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Virtual Rendezvous with Neolith® – Restaurants: Design


The company Neolith®, which produces Sintered Stone, is organising this event in a series of roundtables in different countries. The aim of these roundtables is to learn from the immediate situation we each find ourselves in currently, and begin to analyse together how the future of social and public life might unfold.There are new pressures on the way we use our homes, and challenges to using the physical spaces outdoors. As we begin to reuse schools, shops and workplaces yet more physical and social challenges will emerge. We will debate the responses in architecture, interior design and urban development in the short and medium-term.

We will first introduce ourselves and discuss how well we are handling new living and working from home situations in our own practices, and what approach we will advocate to those we will be advising on using space, based on health, social, environmental and other aspects. What solutions are architects looking at? What are the property and real estate implications in a world that is rapidly being converted to virtual events and online activities?. We trust that, together, we can contribute some positive analytical thoughts in order to find answers for the future. As this has not yet been covered, we will also look at the retail future.

Restaurants - Design

Anthony Carrino

I graduated from Babson College in 2001 with a love for business and a desire to be “successful”. My definition of which is one learned from watching my father; a guy who always worked for himself, hustled his ass off, gave his family everything they could want, and was always present.

While at Babson, I also discovered my creative side…after one day sitting behind the campus center desk I knew I couldn’t make money this way, so I taught myself how to design websites and by the time I graduated I was managing 30 clients and made myself a nice chunk of change in the process.
After graduating I wanted to utilize my business and
creative skills, so my father and I opened and operated a boutique design & development firm, which we ran for 12 years in Jersey City, NJ. The core strategy was the revitalization and adaptive reuse of architecturally significant, underutilized buildings within the urban core of Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ. During that time we successfully delivered over 200,000 sq feet of mixed-use and multi-family properties, winning multiple  estoration and preservation awards in the  process.

In 2011, HGTV approached my cousin, John, and me to follow us, and my development company, and thus Kitchen Cousins was born. Nine years later, I have had six show titles, and nine  successful seasons of television with a media reach that spans the globe and a viewership that is in the 100’s of millions. We are now working with the team  from Ellen DeGeneres on our second season of The Build Up, which gives back to communities in need.

IG: @carrinoanthony

Vanessa Deleon

Vanessa’s inspiration is rooted in her cultural composition. Her award winning work combines modern, stylized designs with classic décor. She has become an influencer in the interior design space.

IG: @vda_designs

Stephen Bulgarelli

Vice president and chief culinary officer to head its culinary team.
Chef Stephen possesses a unique balance of strategy, creativity, and team orientation that will elevate our menu and strengthen our culinary culture. With more than 120 years of combined
experience, the Applebee's culinary team is starting a new chapter of menu innovation focused on returning to its roots.

Bulgarelli has a rich background in the restaurant industry and a keen understanding for what restaurant guests want from a casual dining experience. Most recently, he spent seven years
with Chili's, the last five as vice president of food and beverage.

Prior to his tenure at Chili's, Bulgarelli was the vice president of culinary innovation at O'Charley's, held two culinary leadership roles with T.G.I. Friday's and was an executive chef at LSG Sky Chefs. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, N.Y.
Bulgarelli's accolades include recognition by Nation's Restaurant News in the 2008 MenuMasters Awards for Best Menu Revamp and again in the 2014 MenuMasters Awards for Best New Item.

While head of food and beverage innovation at Chili's, the brand also received the 2016 COEX Innovation Award Culinary/Operations.

IG: @applebees

Jeffrey Bruce Baker

Jeffrey Bruce Baker Designs (JBB) was founded in 2009 and is a licensed Architecture and Interior Design firm. Before founding the firm, lead Architect and Interior Designer, Jeffrey Baker, trained in Atlanta and Italy under the mentorship of Santiago Calatrava.

Later he quickly achieved the role Lead Designer and Project Manager at
Smallwood Reynolds Stewart Stewart where he designed and coordinated large luxury projects such as Streets of Buckhead, Mandarin Orientals Hotels, Sovereign, Ritz Carlton Residences, and Reynolds Plantation. Jeffrey created JBB to offer a one-stop studio, offering full architectural, interior, custom furnishings, and construction
administration services that you can only find at very large firms.

The firm produces preeminent design solutions for the luxury residential, restaurant, small business and hospitality markets. The majority of our architectural work has been designing luxury custom homes (renovation and new), multiple unit residential communities, and restaurants.
We are a small, entrepreneurial group of boutique-minded professionals with a passion towards architecture, interior design, and experience design.

We’re designers and strategists who craft unique.Jeffrey Bruce Baker Designs operates nationwide and is
headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

IG: @jeffreybrucebakerdesigns