juliaApril 16-19, 2015

Always on the forefront of what it means to live well, Santa Barbara is on the cutting-edge of what it means to eat and drink well, too. Come discover Santa Barbara’s culinary excitement, neighborhood by neighborhood.  Dazzle your senses with tastings by dozens of local and nationally-acclaimed chefs, artisans, winemakers and farmers. While you enjoy the distinct tastes, sights and sounds of the region, the spirit of what Julia Child so loved about gastronomy will be brought to life.

Proceeds benefit The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

Please stay tuned for the 2015 schedule.

Photo credit: Paul Child, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University


    Neighborhood Tasting

    11 am to 2 pm

    Explore Santa Barbara County’s most talked about culinary neighborhoods within the beautiful surroundings of Bacara’s Courtyard.

    Each area will highlight the neighborhood’s best, including chef and farmers’ market tastings presented by the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market Association. At 11:30 a.m., a mini farmers’ market tour with Anne Willan, James Beard award-winning author and culinary historian, will also be available.

    Taste your way through the region’s top up-and-coming dining destinations, including:

    • Los Alamos
      • Full of Life Flatbread
      • Casa Dumetz Wines
      • GoGi Wines
      • Ampelos Wines
      • Jimenez Family Farms
      • Bedford Winery
      • Roots Organic Farm
    • The Funk Zone
      • The Lark
      • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company
      • Santa Barbara Popcorn Company
      • Chocolate Maya
      • Cutler’s Artisan Spirits
      • Pacific Pickle Works
    • Arts District
      • Sama Sama Kitchen
      • The Juice Club
      • il Fustino
      • Crazy Good Bread
      • Isabella Gourmet Foods
    • The Presidio
      • Restaurant Julienne
      • Pascale’s Kitchen
      • Sojourner Cafe
      • Ellwood Canyon Farms
      • Fat Uncle Farms
    • Milpas Street
      • Los Agaves
      • McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream
      • Deux Bakery
      • La Tolteca
      • Mesa Salsa Company
      • Hilltop and Canyon Farms
    • Old Town Goleta
      • Fairview Gardens
      • Goodland Kitchen and Market
      • Goodland Chai
      • Goodland Toffee
      • Bacara Resort & Spa
    •  Musicians
      • Salt Martians Bluegrass
      • Ocho The Owl
      • Adam Henry
      • Michael Sallstrom
      • Summerland Sons

    Admission is $50 for adults (includes one glass of Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company beer) and $20 for kids 15 and under.

    A cash bar will be available for additional beverages. Also, be sure to bring cash to shop at our mini farmers’ market.

    Day Of Tickets – Tickets can be purchased onsite at the registration desk.



    The Julia Child Foundation

    The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts was created by Julia in 1995 to continue to advance matters she valued. The Foundation’s mission is to honor and further Julia’s legacy, which centers on the importance of understanding where food comes from, what makes for good food, and the value of cooking. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, the Foundation is a grant-making, non-profit which primarily funds research and scholarships for professional culinary training as well as other activities in the fields of gastronomy and the culinary arts. Through the organizations and programs it supports, the Foundation continues to foster Julia’s lifelong love of learning, her far-reaching impact as a teacher and mentor, and her passion for gastronomy and the culinary arts.

    To learn more about Julia Child’s legacy and the Foundation, Please watch this video:


    For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.juliachildfoundation.org.

    For more information about the organizations the Foundation supports, please visit: http://www.juliachildfoundation.org/grants

    Julia Childs Foundation

    Event Partners

    Bacara Resort & Spa extends its deepest gratitude to our Event Partners:




    Featured restaurants, artisans and purveyors:


    Contact Us

    For questions about guestroom reservations, please call 855-456-6800 or email reservations@bacararesort.com.

    For all other inquiries, please contact Anne Stephany, Director of Marketing & Communications, at 805-571-3186 or astephany@bacararesort.com.


    Volunteers Welcome

    If you are interested in volunteering at any of the weekend events, please contact Anne Elcon at aelcon@bacararesort.com.