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Cancer Support Community and Terranea Resort Partner For Undiscovered Chefs Gala

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA---February 2012

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA---February 2012-- Join Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach (CSC-RB) and Michael Franks of Chez Melange as they present the Undiscovered Chefs Gala at Terranea Resort on Sunday, March 18. 

Treat yourself to an experience you will never forget—a day immersed in culinary education with South Bay icon Michael Franks, followed by a 25th year Gala Dinner celebrating CSC-RB’s mission of support, education and hope for cancer patients and their families. Join Michael and a team of student chefs for a memorable day at the breathtaking Terranea Resort (student chef positions are limited and include culinary lectures, demonstrations, lunch, wine tasting and gala dinner with wine in evening). Guests will enjoy an evening of gastronomic delight as they bid on exciting auction items including a weekend at the Bristol Hotel in Paris. Silent Auction and cocktail reception to begin at 5PM proceeded by Gala dinner honoring CSC-RB Chairman of the Board, LJ Stogsdill and a tribute to the Founders at 6:30PM.  Live Auction to follow.

Student chef positions are $350. Cost per person to attend the dinner including wine is $175.  Sponsors include Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, The Capital Group, Vantage Oncology, Malaga Bank, Southbay Magazine, and Daily Breeze. All proceeds will benefit CSC-RB’s free group programs for cancer patients and their loved ones.  Contact Kristin Conforti for available student chef positions and details (310) 376-3550 ext.26 or visit

About Terranea Resort

Terranea, L.A.’s Oceanfront Resort, is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and located 20 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts and managed by Destination® Hotels & Resorts. The property boasts 582 rooms including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, and 20 bungalows and features 50 oceanfront three-bedroom casitas and 32 ocean view three-bedroom villas, offering a residential setting with rental or Resort real estate opportunities for guests to purchase a second home. Resort amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole par three golf course; The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000 square-foot oceanfront spa, fitness center and Café; and three unique swimming pools, one with children’s play area and a 140-foot waterslide. Three ocean view restaurants offer a variety of food and beverage experiences including Catalina Kitchen for casual, all-day dining; mar'sel, the free-standing signature restaurant; and Nelson's, a cliff-side restaurant and bar with spectacular vantage points for whale watching. Designed to reveal the Resort’s dramatic outdoor vistas, Terranea's conference and meeting facilities include 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Other amenities include marea, a luxury retail boutique; children’s center with interactive programs; Pointe Discovery, an “active-living” store and adventure concierge for activities that explore the rich local terrain and ocean environment. Several miles of scenic bluff-top trails connect miles of off-property coastal trails, and a secluded beach cove also adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort. For more information, visit or call 866-802-8000. Please follow Terranea Resort on Facebook and Twitter.

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Contact: Theresa Plakos

109 W. Torrance Blvd.

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

(310) 376-3550 x27


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