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People who entrust their projects to Food Strategy have humbled us by their kind words of appreciation. We have listed just some of them here. We have also created a gallery listing many of our client's logos here.
I would like to commend your team for prompt and accurate documentation for the International United Nations project. It is a pleasure working with the team who are Revit proficient, action requests promptly and capture all instructions in one go....

Testimonial by 'LP' Senior Associate, Conrad Gargett Architects
So after ONE meeting……..what can I say!!!!
Nicola you have bloody nailed it.

Kim Peabody (Proprietor Nantucket Kitchen & Bar and restaurant group)
Ben was brilliant to deal with and the rest of the Food Strategy team were excellent in taking our inexperienced team through the maze of technical and regulatory red tape. The outcome has been great and we feel they are a team we can work with for many years.

Tim McGary (The McGary Group & WTF Pizza Noosa)
I just wanted to jot down a little note to say how wonderful Keia is. Never in my career have I met someone so passionate about what he does. Richard and myself are so impressed with Keia's enthusiasm and dedication for his work,  his very professional work ethic and his can do attitude. 
His work carried out today is not only impressive but we have had multiple people comment on-site the absolute professionalism  he has shown. He is a wonderful asset to Food strategy and we wanted to let you know that he is exceptional.  Culinary Regards  Adam Moore 

Testimonial in reference to Food Strategy's catering equipment logistics & delivery service. 

Chef Adam Moore (Corporate Executive Chef AUS/NZ) Cerebos Australia Limited
Thanks for everything mate. I couldn't be happier with the kitchen you did for me. It is perfect and if you need any reference please just give anyone my number.

Chad Lemming - Verve Fine Dining Gold Coast - 2 Chef Hats (3rd highest ranked 1 Chef Hat restaurant in Australia 2013)
To the Food Strategy team, please accepts these treats (gourmet cakes) as a way of saying thank you for your ongoing support of Total Fitouts Moreton Shire.

Dave Matt & Team at Total Fitouts Moreton Shire
We are all so thankful for the help with the building planning that Food Strategy provided for us. Our kitchen is now operational and soon you will see our products everywhere :-) 

Olga Plotnikova - Komarov Foods (via email)
Our health inspection passed with 4 stars this morning and I'm extremely happy and surprised with the rating - especially since 3 stars is the norm upon opening for most restaurants. I'd like to give a big thank to everyone at Food Strategy who worked on my project and can't wait to open tomorrow... as long as I have time to cook tonight! 

Rachel Schuster - Mrs Schu's Kitchen (via email)
I would like to thank Food Strategy for your involvement with our recent school canteen designs and renovation. Your generous donation of more than $5000 worth of design, drawing and consulting work enabled us to move forward with this project in a timely and professional manner. Your equipment and layout suggestions certainly allowed us to consider new possibilities for our menu and service. I am sue you will agree that our canteen is now a vastly improved facility and our 1700+ students, as well as staff, are certainly reaping the benefits. Thank you once more for all of your assistance.

Leanne Dierens - Ferny Grove High School P&C President (via letter)
...thanks heaps for your professionalism through this process. You are a true asset to Food Strategy. Your cool calming head was a welcoming freshness thanks heaps for being ACE!
From the mind & heart of Steve.

Steve Hansell (Chef & Owner) : Hansell & Gretel | The Gypsies Wagon (via email)
...Thank you and the whole team very much for all of your help, you have been a pleasure to deal with and I hope we can work with you and the Food Strategy team again in the future.
Ps: don't be a stranger.

Mohammed K / Ooh Mami - Restaurant Bulimba
...thank you so much for your help with this project. You've been a pleasure to work with, and I'm really excited to see the restaurant rise from the drawing board, and I hope you will be too. I am certain that this project would not have gotten off the ground, nor received the traction with builders, trades and Council, without the quality of plans you have produced. So big thanks.

Julie / Black Sombrero - Mexican Restaurant Lismore
I wanted to inform you that the architecture design delivered for our center project is coming together in very good shape. The efforts put by you both and your team is very much valued and highly appreciated. I acknowledge that we can see the fit-out coming into shape now as the work is in progress and would like to thank you all for your good work and a job very well done. Please do find suitable time to visit the site and see the good outcome of your design work.

Anwar (name withheld) via email. Multi project client.
...and we are most impressed by the Food Strategy team, knowledge and documentation...

