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APRIL 23 - MAY 6, 2013

Charity Gala th

Friday, April 26 2013 Hilton Anaheim

Fifty Shades of Food ‘Glorious Food’





Presented by





BABC OC Student Scholarship Program


Michael Johns Michael Johns, dubbed the sexiest singing Australian man alive by Playboy and American Idol Season 7 Alumni will be performing at the BABC OC charity gala 'Fifty Shades of Food, Glorious Food'. Michael was born in Perth, Australia but it wasn't until he moved to America that he pursued a music career as a singer/songwriter. He was an Atlanta-based solo artist before starting a band in Los Angeles. Michael handled vocals and songwriting duties for the Rising, who signed with Maverick Records and released a debut album, Future Unknown, in 2003. The album's lead-off track, "Cradle," received some radio airplay that summer, but the group split up after losing their contract with Maverick. Michael chose to go solo once again and at the age of 28, he auditioned for the seventh season of American Idol in July 2007. "You're like a white soul singer," remarked judge Simon Cowell, who granted Johns admittance into the competition. Johns sailed through his initial weeks on American Idol; receiving comparisons to Jim Morrison and Michael Hutchence the lead singer and lyricist of rock band INXS. He eventually finished in eighth place, having received a surprising dismissal after a performance of Aerosmith's "Dream On." (One year later, Idol introduced a rule allowing the judges to veto one elimination per season, inspired in part by Michael's and unpopular and unexpected exit). Following the show he performed on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2008 which toured 53 cities from 1 July 2008 to 13 September 2008. On 12 December 2008, he released a song, "Another Christmas," which he had penned in 2006 when circumstances kept him from returning to his native Australia for Christmas. Proceeds from the song were advertised as going to the Red Cross and MDA's ALS division. In 2009, he released a single called "Heart on my Sleeve" and an album titled Hold back my Heart, which paired his voice with a batch of soulful, Southern-style songs which sold 20,000 copies.

BABC OC President Good evening and thank you for joining us for our inaugural culinary gala event. I am sure you will find the evening truly a feast for all the senses, as well as one of the most pleasant ways of giving back to the community. Pure Game and the BABC Scholarship fund are the foundation for this spectacular evening of friendship, culture and success. Our chefs have served kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers and they have travelled the globe to bring you their unique perspectives on the culinary cultures of the world. Our sponsors and volunteers have stepped up to the plate and given generously of their time, talent and pocketbooks, to make tonight, truly an evening to remember. An evening that we are sure will reinforce current friendships and we hope, create new ones. Your participation has already made the evening a success. On behalf of the BABC Orange County and Pure Game thank you for being with us tonight. Warmly, Shaun Robinson 2013 President, BABC OC

Charities Benefitting from the Culinary Gala BRITISH AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL


BABCOC Scholarship Program The British American Business Council Orange County (BABC OC) is committed to giving back to the community. Scholarships are awarded to 16-17 year old students via an essay contest. Two winners are selected and sent to the ACS International School - British Studies Summer Program in Cobham, England. This all-expense paid trip to England for two weeks includes airfare, room/board and day trips. BABC OC hopes that this life altering experience opens up the eyes of students who would not generally have the opportunity to travel overseas.

Pure Game Pure Game is nonprofit that uses a progressive form of soccer to serve underprivileged children. We use the power of positive words and encouragement to build the child's confidence, giving them the courage to explore life. We bring children hope for a brighter future.

The Program 6:00 pm

Cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres compliments of: Pacific Wines & Spirits, Southern Wines & Spirits and Hilton Anaheim and a silent auction.

7:00 pm

Welcome by BABC OC President: Shaun Robinson and introduction to emcee Kent French, host and producer for the Anaheim Ducks. Dinner Compliments of: FreshPoint, Sysco Foods Los Angeles, Pacific Wines & Spirits & Pacific Wines & Spirits. Presented by the Executive Chefs of: Napa Rose Tamarind of London Mix The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon Sapphire Laguna Tusca

8:45 pm

Presentation of the BABC OC Scholarship Awards by Warren Barton, studio analyst for Fox Soccer and former English Premier League footballer who also played for the England National Team. Musical Entertainment: By Australian singer/songwriter Michael Johns, American Idol Season 7 finalist.



