Ticket-Button-300x150Join us for an evening of deliciousness that will tickle your tastebuds and tug at your heartstrings!

Cooking Up Dreams, scheduled for Friday, March 18 from 6:30 to 10pm at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, is a unique fundraising event that features a culinary competition with delicious samplings by leading local chefs and restaurants. The competition will be fierce as 300 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 by DJ Scott Topper, an amazing silent and live auction, red carpet entrance, premium photo booth experience by RUMOR Photo Media, 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 Melinda Johansson at mjohansson@fsacares.org 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