Richard Young
Director of The Frontier Energy Food Service Technology Center Frontier Energy, Inc.


Richard is the Director of Outreach at the Frontier Energy Food Service Technology Center
(FSTC), an unbiased, commercial foodservice, research-and-training facility known to most
industry insiders as “fishnick”.
Trained as an electrical engineer, Richard started his career in alternative energy, changing from
energy-generation to energy-efficiency when he joined the FSTC research team over thirty three
years ago. He is a contributor to the USGBC’s LEED rating system and the EPA’s ENERGY
STAR program. Richard has lectured at UC Berkeley and UC Davis and taught a food service
sustainability class at Diablo Valley College. Richard is a former member of the NRA’s
Conserve Advisory Council and is a past Fellow of the Hobart Center for Foodservice
Richard focuses his efforts on translating Frontier Energy’s 35 years of food service research
into practical information. He has created and delivered over 1000 presentations and classes
during the last 30 years and authored numerous research reports and articles in magazines,
newsletters, and on the web. He is also the creator and author of the online Foodservice Energy
Efficiency Expert (Fe3) training and certification program (