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Melissa Curtin covers charity and style related events and loves to cover LA's best in beauty, fashion, and culture. She is an educator who recently returned to the classroom to motivate and inspire third graders at a private school in Pacific Palisades. In 2012, she launched an educational T-shirt line called Wear2learn. When she is not working out, hiking a canyon, or at the beach, she is writing. Her latest dream come true has been travel writing for Johnny Jet.

After teaching in the Maryland public school system for almost a decade, she left the conservative East Coast environment in Washington, DC for West Coast living. Eager for adventure, inner growth, and a new environment, she packed her car and took to the open road on her own landing in her new home - Hollywood, California. As a Connecticut Yankee at heart, she has now lived in Los Angeles for six years surrounded by the stars.

Melissa graduated from Gettysburg College with a double major in psychology and art history. Soon after, she earned a Master's Degree in education. Melissa traveled around the world on Semester at Sea, and earned a Fulbright Scholarship which enabled her to teach in England. A lust for travel and learning has fueled her globe trotting ever since. Some of her favorite destinations are Costa Rica, Thailand, Fiji, Morocco, Vietnam, Belgium, Italy, Sicily, Prague, Egypt, Australia, Greece, and Paris.

Los Angeles has won over her heart. She is constantly taking advantage of what LA LA Land has to offer - new boutiques and restaurants, finding great deals, discovering new hikes and beaches, music, and West Coast fashion.

Eater Young Guns Evening At LACMA

I can’t think of a more exciting evening to spend at LACMA. An elite group of the top rising star chefs from around the US will gather Young-Guns-Eve-Logo_Yellow_v2at the beautiful Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Blvd. to celebrate, cook and show off their skills all for you. Your night will include delectable treats from around ten assembled chefs with a three hour open bar. The band Yellow Red Sparks will set the mood.

The Second Annual Eater Young Guns was started with the goal of creating a lasting and durable honor for the restaurant industry, an award that can be found on resumes and worn proudly by those talented chefs chosen.  Industry leaders will select those under thirty years old or those who have worked in the industry for less than five years who show extraordinary talent. The gala event will proudly show off the winners and the chosen will be featured on Eater.

Check out this video to get your taste buds rolling or listen to Chef John Poiarkoff, a Young Gun Nominee, as he talks about some of his creations from restaurant The Pines in Brooklyn.

WHEN: Sunday, June 6, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.

5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

TICKETS: $95 Purchase click here to purchase tickets.

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