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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA FANTASTIC SAMS HOST COMMUNITY CELEBRATION AT RIBBON CUTTING EVENT APRIL 17, 2012, 5-7PM By Sheryl Lynn A Beautiful Life Productions

Fantastic Sams, the full service, family hair salon franchise, is having a Community Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at its salon here in RSM. The owners, Nelson Smith and Rosanne Hawxhurst, invite the community to join them in celebrating three years of success. “We are so very grateful and proud to be part of RSM that we wanted to get to know the people in our community better, and what better way to do so than have a big gathering and to invite all of our friends, families and neighboring businesses,” Nelson states. The RSM Chamber of Commerce will have a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony take place at the event also. Ms America 2011, Tracy Broughton is one of two special guests making an appearance, the other special guest is young and talented singer/actress, Mary Desmond, a local resident, who will perform the Star Spangled Banner as a warm up to her upcoming performance at Angel Stadium.

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Their community partners and event sponsors, RSM Chamber of Commerce, Pavilions, Cellular World, TOGO’s, Jamba Juice, Edible Arrangements, Lighter Than Air Balloons, BJ’s Restaurant, Wingstop, Sumits Yoga, El Pollo Loco, Coto De Caza News, Baskin Robbins, Romanos, Yogurtland, Pacific Coast Aquatics, Hanna’s Restaurant, United Studios of Self Defense, Timeless Treasures, Olivia’s Closet,and many many more are generously providing food, services and lots of great prizes that will be raffled at the event. It promises to be lot’s of fun, and with so many prizes to raffle off, there will be many winners. RSM Fantastic Sams will be offering specials and bundles of services that are deeply discounted that will be sold that day only.

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Local acts sought for Mission Viejo’s Got Talent competition The Mission Viejo Community of Character Committee is seeking local talent of all types and ages to compete in the 3rd Annual “Mission Viejo’s Got Talent” show in June. The talent competition is a fundraiser for the committee’s Relay for Life “Goin’ Bananas for a Cure” team. Also dubbed “Performance with a Purpose,” the event gives community members an opportunity to take part in the 18th annual Mission Viejo Relay for Life weekend fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society. Auditions for the talent contest will be held on April 20 and 27. The semi-finalists will appear at Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center for a presentation on May 18. A suggested $2 donation is asked of folks who attend. The winner will then be declared on June 3 before closing ceremonies at Relay for Life at Saddleback College. The competition is open to all ages and has attracted auditions from ages 4 to 80. Last year’s final event dazzled a crowd of more than 300 people who voted for their favorite talent. The “Wildflowers” (Delia and Phoebe Carpenter) took the grand title and bragging rights. For applications and more information, call Tammy Descoteaux at 949470-3094 or tdescoteaux@cityofmissionviejo.org.

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DENTAL PATIENTS DRIVE TWO HOURS FROM VICTORVILLE TO SEE LADERA RANCH PAIN-FREE DENTIST DR. MICHAEL TESSIER Recently, a mother called Dr. Michael Tessier’s office to arrange an appointment for her fifteen-yearold daughter who is deathly afraid of shots in her mouth. Only one thing was unusual. They live in Victorville, about two hours away. But the long hot drive was certainly worth it to mom, if her daughter could have painless, shot-free dental work. “I visited Dr.Tessier several years ago before we moved to Victorville” said the child’s mother. “But when I took my fifteen year old daughter to a local dentist out there, she screamed in pain and raised such a fuss and refused to ever go back. I thought she would change her mind, but she would not. Finally, I told her I knew of one dentist that was gentle and pain free but it was a long trip from Victorville to Ladera Ranch. At last she agreed to go”, she said. When they arrived for their appointment with Dr. Tessier, the young girl was crying, sobbing, and shaking, barely in control. Dr. Tessier said; “It took about thirty minutes for her mother and my staff to get her calmed down enough to get her dental work started”, he said, “Very soon using the Whisper Jet, a micro miniature sandblaster using 50 micron-size particles of aluminum oxide, and the Waterlase MD Laser, we got this young lady’s two fillings completed without anesthetic, and with no pain, because of today’s technology. The more I work with the laser and the sandblaster, filling teeth without the need for drilling and therefore anesthetic, the more I realize how much dentistry has changed over the last 30 years. When the drill and the carbide burr were our only cutting options, we made it more likely that, in their later adulthood, these teeth would crack, ultimately needing crowns. Today, we’re leaving these teeth stronger. This stuff is great. So from now on, nothing will be difficult for her, except perhaps the ride from Victorville,” he said with a smile. Dr. Michael Tessier is located in Los Flores Plaza at 28562 Oso Parkway. Most major credit cards and dental plans cheerfully accepted. Telephone (949) 459-7212

