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September Dinner Meeting

DATE: September 17, 2014
Location: Crowne Plaza LAX
5985 W Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Time: 4:30 p.m. - Executive Meeting
5:30 p.m. - Social Hour
6:30 p.m. - Dinner Hour
Speaker: Mr. Martin Riese, Water Sommelier
General Manager, Ray's & Stark Bar at LACMA
Part of the 60-restaurant Patina Group
Topic: All About Water

As Food Technologists we are familiar with taste panels where we measure saltiness, sweetness, tartness and bitterness, along with common overt flavors such as vanilla levels, beef, butter, or heat. Imagine a taste panel without any of those seemingly in-your-face sensory cues. Instead consider the challenge of discriminating between extremely subtle notes of plain water!

Mr. Riese has a unique food credential, namely Water Sommelier. Starting at an age of about 4, he had a passion for tasting the water, wherever his parents would take him. They did not stifle his unusual, near obsession, but allowed it to continue unabated. With some parallels to a Wine Sommelier, a Water Sommelier must also undergo extensive training. In the case of Mr. Riese, this included an intense two week, 80 hour program in Germany accompanied with written and blind taste tasting exams. After completing these studies successfully, the candidate is awarded the title of "Water Sommelier".

Mr. Riese will lead us through a simple water tasting as a part of his presentation. With the current drought in Southern California drinking the right water becomes even more important than ever. Yes - learn what temperature water should be served at!

This is a meeting you will not want to miss. Reserve early so you are not disappointed, as space is limited.

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The SCiftS/SCC Golf Tournament is back for 2014!

Black Gold Golf Club
One Black Gold Drive
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

November 3, 2014

Join us at one of OC's top golf courses, Black Gold Golf Club, (Rated No. 2 Golf Course in Orange County by Golfer's Digest) to experience a day of outrageous fun and relaxation. We have an incredible day filled with entertainment, refreshments, contests, and massage therapists. All capped off by a reception and excellent prizes!

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September 17, 2014

Dinner Meeting
Crowne Plaza LAX
Los Angeles, CA

October 15, 2014

Dinner Meeting
Angelo's & Vinci's Ristorante
Fullerton, CA

November 3, 2014

Golf Tournament
Black Gold Golf Club
Yorba Linda, CA

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