The Chefs Chef Kyung Soo Carroll Mix Restaurant and Lounge



Prior to joining the Anaheim Hilton in 2011, Kyung honed his culinary skills on the East coast in notable Washington D.C. area establishments and also in Southeast Asia. Guests of Mix Restaurant and Lounge enjoy his farm-to-table fusion of classical French and Nuevo American cuisine.

Chef Azmin Ghahreman Sapphire Restaurant and Lounge

Azmin was listed by OC Metro Business as one of the “Hottest 25 People in Orange County' and dubbed a 'rock star chef'. He has held executive chef positions at five-diamond and five star restaurants worldwide and has cooked for more than 30 kings, presidents and heads of state.

Chef Andrew Sutton Napa Rose Restaurant

Andrew is a recipient of the prestigious Antonin Careme Medal awarded by the Chefs Association of the Pacific Coast, Inc. He was honored for his extraordinary contributions to the culinary profession, in education and the advancement of gastronomy and the culinary arts and for his award-winning menu at Napa Rose.

Chef Michael Rossi Ranch Restaurant and Saloon

Michael is a much lauded chef of the OC dining scene due to his positions at the legendary Ambrosia restaurant and Napa Rose. He has traveled the world attending prestigious culinary academies and working at five-star restaurants.


Chef Sayed Moalemi TusCa Hyatt Hotel

Sayed has served as an Executive Chef at many notable Hyatt Restaurants across the nation including those in Washington D.C. and Texas and was named a Hyatt Chef of the Year in 2005. He has worked with many great European and American chefs and brings that wealth of expertise to TusCa.

Chef Alfred Prasad Tamarind of London

At age 28 Alfred was the youngest Indian Chef to receive a Michelin star. He oversees restaurants in the UK and the United States including Tamarind of London's location in Newport Beach winner of the 2012 Golden Foodie Award for the 'Best Indian Food In Orange County'.

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Gala Menu Reception: Hilton Anaheim: Crispy Pork Belly with parsnip puree and apple balsamic Mini Fish and chips Thai inspired Tuna Tartar in savory cone Ugly tomato and mozzarella, aged balsamic in pipette Dungeness Crab ceviche

First Course: Chef Azmin: SapphireLaPhroaig brushed Scottish Salmon Carpaccio Mustard turnip mash, Oat meal scone Chef Michael: The Ranch Cedar Smoked Gigha Island Halibut Harry's Berries Strawberries / Champagne Mango / Pixie Tangerines

Second Course: Chef Andrew: Napa Rose Spring Maple Leaf Farms Duck two ways Lavender Roasted Duck Breast and a Zucchini Blossom Filled with Duck Confit On English Pea Coulis with Wild Leeks and a Flowering Thyme Essence Chef Kyung: Hilton/MIX “Canned and Fresh Scallops” Pan Roasted Diver Scallop Charred sweet corn, truffle vinaigrette Saffron reduction, peppercress

Third Course: Chef Sayed: Hyatt Regency Orange Country Duet Chianti braised short ribs, porcini mushroom risotto and truffle demi Maine lobster purse, Tuscan black kale, pancetta and Meyer lemon butter sauce Chef Alfred: Tamarind of London “Lamb Pie” Kashmiri lamb Roganjosh; Tellicherri pepper and cumin mash; Garlic and cilantro naan; Mango, carrot and coconut salad

