Christine van Rooy
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  • Long Beach, CA
  • United States
  • VANROOY design
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VANROOY design - Restaurant Designer

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VANROOY design
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Christine van Rooy's entire career has been dedicated to the development and success of restaurants. She has worked in various positions within the restaurant industry, ultimately completing her advanced education in Architectural Design with a specialization in hospitality; the development of new restaurant and hotel concepts world-wide.

As a Nationally Certified Interior Designer, Christine gained her experience working with diverse clients such as Baja Sharkeez, Blackwood American Grill, Bristol Seafood Grill, Claim Jumper, Flatbread Community Oven, & Fleming's Steakhouse to name a few. She then expanded her experience as a Design Manager for an award winning firm; responsible for the design & development of a new casino concept in Macau, China for the Venetian/Sands Corporation.

Christine has been recognized as one of the Top 20 New Designers to Watch in 2006 and her restaurant designs have won awards such as “Best New Restaurant” by the I.E. magazine and “Best Steakhouse” in Well’s Beach Maine.

Since creating VANROOY design, she has developed an alliance of professionals in branding, graphics, marketing, food consulting, menu development, & business development. As a testament to the quality of service provided, most new projects are referred by repeat clients choosing to collaborate on new endeavors.

Christine continues to participate as a Professional Mentor for the senior thesis Architectural design program at California State University – Long Beach, as well as an annual Lecture Series Speaker teaching the fundamentals of restaurant design.
Years in the Industry
7 in restaurant design, 10 in FOH service/bartending/managing

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UNICEF Tap Project 2010

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TAP Project 2010 - Get Involved

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Something to Tweet About

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Design Trends 2010

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Staying Local - Other options

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At 12:09pm on December 3, 2009,
Keith Youngquist
Hey Christine, Your TEAM blog is very timely. It's even more important right now to let those contemplating a strategic move with their restaurant operations to make sure they are using qualified professionals to help. I realize every development dollar is important to operators, however true professionals always find ways to save even more as Team players.

Best, Keith Youngquist, AIA, IIDA
At 3:08pm on July 7, 2009,
Alyson Mar, RD
Hi Christine,

Your designs on your website look amazing. Thanks for the connection, and I'll see you around FohBoh.

At 9:13am on June 23, 2009, Ashley Howard said…
Hi Christine, I just checked our your website. You do absolutely beautiful design work.
At 3:03pm on April 2, 2009, Tammy Pearce said…
Hi Christine:

I appreciate your comment and offer. I do not want to ruin any of my relationships either :). My husband and I are very new to the industry and want to do things correct the first time in order to set us up for success. Our partners are wonderful people and we all understand the need to be cost effective, but I don't want to create problems from the get go.

Take care,

At 6:51am on April 2, 2009, Mary Davenport said…
A big help, thanks Christine!
At 7:36am on March 31, 2009,
Phyllis Ann Marshall

Glad you joined this group. I think you will meet great hospitality experts of like mind. I know I have. And thanks for being such a valuable part of FoodPower.

Phyllis Ann
At 4:49am on March 31, 2009,
Keith Bernhardt
Hi Christine,
I wanted to welcome you to FohBoh !
I know you will find this interactive community interesting,fun, and highly valuable !

Take Care,

At 12:32am on March 31, 2009, Christine van Rooy said…
Hi Christine,

Welcome to FohBoh! We are the leading social-business network for the global restaurant industry and growing fast. Thanks for joining.

Michael L. Atkinson
CEO | Co-Founder, FohBoh

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