(607) 217-5389 mberard@ckc-llc.net

Michael D. Berard, FCSI

Commercial Kitchen Designer


  • B.S. Degree – Industrial Technology, Binghamton University, May, 1996
  • A.S. Degree – Construction Technology, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, May, 1983

Certifications and Licenses

  • Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO 4), Civil Engineer Corps,  United States Navy Reserve
  • Secret Security Clearance


  • Professional Member, Food service Consultant Society International
  • Corporate Member, New York School Nutrition Association
  • US Dept. of Veterans Administation

Professional Experience

Commercial Kitchen Consulting, LLC, is a full service commercial and institutional food service equipment consulting firm located in Binghamton, New York. CKC is a registered Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and has no affiliation to a food service equipment supplier or manufacturer. Michael Berard has over 36 years of food service equipment related experience with a strong emphasis on designing commercial kitchens for K-12 schools, colleges, hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, bulk food production kitchens, and correctional and government facilities.

K-12 Schools

• Bradford CSD (K-12 Kitchen/Servery), Bradford, New York
• Dr. Martin Luther King School #9 (Prep Kitchen), Rochester, New York
• Deposit CSD (High & Middle Schools Kitchen/Servery), Deposit, New York
• Oneonta CSD (HS Kitchen/Servery & Serveries in 5 Schools), Oneonta, New York
• Binghamton CSD (Serveries in 5 Schools), Binghamton, New York
• Hancock High School (High School Kitchen/Servery), Hancock, New York
• Roosevelt Elementary School (Servery), Binghamton, New York
• Deposit CSD (Elementary Kitchen), Deposit, New York
• Corning-Painted Post CSD (East Middle School Kitchen/Servery), Corning, New York
• Corning-Painted Post CSD (West Middle School Kitchen/Servery), Corning, New York
• Susquehanna Valley CSD (Kitchen Renovations), Conklin, New York
• Johnson City High School (Kitchen Renovations), Johnson City, New York
• Bath CSD (Kitchen & Servery Renovations), Bath, New York
• Harpursville Elementary & High Schools (Kitchen), Harpursville, New York
• Owego School District, Elementary School (Kitchen/Servery), Owego, New York
(LEED Silver)
• Maine-Endwell CSD (Three Kitchens and Serving), Endwell, New York
• Washingtonville CSD (Kitchen and Serving), Washingtonville, New York
• Newark Valley CSD (Kitchen and Serving), Newark Valley, New York
• Utica CSD (Commissary Kitchen), Utica, New York
• Horseheads CSD (High School & Middle School Kitchen/Serving), Horseheads, New York
• Binghamton CSD, MacArthur Elementary School (Kitchen/Servery), Binghamton, New York (LEED Silver)
• Elmira CSD, Southside High School (Cafeteria and Production Kitchen), Elmira, New York
• Union-Endicott CSD, High School (Kitchen and Servery Renovations), Endicott, New York
• Windsor CSD (Kitchen & Serving for Four Schools), Windsor, New York
• Highland CSD (Food service Feasibility Study – 4 Schools), Highland, New York
• Bethlehem CSD (Kitchen and Serving – 4 Schools), Delmar, New York
• Montgomery ASD (Kitchen and Serving), Montgomery, Pennsylvania
• Delaware Academy CSD (Kitchen, Serving and Culinary), Delhi, New York
• Rochester CSD, Children’s School, – Kitchen/Servery Rochester New York
• Sidney CSD High School – Kitchen/Servery, Sidney, New York
• Candor CSD – Kitchen/Servery, Candor, New York

Higher Education

• St. John Fisher College (Production Bakery/Grab & Go, Central Kitchen), Rochester, New York
• Brockway Dinning Hall – Syracuse University – Kitchen/Servery, Syracuse, New York
• McDonald Hall, SUNY Delhi (Demonstration Kitchen and 2 Culinary Kitchens), Delhi, New York
• Falk College, Syracuse University (Culinary Kitchen and Cafe), Syracuse, New York
• Colgate University (Frank Dining Hall), Hamilton, New York
• SUNY Morrisville (Incubator), Morrisville, New York
• SUNY Broome (Carnegie Culinary), Binghamton, New York
• SUNY Delhi (Alumni Hall Culinary), Delhi, New York
• Syracuse University, Hinds Hall (Cafe), Syracuse, New York
• SUNY Albany (Campus Center Study), Albany, New York


