California Club
538 Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Floor 2
Friday, May 31, 2024 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Chef Marti Mongiello is a story weaver intoxicating his audiences by stage and television across the world. A mesmerizing speaker, he's published nine books, 200+ papers and given over 100 speeches and keynotes in Europe, Asia, and America's. Featured on CBS, PBS, ABC, NBC, CNN and FOX to almost three billion viewers is only eclipsed by articles in 160+ newspapers and magazines like the Washington Post, LA Times, Australian, The New Yorker, FOOD TV Network Magazine, The Times of London, and many more. His latest television series is Inside the Presidents' Cabinet

He has an MBA degree and a second Master's from Lenoir-Rhyne University as a Master Certified Food Executive (MCFE). He attained his Bachelor's from the Art Institute, Summa Cum Laude. His business plans in the WSJ and Inc. Magazine #1 ranked LivePlan software program has over 5,000 students using them per semester at many universities like MIT, Wharton, Harvard, UNC, and Stanford. 

Marti is a former White House Chef, Private Investigator, Security Expert, Executive Chef, and a GM of the Camp David Resort and Conference Center working with the past six Presidents for 25 years, from H.W. Bush through Biden. He is a disabled and injured military veteran with a 30-year US Navy retired certificate serving in wars across three continents. Marti served as a butler, housekeeper, military aide, and bartender carrying the proverbial, "chalice for his/her majesty to drink from," having been trained by the CIA, USMC, Navy, and Army in specialized courses for nuclear, chemical, and biological attack manning the underground bunker of Orange One as well as bribery and poisoning. When he first received his Top Secret, Yankee White, SCI clearance, he was in the nuclear submarine fleet and had been identified as a polyhistor and polymath.


Dress Code

The California Club upholds a standard of decorum and respect among its Members, Privilege Holders, and Guests, emphasizing dignity and mutual respect. A dress code is in place to maintain these standards across different areas of the club:

  • First, Second & Third Floors (excluding Third Floor Bar & Deck):
    Attire should reflect good taste, including collared shirts, slacks or khaki pants. Denim, untucked shirts, t-shirts, shorts, hoodies, sports jerseys, track suits, flip flops, hats, and athletic shoes are not permitted.
  • Third Floor Bar & Deck:
    Along with collared shirts and slacks or khaki pants, tasteful denim (not distressed, ripped, or defaced) is acceptable. T-shirts, shorts, hoodies, sports jerseys, flip flops, hats, track suits, and athletic shoes are not allowed.
  • Ground Floor, Overnight Room Floors & Seventh Floor Fitness Center:
    While the dress code standards do not apply in these areas, individuals must adhere to them when accessing the First, Second, or Third Floors.

By adhering to these guidelines, all members can contribute to the preservation of the club's customs and traditions, ensuring a pleasant and respectful environment for all.