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Coming off a spectacular victory in Friday’s $10,000 1.35M Jumper Classic, presented by CardFlex, Michelle Parker swept up the competition again in Saturday’s $40,000 Blenheim Spring Classic Grand Prix, presented by Summit General Insurance Agency. With the stands filled, spring in the air and the sun shining, all eyes were on Parker as she guided her fearless 9 year old grey mare, Xel Ha to a double clean effort in a blazing 38.220. A total of 31 horse and rider duos took on the challenge today on the Blenheim EquiSports’ Grand Prix grass field. The demanding course, designed by Benjamin Fernandez (MEX), lead riders over a vertical-oxer double combination, an oxer-verticleoxer triple combination, an optional water jump, and a finish over a wide liverpool oxer. Six riders were able to master the 1st round and qualify for the jump-off. Josephina Nor Lantzman (BRA) and her trusted mount Chello Z had thefirst clear roundof the day and followed up with another flawless effort in the jump-off setting the bar in a time of 40.744. John Pearce (CAN) and Forest View Farm’s Chianto stood up to the challenge and surpassed Nor’s time in 38.830. Michelle Parker then piloted

the 9-year-old Selle Francais mare, Xel Ha, owned by Tula Pinnella, to a quick and concise jump off, cutting corners and galloping between fences to stop the clock and take the lead in 38.220. It came down to Parker’s second mount in the jump off to try and make it a 1-2 finish. Parker guided Cross Creek Farm’s Socrates De

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Playful, loving cat waiting for Mission Viejo Resident Creates his forever home Logo for Social Justice Summit

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center has several adorable animals – like Gryffindor – ready for adoption. Gryffindor is a large domestic short-haired brown tabby who is about 3 years old. He is such a handsome boy and is very friendly and playful, but he also likes his alone time. Gryffindor has been at the shelter for quite some time and has won over the hearts of the volunteers and staff. He can be picky when it comes to choosing his canine and feline friends, so he would probably do best in a home with no other pets. Gryffindor will make an excellent addition to that special family. He is patiently waiting to meet you and find his forever home. You can see this loving cat and the other adorable animals ready for adoption at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center at 28095 Hillcrest or online at www.cmvas.org. For more information, call 949-470-3045.

Mission Viejo resident Brian Littler created the artwork for Cal State Fullerton’s April 14 Social Justice Summit. He incorporated this year’s theme, “Unite to Rise Above Apathy,” in his artwork, which focuses on a human figure rising out and above a sea of ominous liquid. The logo and details about the summit are posted here: http://calstate.fullerton.edu/news/2012sp/ Social-Justice-Summit.asp “The liquid represents a veil of apathy that the figure has been living under,” explains Littler. “As the figure is rising, it is searching for ideas, people and answers it can trust.” The welcoming hand of the second figure, extending to help the figure rise, depicts that together, they are empowered and can create a strong and prosperous future for the world. Littler is a graphic designer at an Irvine-based company and produces package designs for car detail products. He earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in art-graphic design at Cal State Fullerton.

