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For more than 15 years, SoCal Event Staffing has not only matched experienced bartenders with restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and catering companies, they've also taught novices the ins and out of the bartending trade. Their two-day certification program prepares students for the nightlife industry, teaching them more than 150 drink recipes and how to wield a drink umbrella in the event of a water main burst. Program graduates then earn a lifetime of placement assistance from the company, which matches them with full- and part-time positions at more than 300 venues.

14783 Carmenita Rd
Norwalk,
CA
US

Established: 2011
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Most popular offering: Cooking Parties & Private Event Catering
Pro Tip: Food Lovers and those craving face-to-face fun interaction should be invited!
Good for Kids: Yes

Q&A with Valerie Moore, Owner/culinary Artist

What sets your business apart from your competition?
My business is one of only a few unique to Southern California that provide in-home instruction and demonstration cooking parties. Our menus include recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. We offer a menu that ranges from comfort Soul Food to Thai Food with a twist.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I decided to start this business after completing my cookbook titled _The Dish, which is a collection of short stories and recipes that speak to how I came about developing and obtaining some of the family favorites. Completing the cookbook made me realize how great it would be to share the recipes with a live audience participating._

What’s your favorite part about your job?
The opportunity to create meals for people who enjoy the art of cooking, and to meet and make great friends.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We like to tailor our menus to satisfy the client's desired atmosphere. We interview the client about their intended guests and the vibe they would like to create for the special event.

2610 Elena Avenue
West Covina,
CA
US

Served in the kingly confines of its facility near the shore of Lake Alhambra, Almansor Court's feasts treat revelers to a welcome royal regimen of freshly formed eats. Normally known for housing festive private receptions, Almansor Court throws open the doors of its well-appointed banquet hall for its all-encompassing Sunday champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., serving public palates without the pretense of invitations or fancy tongue-size tuxedos.

700 S Almansor St
Alhambra,
CA
US

National Bartenders School, Covina helps its graduates land not a single job, but an entire lifetime of work. Alumni can return to the school for unlimited refresher courses and job-placement aid. First, however, they must earn their bartending degree, mastering the art of crafting, garnishing, and presenting more than 200 cocktails through classes and hours of solo practice. The instructors’ state-approved courses cover traditional bartending and flair bartending, which hinges on tricks such as juggling bottles or igniting shots with a to-scale model sun.

200 N Citrus Ave
Covina,
CA
US

Sally Ann Catering has been in business since 1969. We are a full service organization handling corporate catering and events, weddings, holiday events, and private parties. With a true concern for making your event the best and most enjoyable, we assist you in choosing the right menu and setting, with the guarantee that

801 S Lakeview Ave
Placentia,
CA
US

Bartenders often use soda to offset the intense flavor of alcohol, but Hanayo Martin prefers another tasty counterweight: cupcakes. Topped with her signature cream cheese frosting, the decadent treats include strawberry cake infused with champagne and banana cake infused with dark rum. But Hanayo—along with childhood pal, Hapa cofounder, and frosting miner Akemi Lee—happily crafts non-alcoholic versions of her spiked treats as well, available in an additional half-dozen classic flavors. Classic, however, doesn't mean traditional; cupcakes can be crowned with rice cereal treats, seaweed, and green tea icing.

1210 Jefferson St
Anaheim,
CA
US