Dessert: Chef Raymund and Kyung: Hilton Anaheim MIX's Dessert on a Stick

Thank you to our Sponsors

BABC OC Board of Directors Chairman: John Miller - Prudential CA Realty President: Shaun Robinson - Hilton Anaheim Vice President: Joey Benadretti - SYSPRO USA Treasurer: Andy Griffiths Secretary: Zack Bates - Private Club Marketing Board Member/Commerce: John Gibson - Wi Digital Systems Inc. Board Member/Commerce: Dora Szalontai - B of A Board Member /Patriot Editor: Deb Shrider - Put It In Writing Board Member: Paul Jenkinson - Allergan Board Member John Kuykendall - Benefit Solutions Board Member: Andrew Lewis - UKTI Board Member: Darlene McGrath - UKTI Board Member: John Mowbray - OC Travel Services Board Member: Scott Ryder Board Member: John Weaver - The Miles Organization Board Member: Mitch Wexler – Fragomen

BABC OC Purpose To provide a business and cultural forum that offers high quality networking and business opportunities for commerce, collegiality and community outreach, with a special emphasis on fostering economic growth between Orange County and the United Kingdom

Vision To be the primary business organization in Orange County for those who have, or seek, British American affiliations of any kind including local, national and international networking.

Mission Membership: Attract as members high quality individuals and organizations of all sizes and interests. Events: Hold a variety of outstanding events and introduce exceptional speakers, all held in superb venues and presented with a uniquely British flair and sense of fun. Business Relationships: Build strong business relationships of all kinds based on a firm foundation of respect, trust and friendship. Participation: Seek committed participation from our membership and individual involvement in a diverse number of roles. Global Network: Provide access to the global BABC network, and leverage our partnership with the British Consul General's office in Los Angeles and their UK Trade and Investment team for businesses seeking to expand into the United Kingdom.

Pure Game Board of Directors Chairman: Tony Everett, Chief Play Maker Pure Game Board Member: Jimmy Pucinni, Chase Bank Board Member: Lindon Crow, Productive Leisure and Learning Treasurer: Chris Panaia, Spirit Brands Secretary: Dan Streit, SST Training Board Member & Volunteer Teacher/Mentor: Octavio Valente Board Member: Jeanette Shaffer

Purpose: To transform the lives of underserved children. Vision: To engage underserved children around the world with a progressive form of soccer that will develop selfesteem and confidence creating a generation of servant leaders. Mission: Using the power of positive words and encouragement we build children's self-esteem, developing their confidence, giving them the ability to make good life choices

BABC OC Calendar of upcoming events Date:

Event & Venue:

May 2 May 9 May 16 May 16-18

Trunk Show, Art & Book Signing with Zandra Rhodes, CBE, RDI. Seven Degrees Laguna Beach Annual Golf Tournament – Tustin Ranch Golf Club Tamarind of London Anniversary Celebration Duke Ellington Orchestra at Pacific Symphony

Olde Ship BritWeek Celebrations for 2013: April 22 - Brit Week starts Newcastle Specials at both Ships April 23 - St. George's Day, Drink & Food Specials at both locations & British Pub Quiz at Santa Ana Ship April 24 - Scotch Tasting at Santa Ana Ship 7pm-9pm April 25 - British Band at Santa Ana Ship 8:00pm-11:00pm April 26 - British Band at Santa Ana Ship 8:00pm-11:00pm April 27 - British Band at Santa Ana Ship 8:30pm-11:30pm April 28 - Traditional Afternoon Tea at Santa Ana Ship 1pm-4pm *Reservations Required* May 15 June 23

17 BABC Transatlantic Conference in Birmingham Annual Garden Party at the Montage Resort, Laguna Beach June 26 Business After Hours at Art A Fair June 23 - July 6 ACS Scholarship program in London July 25 International Mixer - Newport Beach Country Club Sept 19 BABA Awards Dinner Oct 29/30 Business Debate Nov 21 Olde Ship Mixer Dec 13 Xmas Lunch





British American Business Council Orange County 25422 Trabuco Rd. Ste 105-266 Lake Forest, CA 92630 Executive Director Valerie Blackholly 949 472-2221 LinkedIn BABC-OC

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