Christine Gurtler

Christine Gurtler

New York, NY, US



New York, NY



Cornell University, School of Hospitality Administration, Concentrated in Hospitality Design, Ithaca NY, B.S., May 2007
Parsons, the New School for Design, Interior Design, New York NY, A.A.S., May 2012


Cini-Little International, New York, NY, November 2012-Present: Project Manager

June – Aug. 2006, June 2007 – May 2010: Project Coordinator, Designer

  • Design foodservice facilities for various sectors including hospitality, higher education, corporate services, schools, healthcare, and cultural institutions
  • Generate design documents (equipment plans, electrical and mechanical plans, elevations, sections, and rough-in plans), select equipment, and create utility load schedules
  • Organize construction document packages with finalized drawings, detailed itemized specifications, and bid documents
  • Supervise construction with shop drawing review, coordination meetings, site visits, and punch lists
  • Implemented green design practices and documented these initiatives for projects seeking LEED certification
  • Assist with operational consulting including operations analysis, programming, and operator selection
  • With the design director, created a company-wide manual of training documents, references, and design standards
  • Sample of projects: Yankee Stadium, Harvard Law School, Strand Hotel, La Fonda del Sol Restaurant, MTV Studios

Tour de France Restaurant Group, New York, NY, July 2010 – July 2011
Café D’Alsace, New York, NY, November 2010 – July 2011: General Manager

  • Oversaw all departments of this upscale French restaurant, constantly monitoring the quality of food and service
  • Responsible for the supervision, recruitment, training, and dismissal of a staff of three managers and 50 employees
  • Developed a formal training program for managers, serv¬ers, bartenders, and maitre d’s, including supporting documents
  • Redesigned all menus and worked with the chef to develop new menu items
  • Created and implemented new standards for employee accountability, scheduling and payroll, and health and safety

Nice Matin, New York, NY, July 2010 – November 2010: Manager

  • Responsible for the supervision of the front-of-house for this large, upscale restaurant

Ristorante Banfi, Statler Hotel, Ithaca, NY, Feb. 2006 – May 2007: Trainer, Front Waiter

  • Trained staff on restaurant standards, menu and wine knowledge, and proper service
  • Provided formal lunch and diner service

Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, Ithaca, NY, Jan. 2007 – June 2007: Teaching Assistant

  • Helped plan and run lab sections for a Restaurant Management course

Stella’s Restaurant, Café & Martini Bar, Ithaca, NY, April 2004 – Oct. 2005: Manager, Server, Bartender

  • Supervised employees in the main bistro restaurant, downstairs lounge bar, and separate cafe
  • Created and continually updated training manuals
  • Handled daily financial analysis and deposits

Project Construction Associates, Mount Kisco, NY, June 2002 – Aug. 2003, Assistant for Company Owner 

  • Priced architectural drawings, wrote proposals, and performed administrative work for this residential contractor
  • Designed and published a company website


Autodesk AutoCAD, 3Ds Max, Revit; Google SketchUp; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Microsoft Office Suite



Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, BArch, Interior Design

Aug 2011 - May 2012

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Hotel Adminstration

Hotel Administration, concentrating in hotel and restaurant design

Aug 2003 - May 2007

Areas of Specialization 

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