May 2, 2013
The owners of a small but growing catering business packed their truck full of Costco produce and headed toward a commercial kitchen space rental in Laguna Beach. The goal: to prepare 200 dinners. But once they got to the space, Newport Beach residents Shelby Coffman and Christie Frazier found the doors padlocked. The owner, who was in Las Vegas, had forgotten to leave a key. "All we were to them was additional income," Coffman said of that day three years ago. "We told ourselves, 'never again.' There had to be a simpler way to do this.
January 26, 2003
Debbie L. Sklar Marco Colin, the executive chef at The Oasis Dining & Dancing in Irvine, doesn't have to worry much about competing with too many cooks in his kitchen. This 45-year-old chef, who lives resides in Costa Mesa, oversees the kitchen at this popular hot spot and he couldn't be happier. In fact, he's been working as a chef for almost as long as he can recall. Born in Mexico, he left when he was 17 years old and headed to the United States.
September 14, 2002
Young Chang There are no secrets in their business. No hoarding of tricks or even recipes. In fact, chefs at the Taste of Newport will not only demonstrate how to make their signature fondues and salt-crusted red snappers and tarragon cream dressings, they'll send you home with written instructions, too. "Like the Food Network, only one-on-one," said Chris Lauderdale, a chef instructor at the Art Institute of...
October 12, 2001
Linda Sullivan Baity has been named South Coast Repertory's new literary associate, joining current staff members dramaturge Jerry Patch, literary manager Jennifer Kiger, artistic associate Mark Rucker and associate artist Juliette Carrillo. The job of literary associate includes advising the playwright in the development of a new script and representing the theater. Baity earned her doctorate in humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas.
May 15, 2013
It is the Oscar celebration for the culinary world. Known as the Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, an annual tribute to the culinary arts named for the late famous American chef was presented May 1 in Costa Mesa at the incomparable AnQi by Crustacean. Some 170 guests came together under the auspices of Master Chef Helene An and her daughter, the indefatigable Elizabeth An , to experience a once-in-a-lifetime six-course menu created by international culinary star and guest chef for the evening Daniel Rose . For those in the know, Rose, an American-born son of the great city of Chicago, is today considered the toast of Paris as owner of the wildly popular Spring Restaurant.
October 25, 2000
Rachel Daniels has been named account coordinator at Lawrence, Mayo & Ponder, an advertising agency in Newport Beach. She will coordinate an assortment of advertising and marketing activities on behalf of agency clients Fatburger, UCI Extension, Second Harvest Food Bank and WIC. Daniels came to the agency from MusicPlayer3.com, in Wellesley, Mass., where she served as an Internet development and research intern. She also held a number of business and marketing positions for a variety of companies.
April 23, 2003
Christine Carrillo Giving culinary students from Newport Harbor High School a taste of what's really cooking in the kitchen, chefs from Roy's Restaurant in Newport Beach shared their secrets and their time with Newport-Mesa's future chefs on Monday. Relying on the skills they've learned in the classroom, the 10 students spent the evening working alongside Roy's chefs for real life lessons in the culinary arts. "I really enjoyed it and I think it was really great to have that hands-on training," said Jaime Gonzalez, a Newport Harbor senior recently accepted to the California Culinary Academy.
March 10, 2002
If you haven't taken much notice of the Orange Coast College Faculty of the Year award before, don't feel too badly. Few others have either. This year it's a different story, however, for among the nominees is political science professor Ken Hearlson, who certainly is now the most famous OCC teacher given last fall's controversy that swirled around him after Muslim students in one of his classes accused him of verbally attacking them. Hearlson, who was removed from the classroom during an investigation into the accusations, was cleared of the charges and is back teaching.
April 25, 2006
Orange Coast College will begin awarding associate degrees in science next year. The new degree program has been authorized by the college's curriculum committee, and by the board of trustees of the Coast Community College District. Approval was granted last week by the California Community College chancellor's office. OCC has been awarding associate arts degrees since 1948. The college also grants certificates of achievement to students who successfully complete required courses in a variety of certificate programs, and certificates of completion to students who complete specially designed or intensive learning activities.
December 27, 2003
Alicia Robinson A popular Corona del Mar eatery is taking its tastes on the road. Oysters restaurant chef Scott Brandon will travel to New York City to cook his unique Asian-influenced cuisine for the prestigious James Beard Foundation winemaker dinner on Jan. 7. Named for one of the founding fathers of American culinary arts, the James Beard Foundation promotes gastronomy, presenting awards and offering workshops and...