"Project teams speak many languages—from architect, to engineer, to chef. We understand each of these perspectives, and that makes us an invaluable partner to our clients."

Philip Bean, AIA

Design Client Relations Manager

A licensed architect in multiple states, Phil brings an in-depth understanding of the architectural and engineering elements of commercial design projects and the ability to effectively coordinate with all members of a design team, lending an incredible capacity to offer increased value to RealFood clients.

Phil was the original founder and principal of Foodservice Design Associates (FDA), which was aquired by RealFood in 2021. Since 1990, Phil’s work at FDA and now RealFood has encompassed many areas of foodservice, including new, prototype and renovation work in private and public schools; fellowship halls; assisted living and medical facilities; cafeterias and food courts for major corporations and government facilities; as well as hotels, restaurants, and theme parks.

Among other degrees and training, Phil holds a bachelor’s in architecture from Syracuse University, and he completed postgraduate studies in foodservice management and culinary arts at Cornell University’s Statler School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration.