Fall Formal with Locale Magazine

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Andrew Aoun
Rosine's Mediterranean Restaurant (Anaheim, CA)

“With the help of the IAM organization, I was able to receive aid to pay for my examination allowing me to focus less on bearing the financial burden and more so on my studies. The experience in dealing with their organization was pleasant and inspiring; it was thrilling to know that someone was out there assisting hospitality professionals in taking their service and expertise to the next level....”

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Brandon Sosa
Hopscotch Tavern (Fullerton, CA)

“I had studied for several months reading books, taking notes, and making flash cards. After I finished my written portion of the exam I still felt very good, I knew I had passed. Then came the tasting portion. Although I had never done much formal beer tasting, I believed I had the knowledge to pass...”

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Eva Pelczer
Honeycut (Los Angeles, CA)

“The funding from IAM not only provided a vehicle for getting there but also lent my attendance an undercurrent of encouragement and legitimacy that propelled me to get the most out of the experience. It’s an exciting and rewarding thing to have surpassed one’s expectations and goals over the course of an event like this...”

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Gabrielle Dion
Broadway by Amar Santana / The Mixing Glass at The OC Mix (Orange County, CA)

“Portland Cocktail week was one of the most eyeopening, amazing experiences of my career. To have the chance to not only be a witness to the hundreds of likeminded bar industry professionals, but to be an active participant in learning how to better my craft, was an experience I won't soon forget...”

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Gaby Mlynarczyk
ink. Restaurant (West Hollywood, CA)

“Inspire artistic minds gave me the opportunity to broaden my knowledge of the cocktail world, learning first hand from business and creative professionals who have helped to shape the cocktail industry to what it is today. The insights and skills I gained...”

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Luke Lambert
Protagonist, The Local, Virtu (Phoenix, AZ)

“I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience and as those involved reflect on the week and the ways to make the structure even MORE efficient and hospitable, I’m sure that will only continue to be the case. Many thanks to Bobby Navarro and the Board of Inspire Artistic Minds for your time and consideration...”

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Taste, Sight, Sound

Photo: LOCALE Magazine: Fall Formal at Surf & Sand

Locale Magazine is offering an opportunity to support Inspire Artistic Minds with an amazing pool and ocean side event in Laguna Beach.

Send us your name and email to bobby@inspireartisticminds.org to receive ticket information! Read more

Photo: “Smoke & Mirrors”

Smoke & Mirrors opens Saturday, September 6th, 7-11pm with an artists reception at the new Santa Ana gallery, and runs until September 28. Free to the public. Read more

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Photo: Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

The First Annual Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival is coming up on September 19-21st! This world-class experience will showcase live cooking demos with celebrity chefs, local restaurants, elite sommelier panels, master mixology courses, wine tastings, and live music from international jazz artists. Read more

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Inspire Artistic Minds is a 501 (c) 3 community culture project brought to you by 100eats.com

This charitable organization provides opportunity scholarships and educational experiences to advance the arts in the areas of taste, sight and sound, with a strong focus in the food and beverage industry. IAM encourages the growth of local economy, strengthens small business, and builds up the passionate individuals in varying creative industries.

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Come and support our organization through these fundraising opportunities.

Bringing Culinary Arts to the Community
August Calendar for IAM Culinary Center
IAM Culinary Center - 541 W. Chapman Ave. Orange, CA 92868
Send us your name and email to bobby@inspireartisticminds.org to receive ticket information!
Thursday, October 2, 2014 7pm-10pm
Surf and Sand in Laguna Beach

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