Summer Bites & Beverages



To celebrate summer and the newly opened eateries at Moreno St. Market, Montclair Place hosted a culinary event with lifestyle expert Kara Mickelson on Saturday, June 3 and JoAnn Cianciulli on Sunday, June 4 from 2-4 p.m.

The lifestyle experts were on hand to share entertaining tips and demonstrate how to set up a fun beverage station at your next backyard barbecue. Consumers were able to stop by and pick up a recipe and sample a delicious mocktail. The event also featured tastes from Moreno St. Market eateries.


Kara-Mickelson-450Kara Mickelson

A UCLA grad and former event planner, Kara Mickelson graduated with honors from the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Her passion for the culinary arts along with her 15+ years of corporate event & incentive planning makes her a valuable asset for any of your projects or events. Chef Kara’s classical culinary training and education, paired with an artistic sensibility, excellent planning skills, extensive resources and attention to detail, along with a background in photography is the perfect combination for a successful end product.
Instagram: @styleddelicious
Twitter: @kamickel


JoAnn-Cianciulli-450JoAnn Cianciulli

Cook, food television producer, and author, JoAnn Cianciulli has become known as one of the food industry’s top insiders. A pioneer in her field, Cianciulli’s experience ranges from creating and producing old-school Food Network shows such as Food 911 with Tyler Florence, co-authoring cookbooks with world-renowned chefs like Michael Mina, serving as an industry expert on television shows including Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and most recently, as author of her own cookbooks, L.A.’s Original Farmers Market Cookbook and The MasterChef Cookbook.
Instagram: @dirtydishesjojo
Twitter: @dirtydishesjojo