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Experience Driven Education

As seen in Tasting Panel and Imbibe Magazine



A Community Culture Project

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This charitable organization provides opportunity scholarships and educational experiences to advance the arts in the areas of taste, sight and sound, with a strong focus in the food and beverage industry. IAM encourages the growth of local economy, strengthens small business, and builds up the passionate individuals in varying creative industries.


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Continuously accepting applications from passionate individuals, looking to achieve their educational dreams.



IAM literally sent Brad and I to England! I don’t think it gets any more impactful than that! Without the help from Team IAM, this trip wouldn’t have been possible.
— EVAN PRICE, Noble Ale Works
With the help of the IAM organization, I was able to receive aid to pay for my examination allowing me to focus less on bearing the financial burden and more so on my studies.
— Andrew Auon, Taps Fishhouse
Portland Cocktail Week was one of the most eyeopening, amazing experiences of my career. Witnessing hundreds of likeminded professionals & learning how to better my craft was an experience I won’t soon forget...
— Gabrielle Dion, The Mixing Glass / Vaca Group
Inspire artistic minds gave me the opportunity to broaden my knowledge of the cocktail world, learning first hand from business and creative professionals who have helped to shape the cocktail industry to what it is today. The insights and skills I gained...
— Gaby Mlynarczyk, Previously of ink.


Who can apply

  • Currently or previously employed or a business owner in the visual or fine arts or the food and beverage industry. (i.e. restaurant, bar, coffee shop, bakery, distributor, sales rep, food promoter, etc.).

  • At least one year of experience in current position, either through training or schooling.

  • Exhibits Integrity, Ambition, Discipline, Leadership, and Passion.


Full Stories and Testimonials

About Me

Founder & President, Bobby navarro

Bobby Navarro left a decade of work in the hospitality industry to fully commit to his own event planning and culinary promotions company, . His passion for branding and business keeps him visiting hundreds of restaurants across the country, stemming from his original feat of dining at 100 restaurants in 100 consecutive days. Bobby's love for the hospitality community and similar industries led him to create , an organization that has given thousands of dollars annually to connecting passionately driven individuals to the things that inspire them.

Upcoming Events



Monthly Cocktail Classes at The Mixing Glass

Purchase a ticket to one of the Cocktail Classes at The Mixing Glass in Costa Mesa, and not only do you receive a discount on your purchases made that day, but 10% of the day's sales go to support Inspire Artistic Minds!

Buy your tickets HERE today!


IAM is the Official Sponsoring Charity of Bartender's Weekend

MESSAGE FROM BARTENDER'S WEEKEND - "As always, Bartender's Weekend is free for all Service Industry Professionals. However, we want to know who you are! Please use the Online Registration form to provide us with your info, and we will return the favor by providing you access to some of the the Weekend's "RSVP only" events.

Also, this year we have partnered with Inspire Artistic Minds, a non profit organization that provides assisitance for Bartenders like you. Upon registering, you will have the option to donate to support IAM's cause. It's not manadatory, but every bit helps."


Schedule will be available HERE!