It was an evening of sweet celebration at the Bluxome Street Winery in San Francisco last week, when Riccardo Zacconi, CEO and co-founder of King.com took the stage to welcome attendees and announce the newest mobile game to hit the iOS platform: Candy Crush Saga. Over one hundred people gathered to hear the news from the industry and press, while also enjoying sumptuous nibbles prepared by Master Chefs from the International Culinary Center (also a Consort Partners client). Joining Riccardo on stage were Sean Ryan, Facebook’s Head of Global Games, as well as the effervescent Tommy Palm, Mobile Guru from King.com.
In addition to Candy Crush Saga on mobile, King.com also announced the release of their newest Facebook game, Pet Rescue Saga.
Following the party, Consorters were relieved to be able to sleep nights again after stressing out over all the details of the party, from the attendees, to the A/V, to the music to the ambiance But it was all worth it and turned out great (big thanks to the staff at the International Culinary Center for their incredible catering and molecular mixology!).
Congratulations to King.com – we love their games, their people and their energy!
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Dave Arnold, master mixologist, molecular gastronomist and Dean of Culinary Technology at The International Culinary Center recently visited the center’s Campbell campus. In a busy schedule that included visiting Google, conducting media interviews and hosting an open house for prospective students, Dave treated current students to a mixology demonstration that involved centrifuges, blowtorches and liquid nitrogen.
We had arranged for The New York Times to capture this event and the first of a two-part video series was posted in their Dining section: watch Chef Arnold’s demonstrations, listen to him explain his techniques and check out the amazing facilities at The International Culinary Center’s Silicon Valley campus here.