Hundreds cook up dreams for kids across Santa Barbara County

Chef competition raises more than $100,000

Cooking Up Dreams for kids in Santa...

SANTA BARBARA, Calif - Hundreds of people came out to cook up dreams Friday night for the Family Service Agency & Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Local chefs donated their time at this sold-out event, creating tasty dishes and competing for the best of the night.

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.


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