HIGH AWARD FOR LOCAL ELK RULER HAL MATTSON Past Exalted Ruler (Lodge President), Hal Mattson of Mission Viejo was the recipient of the 2011 – 2012 California, Hawaii Elks Association (CHEA) SPECIAL CITATION FOR EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS ACTIVITY. CHEA Public Relations Chairman Andy Costello presented the award, which honored Hal as the Leading Public Relations (PR) chairman in the 174 Lodges making up the California, Hawaii Elks Association. The prestigious award is presented to the PR Chairman generating the greatest amount of publicity and the highest number of articles published for the year. In presenting the award, association chairman Costello said, “Hal agreed to devote a little of his very limited spare time to helping with the Mission Viejo Lodge’s publicity program. He not only helped, but he shattered evPhoto by Elk Dennis Lumley, L to R: California, Hawaii Elks Association Public Relations Chairman Andy ery publicity record for the Lodge, Costello presenting award to Past Exalted Ruler Hal Mattson. for the District and for the entire California, Hawaii Association. The member of the PER Association. He was named Above all his other accomplishments, PER Hal members of the Lodge can be proud of his out- the Lodge Citizen of the Year in 2010 -2011. He Mattson’s outstanding work in publicizing the standing accomplishment.” is currently serving as the Elks Training Chair- benevolent work of the Mission Viejo, SaddleSince his year as Exalted Ruler in 2007 - 2008, man for the Orange Coast District’s ten Lodges. back Valley Elks, has played a significant role Hal Mattson has served on the Lodge House When he is not busy with all of that, Hal can be in elevating the local Elks Lodge to a position Committee, participated in the Third Grade found in the kitchen of the Elks Lodge, working of respect and honor in the Saddleback Valley Dictionary distributions, and been an active on the second Friday night cooking crew. community. Page 6

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Dancing for Tomorrow’s Stars brings over $100k to Assistance League of Newport-Mesa The 5th annual “Dancing for Tomorrow’s Stars” hosted by the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa held with at the City National Grove in Anaheim was a star studded success. With over 350 in attendance, the crowd was treated to a celebrity style red carpet entry with lots of bling! Returning as emcees, Mindy Sterns who wowed the crowd in 2010 as the Best Female Dancer and Fan Favorite in 2009 along with George Pennacchio of ABC7’s Eyewitness News; they kept the audience on their toes. Opening remarks from League President, Judy Weightman, acknowledged her committee and co-chairs and Honorary Chairperson of the event and Best Male Dancer for 2010, Jim McAleer shared passionate accolades about the programs of Assistance League and congratulated them on their service to the Newport-Mesa community. After the red carpet arrival, folks were called into the ballroom where they sat for an exquisite dinner starting with a baby spinach salad with baby greens, cranberries, goat cheese, fried shallots served with balsamic vinaigrette. Entrees served were a delectable petite filet with a vegetable wellington with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, rosemary garlic jus and mushroom risotto. Everyone salivated on the desserts as the choices between bittersweet Chocolate Pot de Crème, Lemon Curd Tart with an almond Frangipani and Crème Fraiche were hard to choose. Kicking off the evening was Jim and Jill Ayres, event chairperson and celebrity dancer of 2010, performing an exquisite encore dance performance. Community “stars” and their professional dancers were: Adam S. Aldrich and dancer, Natalie Schultz, Sara Guggenheim Jarrett and dancer, Eddie Alba, Ashley Hickson and dancer, Slawek Roszak, Brett Lawrence and dancer, Melaina Larson, Heidi Miller and dancer, Eric Turcio, Mike Sanchez and dancer, Alessia Minaevaa. A few performances that stood out were Sara and Eddie’s hot Tango to the song, “Don’t Stop Believing”; Adam and Natalie’s sexy Rumba which garnered a perfect 10 from all three judges; and Ashley and Slawek’s fiery Tango with her red cut out dress almost set fire to the stage. Heidi looked stunning dancing the disco swing putting an elegant touch to her moves while Brett was smokin’ hot and the ladies loved him when he strutted his stuff on his Country Swing, while Michael and Alessia wowed the crowd with a sultry samba. The evening’s top accolades went to Brent Lawrence, “Best Male Dancer” and Sarah Guggenheim Jarrett, “Best Female Dancer”, as well as, “Fan Favorite,” bringing in the greatest amount of community votes/donations. Ashley Hickson, shining in a bright yellow gown, received the “Most Sparkly” and Heidi Miller’s glamorous performance received the “Most Elegant”. The judges were Christina Lyon, a professional dancer, entrepreneur David MacInnis and American sports agent and sports lawyer, Leigh Steinberg. They were quick with their paddles and their wit judging the competition, always giving a honest but cheerful assessment of each performance. Lula Halfacre of Traditional Jewelers, Newport Beach graciously returned again this year to provide and present a beautiful Baccarat crystal piece to the Brett Lawrence shows his moves overall winning couple. with professional dancer Melaina Spotted in the audience was Larson. George and, 2008 Best Female Dancer, Brett Lawrence shows his moves Julia Argyros, Janet and Don Ayres, Jr., with professional dancer Melaina Mindy and Glenn Stearns, 2010 Best Larson. Female Dancer, Jeannie Lawrence, Page 8

