CO-OWNER JIM MILIO AND CHEF KURT EHRLICH - JEANETTE’S EDELWEISS, LA’S HOTTEST NEW GERMAN RESTAURANT AND BAR
JEANETTE AND JIM MILIO:
The owners of Jeanette’s Edelweiss are Jim and Jeanette Milio. Born and raised in Germany, Jeanette moved to Los Angeles 15 years ago, becoming one of Hollywood’s leading motion picture and television producers. Missing her home town, she wanted, along with her husband, to create a little piece of Germany in here in California by opening Jeanette’s Edelweiss – sharing with her fellow Angelinos the tasty and playful side of her beloved Germany. Her husband, Jim Milio, is an Emmy Award winning writer/director/producer whose credits include the hit TV show Rescue 911, Dog Whisperer and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Jim also loves cooking and always wanted to have his own restaurant.
EXECUTIVE CHEF KURT EHRLICH, KNOWN AS CELEBRITY CHEF KURT:
Executive Chef Kurt Ehrlich, known as Celebrity Chef Kurt, graduated from one of Europe’s highly ranked culinary schools, the Breidenbacher Hof Chef School in Germany. Chef Kurt worked throughout France and Italy for years, enhancing his skills constantly. Once in the US, Chef Kurt worked at the renowned Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York and the Disney World Resort in Orlando, amongst other renowned hotels and restaurants. Along the way, Kurt has received numerous prestigious awards for his culinary creations. He operated his own restaurants in New York, San Diego and Los Angeles and cooked for high caliber celebrities in Hollywood as well as Presidents Ronald Regan and Richard Nixon.
Kurt is committed to only using the finest ingredients, fresh locally farmed herbs, vegetables and meats. His specialty is cooking traditional German dishes in way that is light, healthy and mouthwatering tasty. His culinary creations are endlessly creative, which make for elaborate inventions at caterings and events. Kurt’s creations are famous and have been featured in cooking shows around the world and on CBS, NBC and ABC. Kurt’s Edelweiss pastries, strudels and cheesecakes are already becoming legendary and are being sold in stores and at farmer’s markets in Southern California. Kurt Erhlich is a distinguished member of the United States Chef’s Association, the American Culinary Foundation, the World Gourmet Association and the World Master Chef’s Society, among others.
AWARD-WINNING ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT, AND DIRECTOR, COLMAN DOMINGO - PROMOTING FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, SUNDAYS ON AMC 9PM/8PMC - HE ALSO JOINED AN ALL-STAR CAST IN NATE PARKER’S THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Fear the Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson that premiered on AMC on August 23, 2015. It is acompanion series and prequel to The Walking Dead, which is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The first season, consisting of six episodes, aired in 2015. Its second season of 15 episodes premiered on April 10, 2016.
Set in Los Angeles, California, the series follows a dysfunctional family composed of high school guidance counselor Madison Clark, her English teacher boyfriend Travis Manawa, her daughter Alicia, her drug-addicted son Nick, and Travis' son from a previous marriage, Chris, at the onset of the zombie apocalypse. They must either revamp themselves or cling to their deep flaws as they come to terms with the impending collapse of civilization.On April 15, 2016, AMC announced the series had been renewed for a 16-episode third season to air in 2017.
Colman Domingo is an award-winning actor, playwright, and director who is a triple threat in 2016 with anticipated TV, film and theater projects. Domingo will reprise his role as Victor Strand on Season 2 of AMC’s hit show Fear the Walking Dead.
Next up, Domingo joined an all-star cast in Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation (Oct 2016), opposite Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union and Nate Parker. The film is a biopic of slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner and premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
As an Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award-nominated actor and OBIEand Lucille Lortel Award-winner, Domingo has solidified himself as a Broadway veteran. Domingo’s newest play Dot premiered at the Humana Festival in Louisville last year and premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater in 2016, directed by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman.
Domingo’s theater career took off when he starred in the critically acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange. The off-Broadway ensemble cast received an OBIE Award in 2008, and Domingo reprised his roles in the film version of Passing Strange, directed by Spike Lee, in 2009. He made his British and Australian debuts with his self-penned solo play, A Boy and His Soul. This production originated at New York City’s Vineyard Theater and won him GLAAD and Lucille Lortel awards in 2010. Domingo will once again revive, and direct, A Boy and His Soul in August of 2016 for the Guthrie Theatre.
In 2010, Domingo starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago, the longest revival on Broadway, and in the award-winning The Scottsboro Boys, a role which he originated on and off Broadway. Domingo was nominated for a Tony Award, Olivier Award, and a Fred Astaire Award for his role in The Scottsboro Boys. Additional theater credits include the Off-Broadway revival of Blood Knot and Wild With Happy.
As a director, Domingo recently staged the Off-Broadway Alliance Award-winning production of A Band of Angels and helmed August Wilson’s Seven Guitars for the Actors Theater of Louisville in the fall of 2015. He also directed the critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway productions of Exit Cuckoo and Single Black Female.
Additional film credits include Ava DuVernay’s Selma and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Joe Roth’s Freedomland and Clint Eastwood’s True Crime, Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Ana and Red Hook Summer, and the first-ever screen adaptation of a Ralph Ellison story, King of the Bingo Game, among others. His TV credits include: The Knick, Lucifer, Law & Order, The Big Gay Sketch Show and Nash Bridges.
Domingo is on the Board of the Directors of the Vineyard Theater in New York City. He is also on faculty at the National Theater Institute (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center) and guest-lectured and mentored in many colleges and universities around the country. Domingo directed for Berkeley Rep as well as the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.
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