Pasta, Pizza and Professionals Lecture, Dinner & Networking Series at Cibo Restaurant on Monday, February 8, 2016

Save the date! Join us for the next “Pasta, Pizza and Professionals Lecture, Dinner & Networking Series” on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, located at 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey. Parking is available in the adjacent garage.  This event will feature Edward King, President/CEO of Alliance Career Training Solutions with a presentation, "iPhones & iPads – Tips, Tricks & Libations!"

Do you know all the features of your iPhone? This interactive hands-on class is for people familiar with iPhones and iPads, but want to learn time-saving tips and become more knowledgeable users. Bring your iPhone or iPad!

The lecture will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and there is a voluntary contribution of $10. After the lecture, there will be a No Host Dinner and further Q and A with Edward King for those who are interested.

Get a little “wired” with an Espresso drink and learn more! For this event, Cibo will feature a special Espresso Martini Cocktail ($11) made with Vanilla Stoli, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Espresso. The Cibo Bar is open from 4:00 a.m. until 1:30 a.m.

From 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Cibo is also offering attendees a special 3-course “Pasta, Pizza and Professionals” Dinner price of $24.95 (including a choice of Local Field Greens or Tuscan Bean Soup, a choice of Pizza Margherita, Rigatoni Di Giovanni Pasta, Salmon or Chicken) and dessert will feature Tiramisu. Event attendees can also order anything off of the menu described on Cibo has a $3 Happy Hour which will be available to attendees of this event in the seminar area. RSVPs are appreciated for the seminar and/or dinner. Please contact Wendy Brickman at (831) 594-1500 or email [email protected].

About Edward King

Edward King is the President/CEO of Alliance Career Training Solutions. He has bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and accounting.  He has over twenty years’ experience in finance, accounting and corporate administration in a number of industries. Edward also has a master’s degree in Cybernetics and many years of experience working in high tech for HP, Compaq, Microsoft and his own software company.  He currently holds a number of certifications including Comp TIA A+, Network + and Security +, as well as Cisco CCNA (Certified Network Associate).  He has also taught IT courses at San Jose State University.

About Alliance Career Training Solutions

Alliance Career Training Solutions offers professional training in software (such as Excel, Word, QuickBooks and PhotoShop), business skills, and legal compliance to help individuals and businesses perform at their highest levels. Both English and Spanish classes are available.  For more information and class schedules, go to   

About Cibo Restaurant

Cibo Ristorante Italiano ( offers Italian cuisine, gourmet pizzas, cocktails, fine wines, cordials, and more. Cibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. This beautiful, spacious and comfortable restaurant features an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere which is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu ranging from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners. Families are welcome and there is a special children’s menu. Cibo has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1990.

Cibo is open every evening with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Cibo Bar is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is a popular “pre-event” and “after-party” destination. The bar features a $3 Happy Hour with special appetizers daily from 4 p.m.  – 7 p.m. They offer an extensive high quality local and international wine and beer list, cordials, microbrews, rare and small batch Bourbons, Scotches, Ports, Grappa and liqueurs, as well as espresso, coffee drinks and a full menu of cocktails.

Cibo also presents live music 6 nights a week. On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cool sound of Jazz accompanies dinner from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The restaurant features a lively and fun atmosphere with Reggae, R&B, Rock or Salsa dance music on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. with no cover charge.  There is also the popular "Happy Hour Jazz Jam" from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. every first and third Sunday of the month which includes Happy Hour food and drink specials. Cibo is now “wired” with free Internet service.

With 150 seats, including intimate booths for dining , and room for over 50 people in the attractive bar area, Cibo also accommodates large groups for business functions, wedding rehearsals and receptions, special group dining events, and customized private parties.  NEW! Outdoor heating seating along Alvarado Street is coming soon!

Cibo Restaurant is the winner of numerous awards including California Writers Association Recommended Dining, Monterey Herald Readers' Choice Local Favorite, Best Place to Meet Singles in Their 30's and 40's, Gold Key Award for Interior Design, Best Place to Enjoy a Martini,  Best Place for Live Jazz,  Best Italian Restaurant,  Best Place to Dance,  Best Martini and one of the Top 10 Happy Hours in Monterey.

For more information, go to or call (831) 649-8151.