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, 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.


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

Cooking Up Dreams


(Read Chef & Judge Bios)
Angel Oak at Bacara Resort & Spa
Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach
Finch & Fork
First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn
Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant
Michael Hutchings, Michael’s Catering
Nimita’s Cuisine
Oveja Blanca Restuarante/The Black Sheep
Patxi’s Pizza
Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria
Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro
Santa Barbara FisHouse


Les & Zora Charles

John & Jill Bishop
Michael & Marni Cooney
Jim & Shirley Ann Hurley
Bob & Susan Manning
Montecito Bank & Trust
Maryan Schall
RUMOR Photo Media
Jeff Slay / Woodruff-Sawyer FKA Neovia
SMI Concepts

Bergquist Wang, LLC
Tim & Ginny Bliss
Hugh & Kelly Boss
Bunnin Chevrolet Cadillac
Liz & Andrew Butcher
Coast Village Chevron Wine Grotto
Foundation for Santa Barbara City College
Ghita Ginberg
Jim & Chana Jackson
Jim & Mary Morouse
Price, Postel & Parma, LLC
Sybil Rosen
David L. Smith
Fred & Jane Sweeney