Produce guru Robert Schueller co-chairs the James Beard Foundation Taste America Los Angeles by Alicia Maher
For those who know Robert Schueller, is not surprising to learn that produce guru, and Melissa’s/World Variety Produce public relations director, is co-chair of the James Beard Foundation Taste America Los Angeles. This incredible event is taking place Friday, October 10, 2014 6:30 pm at Vibiana 214 South Main Street Los Angeles 20012. Robert Schueller is a star in the world of produce, a person loved and respected by the foodie community for his knowledge and commitment to quality. Reading about James Beard life I thought, if Robert and James have been contemporaries they most likely would be good friends. To me, they share many similarities, a genuine love for people and life, work ethics, and a passion for excellent food. At the JBF Taste America Robert will be shining among other great culinary stars like Aaron Sanchez, Nancy Silverton, Matt Molina, Dahlia Narvaez, Neil Fraser, Ari Taymor, Vinny Dotolo, Walter Manzke, Ori Menashe and guest emcee, the beautiful chef, Aida Mollenkamp.
James Beard wore many hats, he was a celebrated chef, cookbook author, a teacher who nurtured the careers of many of his students, one of the of the first advocates to support educating women to become chefs, and a supporter of consumption of local produce… He died in 1984, to continue his work and legacy, the foundation was started in 1986, their work and mission is honest and simple; they raise money to support all kinds of educational programs, including cooking scholarships. Culinary students are invited to apply here, http://www.jamesbeard.org/education/james-beard-foundations-taste-america%C2%AE-scholarship-fund.
For countless food writers, photographers and experts, Robert Schueller is the person they turn for knowledge for just about the whole spectrum of produce in the market. He adheres, celebrates and promotes the principles of Melissa’s produce mission to provide the best in world variety produce, serve and educate the customer, community involvement, sponsoring and nurturing a diverse group of foodies. http://www.melissas.com/
The JBF Taste America is an event not to be missed, a once in a lifetime experience to enjoy and savour dishes created by the top chefs in the America, these are the rock stars of the cooking world my dear readers. Vibiana was the home of Los Angeles’s first Archdiocese Catholic cathedral, and has been converted into one of the most beautiful and distinguished full service facilities anywhere, the perfect backdrop for this amazing and special occasion. Here is the link to buy your tickets. http://tasteamerica.myshopify.com /collections/los-angeles http://vibiana.com/
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