Board of Directors

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, 100eats.com . 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. His business has grown from a local blog to a nationally recognized event planning and food promotion business, and leads an award winning team through record breaking food activations. Bobby's love for the hospitality community and similar industries led him to create inspireartisticminds.org , an organization that has given thousands of dollars annually to connecting passionately driven individuals to the things that inspire them.

-Creative Director, 100eats - Event Planning and Promotion - 100eats.com

 

Vice President, Geoff Kutnick

Geoff Kutnick is currently the Vice President of Brand Partnerships at FOODBEAST, a national food publication. His background in advertising, journalism, sales, public relations helps him lead his award winning team in the food media vertical.  Kutnick's passion for music and community work makes him an asset for an organization dedicated to all artistic verticals.  He brings his artistic and logical mind to balance all the channels of the FOODBEAST network, and plans to transcend that talent to other avenues in the future.

-Vice President of Brand Partnerships, FOODBEAST - foodbeast.com

Vice President, Leonard Chan

Leonard Chan, embarrassingly and humbly named one of "OC's 100 Most Influential People" in 2014 by the Orange County Register, has considerable experience in the restaurant industry beginning with seeing his first restaurant in 2009 from light bulb to swinging open it's doors. Born in Anaheim and raised in Irvine, Leonard has eaten and drank his way through Southern California's restaurant and bar scene. In his role as "CEO-ish" of The Alchemists, Leonard oversees the group’s restaurant concept creation and integration which has made him a key part of some of the most successful development projects in Orange County including The Anaheim Packing House, the OC Mix, SOCO, and the currently in development ARTIC transportation hub, Jia in Downtown Los Angeles, Historic Main Street in Garden Grove, and Downtown Santa Ana. Leonard's restaurant concepts include Cal Shabu (originally conceived by Wayne Atchley), The Iron Press, Shuck Oyster Bar, The Blind Rabbit, Rolling Boil, Pie Dog, and Hatch.

-CEO, The Alchemists - thealchemistshq.com

Board Advisors

Skyler Bellanger - Director of Special Events, 100eats

Sylvia Navarro - Director of Operations, Teachable Moments Children's Center

Michelle Fay - Controller, California Sports Management

The Council

Robin Wachner - Director of Communications, OC Fair & Event Center

Cindy Avila - Property Manager, Union Market Group

Anne Marie - Chef Specialist, OC Weekly

Heather Manning - Restaurant Enthusiast and Child Educator, Rossier Park School