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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



Negroni Week: June 6 - June 12

  • During this week which has been made famous by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, bars and restaurants from around the world select a charity that they want to donate $1 of every Negroni sold during the famed week. Restaurants around the country have chosen our charity to be their recipient and we have accepted graciously.  Visit our partner bars and restaurants and support IAM.
  • We will be throwing several events in the Southern California area during the week, and hope you will come out and support.
  • If you are a restaurant looking for a charity partner, we would love for you to choose us, the only organization in the country offering experience scholarships to working individuals in the bar industry. We are also one of the few organizations that actively pushes our partners to media outlets during this time.  Contact us to be a part, .