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An Evening with Chef Bill Yee

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PERFORMING ARTS CENTER CELEBRATING 12TH YEAR HEADED BY CHEF/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR BILL YEE

ALHAMBRA - The Alhambra Performing Arts Center (APAC) is starting its 12th year after another successful season of free monthly concerts from Classical to Flamenco, Jazz, tributes to Glen Campbell and other artists, the Community Christmas Singalong and many more. Chef/Artistic Director Bill Yee, an Alhambra resident has been at the helm as a founding director and then for the past 10 years, as Artistic Director and General Manager in partnership with Sage Granada Park 

United Methodist Church located at 1850 W. Hellman Ave. next to Granada Park.

Bill Yee’s day job is in the hospitality industry where he earns a living as an award winning Chef Entrepreneur. He holds many titles including Executive Chef for popular L.A. Omelets Catering Company with corporate clients such as Amtrack, CINTAS, US Vets (homeless Veterans organization), Sous Chef for several years for corporate clients AT&T and IBM at the internationally renowned Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, contract chef for a Beverly Hills staffing agency working with Food Network celebrity chefs such as Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai, Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi, the Oscars, Emmys, Coachella, Netflix and many other Hollywood events, He is a Chef Recruiter for large events such as the L.A. Greek Festival, US Foods and others. On weekends you can often find him heading up the omelet station at the Langham Huntington Hotel (formerly The Ritz-Carlton) in Pasadena. He was hired by New York based Karlitz & Company to provide chefing assistance at Bobby Flay’s Taste of the World at Warner Bros. Studios during the Breeder’s Cup thoroughbred horse racing event for celebrity chefs Francois Payard, Martin Shanahan and Ed Cooney and is on the advisory boards of several culinary schools. He is in demand as a guest speaker and chef instructor and is the President of the Le Cordon Bleu Alumni Association. He is a board member of the Riverside based "Night for Veterans" fundraising committee. He is also a recent vice-president elect in the ACF (American Culinary Federation) which is the premier national organization for professional chefs.

His bona fides in music includes a violin performance at age 12 in Carnegie Hall, assistant concert master in the prestigious Brooklyn District Orchestra, several years as lead guitar in popular Brooklyn rock groups, jazz promoter at the Honolulu Downtown Jazz Festivals, long term member of renowned 140-voice Lake Avenue Church Sanctuary Choir, singer in the popular Dickens Holiday Carolers and Artistic Director of the Alhambra Performing Arts Center. He invites other entrepreneurial chefs who come from his alma mater (Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts) and other distinguished culinary schools to provide refreshments at APAC and also to promote their services.

His motto is “Cooking is my profession. Music is my passion”. Chef/Artistic Director Bill Yee already has booked an exciting 2018 concert season at APAC starting with the Beatlemania Singalong IV on Sunday Jan 21st featuring Bob Shuster and band, on Sunday February 18th, A tribute to Burt Bacharach featuring legendary Jay Asher and Carnegie Hall pianist Hayk Arsenyan on Sunday March 11th.

EVENT: Beatlemania IV Singalong

DATE:  Sun Jan 21, 2018 7pm  FREE

LOCATION: Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Ave, 91803

Contact: Chef/Artistic Director Bill Yee   (626) 230 5435  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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