the six modules presents complex ideas in a simple and straightforward manner, testing your progress along the way.

Why Fe3?

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Managing energy and water use is a good business strategy
The commercial food service industry is losing several billion dollars’ in profits a year to energy and water waste. Training foodservice professionals to treat energy and water like other commodities and giving them the skills to manage their utilities, like they manage food costs, has the potential to return those billions back to the bottom line.
Online education is an effective way to train the diverse foodservice workforce
Utilities, culinary schools, restaurants, institutions, and professional organizations all face the challenge of how to train a diverse, busy, and mobile workforce. Fe3 is the first cost-effective way to provide foodservice-specific efficiency training that reaches across the entire industry. Based on over 30 years of lab and field work, energy surveys and design consultations by the industry experts at fishnick, the Fe3 curriculum is straightforward, practical and built for results.
Recognition as a Foodservice Energy Efficiency Expert shows dedication to effective design and operations
Foodservice operators increasingly understand the bottom-line benefits of efficient design and operations and they are searching for professionals who can help them reach their goals. Fe3 certification is a way to demonstrate skills-based knowledge to clients and employers. Fe3 certified professionals can use the Fe3 designation and logo in their signature block and on marketing materials. Restaurants with Fe3 certified staff can exhibit the Fe3 logo onsite to show customers their dedication to sustainability and energy efficiency.
Earn the Fe3 Certification...
After successfully completing the Fe3 training you will understand basic energy terms and have practical skills that include: being able to choose the right lamp for lighting in a specific space; calculating the cost of water leaks; knowing how to properly maintain refrigeration; selecting energy efficient cooking appliances using online tools; and knowing how to trouble-shoot and optimize commercial kitchen ventilation systems.
Fe3 is brought to you by fishnick
The leaders in energy efficiency education for the foodservice industry

Who is Fe3 for?

Designers, Manufacturers, and Service Agents:
Gain skills that will make you more competitive and a professional designation that shows your dedication to efficient design and operations.
Add sustainability curriculum to your culinary and hospitality education programs. The Fe3 course material has been successfully taught live to university, college, community college and culinary students by fishnick instructors for over a decade. Special student pricing is available.
Foodservice Operators:
Train management and staff how to purchase efficient equipment and how to operate and maintain an efficient kitchen. Save money while being more sustainable. Use the Fe3 designation to show your customers you believe in Sustainability Beyond the Plate.
Utilities and Foodservice Suppliers:
Learn about your customers’ energy challenges so you can better serve their needs. Offer a value added service by supplying your customers with Fe3 training so they can be more profitable.
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Fe3 Innovators