SG Architect - Deicke Richards Architects (multiple projects) mentioned, I have enjoyed working with you and the team and the level of professionalism and design outcomes has been excellent. I look forward to keeping in touch and hopefully working together on more projects.

via email Jerome Cramer Carinity Aged Care - (Qld Baptist Care)
I have to say what you and the team have put together is more than we
could possibly have hoped for and we are really thrilled.
Bill Mason (President) Rotary International - Toowoomba South. (reference to Grantham Butter Factory community centre)

Rotary International
With Robert Green and his great team you will not go wrong. Food Strategy has made the design and project process very easy for our many tenants and taken care of the necessary approvals. They are happy to show samples of their work which has all the details required for construction including shopfront and 3D views showing how your store will present. Food Strategy welcomes our clients to their offices, to watch the work they do or meet the contractors. They are more than happy to help in any way possible

Stockwells Property Management - Siobhan Devanny
Food Strategy QLD were asked to audit and review the foodservices processes at all MercyCare properties which included Mercy Hospital, Residential Aged Care and Childcare Centres to consider the current opportunities to optimise, improve and/or expand the catering services.   
The Food Strategy team investigated the construction of a new offsite central production kitchen to service all sites and various refurbishment and renovation options.  As part of this process Food Strategy also worked with the catering staff and brought to the table their wealth of experience in a very professional and
approachable manner.
One of the primary reasons for appointing Food Strategy QLD to undertake the audit and review was their
tangible independence from major suppliers and manufacturers in the catering industry.  We received truly independent advice.
It is a pleasure to work with Food Strategy.
Adam Roebuck / Project Director
MercyCare Inc

MercyCare Group
The Health and Building team would like to congratulate all for the detail supplied in the project plans.

Client found that the high level technical detail simplified the project for stakeholders.
Adriana Pippos. Moree Plains Shire Council (Project: Moree Artisian Aquatic Centre) via email

Moree Plains (Council) Artisian Aquatic Centre
Dear Robert, On behalf of myself and Ron we would like to say a huge thank you to yourself, Luke and Katrina for all the fabulous work you have done to help us successfully open our new bakery.  Having your business involved in the design and all the organising of licenses etc  made my job a little less stressful knowing that your company had it all organised.  I have attached some photos of the end result and it looks fabulous.  We have had many of our customers say how wonderful it looks however, next time we may have to make the display cabinets a little lower for us shorties!!!!  Ha ha! Thanks heaps again and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
Regards, Renee Craig 

Craig's Bakery | Gladstone
Team wonderful indeed – I don’t know of any other company that would be communicating with their clients at 8:30 at night… thanks heaps… it helps 

via Facebook Steve Drew, owner Evo Espresso
Food Strategy came recommended to us as the "gurus" in the food retailing build space and they have not disappointed. Puckles is an entirely new brand and required a huge commitment to detail along with the ability to change and adapt as the model progressed. When you're starting up a new business there's nothing better than having an expert partner in the fitout space and Food Strategy has been this partner for Puckles. Not only were they excellent in the shop build space but they have an exhaustive list of other suppliers that we were able to leverage for everything from interior design to furniture choice. A big thanks to Rob, Chris and the Food Strategy team!

via email Steve Plarre, owner Puckles Bakehouse franchise group
Food Strategy are better than most of the other restaurant design people out there. They don’t use shopping centre plans for information – instead Food Strategy accurately measures and checks each site. This means I can give a more accurate quote and build a better job. It’s another check that nothing major is missed. With other designers; we find that every second job needs to be redesigned because they missed something. Robert seems to find most things in the design.

Via Telephone: Frank Pollicina - Frank Pollicina Shop fitting and cabinet making
There are so many good things to say about Food Strategy plans and the team. The site measures and dimensions are accurate which means they’re easy to build and construct from. Their difference is the details in the cabinetry and stainless steel. I can send the designs straight to the workshops and don’t have to have them re-drawn like I do for other designers. This saves money and time.

