Italian American Opera Foundation

Reception and Pre Cocktail Party promoting IAOF & Caterina's Club hosted 
CNN Hero Bruno Serato 
at Anaheim White House Restaurant 

May 10th 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bruno Serato and Stefano Vignati

Sail In To Style on Video

Ladies, if something caught your attention yesterday at the fashion show 
(other than the boys - the clothes!) 
Stop by Betinnis Fashions and check it out

They are located at 391 S. State College Blvd Suite F Brea, CA 92821 
right across the street from the Brea Mall. 

Don't forget 15% of your purchase will go directly to Caterina's Club, 
starting today through Saturday, May 4th.

USA Network "The Moment"

USA Network Thursday, April 25th episode of "The Moment" 
featuring Richard Nixon Library and 
White House Catering

White House Chef (#mom103)
EPISODE PREMIERE: April 25, 2013
Original episode guide here

A devoted family man and passionate cook, Derek James had always dreamed of becoming a chef at the highest level, serving heads of state and dignitaries. After graduating with honors from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, Derek dove straight into the restaurant business. But when his restaurant couldn't survive the economic downturn, Derek was left with bills to pay and a family to support, and for the sake of stability chose to put his culinary dreams on the backburner and instead pursue a career in IT.

Now, Derek is about to get one more shot at making his long-simmering dreams come true. Under the guidance of his new mentor, former White House Chef Walter Scheib, Derek will hone his culinary skills and master the fine art of cultural protocol, essential knowledge for a chef at the highest level. After a rigorous training period, Derek will get the chance to cook for and interview with a premier catering company that handles the high profile events at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library. Can he take the heat, or will Derek get out of the kitchen once and for all?
Hopeful Update:
After impressing the team at White House Catering, Derek was offered a chance to join the company. On the job for months now, Derek has numerous high-profile events under his belt. Score an invitation to a swanky party at the Richard Nixon Library, and you just might get to experience Derek's cooking for yourself!

The Gomez Family and Caterina's Club

This week, Caterina's Club provided the security deposit and first month's rent for the Gomez family (pictured with the youngest of their 5 children) to move out of the motels and into a 3 bedroom townhouse. We felt so humbled to be a part of this family's fresh start in their brand new home! 

This is the 35th family that Caterina's Club has helped to support out of the motel lifestyle. 
We wish them all the best!

 Please visit to learn more about how you can help.

Prom Menu 2013

Are you or your children getting ready for Prom?
Anaheim White House Restaurant is the perfect place start the night off right 

with an elegant pre-prom dinner! 

With a special Prix-Fixe Prom Menu at $40pp (inclusive of tax and tip) 
you cannot go wrong!

Call 714-772-1381 or click here to make a reservation.

High School Prom Menu
​Sweetheart Salad
Baby mescaline greens tossed with a slightly sweet passion fruit vinaigrette, served in a rice paper nest

(please select one)

Romeo & Juliet Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine pasta embraced with Alfredo sauce and grilled chicken

​Adam & Eve Tri Tip Beef​
Oven roasted beef tri-tip served in a cabernet sauvignon and rosemary glace
​Elvis & Priscilla Presley Rigatoni
De Cecco pasta tossed in a sauce of Grana Padana Parmesan and sautéed pancetta

Queen Victoria & Prince Albert Whitefish
Delicate whitefish fillets sautéed and served in an Italian herb sauce

​Marc Antony & Cleopatra Chicken Italiana
Tender chicken breast sautéed with a delicate sauce of Greek capers and Italian white wine

Precious Profiteroles
Puff pastry globes filled with crème Anglaise, topped with chocolate ganache and sprinkled with powdered sugar
Tea, soft drink or lemonade
$40.00  per person ( inclusive of tax and gratuity )

Menu not valid with any other coupon, discount or promotion
Menu valid for high school students only, Not valid for instructors or adult guardians

CNN Heroes: Update on Bruno Serato and Caterina's Club

Hello my friends,

At the end of this month, I am hosting a charity gala for Caterina's Club to raise money for families living in motels. The event is Sunday, April 28th with a champagne reception at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm and a fashion show by Betinnis in Brea. This is a cause that is very close to my heart, and I want this event to be a success so that we can help many families to sail out of motel living and into permanent and safe housing solutions. Would you help me raise money for Caterina's Club by selling tables and tickets to the gala on April 28th? Tickets are $250 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10. We also have sponsorship opportunities at $5,000 and $10,000.

My work in helping families move out of the motels is going to be featured on CNN this whole week. You can watch the video at the link below. There are so many more families that need our help, and the proceeds of this event will go directly to moving families out of the motels and into permanent housing.

Sail into Style  Dinner and Fashion Show Event
Info here.

Reserve a table or buy a ticket, contact Jamie at 714.772.1381.


Click photo to watch CNN Heroes: Update Video

He’s given half a million meals to ‘motel kids’ – now 2011 Top 10 CNN Hero BRUNO SERATO of Caterina's Club is helping some of those families find homes. 
Do YOU know a hero like Bruno? Nominate someone YOU know for CNN Heroes ONLY at!

Local Fashionistas to Pull Out the Stops for Motel Kids

While they may be donning the latest in fashions, their hearts will be set on the “motel kids” for whom they are supporting at “Sail in Style,” a dinner/fashion show being held at the Anaheim White House on Sunday, April 28.  Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Caterina’s Club, which aims to feed and house the working poor living in near squalid conditions at motels in Orange County.  The event begins with a Champagne reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a fashion show presented by Chadia of Betinnis.  Tickets are $250 each and table sponsorships for $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 are available by calling Jamie at 714-772-1381. 

Situated in a historic national landmark mansion dating to 1909, the Anaheim White House is also known for its extensive wine list, unparalleled service and an elegant setting to create a dining experience that is timeless, remarkable and without equal. Located at 887 South Anaheim Blvd., in Anaheim, Orange County.  For more information, visit