FDS Design Studio
Stéphane Colombina
Robert J. Ormston
I. Timothy O'Mara

Robert J. Ormston
Principal

Rob began his journey in the food and beverage and hospitality industry as a young boy. Accompanying his father on many business trips, he was exposed to kitchen design and engineering. His first paid job was at age twelve when he was employed in a local restaurant working as a dishwasher. He then proceeded to work his way through all facets of the operation, both front and back of house. The dream to master all things food and beverage was official when he made the choice to attend Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Upon graduation from Johnson & Wales in 1993, Rob moved to Chicago to begin his career as a foodservice design consultant with Cini-Little. In 1998, he moved to Cini-Little’s corporate headquarters in Maryland, where he eventually served as Director of Design, overseeing all projects produced in the New York, Ft. Lauderdale and Maryland office. In 2010, he joined Stéphane Colombina, a former colleague, and is now a Principal at FDS Design Studio.