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About NGAssociates

Experience • Solutions • Service • Ongoing Support

NGA provides a full range of consulting and design services for the professional foodservice industry.

Areas of expertise, experience and service include:

Workplace Dining
Restaurants and Bars
Central Commissary Kitchens
Culinary Schools / Demo Kitchens
Museums / Public Venues
Government / Military
Hotels and Resorts
Higher Education / Campus Dining
Health Care Facilities / Meal Delivery
Convention and Event Centers
Correctional Facilities
Sports Arenas


We bring our creativity and passion for foodservice operations and design to each new project.
Our team’s broad industry experience includes working as professional chefs, managing foodservice establishments, providing equipment support services and implementing technology projects. We have the experience and resources to work both domestically and globally.

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Professional Recommendations

  • Nahum has been incredible to work with. His continued support, progression of projects, ideas and communication is second to none. We have worked together on multiple projects, attended trade shows both foreign and domestic and collaborated on future projects. I would highly recommend Nahum to anyone in need of superlative work, from concept to completion.

    Joe Peterson, Director, Global Workplace Services - LinkedIn
  • When working with Nahum at NSDi and afterwards, I was always impressed by how he could combine his food-service expertise with startup-like innovation. Nahum is a creative dynamo, a professional with undisputed integrity, and a pleasure to work with.

    Noam Rosenthal, Software Architect at Wix.com
  • Nahum has a depth of knowledge in food service design that few have. The professional contacts he maintains are made available to clients to make our job easier. Nahum took a project that was mishandled and turned it around. His professionalism was instrumental in moving us in to our new 780 bed hospital food service. He is always available for consultation and delivers what he promises!

    Steven KoneffKlatt, Senior Health Care Administrator / Consultant S.F. Bay Area
  • Nahum possesses excellent experienced knowledge regarding food service project design. Having worked closely with Nahum on a couple kitchen designs, I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

    Dave Blom, Executive Pastry Chef at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
  • Our firm has worked with Nahum on quite a few school projects for WCCUSD, and we were always very pleased with the smoothness of coordinating all the details with him and the promptness of his work delivery.

    Andrea Powell, Vice President at Powell & Partners, Architects
  • Nahum is an extremely knowledgeable and helpful . He did a fantastic job of executing our vision while keeping a tight leash with vendors and contractors. Highly recommended.

    Scott Erickson, Executive Chef at Clif Bar & Company
  • I was introduced to Nahum as part of the development of our Alameda Campus. Nahum quickly became an integral part of the development team insofar as to the design of our café. Nahum designed the café based on the number of occupants it would feed and the number of services. Nahum worked tirelessly with us and our team of employees to select the best café operator for the campus. Nahum set up various viewings and then helped us come up with a short list of candidates. Nahum was a key team member in the analysis of the short list both on the quality of food we could expect as well as the financial commitment we would be required to make. Nahum was easy to work with and his follow up skills are tremendous. Nahum was also very instrumental in advising us and helping us with value engineering of the café equipment and came up with a very creative solution so that we obtained everything the café required to operate yet at the same time remain within our budgetary constraints. We are currently retaining Nahum as our café consultant and find his service indispensable.

    Javier Maldonado, MBA, RPA, Campus Operations & Construction Director at VF Corporation - Outdoor Coalition
  • I have had the pleasure of working with Nahum on several large scale and complex projects over the past seven years. From a headquarters facility to a convention center, Nahum brings nothing but the upmost professionalism and skill to the team.

    Dimitri Avdienko, Design Director at Pu'Uwai Design and Construction
  • While I only had an opportunity to work with Nahum for a relatively short period of time, I found his design skills to be exemplary. Nahum's attention to detail and ability to think both creatively and critically are refreshing to encounter.

    Anthony Thomas, Corporate Executive Chef at Old Soul Company
  • I was delighted that Nahum accepted my invitation to speak to my UC Berkeley Foodservice Organization and Management class this spring. He did a great job of bringing to life a topic that can be intimidating to those not in the field (facilities, design, and equipment) and many of my students are now interested in an area that at first scared them off.

    Kristen Rasmussen de Vásquez, Culinary Nutrition and Food Sustainability Expert
  • Nahum played an instrumental role in the new Cafeteria design for Medtronic Cardiovascular back in 2009-2010. This project was nominated as one of top ten in 2010 by the North Bay Business Journal. Nahum was responsible for coordination and design of all the kitchen and servicing equipment and exceeded all expectations on a daily basis. He understood the spatial constrains very well and assisted Architects and Interior Designers with better organized and mindful design approach. I highly recommend Nahum to any company that might require his services.

    Vladimir Kotov, Project Manager, Construction Administrator
  • Absolutely FABULOUS design of an iconic employee cafe, servery and kitchen at the new Adobe Systems site in Utah. Great customer experience and functional from consumer and operations perspectives, Nahum is a true professional who is able to successfully incorporate input from all various "factions".

    Bill Chow, Food service for a sustainable future
  • Nahum has been an amazing design consultant to partner on creating world class dining establishments. He has been a solid support for multiple projects from conceptual modeling to continued leverage of manufacture's services well after a project has closed out.

    David Henderson, VP, Workplace Solutions at Facilitate Corporation
  • Any project Nahum works on will be well thought out and functional! Nahum is detail oriented and truly cares about his customers. Nahum will go to great lengths to get the customer what they want!

    Katharine Mizla, CSI, CDT, Consultant Sales Manager at Vollrath
  • Nahum is a forward thinking designer who understands how to guide his clients' projects towards effective water conservation and energy efficiency.

    Richard Young, Director of Education at the Food Service Technology Center - fishnick.com
  • Nahum is extremely responsive and is a team player. He is extremely knowledgeable about Food Service equipment design and functionality. He is a pleasure to work with.

    Michelle Jones, Principal at RIM Architects
  • The most recent project we worked with Nahum on required careful consideration of food service options and a creative approach to solutions. It was a pleasure working with him to explore those options and develop solutions. He was also a tremendous help in developing cost models for the project.

    David Rapp, Owner, STRATAap Architecture
  • Nahum brought great design ideas to our project and followed up with detailed drawings that were complete and helped make the project a success!

    Tom Wagner, Architect at The Wagner Partnership, Inc
  • Nahum is great to work with..he's very knowledgeable and thorough. I look forward to the opportunity of working with him again.

    Greg Thurman, President, Terrasset Management Group
  • I have worked with Nahum on a number of projects. He has shown great attributes as a design consultant, heading up, coordinating and having projects completed in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend Nahum for this type of work.

    Tom Coyle, Owner at Frigid Engineering Services Company