The Andrea Bocelli Experience

Anaheim White House Presents
The Andrea Bocelli Experience

June 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Dine. Be entertained. Contribute to a special cause.

Join the Anaheim White House on Sunday, June 9 
for an unforgettable evening with a loved one, 
featuring a 3-course "pre-concert" menu*
 followed by an Andrea Bocelli concert at Honda Center.

Total package available at $379 (premium lower-level concert seating) or $199 (upper level concert seating), which reflects an already-discounted rates compared to pricing, plus you'll receive an amazing dinner at no extra cost. And for every pair of tickets purchased, $25 will be donated to Caterina's Club.

*Non-alcoholic beverages included.  Tax and gratuity included.

Premium Lower Level (Section 209/221) $379
Upper Level (Section 411-414 and 431-434) $199

 Click here to purchase tickets.

 One time $6 handling fee on every order.
Tickets will be shipped via US Mail.  No refunds or exchanges.

Offer expires: June 4    
Guests will be contacted by Anaheim White House within 72 hours of their purchase to set up their dinner reservation. Reservations are recommended between 
4:30pm and 5:30pm.

Contact Jamie Friedrich with any questions at 
(714) 940-2859 or

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Simin Hope Foundation Gala Dinner

A Fundraising Gala Dinner

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 1 2013 –Simin Hope (SH) Foundation, will honor all fathers at the inaugural Celebration of All Fathers’ Gala Dinner, at 6:30pm, on Thursday June 6 at Paramount Pictures Studios, Hollywood, CA.
The SH Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to address the problems of under-served and at-risk children through a robust program focusing on medical provision, communication and family strengthening, empowering people and communities.
The event will honor the biggest-selling artist in the history of classical music, award winning Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli and other awards will recognize individuals who are inspiring parents and positive role models.
Hosted by SH Founder, entrepreneur and philanthropist Simin Hashemizadeh, owner of South Pacific Surgery Centers, the celebrity, star-studded, black-tie evening will feature world-class entertainment and a magnificent dinner on the New York City back lot at Paramount studios.
“I am honored, thrilled and tremendously excited to have the opportunity to work with Andrea in supporting the Simin Hope Foundation,” said Simin Hashemizadeh. “The aim of the evening is to raise money for a very worthy charitable cause, towards medical facilities for underprivileged children in our community. We are proud to honor all fathers in this celebration as it is tremendously important to have a strong role model in their lives. Andrea Bocelli is a world class entertainer but first and foremost a loving father to his child.”
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Chef Maurice Brazier Featured in OC in Site

Laguna Culinary Arts Chef Maurice Brazier  
to Receive Top Honor

Original Article here | By Linda Domingo and Alli Tong
On May 4, in a private reception in Anaheim, Laguna Culinary Arts chef Maurice Brazier received the title of commandeur de L’Ordre du Merite Agricole (commander of the French Ministry of Agriculture) from the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles. The ranking is the highest possible decoration for a French citizen for services to agriculture; Maurice receives the award for his lifelong commitment to promoting French culture and cuisine worldwide. The chef received the first level of the award, chevalier, in 1979, and the second level, officier, in 1988. The top ranking of commandeur is has been held by only 400 people since the creation of the order by French Minister of Agriculture Jules Meline in 1883.
The elegeant reception included cocktails and appetizers, such as tuna tartare, catered by Anaheim White House, where Maurice serves as executive chef of catering. Afterward, a ceremony bestowing the top honor to Maurice was presented by Claude Girault, the elected representative of the French in the USA, and Axel Cruau, consul general of France in Los Angeles. Upon the heartfelt pinning of the commandeur de L’Ordre du Merite Agricole badge, a buffet dinner of prime rib, seafood paella, scalloped potatoes and lobster ravioli was served, also catered by the Anaheim White House.
“Maurice is a ‘chef’s chef,’ ” says Nancy Milby, founder of Laguna Culinary Arts. “[He] is well known by all the French chefs that are household names, such as Paul Bocuse, [and] Joel Robuchon.” Chef Maurice, who began his culinary career at just 14 years old, had also been appointed one of 100 seats of the Acadamie Culinaire de France and celebrated his 79th birthday in May.

