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October 8, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles parks authorities decided Monday to take a bite out of the money made by a culinary school as it trains chefs at the city-owned equestrian center in Griffith Park. The city's Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners voted to require Los Angeles Equestrian Center Inc., which holds an exclusive lease to operate the center, to turn over 5% of the gross receipts made by the Los Angeles International Culinary Institute.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Award-winning chef Raimund Hofmeister is sampling a new dish. But he will never put it on his menu. It's too bitter. "I had known nothing but success," Hofmeister said, relaxing outside his office at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. The interior of the glass-walled office was lined with reminders of that success, an array of cooking awards and pictures of the mustachioed Hofmeister in his tall, white toque, flanked by politicians and celebrities.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The paint may be fresh, the fences mended and some of the equipment new. But that doesn't mean the rough ride is over for the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park, which has been plagued by financial turmoil for almost a decade. Del Rey Properties, the center's Burbank-based manager, has said that unless the rent it is charged to operate the city-owned facility is reduced by hundreds of thousands of dollars, operations will have to be scaled back.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles parks authorities decided Monday to take a bite out of the money made by a culinary school as it trains chefs at the city-owned equestrian center in Griffith Park. The city's Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners voted to require Los Angeles Equestrian Center Inc., which holds an exclusive lease to operate the center, to turn over 5% of the gross receipts made by the Los Angeles International Culinary Institute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Award-winning chef Raimund Hofmeister is sampling a new dish. But he will never put it on his menu. It's too bitter. "I had known nothing but success," Hofmeister said, relaxing outside his office at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. The interior of the glass-walled office was lined with reminders of that success, an array of cooking awards and pictures of the mustachioed Hofmeister in his tall, white toque, flanked by politicians and celebrities.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 1991 | LAURIE OCHOA
There is some risk involved in having dinner at a place called the Classroom Restaurant. Staffed by the students of the new Los Angeles International Culinary Institute--you are eating, in essence, training meals. You certainly won't be bored here. Located at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, the window-filled dining room reveals many scenes. There is the action on the polo field, seen through the restaurant's French doors.
FOOD
March 22, 1990 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Asian and Hispanic cuisines will receive major emphasis in the curriculum of the Los Angeles International Culinary Institute, which is projected to open in January, 1991. "We'll try to create a network of (international) exchange for the instructors," said Raimund Hofmeister, institute president, during a pre-renovation open house at the school site in Santa Monica. "We want to concentrate on the Pacific Rim, number one."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles park authorities, apparently reacting to criticism from the City Council, decided Monday to ask for a taste of the tuition charged by a school for chefs that is soon to open at the city-owned equestrian center in Griffith Park. The Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners voted 4 to 0 to seek a rent increase from Los Angeles Equestrian Center Inc., which has had exclusive rights to operate the equestrian center since May, 1990.
FOOD
July 11, 1991 | KATHIE JENKINS
Is Stringfellow's, the glitzy 7-month-old Beverly Hills restaurant/nightclub about to change its image? The restaurant has built a solid reputation for good food, but last week in a "mutual decision," Stringfellow's and chef Margaret Fischlein parted company. "I want to take Stringfellow's in another direction," says general manager Roger Howe. "The environment doesn't lend itself to a dining atmosphere."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1991 | KATHIE JENKINS
Arnold Schwarzenegger's fans may be wondering if he still has time to make movies. The ex-body-building champ turned box-office heavyweight has turned his attentions to the restaurant biz. There's his role as pitchman for the soon-to-open restaurant Planet Hollywood, a film-theme version of the Hard Rock Cafe set to open in New York this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The paint may be fresh, the fences mended and some of the equipment new. But that doesn't mean the rough ride is over for the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park, which has been plagued by financial turmoil for almost a decade. Del Rey Properties, the center's Burbank-based manager, has said that unless the rent it is charged to operate the city-owned facility is reduced by hundreds of thousands of dollars, operations will have to be scaled back.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Reilly writes regularly for Valley View.
Raimund Hofmeister quit his job as executive chef at the Century Plaza Hotel and Tower to set up a cooking school, the Los Angeles International Culinary Institute in Burbank. It's like Kevin Costner retiring, after winning his Oscars, to become an acting coach. Why would anyone walk away from the big time and big money to put his reputation on the line and himself in debt? It's 3 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 1992 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you're looking for real men in this town, look no further than the Equestrian Bar and Grill at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. They will be the ones in cowboy hats standing around the bar, or the ones chowing down on tostada salad or the restaurant's enormous, one-pound T-bone steak. Chances are they won't be eating quiche, and never mind that more than one of them is probably an accountant.
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