Local chefs donated their time at this sold-out event, creating tasty dishes and competing for the best of the night.
Restaurants this year included Casa Blanca, Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach, Convivo, Finch & Fork, First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn, Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant, Michael Hutchings of Michael’s Catering, Nimita’s Cuisine, Oveja Blanca Restuarante/The Black Sheep, Patxi’s Pizza, Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro, and Santa Barbara FisHouse.
This year, the Santa Barbara Fishouse's Chef Jesus Charco took home the People's Choice and Convivo's Chef Peter McNee won the Judge's Choice.
Click here for a full list of participating chefs and Celebrity Judges.
The event, which also included a silent and exciting live auction hosted by Andrew Firestone, raised more than $134,000.
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.