The 2nd Annual Foodbank event supporting over 330 local non-profits
SUNDAY, MAY 3RD, 2015, 3–6PM | MONTECITO COUNTRY CLUB | SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
Tickets $95 General Admission | $125 VIP Tickets | Buy here
Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the sparkling azure blue Pacific Ocean, the Montecito Country Club is the ideal spot to enjoy a world class collection of the best chefs, restaurants and winemakers in Santa Barbara.
Food and wine aficionados will savor tastings from an array of Premium Select wines and enjoy gourmet dishes prepared by over 20 plus Santa Barbara County Top chefs and restaurants. Join us hillside and enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of Santa Barbara’s coastline, fantastic wine and food, live entertainment, fun games and one of a kind Silent and Live Auction items. Come meet the Winemakers and Chefs, mix and mingle with your friends. Come and party!
Every year, the Santa Barbara Fork&Cork honors a local chef and winemaker for the contribution they have made towards advancing their respective crafts as well as their efforts to support for the local community, including the Foodbank of Santa Barbara. In 2014, we honored Michael Blackwell, Executive Chef of the Montecito Country Club, Leslie Mead Renaud, Director of Winemaking/Foley Estate, Lincourt, and Two Sisters Clarissa Nagy, Winemaker Riverbench.
This year, we are proud to announce that the 2015 Fork & Cork Honorees are:
CHEF: JUSTIN WEST, JULIENNE
"I am from Eugene Oregon. My dad was a chef and we have been in the restaurant industry since I was born. I started cooking in professional kitchens when I was 13 years old and I have never done anything else. I moved to San Francisco in 2005 to attend culinary school and that is where I met my wife. We graduated in 2006 and she moved directly to SB, I followed six months later in Feb of 2007. I have worked in all aspects of the restaurant industry but I am glad I get to call myself a chef again."
Situated on the corner of Canon Perdido and Santa Barbara Streets, Julienne opened in 2008. Open Tuesday through Saturday evenings, Julienne serves dinner only. Their menu focuses on seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers markets to create award-winning dishes.
WINEMAKER: BLAIR FOX WINERY
Blair Fox Cellars is a small, ultra-boutique winery located in the heart of the quaint town of Los Olivos. The tasting room boasts a truely rustic, warm and hospitable style which lends itself to a truly exceptional wine tasting experience. Blair and Sarah Fox along with their two daughters are often there to greet and sample you on their current offerings.
All wines are extremely small lot, hand-crafted bottlings from either their organic estate vineyard or other exceptional vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Grapes are hand harvested and then fermented in small lots to ensure the highest possible quality and true expressions of the vineyards. Their line up of Syrah’s showcase each of these truly unique vineyards and “terrior” that Blair has learned to express in each of the wines.
Year to year their wines have received numerous praises, accolades and awards. Blair Fox continues to receive 90+ pt. scores vintage to vintage and in 2008, Blair was awarded the “Winemaker of the Year” Award.
2015 Invited Restaurants
2015 Invited Wineries
Thank you to our generous sponsors of this year's Fork & Cork Classic! Interested in volunteering?
Please contact: Community Leadership Coordinator Melissa Howard
Our Current Sponsors
Guests will enjoy tastings from an array of select wines and special dishes prepared by over 20 of Santa Barbara's top restaurants. Join us hillside for magnificent panoramic views of Santa Barbara's coastline, fantastic food, live entertainment, and one of a kind silent and live auction items.
VIP Guests will enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific while they sip premium wines, enjoy a signature cocktail along with a host of gourmet hors’ d oeuvres prepared by renowned chefs. VIP guests sit back in comfort in the shade of the VIP Lounge and mix and mingle with old friends and make new ones.
Fork & Cork Event Committee Chairs
Mickey Neal, Event Co-Chair
Elise Geiger, Event Co-Chair
Todd Atkins, Wine and Other Beverages Co-Chair
Michael Blackwell, Restaurant Chair
Irene Hoffman, Design and Media Assets Chair
Clarissa Nagy, Wine and Other Beverages Co-Chair
Catherine Wastweet, Day-of Logistics Chair