Sunday, June 29, 2014






 Faz Restaurants & Catering
 InterContinental Hotel
 Lori's Diner
Hotel Council
Hilton Hotel
 Fairmont Hotel
Westin Hotel
Lillith Group
Local 2
Green Leaf Produce
Torino Market
Senator Mark Leno
Casey Neuburger
Man Kim
Emanuel Brueh
Georgette Nelson
Nicholas Jimenez
Michelle Bouvia
Hunia Bradley
Michael Kirtman
Audrey Perott
Gina Fromer
Toni Brock
Judy Lepe
Dr. David Jones
Rashiada Nirobe
Lionel Armstrong


Mack Daddy and Michael Jackson.

Mr. Saturday Night Live/Dance Fever being acknowledged!
Jody Foster, Freaky Friday and Soul Brother #1.
70's Diva and the Price Is Right Contestant.

Foxy Brown and Mack Daddy.


Neal Hatten, Associate Director Bayview YMCA introduced Gina Fromer, former Executive Director of Bayview YMCA to present certificates to graduating P&P students.
Gina Fromer, now California State Director-The Trust for Public Land presented certificates of achievement from Senator Mark Leno's office. (Man Kim, Lori's Diner and Judy Lepe, P&P Volunteer were not available to receive their award).

Rickey will be entering High School in the Fall and wants to be a Chef.

Khristian graduated High School entering Skyline College in the Fall pursuing a career in Football.
Adrian will be entering 11th grade and is interested in Business

Tristen is entering 12th grade and exploring varies career options
Faz received a certificate for his contribution and dedication to P&P
Our Price Is Right guy Casey Neuburger, InterContinental, also received a certificate for his continued support and contributions!

  More Achievement Certificates for P&P

Chef Berlin and Kelly  awarded certificates of achievement to P&P for completing over 80-hours of training in personal development and culinary arts.Their training included some of the following: Etiquette and manners, job readiness, financial literacy, leadership, operating equipment and tools in an industrial kitchen, basic knife skills, recipe food costing, menu creation and development and much more. All students received the ServSafe Food Handler Certificate ( Two of the graduating students were not present)

Winner of P&P Iron Chef Competition and will intern this summer in the kitchen at the InterContinental Hotel
Tristen was a great P&P Team Leader and will intern in the kitchen at the Fairmont Hotel
Khristen is enrolled in summer school at Skyline College
Adrian  is interested in business and will intern in the Human Resource Department at the InterContinental Hotel

 Georgette Nelson, Green Leaf Produce, was acknowledged for her continued support and dedication.

 A BIG THANKS to Casey and the InterContinental for placing P&P in all the internship positions, purchasing each graduate a set of knifes so they can be prepared for the first day of work in the kitchen and so much more!

Let The Good Times Roll

Enjoy the Photos!

"Raise your hands in the air wave them like you just don't care and somebody scream"

Kelly sharing words of wisdom to P&P  as Chef Berlin looks on

Sara Franco, Program Leader, and Chef Berlin ready to assist with handing out certificates
Faz and his daughter
Rickey getting a big hug from Terry Ryan, Bayview Foundation and Gina shares a big smile
Nicholas Jimenez, Faz's Marketing Director, along with Faz's daugther, did a great job creating and hanging posters for the event that reflected the 1970 era.
Thanks Nicholas!
Chef passing out P&P their chef jackets and letting them know how proud he is of them

All eyes on P&P students as they receive their awards

Djana and Casey watching Gina give the awards from Senator Mark Leno's office. Michael Jackson is quietly watching in the back ground

Our Price as Right Contestant ...
"Casey, Come on down"

Looks like Chef Berlin is doing an inspection on the young men one last time

The New Mod Squad
Tonie Brock, giving Mr. Rickey a big congratulation hug. Tonie, thanks for taking all of these photos, nice job!
P&P I'm so proud of each and every one of you. You too Faz!

Faz thanks again for all that you do!

Congratulations Primed & Prepped!

For more information about Primed & Prepped  contact Kelly Armstrong at the Bayview YMCA (415) 822-7728 or email



Saturday, May 24, 2014

Soul Out 70's Fundraiser with Primed & Prepped @ Faz Restaurant in Oakland





70's Dancers
Join us for the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA's Primed & Prepped "Soul Out 70's" Fundraiser. This outdoor barbeque extravaganza will serve as a showcase for the graduating students of our inaugural class. The youth will be honored with Awards and Certificates in recognition of their accomplishments and have the opportunity to cook with Bay Area Restaurateur, Chef Faz of Faz Restaurants.

Your ticket purchase/sponsorship will ensure that our student's families will be able to attend this joyous event and for the future growth of our program. We are asking our donors to sponsor our youth's family members at a level of $500 for 5 tickets. We want to sell 40 tickets for 8 families to reach our goal of $20,000.00. Please visit our Eventbrite site to purchase your ticket or sponsor a family of 5.  

  Dance to the music of the 70's!  Guest are being asked to dress in 70's attire and the best dressed representing that era wins a prize. The menu will include Primed & Prepped soul food favorites along with Faz's signature Mediterranean dishes.

Thank you for your consideration of standing with the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA as we raise important funds to ensure our commitment to provide life changing programs like Primed & Prepped.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Sara Franco, Program Leader at 415-535-2294

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay
Yes,  if you can't attend you can give your ticket to someone else