An online community of Foodservice Energy Efficiency Experts
who have successfully achieved the Fe3 certification.
Fe3 Charter Members – a select group of foodservice professionals who provided valuable input
and feedback for development of the Fe3 program and the first to achieve the Fe3 certification.
Aaron Guevara
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Aaron Vo
Clinical Nutrition Student '17
UC Davis
Adam Spitz
Technical Specialist
ICF International
Ajee'lon Boyd
Alfonso Arechiga Jr.
Allison Rezendes
Managing Editor
Foodservice Equipment Reports
Alina Kuchik
Allison Rezendes
Managing Editor
Foodservice Equipment Reports
Alyssa Kwan
Nutrition Site Coordinator
On Lok
Andrew Gibson
Food Service Equipment Technical Specialist
Aniela Tolentino
Clinical Nutrition Student
UC Davis
Ann Lovcik
Foodservice Energy Efficiency Consultant
CenterPoint Energy
Anne Taylor
Arianna Mengel
Mt Diablo High School
Arianna Wexler
Dietetic Intern
Dominican University
Armando Sandoval
UC Davis
Arnold B Breit
Breit Ideas
Ashley Pan
UC Davis
Belina Shabaz
Beth Lorenzini
Editor In Chief
Foodservice Equipment Reports
Betty Chrisman
Appliance Efficiency Program
CA Energy Commission
Billy Woitte
Jedi Master
Brandon Rod-wel
Clinical Nutrition Student
CSU Sacramento
Brenda Lopez
Line Cook
Brenda Solares
Clinical Nutrition Student
UC Davis
Bret Hartung
Foodservice Consultant
Orness Design Group, Inc.
Brian Ward
Target Market & Media Services
Bruce Helft
Title 20 Appliance Energy Efficiency
California Energy Commission
Bryan C Johnson
C. Ivette Castro
Mission College
Carmen Oliver
Vendor Outreach Team
Southern California Gas Company
Carly Burke
ICF International
Cassie Theisen
Energy Analyst
Energy Insight, Inc
Charlie Souhrada
Director, Member Services
Charlie Taylor
Energy Solutions
Project Manager
Clara Matsumoto
Clinical Nutrition Student
UC Davis
Clare Brandt
Energy Analyst
Energy Insight, Inc
Claudia Pingatore
Frontier Energy
Corby Stow
Director of Sales
Oil Solutions Group, Inc.
Craig Smith
Regional Manager/Corporate Executive Chef
The Montague Company
David Zabrowski
Vice President
Frontier Energy
Deniz Hom
Orness Design Group
Devon A. Yip
Efrain Hernandez
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Emily Kao
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Emily Liang
Eric Schmitt
Rapids Foodservice Contract & Design, Inc.
Erica Motes
Vice President of Sales
Beverage Air
Gary Rupp
GL Rupp & Assoc
Greg Sorensen
Frontier Energy
Gurminder Gill
Gustavo Plascencia
Safety, Sustainability and Projects Manager
University of California, Riverside 
Haley Adelman
Holly Zhu
Ifunanya Onyima
Nutrition Educator
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op
Jackie Lawson
Culinary Academy Coordinator
Dublin High School
James Jylha
Associate Energy Engineer
Energy Insight, Inc
James M. Leedy
Rockin' Rubz Sodium-Free Seasonings
James Mincks
Janel Rupp
Janhavi Datar
Energy Analyst
Energy Insight, Inc
Janice Cha
Senior Contributing Editor
Foodservice Equipment Reports
Jason Prantil
Regional Sales Director
TurboChef Technologies Inc.
Jason Rupp
Henry Technologies VP Sales and Marketing
Jeff Dover
Facilities Resource Manager
Jennel Acker
Jennifer Nguyen
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Jenny Ritchie
Jessica Manginelli
Sustainable Environmental Design
UC Davis
Jessica Seto
Sustainable Environmental Design
UC Davis
Jessica Zamora
Jessie Zi
Jey Lacey
Foodservice and Lighting Design Specialist
Southern California Edison
Johanna Yao
Clinical Nutrition Student
UC Davis
John Petosa
Account Manager
Snohomish County PUD
Joye Cantrell
Rialto High School
Julie Flores
Mission College
Justin Klauder
Combi Product Line Manager
Blodgett Oven Co.
Ka Wai Charlotte Hung
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Karen Ravipaty
Frontier Energy
Keith W Short
Director of Design
Cinilittle International, Inc.
Kevin Fuller
Kevin Gin
Executive Chef
Bridges Restaurant & Bar
Kevin Rigdon
Contract Manager
Hotel & Restaurant Supply
Kiana Caban
Frontier Energy
Kim Plunkett
Culinary Arts Instructor
Vista High School
Kim Szelog
Mission College HM AS Degree
Kimberly Kissel
Director of Education
Kong Peng Moua
Kristina Kim
Nutritional Science - Food Management
San Jose State University
Kristine Yada
