Since 1999, the staffers of Gourmet RockStars have been helping to throw lavish, unique events of every ilk. From equipment rentals and catering to entire-event management for weddings, birthday parties, and corporate events, the company’s party planners pay careful attention to their clients’ every request. Their chefs can create delicacies such as foie gras and truffle canapés and provision buffets with spit-roasted meats. Clients can spruce up seated banquets with extras such as ice sculptures, champagne fountains, and shot-glass displays. The staff maintains strict client confidentiality, whether they’re organizing a product launch or throwing an awards dinner for a group of secret agents.
With five branches and over 80 franchised learning centers in the United States and Canada, JEI Learning Center has found international success, including an educational TV station, thanks to its model of self-paced learning.
Prospective students begin with a diagnostic test to determine their ability level, at which point they'll be placed in groups with a maximum ratio of five students to one instructor. Sessions are held weekly, one hour per subject??there are Common Core State Standards aligned with curriculums in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving??with provided workbooks and daily homework exercises.
Although Arka Indian Restaurant is named for the sun, it's more directly powered by the vision of its consulting chef, Sachin Chopra. Named in Esquire's Top US Chefs to Watch in 2011, he works with his culinary team to devise classics from India's Northern flatlands and Southern coast. The North is reflected in tandoori kebabs and biryani with with bone-in goat, whereas the South gets a lift from rice and lentil dosas stuffed with tangy potatoes or eggplant. To top it all off, the house's specialty cocktails—such as the Tropical Sun-Ray with tequila, Midori, and pineapple juice—tend to evoke the feeling of warm climates, just like a glass full of mini-umbrellas.
Since 2006, customers have brought their clothing and home linens to Bay Cleaners to be dry-cleaned or laundered using the shop's environmentally friendly products. The staff uses only plant-based solutions that are free of harmful chemicals and harsh solvents. Despite their gentle nature, the products easily lift away dirt and grime while also infusing fabric with a pleasant scent. Tailors can re-attach buttons, alter the hems of pants, or shorten coat sleeves for people who shrink instead of grow. Shoe shining and heel repairs preserve footwear year after year.
The physician-supervised subscription weight-loss plans offered at GreenLite Medicine are designed to help clients shed excess pounds and embrace a healthier lifestyle. Medical director Dr. Sooji Rugh, who comes board certified in both Internal and Obesity Medicine, oversees plans that promote participant accountability in the hopes of yielding real results. Plans may include diagnostic lab work, vitamin injections, and FDA-approved appetite suppressants, if needed.