The purpose of the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, in partnership with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, is to shine a light on our local culinary, hospitality, tourism, artisan, and small business communities. Through the SBCE’s partnership with the Foundation, a portion of the proceeds from the Taste of Santa Barbara is used to make grants to local organizations making a difference in Santa Barbara County’s food system.
About The Julia Child Foundation
The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts was created in 1995. Its mission is to educate and encourage everyone to appreciate the joys of cooking, eating and drinking well.
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, the Foundation has granted more than $3 million to non-proﬁts supporting research in culinary history, scholarships for professional culinary training, food writing and media as well as professional development and food literacy programs.
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Taste of Santa Barbara is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors. Find out more about 2023 sponsorship opportunities.