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Mission Hospital First in OC to Perform Life-Saving Blood Clot Removal Using Newly-Approved Clot Retrieving Device

Todd Lempert, M.D

Mission Hospital recently became the first hospital in Orange County to successfully use a stroke revascularization device to remove a blood clot from a patient’s brain. Since the initial procedure, the hospital has successfully used the device on two additional patients. The Solitaire FR, the device used in the procedures, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 5, 2012, and has the capability of improving stroke outcomes by more effectively extracting clots in a more precise and timely manner. Paul Tyson, one of the first patients to benefit from this new procedure, was deeply concerned after awaking to find he was unable to get out of bed and having difficulties even calling his wife’s name for help. His wife, Cheryl Tyson, quickly realized Paul was showing signs of a stroke and called the ambulance to take him to Mission Hospital, which had started using the Solitaire device just days before. “I think it’s wonderful that Mission Hospital had this procedure available to us,” Cheryl said, “God had a hand in getting us to the right place.” Although Paul had virtually no movement on his left side when he was taken to the hospital, after the procedure, which took less than an hour, he was moving his left arm by lunch-time. The day after the procePage 12

dure, Paul was already up and walking around with his nurses. “I could have been hurt bad,” Paul said, “but I’m feeling pretty normal now.” Todd Lempert, M.D., who performed the procedures, said that the stroke intervention team at Mission Hospital was excited to have this next-generation clot retriever available after the device got FDA approval in early March. “To be the first hospital in Orange County to successfully use this device is a great accomplishment for our team and exemplifies our goal of working together to achieve excellence.” Time is of the essence with the treatment of stroke, especially an ischemic stroke, when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by a clot. Because these blockages prohibit the brain from receiving the nutrients it needs, neurons begin to die. While prior clot removal procedures could take up to two to three hours, the three recent cases at Mission Hospital were performed in about 30 minutes. Mission Hospital sees hundreds of patients each year that could benefit from the use of the Solitaire FR device, and for patients like Paul Tyson, this new device could have life-saving benefits. “The time saved using this device is crucial for a stroke patient,” said

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Farzard Massoudi, M.D., medical director of the Neuroscience and Spine Institute at Mission Hospital. “It restores blood flow and essential nutrients to the patient’s brain quicker, which significantly improves the likelihood of a positive outcome.” According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of long-term disability. “This is good news for the approximately 700,000 people each year in the U.S. who suffer an acute ischemic stroke,” said Stacy Enxing Seng, president, vascular therapies at Covidien, which manufactures the device. “Solitaire FR provides physicians with another important tool for treating this potentially fatal and often debilitating condition.” “We’re one of the few centers in Orange County that has this range in capability,” said Dr. Lempert. “We’re able to handle all levels of complexity when it comes to stroke care – especially with this new tool.” Mission Hospital, part of St. Joseph Health System, offers the region’s most comprehensive neurological and stroke care and was named a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Mission Hospital is also an Orange County Emergency Medical Services designated Stroke-Neurology Receiving Center, and the only

one providing advanced neurologic care for stroke. For more information, visit www.mission4health.com. Mission Hospital provides south Orange County communities with access to advanced care and advanced caring through two convenient locations. Mission Hospital has been serving the greater needs of the community for nearly 40 years, improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, the region’s only designated trauma center, offers 24-hour emergency care and specialized services for imaging, heart, stroke, maternity, and women’s wellness needs. Mission Hospital Laguna Beach offers 24-hour emergency, intensive and medical-surgical care as well as the South County’s only behavioral health services including hospitalbased chemical and pain medication dependency treatment. CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, located on the fifth floor of Tower 1, is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in Orange County. A member of the St. Joseph Health System, Mission Hospital is one of 14 notfor-profit hospitals sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. For more information, visit mission4health.com.


