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Our Team

The responsiveness & personalization of a small firm with the expertise of a big one
Amy Hegarty

CID, ASID, CFSP, LEED Green Associate, FCSI


Principal Consultant

ahegarty@foodservicestudio. com

(804) 550-2090 extension 702


Amy has 30 years of experience designing commercial kitchens and is a certified interior designer. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and served as Virginia Chapter president and on numerous committees for the organization.


Amy is a Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP), a professional member of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), ServSafe Food Protection Manager certified, and a LEED Green Associate. She also sits on the editorial board for FCSI The Americas Quarterly publication, and she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.​


Interesting fact: "I’m in the hand bell choir at St. Mary’s Catholic Church."

Favorite way to spend a Saturday: "Doing anything besides laundry!"

Doug Huber


Principal Consultant

dhuber@foodservicestudio. com

(804) 550-2090 extension 701

Doug has over 35 years of experience in the foodservice industry as a finance consultant to multi-unit restaurant operators and franchise companies and a foodservice equipment manufacturers’ representative, and he has also held various management positions within the casual dining sector. 


Doug holds the designations of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP), and he is ServSafe Food Protection Manager certified. He is a professional member of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) and is a member and past chairman of the Council for Professional Standards Committee. He received his BBA from James Madison University and his MBA from Rollins College.


Interesting fact:  "I have danced on the lawn of the White House in a Huckleberry Hound costume (and got paid for it)."

Toughest race:  "Completing the Bull Run Run 50 mile race in Manassas, Virginia, in 11 hours, 35 minutes."

Jessica Zinckgraf

BIM Manager

jzinckgraf@foodservicestudio. com

(804) 550-2090 extension 703

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Jessica is our Autodesk Revit technician and joined FCS in 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Jefferson University, Philadelphia where she took courses in Commercial & Residential Interior Design, Building Materials, Construction Documentation, and AutoCAD/Revit. Jessica also spent a semester studying Interior Architecture with DIS in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Interesting fact: "I make hand drawn greeting cards and print custom apparel."

Favorite way to spend a Saturday: "Spending time outdoors, especially around a campfire."


Melissa Jennings


Senior Foodservice Designer

mjennings@foodservicestudio. com

(804) 550-2090 extension 707


Melissa has 5 ½ years of experience designing commercial kitchens and joined FCS in 2023 as Senior Foodservice Designer. She is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also received an Associate’s in Interior Design from Tidewater Community College. Melissa is working towards her certification as a Certified Interior Designer (CID) and to becoming a Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP).

Melissa’s prior foodservice design experience included being a lighting consultant, corporate facilities designer for a nation-wide kitchen/bath/lighting retailer, and starting her own residential design company. She even designed her own home remodel/addition, changing the original home from a 950 sq. ft. two bed one bath to a 2,000 sq. ft. four bed two bath.  She shares this newly renovated home with her husband and their three sons.

Interesting fact: “I lived in Germany for three years while my stepfather was stationed there. My first skiing experiences were on the alps of Germany and Austria.”

Favorite way to spend a Saturday: “Catching waves at the beach.”

First Job: “I worked as a cashier at Food Lion and quickly moved up to front end office assistant.”

Favorite art project: “I carved an iconic mouse shape out of foam (12”W x 18”L x 12”H) and covered it with cat toy mice. I finished it off with leopard print fur ears and tail, it’s called ‘Here Kitty Kitty’.”

Stephanie Gatewood


Director of Accounting & Human Resources

sgatewood@foodservicestudio. com

(804) 550-2090 extension 705


Stephanie joined FCS in 2005 as a temporary employee...and still hasn't left! She brought over 10 years of marketing and operations experience to Foodservice Consultants Studio, as well as foodservice operations experience. She is a Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) and ServSafe Food Protection Manager certified. She is the author of the now out-of-print book, When Peanuts are Poison, which served as a handbook for parents of children newly diagnosed with a peanut allergy. Stephanie obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her MBA from the University of Richmond. 


First job: "Veterinarian Technician. I loved working with the animals but didn't enjoy the job much since my boss didn't allow breaks, even for meals!"

Favorite way to spend a Saturday: "Spending time outdoors or at home with my husband and two teenagers."

Michael Mahoney

CAD/Revit Technician

mmahoney@foodservicestudio. com

(804) 550-2090 extension 706


Michael Joined FCS in 2022 and works as our CAD/Revit technician. After receiving a B.S. from James Madison University and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Longwood University Michael worked as a speech therapist in a Richmond-area rehabilitation facility for over four years. He then pivoted towards a career in the construction field, completing a variety of small renovations, new builds, and custom casework. It was in this line of work that Michael gained a greater appreciation for design, high-end materials, and attention to detail. In addition to his hands-on work, he also served as project manager and began learning computer aided drafting. He is excited to be a member of the FCS team!

Interesting fact: "As a result of my father’s career, I have lived in both India and Japan as a child. I would love to go back!"

Favorite way to spend a Saturday: "Sitting outside on a sunny day reading or doing a crossword puzzle."

First job: "I worked in a veterinary office where I looked after the cats and dogs that were being boarded."

Favorite building project: "I built custom canvas frames for a Richmond artist and helped him install the pieces in a Michelin star restaurant in Chicago."

Sabin Kim


Project Coordinator

skim@foodservicestudio. com

(804) 550-2090 extension 704


Sabin joined FCS in 2021 and works as our Project Coordinator. She has a wealth of knowledge in Project Management and enjoys working in a team environment. She received her B.S. in Marketing from Virginia Tech and master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Sabin is inspired daily by her husband and their two children. She loves to travel and enjoys volunteering and spending outdoor time with her family.


Interesting fact: "I read 'Where the Crawdads Sing' in two different languages."

Favorite way to spend a Saturday: "Attend children’s sports games and spend quality time with friends and family."

Larry Huber {RETIRED}

CFSP, FCSI Emeritus




Larry officially retired in 2015 after offering design solutions to the foodservice industry for 51 years, although you may occasionally find him completing a final site inspection or performing quality checks on our documents.


Larry founded Virginia-based Foodservice Consultants Studio in 2000. He was a Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP), ServSafe Food Protection Manager certified, and was a professional, and now Emeritus, member of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). Larry previously sat on FCSI's Board of Trustees and is past chair of the Ethics Committee.


Larry volunteered his services for the US Department of Agriculture, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Maryland School Nutrition Association, and the School Nutrition Association of Virginia.  He served the School Nutrition Association of Virginia as a member of the Industry Advisory Committee and as a sustaining member.


First job: "Morning newspaper delivery, which may be the reason I still wake so early."

Proudest moment: "Being honored with the Top Achiever - Consultant award in 2011 with my son Doug."

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