Knighting Ceremony by Italian Consul Celebration

The Court of Serato formally invites you to
Sir Brunos' Cavaliere celebration

The grand fete will take place at Anaheim White House Castle on
Friday the 7th day of June
Knighting Ceremony by Italian Consul at 7PM
Dinner at 7:30PM.

A four course royal feast and Champagne will be served
for $110.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). 

RSVP by June 3rd to 714-772-1381

Mark on your calendar!

Event: Sir Bruno Knighthood Dinner
Date: Friday June 7, 2013
Time: 7:30PM
Dress: Royal attire or business casual
(You are welcome to dress in Royal Court Style but not mandatory)

Haute OC: A Moveable Feat

Original article here

If you ever have the opportunity to meet Executive Chef Bruno Serato of the Anaheim Whitehouse, you’ll be moved beyond his impeccable italian gourmet menu at first glance — the first serving you get is his contagious smile, next his compassionate heart, and for dessert an incredible hearty laugh with every meal as big as a bear hug.  Truly a bonafide angel to over 500,000 plus hotel kids, Bruno’s wonderful meals are relished thoroughly  by palette and by plate by his biggest fans. 

This feast of love is donated daily to families in need and  is Bruno’s rite of passage for Catarina’s Club a non-profit charity organization dedicated to supplementing monetary resources for families to escape the vicious cycle of subsequent shortages of making the first and last month rent on much-needed housing for homeless children and their parents who live day-by-day in motels. Bruno Serato was named one of the top 10 “CNN Hero Honorees” of 2011 (
What most may have thought was an impossible feat of providing meals during one of the most economically  challenging times of our country,  has become an evolution of hope — in fact, you may call it a “Moveable Feat.”    This Orange County movement has inspired many to take greater stride in our communities to supplement those in need with a helping hand and in this case, a hearty plate of pasta with cheers of support.  It is with great honor that we announce this Moveable Feat which has now traveled beyond the Orange County perimeter as cheers become music to our ears.
Last February Bruno Serato was invited to join IAOF on a national endeavor on an Italian network station to announce his inspirational movement as part of this year’s Italian American Opera Festival charity spotlight,  a joint musical journey that sparkles hope for families in need.
On behalf of the Italian American Opera Festival, it is with great honor Hauteoc Inc announces CNN Hero Bruno Serato as this year’s Honorary Chair presented by the acclaimed Italian American Opera Festival, artistic director of the Tuscia Operafestival in Italy,  Maestro Stefano Vignati.
Join us on a musical journey that begins with a Champagne toast on May 10th at the Anaheim Whitehouse from 5-7pm the night hosts a reception and pre-cocktail party.  
The Italian American Opera Foundation (IAOF) was created with the aspiration to develop a cultural bridge between Italy and the United States.

VeronaSera 25 Marzo 2013

Da San Bonifacio a Los Angeles: lo chef veronese che aiuta i bambini tra gli eroi della Cnn

Bruno Serato, scaligero di origini e americano d'adozione, è stato ricevuto oggi dall'amministrazione provinciale, che ha espresso tutto il suo orgoglio per un così fulgido esempio di solidarietà italiana all'estero

