Join us for an evening of deliciousness that will tickle your tastebuds and tug at your heartstrings!

The 2017 Cooking Up Dreams, Friday, March 31 from 6:30 to 10:00 pm at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, is a unique fundraising event that features a culinary competition and delicious samplings from leading local chefs and restaurants. Guests and celebrity judges vote on the top dish that will win the People’s Choice or the Judge’s Awards. Guests will also enjoy complimentary wine and beer, full bar (non-hosted), music, an amazing silent and live auction, red carpet entrance, plus much more!

Proceeds from Cooking Up Dreams support Family Service Agency’s youth enrichment programs including Big Brothers Big Sisters, school-based counseling, and youth behavioral health—all programs targeting low-income at-risk youth who, with the help of counseling and mentors, are able to improve their personal growth and academic experience. There are many ways to participate!

For more information, please contact Marianne McCarthy at or 805.965.1001 ext. 256.

Cooking Up Dreams



Angel Oak at Bacara Resort & Spa
Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach
Chef Michael Hutchings
Four Seasons Biltmore
Mac’s Fish & Chip Shop
Nimita’s Cuisine
Patxi’s Pizza
Rincon Catering
Roblar Winery
Santa Barbara FisHouse
SB Wine Dine Build
Willows Restaurant at Chumash Casino
World Cuisine Express

Grassini Family Vineyards
Touring & Tasting