• GST BOCES (Culinary Kitchen), Hornell, New York
• WFLB Stanley Tech (Culinary Kitchen), Stanley, New York
• Long Beach School District (High School Culinary Kitchen), Long Beach, New York
• York Technical Institute (4 Teaching Kitchens & Dishwashing), York, Pennsylvania
• Broome-Tioga BOCES (Culinary Kitchen), Binghamton, New York
• Syracuse Institute of Tech (Teaching/Culinary Kitchen)*, Syracuse, New York
• SUCF Daycare (SUNY Daycare Center), Delhi, New York
• Broome-Tioga BOCES (Test Kitchen), Binghamton, New York
• Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES (Teaching Kitchen), Newark, New York
• Filmore (Teaching Kitchen), Newark, New York


• Lakefront Restaurant (Kitchen/Dining), Cooperstown, New York
• Monroe Golf Club (Production Kitchen/Banquet), Pittsfield, New York
• Moxie Wood Fire Grill (Restaurant), Conklin, New York
• Tedeschi’s Restaurant (Restaurant), Hallstead, Pennsylvania
• Strathallan Hotel (Bar, Restaurant, Hospitality), Rochester, New York
• Dinsmore County Club – Mill Norrie State Park, Staatsburg, New York


• James Quillen VAMC (DOM Servery), Johnson City, Tennessee
• Oxford Veterans Home (Kitchen Renovation), Oxford, New York
• Canandaigua Veterans Home (Central Kitchen, Servery, Canteen), Canandaigua, New York
• Bath VAMC (Servery), Bath, New York
• Pittsburgh VAMC (Central Production Kitchen), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Wilkes Barre VAMC (Production Kitchen), Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
• Coatesville VAMC (Kitchen/Servery), Coatesville, Pennsylvania
• Martinsburg VAMC (Production Kitchen), Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
• Syracuse VAMC (Kitchen Renovation), Syracuse, New York
• Pittsburgh VAMC (University Drive Kitchen), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


• Legacy at Maiden Park Nursing Home – Kitchen, Greece, New York
• St. Elizabeth Nursing Home (Central Kitchen & Cafeteria Renovation), Syracuse, New York*
• Rochester General Hospital (Food Court), Rochester, New York
• Castle Rest Residential Healthcare Facilities (Kitchen/Dining), Syracuse, New York
• Castle Garden Senior Living (Kitchen/Dining), Vestal, New York
• Southwestern Vermont Health Care (Nursing Home & Hospital Kitchens), Bennington, Vermont
• St. Mary’s Hospital (Cafeteria), Waterbury, Connecticut
• Albany Co Nursing Home (Kitchen Renovation), Albany, New York
• Legacy at Maiden Park Senior Living Community (Kitchen/Dining), Rochester, New York
• Genesis Health Care Barn Hill Nursing Home – Kitchen, Newton, New Jersey
• Albany County Nursing Home – Kitchen, Albany, New York
• Gateway Kitchen & Cafe Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, New York


• Lockheed Martin (Corporate Kitchen and Cafe), Gaithersburg, Maryland
• Greenstar Co-op (Collegetown Market), Ithaca, New York
• LDBC Mess Hall – Kitchen, Delhi, New York
• Argus Treatment Center (Kitchen), Bronx, New York
• Amethyst House Treatment Center (Kitchen), Staten Island, New York
• Odyssey House Treatment Center (Kitchen), Wards Island, New York

Building Condition Surveys, Energy Surveys & Studies

• MacArthur Elementary School, Binghamton, New York
• Honeoye Falls-Lima CSD, Honeoye Falls, New York
• Kendall CSD, New York
• Campbell-Savona CSD, Savona, New York
• Ithaca CSD, Ithaca, New York
• Prattsburgh CSD, Prattsburgh, New York
• Newark Valley CSD, Newark Valley, New York
• Homer CSD, Homer, New York
• Letchworth CSD, Letchworth, New York
• Elmira CSD, Elmira, New York
• Ithaca CSD (Food service Energy Performance Contract – 13 Schools), Ithaca, New York
• Dryden CSD, Dryden, New York
• Clyde Savannah CSD, Clyde, New York
• Groton CSD, Groton, New York
• Chittenango CSD, New York
• Horseheads CSD, Horseheads, New York
• Liverpool CSD, Liverpool, New York
• Trumansburg CSD, Trumansburg, New York
• Candor CSD, Candor, New York
• Chenango Forks CSD, Chenango Forks, New York
• Washingtonville CSD, Washingtonville, New York
• Syracuse CSD, Syracuse, New York