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Top Five Yoga Poses that Alleviate Back Pain By Rebecca Bardelli Many Americans suffer with back pain. In fact, 80 percent of Americans experience it at some point in time. There are health problems that can cause this, including arthritis. A lot of people use medication to alleviate the pain, but there are yoga poses (asanas) that can also help reduce the pain. Yoga can be used in conjunction with medicine to beat back aches. Try these top five yoga poses to alleviate back pain.

organs. The child’s pose helps prepare the body for the cat pose, so you may want to begin with child’s pose and ease your way into cat. #3 Reclining Big Toe Pose (Supta Padangusthasana) The reclining big toe pose alleviates back pain while providing a great stretch to the hips and the back of the legs. This asana also diminishes menstrual pain and sciatica. If you are feeling stiff, try performing this asana Reclining Big Toe Pose Bharadvaja’s twist is medicinal to the spine and belly organs, and it alleviates pain in the lower back and the neck. This asana is exceptionally great for pregnant women during their second trimester because it

Cow Pose

with the heel of the leg on the ground against a wall. For the maximum #1 Cow Pose (Bitilasana) benefits and for balance, be sure to Begin your workout with the cow stretch both the left and right leg. pose for a wonderful way to warm-up the spine. This asana will also provide #4 Plow Pose (Halasana) an excellent massage to the spine The plow pose can reduce back and abdominal organs. It is important pain. In addition, it can reduce headto note that those with injuries to the aches and help with infertility, insomneck should keep their head aligned nia and inflamed nasal sinuses.

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Women who are pregnant should with their torso when performing the not practice the plow pose if it cow pose. is new to them, but if they were already performing this asana be#2 Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) fore pregnancy they can continue When looking for an asana that will to do so. give the spine a soft massage, try the cat pose. This pose also elongates #5 Bharadvaja’s Twist (Bharadthe back of the trunk and abdominal vajasana I) Page 14

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makes the lower back stronger. When performing this pose, remember to twist to both the left and right sides. Rather you experience lower, middle or upper back pain, give the top five yoga poses for back pain a try. These poses will beat stress and reduce back aches at the same time.


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LADERA RANCH NEWS R est aurant Antonucci’s Restaurant Serving authentic Italian seafood and award-winning pizza since 1976 with exciting appetizers and a full bar and live entertainment on Saturday evening.

24190 Alicia Parkway Mission Viejo. 949-472-4332 Beach Fire Bar & Grill Burgers, Sandwiches, Tacos, Salads plus Spiced Chipotle Chicken, Blackened Catfish. Open Monday-Friday 11:30am to11pm; Saturday 11am to 11pm; Sunday 11:30am to 10pm. Sunday Brunch 10-3

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1701 Corporate Drive, Ladera Ranch (949) 364-7080 Jalapeno’s Restaurant Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Authentic Mexican food including Chili Verde, Omelettes, Huevos Rancheros, Tostadas, Carne Asada, Menudo, traditional burritos including Beef, Chicken, Fish, Beans (Vegetarian), Chile Rellenos, Taquitos, Enchiladas. Imported and domestic beers.

27602 Antonio Pkwy, 364-5614 Latte Da Bagelry & Grill Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served all day. Fifteen different types of bagels made daily. Salads, burgers, plus Italian specialties like Chicken Alfredo. opens at 6am daily; closes at 9pm Monday through Saturday, open until 4pm on Sunday.

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27412 Antonio Pkwy. 429-7737 Roma D’ Italia Menu items include Calabrese Pizza, Pasta Estiva, Gnocchi Catanzaro, Grilled Halibut or Salmon, Shrimp Calabrese, Mostaccioli Arrabbiata, Veal Sorrentino, Osso Buco, Eggplant Sorrentino and more. Don’t forget to try one of the homemade desserts like Tiramisu, Rum Cake, Cannoli and Cheesecake. You can also order beer and wine with some good, inexpensive Chiantis by the bottle.

25606 Crown Valley Pkwy. 276-5712 Simply Fondue Fabulous fondues composed of delicious meats, cheeses, breads, fruits and vegetables with steaming savory sauces. Worth the short trip to

31761 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano 240.0300 Taco Mesa Offers healthy, authentic, and innovative Mexican cuisine from fresh ingredients. Open Sun. - Thurs. 8am to 9pm; Fri. & Sat. 8am to 10pm. Bridgepark Plaza,

O’Neill’s Bar & Grill at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. Sunday Brunch at O’Neill’s is a delicious and leisurely experience. Zagat calls it the “best value in Orange County.” Daily specials include fresh fish, steaks, pizza and hearty sandwiches.

