Who We Are

Food Service Design Group (FSDG) is a team of commercial foodservice design professionals with a passion for innovative design, production enhancements, and operational efficiencies. It was established in order to provide contemporary and effective design and consulting services for all food service establishments. With over 70 years of combined experience in the food service design industry, our designers have developed a successful design process, translating our clients’ ideas into reality. Our designers are able to incorporate the latest trends in food service by actively participating in industry events, and applying them, along with functionality and flow, into each and every project.
Wen Ko

Wen Ko

Co-Founder of Food Service Design Group, 619.239.8156 ext 120, wko@fsdesigngroup.com
Wen Ko
Wen Ko is the primary food service designer with Food Service Design Group. He has twenty-four years designing experience in the commercial food service industry. His design skills include food service design solutions for Schools, Hospitals, Cafeterias, Hotels, & Restaurants. In 1993, Wen became the co-founder of Food Service Design Group which was formed as a division within San Diego Restaurant Supply to provide professional consulting services to architects, chains, and operators in need of foodservice design.
Al Friedrichs

Al Friedrichs

Sr. Food Service Designer, 619.239.8156 ext. 139, afriedrichs@fsdesigngroup.com
Al Friedrichs
Al Friedrichs has directly been involved with the Commercial Foodservice Industry since the early 70’s garnering extensive knowledge and experience in design, planning, construction, manufacturing and operations for both new and renovation projects. By working closely with Clients and Architects he has gained significant insights into the needs of the Operators, forming creative and individualized solutions to complex problems. Al’s diverse portfolio includes high profile projects spanning the country as well as international. The projects range from educational and business to restaurants, hotels, casinos and resorts, and casinos.
Joe Lax

Joe Lax

Director of Designer, 619.239.8156 ext. 147, joe@fsdesigngroup.com
Joe Lax
Joe Lax is a certified food service professional (CFSP). He has over 15 years of food service design experience that include working with national multi-unit restaurants, grocery stores, bars and universities. As a CFSP, Joe develops kitchen layouts to be cost effective integrated with overall design, complies with code requirements and function of space, creates quality foodservice construction documents, verified, supported installations, meets all critical project requirements within a specified timeline, ensures compliance with local and international health code requirements. Driven, honest and trustworthy Joe will produce successful results for you the client.
Keith Leo

Keith Leo

Design Project Manager, LEED GA, 619.239.8156 ext. 119, kleo@fsdesigngroup.com
Keith Leo
Keith Leo
After acquiring a B.S. in Engineering at Purdue University, Keith has been in the commercial food service design industry for 4 years. His experience with Food Service Design Group includes equipment layout, schedules, utility plans, elevations, sections, details, and specification writing. Projects he has been involved with include restaurants, hospitals, test kitchens, school cafeterias, corporate cafeterias, military cafeterias, and military kitchens.

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