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Celebrating the American Riviera: The Santa Barbara Culinary Experience


March 13-15, 2020


Inspired by the mixture of fun and learning about food and drink for which Julia Child, a longtime resident and fan of Santa Barbara, advocated so passionately, the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience (SBCE) welcomes visitors and the local community to celebrate the bounty of what is grown in and around this beautiful region.


Join us to celebrate, learn and invoke Julia’s spirit, while shining a light on Santa Barbara’s culinary, hospitality, tourism and artisan communities.
Event Details
Photo By Cecilia Rosell, Courtesy of Visit Santa Barbara
About The Julia Child Foundation
Photo Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
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Photo by Mark Weber, Courtesy of Visit Santa Barbara
Photo by Jay Sinclair, Courtesy of Visit Santa Barbara
Featured Programming

Julia Child-themed events created by local hotels, restaurants and other establishments


Cooking classes, panels, and Q & As with local and nationally recognized chefs, ranchers, fishermen, farmers and winemakers


Events for children and their families about the science and innovation of food


Tours of wineries, ranches, gardens, fishing and other culinary attractions and much more!

We have many sponsorship and participation opportunities, please contact us if you’d like to learn more.
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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 $2 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.

Photo Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

Santa Barbara Culinary Experience
1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 556
Santa Barbara, CA 93108


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