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DATE: April 15, 2015
Location: Burbank Bar and Grille
112 N. San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
Time: 4:30 p.m. - Executive Meeting
5:30 p.m. - Social Hour
6:00 p.m. - Dinner Hour
Speakers: Tom Shea
Vice President of Sales/Marketing
Upper Crust Enterprises

Lily Wong
Upper Crust Enterprises
Topic: The Wonders of Panko

Our presentation will be led by Mr. Tom Shea, Vice-President of Sales/Marketing at Upper Crust Enterprises in downtown Los Angeles. Tom has an Associate Degree in Forestry and Bachelor`s in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire, along with an MBA from Pepperdine University. He is a member of the American Culinary Federation and the Research Chefs Association. Tom has been involved in the food business all his life from working in restaurants as well as with top food manufacturing companies such as McCormick Spices, Lawry`s Seasonings, Hunt Wesson/ConAgra, Specialty Brands, and Mrs. Friday`s/Fishking Processors.

Tom will be joined at the podium by Ms. Lily Wong who has a B. S. in Food Science & Technology (Culinology emphasis) and is an IFT member. Lily has experience working as a food technologist at Passport Food Group, Fresh & Easy, and now at Upper Crust Enterprises. She is very involved in developing new custom formulas for customers, improving existing products, and creating and testing new product applications. Lily will be demonstrating some panko properties to support Tomís narrative.

An afternoon 2:00 p.m. plant tour is being offered of the Upper Crust Enterprises facility and lab before the dinner meeting.

A limited number of members and students are invited to take a 2:00 to 3:00 plant/lab tour of the facility at 411 Center Street in downtown Los Angeles 90012. Restrictions apply: subject to completion of a non-disclosure agreement, adherence to the plant`s GMPs, and open only to non-competitive companies. Tour guests MUST also have prepaid dinner reservations. Place tour reservations when calling in your dinner reservations. A waiting list will be established. Tour limited to 10 members/5 students.

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Dinner Meeting Prices:

  1. Member with Reservation: $40.00
  2. Emeritus Member with Reservation: $25.00
  3. Student Member with Reservation: $25.00
  4. Non-Member with Reservation: $50.00

*$5.00 Discount with Cash/Check Payment at Door

Please Note: Student Dinner prices have increased to $25.00.


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