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Don Gustavo’s Authentic Mexican Food with home-style flavor, menu items include Chile Relleno, Carnitas, Fajitas, Eggs Machaca, Chimicangas, Veggie Burrito, Fish Tacos, Shrimp Enchiladas, Taco Salad. Margaritas, Tequilas y Mas! Plus catering at your home or office. Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week, plus Weekend Breakfast. Located at Oso/ Marguerite in the Pavillion’s Shopping center,

P.F. Changs China Bistro Superb Shanghai Street Noodles, available in few places on the globe, make the trip to Mission Viejo Mall a veritable necessity.

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Authentic Thai and Chinese food at affordable prices. Many varieties of Thai and Chinese delicacies. Chicken, Beef, Pork, Tofu and Vegetarian! Barbecue Chicken, Crispy Duck, Beef w/Oyster Sauce. Spicy Cat Fish. Hours: Open daily from 11am to 9pm; Sat. & Sun. until 9:30pm.

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Newly remodeled restaurant on the Lake, expanded the dining area, full service bar, waiting lounge and a front dining patio. The rear-dining terrace offers a beautiful view of Lake Mission Viejo. Happy Hour daily from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

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QZINA SPECIALTY FOODS OPENS WORLD-CLASS CHOCOLATE AND PASTRY INSTITUTE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Qzina Specialty Foods, the premier importer and distributor of specialty chocolate, pastry and dessert ingredients in North America, today announced the grand opening of the Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry. Located in Irvine, California, the Qzina Institute is a world-class training and R&D facility designed for chocolatiers and pastry chefs. The institute’s opening was planned in conjunction with Qzina’s 30th anniversary and marks a significant milestone for the company. Pioneered by Qzina Founder and CEO, Richard Foley, the new $3.5 million institute will make Southern California a premier destination for chefs and food enthusiasts alike who are looking to expand upon their dessert and pastry skills and explore new techniques in quality chocolate and pastry making. The Qzina Institute features a state-of-the-art demonstration auditorium with a fully-equipped test kitchen where presentations led by top pastry chefs and master chocolatiers will be held. The collaboration between culinary peers and industry professionals provides an incredible setting for the exchange of creativity and a place where desserts and pastries are taken to the next level. The institute also features a showroom displaying Qzina’s industry leading brands where customers can select and order the best products from America’s largest collection of professional chocolate, dessert and pastry ingredients. “The vision of the Qzina Institute is to provide a place for professionals to experience the best of the chocolate and pastry industry,” said Foley. “Our goal is to help chefs expand their dessert repertoire and bring new creations to their guests. Customers who visit the institute will be inspired and surprised with what they can make and learn.” Truly unique to the confectionery world, the Qzina Institute offers a Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Lab where participants can make their own chocolate, from start to finish. During an exciting two-day program, Qzina takes guests through the history of chocolate, from the Mayan origins to modern day production. Attendees learn first-hand how to roast, winnow, grind, refine and conche chocolate. The cocoa beans used in the Bean-to-Bar Experience are selected personally by Foley who travels around the world to search for cocoa beans with the Page 18

perfect blend of unique origins and exceptional flavors. “The Qzina Institute is the only place in North America where customers can experience the process of roasting their own beans and the artistry of making fine, handcrafted chocolate,” said Foley. “The Bean-to-Bar Experience represents Qzina’s deep appreciation for experimenting with only the highest quality cocoa beans in their truest form. Making chocolate from the bean to the bar is an unforgettable process that any chef will thoroughly enjoy.” To celebrate the grand opening of the Qzina Institute and the company’s 30th anniversary, Qzina is planning a big surprise that will attract worldwide attention. This colossal unveiling will excite chocolate lovers all around the globe. For more information and to view the current Bean-to Bar and event schedule visit www.qzina.com. Please note that the Qzina Institute is not currently open to the public. Interested parties are welcome to register for the Bean-to-Bar program and product demonstrations listed on the website. Located in Irvine, California, the Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry is a world-class destination for chocolatiers and pastry chefs. The Qzina Institute features a state-of-the-art training center, demonstration auditorium, research and development test kitchen, and a Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Lab. At the institute is a showroom displaying Qzina’s industry leading brands and showcasing America’s largest selection of professional chocolate, dessert and pastry ingredients. The Qzina Institute hosts frequent product demonstrations and presentations led by top pastry chefs and master chocolatiers. The Qzina Institute is located at 9461 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. For more information, call (949) 208-8462.

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