VeronaSera | La Redazion 25 Marzo 2013 | original article here

Oggi in Sala Rossa al Palazzo Scaligero, l’assessore alle Attività produttive Fausto Sachetto ha ricevuto Bruno Serato, chef di San Bonifacio titolare di un ristorante a Los Angeles inserito dal network televisivo Cnn nell'elenco dei “Top 10 heroes”. Erano presenti: Antonio Pastorello, presidente del Consiglio provinciale; Giuliano Zigiotto, assessore provinciale di zona; Antonio Casu, sindaco di San Bonifacio; Valeria Geremia, presidente del Consiglio comunale di San Bonifacio.
LA STORIA - Bruno Serato, che ha molto lavorato per aiutare i bambini indigenti, è stato il primo italiano a entrare nella Cnn top 10 heroes, la classifica che ogni anno seleziona tra 40 mila persone quelle che più si impegnano per il cambiamento della società. L'assessore alle Attività produttive Sachetto ha espresso tutta la sua soddisfazione: “La Provincia di Verona è lieta di dare il benvenuto ad un personaggio del calibro di Bruno Serato, sambonifacese di origine. Con il suo lavoro tiene alto l'onore degli italiani all'estero non solo per le capacità professionali ma anche per le straordinarie doti di umanità. Ristoratore di grido e vero esempio di eccellenza italiana, Serato coniuga l'attività imprenditoriale di successo all'impegno sociale perché distribuisce quotidianamente un pasto a centinaia di ragazzi in difficoltà. E' tipico dello spirito italiano , mettere in campo gesti di solidarietà nei confronti di chi è meno fortunato”. L'assessore provinciale di zona Zigiotto sottolinea poi l'eccellenza della famiglia Serato: “La vena imprenditoriale e sociale di Bruno Serato affonda le sue radici nel Dna dell'intera famiglia, anche qui nel veronese infatti i suoi fratelli hanno costruito un'importante azienda contribuendo a consolidare il livello di occupazione locale. L'apporto dato, da famiglie di questo calibro, all'immagine dei veronesi nel mondo è di valore inestimabile”.

LE DICHIARAZIONI - Lo stesso chef Serato ha espresso tutta la sua soddisfazione per il riconoscimento: “Ho ripercorso la strada dei migranti italiani che in passato hanno cercato di fare fortuna in America. Ma la data che più ricordo con soddisfazione è quella del 18 aprile 2005 quando per la prima volta ho fornito pasti caldi ai ragazzi in difficoltà. Questa iniziativa mi ha cambiato la vita e la cosa che più mi rende orgoglioso è l'essere arrivato a sfamare ogni giorno oltre 300 ragazzi raggiungendo un totale di 500.000 pasti. Questo senso di solidarietà mi è stato tramandato da mia madre e prima ancora dai miei antenati che si sono sempre contraddistinti con opere a favore di chi aveva bisogno”. Il presidente Consiglio provinciale Pastorello plaude al senso di responsabilità dimostrato dallo chef: “La matrice solidale, insita in progetti di questo tipo, è molto viva in tutta la nostra provincia e quindi dico con orgoglio che fa parte del carattere dei veronesi. Sono molte le iniziative benefiche che cercano di portare un aiuto in zone del mondo disagiate. Ricordo, fra tutte, il progetto "Amici di Roberto", che seguo in prima persona, che si occupa dei bambini poveri di Santo Domingo. Il senso espresso da queste opere è molto importante perché si fondono cuore, intelligenza e capacità imprenditoriale”.

Catering Chef To Receive France's Highest Honor


Anaheim White House Catering Chef
To Receive France's Highest Honor

  Maurice Brazier, executive chef of catering for the Anaheim White House, has been given one of France’s highest civilian honors, the Commandeur dans l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole, recognition attained by only 400 others in the world.  He will be feted on Saturday, May 4 by 100 top chefs including Pascal Olhats, Yvan Valentin and Octavio Montoya at a dinner at a private villa in Anaheim Hills.

           Trained in his native Burgundy, France, Brazier enjoyed a long career with the Hotel Meridien, where he trained chefs at various properties around the world.  During that time, he received many awards and accolades including the title of Chevalier du Merit National by French President Francois Mitterrand for his lifelong dedication to the art of French cuisine. He also was appointed an Officer of Merit to the French Department of Agriculture and holds 1 of only 100 seats at the Academie Culinaire de France, an organization that has been governing French cuisine for nearly 200 years.

           In addition to his duties at the Anaheim White House, Brazier is President of Toques Blanches.

          Situated in a historic national landmark mansion dating to 1909, the Anaheim White House restaurant offers a quixotic menu of northern Italian/French fare, 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

Original post here | 2013 Groff-Hinman

Sail In To Style Gala Photos

Thank you to all who supported Caterina's Club at our 
Sail in to Style event this past Sunday.

Because of you, we raised over $30,000 to help children 
sail out of motel living and into permanent housing.