We have to ‘assume’ details on other designer’s drawing – not with Food Strategy. For example; No one else draws in the gas lines to the catering equipment – a piece of information that’s vital to building the shop so we know it triggers consideration of gas installation and relevant council approvals. They have complete install information of catering equipment such as amps, megajoules, model numbers and services – I know exactly what services to arrange before we start.
The staff are happy, easy to work with and always available to answer our questions. Due to their knowledge and experience they know the answers to our questions – the others don’t. Nothing is too much trouble. By using Food Strategy designs; Witrook has less variations for the client, our risk factor is lower so our construction prices are lower – everyone wins!

Via Telephone: Tai Cecil – Witbrook Projects
From my point of view, this project is fantastic. Great information, easy to compare.  Well done to the whole team at Food Strategy. I know it has been challenging at times but I am extremely optimistic and excited about moving forward with more projects.  Thanks again for all your hard work.

via email: Joel Douglas. National Operations Manager. Nightowl Convenience Strores
You are awesome!!! Thanks team!! Xxx

Hudson Dale. Senior Sales & Leasing Executive. Raine & Horne Commercial
My sincere thanks to you both and your team for  your contribution to the concept proposal  and especially  your flexibility and patience in meeting our "last minute" needs.  Your cooperation and efficiency in forwarding documentation is also appreciated

via email: Wayne Watt. General Manager. Student Guild. Griffith University Gold Coast
Thanks…….especially for the super quick response. You Guys are great!

Via email: David Swain. Design & Construction Manager. Yum! Restaurants International
Just wanted to comment on the Night Owl gear and pass on my comments to the team. The drawings look great! So much more detail than what is normally seen in industry, has made a big difference to the jobs and the amount of calls we get re fitting out specs etc.

via email: Michael Jones. Northern Region Sales Manager. FSM Foodservice Equipment
Elaine and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for your contribution in bringing this exciting project to reality. I am aware that this project presented several challenges and thanks to you and Jay many were seamlessly overcome. We are looking forward to receiving certification from Council today and opening the doors for trade within the coming days. Please call by when we are up and running as it would be our pleasure to show you around and treat you to a great Nightowl coffee.

via email: Jeff and Elaine Martin. Franchisee. Nightowl Convenience 400 George St Brisbane
You have the No1 Food Service design set up in the Country! Can tell you there is nothing like it amongst your competitors anywhere in Australia.

via email: Michael Jones. Australian Sales Manager. Cossiga Refrigeration.
We wish to tell you how pleased we are with the Torbay Production Kitchen. It has now been operating for 2 months and we couldn’t be more happy with the results.

Your design meets everything that we asked for. Your recommendations of equipment has worked extremely well. We are very pleased with the equipment specs and the way it complements each other. Our staff are full of praise for the new kitchen and conditions they are now working in.

Overall this project has been a most satisfying experience and your expert advice and professional care has seen the project run smoothly from design to the production of the first meal.  Food Strategy has a standing invitation to visit at any time and bring anyone you like through the facility. We are quite proud of the final result and really appreciate your design and your assistance in making it a reality. We thankyou for your assistance and congratulate you on your very professional team.

via written letter: Philip Parry. Chief Executive Officer. Torbay Retirement Villages Limited
Well done to the food strategy team. Its seldom the client puts pen to paper to offer such great feedback after the business engagement has completed, we look forward to partnering the next project

via email: Jaime Patullo, Regional Sales Manager Qld / NT. Comcater Foodservice Equipment
Thankyou so very much for doing the Food Premises Design Lectures again. I really appreciate the input and assistance that you provide to our university program.

via written note: Dr Thomas Tenkate. Subject Area Co-ordinator, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology
The shop has been operating very well and we have had very positive comments about the 'look' and the food. Both Kerry and I were happy with the friendly and efficient service provided by yourself and the team. If we had a problem someone always tried to solve it for us. There is a lot of talent. Certainly we will be happy to recommend your business to any future prospects. Thankyou again.

via email: Jayne Fry. B.Bus CPA (Business Investor) Clancy’s Carvery Rockhampton
It was the great plans by @FoodStrategy for our fitout that kicked this world of food excitement off!

via Twitter: Vanilla Pod @VanillaPodling
@eatdrink: So pleased to welcome @FoodStrategy to the @eatdrink family. Our 1st contributing author. Honoured these brilliant designers have joined us.

via Twitter: Laynie Kelly. Editor. Eat Drink Magazine
Like anything spending some time and $ on quality design will save a lot of money and wasted time later. Getting a good team like FS working on your project is a must.

via Facebook: Richard
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