February 2016


CATALINA ISLAND is a beautiful island in the summer with white sandy beaches and perfectly clear water, but is packed with tourists and Californians looking for a little escape Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2016

Food for Thought

We certainly welcome warmer weather with hopefully fresh spring recipes, filled with favorite seasonal ingredients like peas, asparagus, strawberries and more. Spring is all new life and delicate color Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Feb 1, 2016

West Eats East

Ethnic foods are consumed mostly at restaurants or gatherings prepared by catering services rather than cooked at home. Obviously it is for being convenient and economical without buying lots Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Feb 1, 2016

Time to Take Marketing Inventory

The key to success in today’s saturated marketplace, where guests have so many choices, is effective marketing. Review the inventory checklist below. Do you have or need the basic Read more ›

Linda Duke on Feb 1, 2016

The End of an Era – Croce’s

I was planning to write this month’s article highlighting the few restaurants where I have had the pleasure of being employed: Harbor House, Ruth’s Chris, Croce’s, Top of the Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Feb 2, 2016

What’s Brewing

Tustin Brewing CompanyIn mid-January, shortly after December’s Barrel Aged Month, Tustin Brewing Company released Shot in the Dark, an Imperial Porter that head brewer Jerrod Larsen aged for 14 Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Feb 1, 2016

Good for Spooning

I never thought I would meet anyone who talks at my pace, but Christina Wilson does. In a rapid fire interview I learned that while Hell’s Kitchengave her immense Read more ›

LeAnne Notabartolo on Feb 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

February is always a festive month, with so many events during the shortest month of the year. First up, you have Super Bowl Sunday, the biggest football day of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Feb 1, 2016


Saint Marc is a remarkable and noticeably new restaurant concept that offers exceptional, nostalgic Americana cuisine in ambient SoCal comfort. A family and pet friendly environment intentionally designed to Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 3, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment EvolvesThe official name for the Las Vegas Arena opening April 6 with The Killers is T-Mobile Arena. Dixie Chicks returning to touring will stop there Saturday, July 16.Reminder, Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Feb 1, 2016

Ways & Means Oyster House

FEBRUARY 2015 - Huntington Beach Ways & Means Oyster House kicked off its grand opening at Pacific City with an oyster eating contest to benefit local charities on January Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2016

A World of Inspiration Awaits You at CSES2016!

If improving your business and team building are part of your New Year’s resolutions, then don’t miss the biggest event in the catering and events industry - all happening Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2016

SWS of Nevada Academy

“The Academy, it’s really a magnificent place for education and the perfect showcase that embodies functionality and ergonomics behind the bar, along with high-end design.We had the opportunity to Read more ›

Adam Rains on Feb 1, 2016

Product Spotlight

Major Chefs’ Elite Stock Base Pastes are made using only the finest of ingredients. Use to add authentic flavor direct to a sauce or dish. Simply mix in or Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2016

Chef Talk

Most people know Thomas Jefferson as one of our Founding Fathers. He is also known as one of the main writers of the Declaration of Independence. From there he Read more ›

Allen Asch on Feb 1, 2016

The Bottom Line

You’re coming out of a movie and are excited for a late dinner, but plans are quickly thwarted. Every restaurant you approach is either putting its chairs atop the Read more ›

Ben Brown on Feb 1, 2016

Human Resources Insights

It’s very early in the new year; however, there are already signs that 2016 will be a year of significant change for many employers throughout the country. Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Feb 1, 2016