New Office Location effective October 2019
October the 1st 2019 iangrubbconsulting will be moving into the new premises.
The new office is located in the southern part of Freiburg, in the lively and historic District Wiehre.
I am very much looking forward to work in the impressive and inspiring Art Nouveau villa, which I shall be sharing with the architects practice Technau Architekten and the structural engineers Kremp Ingenieurplanung.

Link to the new Address


Wet Waste Disposal System


Wet Waste Disposal System in Durbach
An instructive, two-day seminar on the subject Wet Waste Disposal Systems in professional kitchens “Food leftovers: curse or blessing?” held in the resort Durbach, situated on the verge of the northern Black Forest and well known for its excellent Riesling wine. Interesting and extensive exchange with colleagues and friends.

FCSI conference 2018 in Rotterdam


The annual FCSI conference 2018 in Rotterdam
A two-day seminar and conference event held jointly for the first time with FCSI EAME on board the spectacular SS Rotterdam, a former Dutch passenger ship built in 1959, which is now used as a hotel ship with 254 cabins. A superb conference venue in the centre of Rotterdam, a vivid city packed with interesting restaurants, food outlets and food concepts, with the Markthal designed by MVRDV being one of the many highlights.

Link to the photo album of the FCSI EAME conference

Munich Oktoberfest 2018


Kitchen Tour at the Munich Oktoberfest
A fascinating guided tour held by Michael Süssmeier visiting behind the scenes, the “Oktoberfest Kitchens”, a place of action while the beer tents are still in deep slumber. Per tent 50 to 60 cooks along with 1,600 waiters and waitresses distributed within the 95 restaurants located on the Oktoberfest premises accomplish a culinary and logistical masterpiece. Cheers to that!


Interview “In My View: Ian Grubb FCSI”
Short interview “In My View: Ian Grubb FCSI” in der latest EAME issue (03/2018) of the journal FOODSERVICE CONSULTANT.

Link to the Interview



Joined the global online platform scabrou.
An extremely interesting business portal that simplifies the search for entrepreneurs offering hospitality products and services to professionals in the hospitality and foodservice sector.



A three-day visit at the Hamburg Trade Fair Internorga
This year, for the first time the Internorga (Innovative. Inspiring. International.) is no longer a “home match”, but as always a most successful and worthwhile visit with many events and terrific networking. One of the highlights: The annual FCSI fundraising run at the Hamburg Exhibition Center … especially when it does not rain.

Link to the German article „Freien Lauf dem gutem Zweck“ issued by the journal „gastronomie & hotellerie (4/2018)”

Rosewood Hotel München


Assignment for the Kitchen and Laundry Design for the Rosewood Hotel Munich
iangrubbconsulting is commissioned for planning the kitchen and laundry of the first Rosewood Hotel in Germany. I am very much looking forward to plan the kitchens of this prestige project in Munich, together with an amazing team of planners, as well as the client and operator.

FCSI Jahrestagung 2017 in München


The annual FCSI Conference 2017 in Munich
Two days packed with seminars and conference events. Interesting hotel trend tour with visits to The Mandarin Oriental, Ruby Lilly, The Lovelace and the newly opened 25hours “The Royal Bavarian”. Further high-quality tours through the market Viktualienmarkt by the chef Manuel Reheis (owner of the restaurant Broeding) as well as tours in the Pschorr and Hofbräuhaus. Informative lectures by humans and the star guest “Pepper”.

host Milano, Italien


host Milano, Italy
A three-day visit at the host Milano, Italy, the world’s leading trade show for the hospitality industries. Had many interesting lectures and good conversations at the FCSI booth.

iangrubbconsulting startet als Planungsbüro


Establishment of iangrubbconsulting
Opening of my planning firm for commercial kitchens and laundries in the beautiful city of Freiburg, in the sunniest part of Germany.

4. Fachplaner-Convention


Netzwerk Cuklinaria | 4th convention for professional consultants
Netzwerk Culinaria’s 4th convention for professional consultants set in the leisure and theme park Europa-Park in Rust. The first invitation to a convention under the new company name 
iangrubbconsulting, ten days before the official office opening. Always a great event.