Lauren Shaffer
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Laurie Maurino, RD
Departmental Food Administrator
California Dept. of Corrections
Leana Abusneineh
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Leslie Hoffman
Vice President National Accounts - Foodservice
Alto Shaam
Lhianna Andersen
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Linh Nguyen
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Lorri Davidson
Specialist/Trade Partnerships
Southwest Gas
Maleni Romero Figueroa
Program Coordinator
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton
Margaret Kelly
Knights Catering
Margaret Kelly
Knights Catering
Margit Barot
Energy Engineer
Frontier Energy
Maria G. Villa
Pastry Chef
Mark Duesler
Frontier Energy
Mark Harris
Associate Energy Engineer
Energy Insight, Inc
Mark Keene, PhD
Director of Hospitality
Pasadena City College
Matthew Lobo
Nutrition Clerk
Kaiser Permanente
Matthew Worms
Energy Analyst
Energy Insight, Inc
Megan Pospisil
Associate Energy Engineer
Energy Insight, Inc
Michael Lawrence
Principal (Chef & Designer)
ML Design Studio 
Michael Russell
Hospitality Student
Rio Hondo College
Michael Slater
Frontier Energy
Michele Casias
Miles Joyce
Clinical Nutrition Student
San Jose State University
Minhchau Tran
Misha Nemirovskiy
Operations Manager
Monika Ax
Nader Hamdi
UC Davis Dept of Nutrition
Research Assistant
Nicole O'Rourke
Commissioning Director
Patrick N. Urain
Conservation Program Manager
Tacoma Public Utilities
Paula Donohoo
Jackson Warewashing Systems
Pujata K.C
UC Davis
Rachel Lou
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Rachael Marchand
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Razan Srour
Culinary Arts Instructor
Dublin High School
Rebecca Rodriguez
Rebecca K. Yager
Chief of Dietary Services
Regina Reina
Graduate Student
San Jose State University
Richard Buck
Pro Reps West
Richard Ju
Foodservice Design Consultant
Rob Geile
Vice President of Consultant Services
Ali Group North America
Roberto Rodriguez
Supervising EHS
Contra Costa County Environmental Health
Roberto Rodriguez
Vendor Outreach Manager
Russell Laub
Program Advisor
Saela Ohara
UC Davis
Sam Johnson
Direct Install Technician
Energy Insight, Inc
Samantha Lubow
Sustainability Coordinator
Residential Student Service Programs, UC Berkeley
Sara R. Burr
Scott Lund
Lund-Iorio, Inc.
Scott Wishart
Energy Analyst
Energy Insight, Inc
Sean O'Callahan
Sheri L. Tucker
Culinary Arts Instititute Coordinator
La Quinta High School
Sophia Tan
Stacey Turek
Business Development Manager
Vulcan/ Wolf
Stanley Sienko
Compliance Engineer
Blodgett Oven Co.
Stephaniann Paige Horn
Stephanie Gilbert
National Sales Manager, Consultant Services
Hobart Food Equipment Group
Suzanne Painter-Supplee
SEE Solutions LLC
Tanja Crk
Product Manager
Environmental Protection Agency
Tiffany Enkhsaruul
Frontier Energy
Tiffany Wong
Todd E. Mayes
Senior Strategic Account Manager
Henny Penny Corp
Tommy Hughes
Product Specialist
Tong Tsz Kwan
Clinical Nutrition
UC Davis
Walter Abrams
Executive Chef
Will Morris
Program Advisor
Zia Vue

What the industry is saying...

Three words to describe Fe3: clear, concise, relevant.

Erica Motes, Beverage Air, VP of Sales

What the industry is saying...

Great program! And it really does a great job of helping you
learn the material while keeping the student engaged.

Kimberly Kissel, FCSI Director of Education

What the industry is saying...

Overall, I think this training is fantastic!

Russell Laub, SDG&E Program Advisor

What the industry is saying...

Every operator and DSR should complete Fe3. I knew a lot of fundamentals, but I was shocked at how much energy could be saved. The calculators and the tools on fishnick are amazing. Totally impressed.

Erica Motes, Beverage Air, VP of Sales

What the industry is saying...

I feel Fe3 is excellent info for owners and chefs/kitchen managers

Kevin Gin, Executive Chef, Bridges Restaurant & Bar

What the industry is saying...

Overall impression: Great course!

Craig Smith, The Montague Co. Regional Manager/Corporate Executive Chef
Looking to expand your knowledge
and add more profit to your bottom line?
Fe3 is for You!
Fe3 Course & Certification $250*
*$125 Student Rate


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