Warehouse Discount Center is primarily a purveyor of home appliances and plumbing wares, although it also hosts in-store cooking classes led by experienced chefs. Amidst an outside grilling theatre, using the finet equipment, Chef masters Craiger Van Zee and Chef JoAnn Hecht teach students the finer points of roasting, grilling, and preparing international dishes. Students are able to sample delicacies created and also take home a new set of culinary skills along with information packets.
Chef Craiger has been in the culinary business for more than four decades and heads up his own educational venture, To Grill or Not to Grill. He has taught more than 3,000 students how to sear and season on the barbeque and enjoys sharing his knowledge with groups of all sizes. Chef JoAnn comes from a teaching and catering background and tailors her classes to complement the seasons.
For more than 25 years, Advanced Micro Systems, Inc has strengthened its brand by specializing in Apple products and related peripherals. Its Apple-certified technicians handle the entire Apple product line—from iPods to MacBooks—whether or not the product is under warranty. Their services range from device tune-ups and software installation to hardware repair and data recovery.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
GolfTEC has thirteen convenient locations in the Los Angeles area, all staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of golfing robotics. Motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor your swing and break down your form on a high-definition video display. GolfTEC’s PGA specialists point out your flaws, strengths, and coach you on how to permanently improve your game, from tee to green. Sensors chirp with approval when you’ve executed a perfect stroke or cracked an especially witty golfing joke.
Joey Ikemoto is a busy guy. In 30 years working as the lead photographer of Joey Ikemoto Photography, he has shot 3,000 weddings, garnered multiple honors from the Professional Photographers of America, and heard his shutter click more often than he has blinked his own eyes. Of course, he photographs more than weddings, capturing naturalistic portraits of children, mothers-to-be, and families at play. He shoots in his studio or on location, swapping canned lighting and backdrops for the natural splendor of a favorite park or the stately décor of whichever neighbor leaves their door unlocked.
Though his medium is a bit left-of-center, Ronny Coric is a true artist, converting dull slabs of concrete into rich, colorful walkways. His staining techniques play off of concrete's natural designs and patterns, adding dimension and layers of translucent color to home and office expanses. Ronny's gallery of past work demonstrates his eye for color and pattern with floors that shine like burnished copper, showers surrounded by swirling crimson walls, and two-toned staircases.