May 19 | 7PM | 33 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Lights, Camera, Julia! 

Friday, May 19, 2023

7-9 PM

The New Vic Ensemble Theatre Company, 33 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

General Admission: $25.00

Student Price: $10

Join us for a special watch party as we screen some of Julia Child’s most iconic television shows, including classic episodes of The French Chef, Cooking with Master Chefs, and Baking with Julia, at the Ensemble Theatre Company’s The New Vic theater.

Plus, Chef Antonia Lofaso will host featured guests, Chefs Nancy Silverton and Susan Feniger, for conversations about working with Julia Child on and off the screen.

A portion of the proceeds from the Taste of Santa Barbara will benefit the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience in partnership with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

*Ticket includes entry to the screening

Photo used with permission, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University


Chef Antonia Lofaso is the Executive Chef and Owner of three acclaimed Los Angeles restaurants – Black Market Liquor Bar (Studio City, California), Scopa Italian Roots (Venice, California), and DAMA (Downtown Los Angeles, California). Though diverse in cuisine and style, each of her restaurants combine deep-rooted, personal culinary traditions with the influence of her globetrotting adventures and formal French training. Antonia is widely recognized for her role as host of Food Network’s The Julia Child Challenge and Beachside Brawl as well as recurring roles on Guys Grocery Games, Tournament of Champions, and Supermarket Stakeout, to name just a few, as well as Bravo’s Top Chef and CNBC’s Restaurant Startup.

Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Michelin-starred Osteria Mozza, as well as Pizzeria Mozza, Mozza2Go, chi SPACCA, and The Barish in Los Angeles. In 2014, she received the highest honor given by the James Beard Foundation for “Outstanding Chef.” That same year, she was also listed as one of the Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink by both Fortune and Food and Wine magazines. In 2017, Nancy was profiled in an episode of Netflix’s award-winning docuseries Chef’s Table. Nancy is the author of nine cookbooks, and her tenth cookbook entitled The Perfect Cookie that Changed My Life will be released in the fall of 2023.

Susan Feniger may be best known for her Modern Mexican concept Border Grill restaurants which she runs with her business partner of more than 40 years, Mary Sue Milliken. Feniger received a James Beard Award in 1985 for her culinary accomplishments at Border Grill. Together, Feniger and Milliken brought their innovative approaches to The Food Network with nearly 400 episodes of the “Too Hot Tamales” and “Tamales World Tour” series. They were invited to cook with Julia Child in her PBS series “Cooking with Master Chefs”. In 2018, Feniger and Milliken were named the recipients of the fourth annual Julia Child Award from The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, marking the first women to be honored.

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