Tony Marchese, GM Trio Restaurant Palm Springs Tony has been an entrepreneurial executive with 25 years of sales and management, marketing and branding for start up and established businesses. Tony previously owned and operated a real estate company. Rhumba Brazilian restaurant (voted 'Top 20 'Chicago Magazine ) and two high profile night clubs. Tony is a local real estate agent with Keller Williams™ Realty, where he has consistently been top 1% performer in Chicago and Palm Springs for the last 12 year. TRIO Restaurant—an energetic, desert-casual atmosphere and great american modern food at reasonable prices—a place where anyone can come in, sit down and feel at home.
Larry Lipson - Costa Rica Wine Correspondent
Larry Lipson co-hosts "What's Cooking?"a restaurant, wine and food talk show that airs from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays nationally on Cable Radio Network (CRN) and National Radio Network (NRN), heard locally on KPXN-TV (ITV) Channel 30 SAP;Time Warner Santa Monica on C 74 SAP; Time Warner San Fernando Valley on Channel 1/97 SAP and 25; Time Warner West Valley on Channel 6 SAP and 960; AT&T on Channel 6 in the Valley and Channel 44 SAP in Los Angeles; Charter Communications on Channel 33 SAP; Time Warner Lancaster on Channel 37; Time Warner Simi Valley on Channel 8; Charter in Hidden Hills/Malibu/Agoura on cable FM 97.5; Avenue TV Cable Ventura on Channel 83; Charter San Gabriel Valley on Channel 34 SAP and Channel 56; Time Warner Canyon Country on Channel 960
Jerry Colangelo - Owner - Wig Wam Golf Resort & SpaCharm. Authentic Arizona™. This is what defines The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa as a premier destination for the seasoned traveler. Nearly 80 years of history makes our resort an authority on the standards of service excellence. Simple, understated elegance and luxury is what we provide and indigenous charm is what sets us apart. Our guests are surrounded by the quiet, natural beauty of the desert Southwest, resulting in a truly unique, authentic experience. No towering skyscrapers or high rise-style accommodations here. The only interruptions are towering palm trees and soaring clouds that dot the clear blue skies. Challenge yourself to the largest Arizona golf resort, home to 54 championship holes, and awaken your senses in a brand new, state-of-the-art Red Door Spa. Immerse yourself in a true destination resort that spans 500 acres. We have earned numerous accolades and awards including the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Award - Jerry is an American businessman and sports mogul. He is the former owner of the Phoenix Suns of the NBA, the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League and the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. He was also instrumental in the relocation of the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL to Phoenix to become the Phoenix Coyotes. He is the national director of USA Basketball and of the team that represented the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Colangelo also serves as Chairman of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), a nonprofit nonpartisan educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. NIAF also serves as the voice for Italian Americans in Washington, D.C.
Peter Greweling "Chocolates & Confections at Home"
The only book you need to make truly amazing chocolates and candies at home "Like most branches of the culinary arts, the roots of confectionery lie with the homemaker taking the time to make something special for her family. Even in today's world, where time has become compressed as never before, and most people find it hard to find time to cook meals on a regular basis, home confectionery can still be a fun and satisfying pursuit. Whether you are making candies for your family, to serve to guests, or for holiday occasions, a range of home confectionery is within the reach of anyone with a kitchen and a few basic tools and ingredients." Peter P. Greweling, the award-winning author of Chocolates and Confections: Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectioner, is a professor of baking and pastry arts at The Culinary Institute of America, a Certified Master Baker, and a Certified Hospitality Educator. Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute Of America is an independent, not?for?profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. A network of more than 39,000 alumni has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world's premier culinary college. The CIA, which also offers courses for industry professionals and food enthusiasts, has campuses in New York (Hyde Park), California (St. Helena), and Texas (San Antonio).