Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn Welcomes New General Manager

By Camden Harbour Inn | Feb 09, 2013

For Immediate Release

February 8, 2013

 

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Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn Welcomes New General Manager

 

CAMDEN, Maine — The Camden Harbour Inn has named Bart van der Velden General Manager of Natalie’s Restaurant. In his role as general manager, van der Velden will oversee the restaurant’s Front of House, bar, kitchen and staff.

 

Van der Velden previously served as the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at the Golden Tulip in Noordwijk Beach in the Netherlands. Prior to that, he held various management roles at luxury hotels in the U.S. and Europe, including Boston’s Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel and the Bel Air Hotel in the Netherlands.

 

In his capacity as Fairmont Gold Supervisor at the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel, van der Velden helped earn the hotel the number one rating from Fairmont Hotel & Resorts’ Gold Department, which are based on JD Power Surveys. He also acted as the Service Plus Committee President, organizing the hotel’s high-profile social and charity events.

 

He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Hotel Management from the Hoge Hotelschool in the Hague and trained at the NH Kensington Hotel in London and the AC Meerkerk hotel in the Netherlands.

 

“Bart’s expertise managing food and beverage programs for luxury hotels around the world will be a great asset to Natalie’s and the Camden Harbour Inn,” said Raymond Brunyanszki, Camden Harbour Inn owner. “In his new role as General Manager, Bart energy and focus will greatly benefit Natalie’s.  We’re excited for new things to come in 2013.”

 

Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn is currently closed for winter break. The restaurant plans to re-open with a new menu on January 29, 2013.

 

About Camden Harbour Inn and Natalie’s:
The nationally acclaimed Camden Harbour Inn consistently receives praise from publications such as Departures, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Yankee Magazine and Dispatches for its world-class service and amenities and unparalleled views. Awarded among “51 favorite splurges in the world” by Sherman’s Travel, the Inn attracts an upscale clientele who return often to experience one of New England’s most tranquil, inspired and treasured settings.

The Inn’s on-premise restaurant, Natalie’s, has been called the finest gourmet eatery in Maine and was awarded Best French Restaurant in New England by opentable.com. Executive Chef Geoffroy Deconinck was nominated by Food & Wine for The People's Choice Best Chef Award in 2011 and 2012. Deconinck has cooked for politicians, musicians and Hollywood stars including the President of Iceland, John Legend, Alice Tan Ridley and Huey Lewis.

 

Natalie’s offers modern French cuisine with an emphasis on Maine seafood. The Wine Spectator-honored wine list features more than 250 specialty wines. The restaurant serves a four course Lobster Tasting menu in the summer and fall, in addition to extensive a la carte offerings and a Chef’s Tasting menu.

The Inn and Natalie’s have both earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award and the Inn is a member of Condé Nast Johansens.

 

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