John Sousa

Principal – Crabtree McGrath Associates, Inc.

With more than 25 years of experience in foodservice consulting, John Sousa’s work includes private and publicly- funded global projects of varying size and complexities spanning many industries including corporate, K-12 and higher education, healthcare, assisted living, culinary arts, restaurant, military and correctional facilities.

Prior to joining Crabtree McGrath Associates, Inc. in 2001, John was employed a Foodservice Design Engineer and Equipment Planner for Paramount Restaurant Supply in Warren, Rhode Island. Here, he worked to design and supply foodservice equipment to a wide range of clients across many market segments, including nationwide and regional retail concept rollout projects for well-known companies such as Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, assisted living facilities, independent retail, and other institutions.

After honing his technical skills preparing millwork and stainless steel production documents, as well as his design, sales, and project management expertise, John transitioned from the design-sell model into the field of independent equipment consulting. In 2001, he acquired Crabtree McGrath Associates, Inc. where he has since successfully driven the strategic direction of the company into the 21st century.

John is a member of the local Chapter of Foodservice Consulting Society International (FCSI), an organization born from the Food Facilities Consultants Society (FFCS), a society founded in part by Samuel Crabtree, original founder of Crabtree McGrath Associates, Inc. He has served as Treasurer and Secretary of the New England Chapter of Foodservice Consultants Society International.

Awards for John’s foodservice planning and consulting work include: 2013 Boston Society for Architecture, Harleston Parker Medal , Roger E. Wellington Elementary School, Belmont, Massachusetts; 2011 Crew CT- The Real Estate Exchange, Blue Ribbon Award for Interior Design , Aetna World Headquarters dining facility, Hartford, Connecticut; 2006 Boston Preservation Alliance, Boston Preservation Alliance Award for Smith & Wollensky at the Armory, Boston, Massachusetts; and 2006 IAP Food Facility Design award Legal Seafood, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Massachusetts.

John received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the New England Institute of Technology, 1998. He resides in Georgetown, MA with his family.

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