May 17 | 6PM | 19 E Mason St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Sous Chefs’ Night Out

 Wednesday, May 17, 2023

 6-9 PM

Margerum Tasting Room, 19 E Mason St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


*Ticket price does not include restaurant gratuity and processing service fees.

This event is sold out! Join our waitlist.

Tonight we let the sous chefs take the lead! Join us for a five-course dinner at Margerum Wine Company’s tasting room featuring some of Santa Barbara’s rising culinary talent. Each chef will create a special dish to be paired with Margerum Wine Company and Barden wines. 

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.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older with a valid photo ID to enter this event.

Meet the Sous Chefs!

Kenny Ruiz is proud to be the current Sous Chef at Intermezzo by Wine Cask! He was born and raised in Santa Barbara and his interest in cooking was sparked by regular family barbecues growing up. Kenny landed his first job in the kitchen as a dishwasher and moved his way up to prep cook, line cook, and now a sous chef. He is excited to be a part of Sous Chefs’ Night Out and cannot wait to get started!

Santa Barbara born and raised, The University Club Santa Barbara‘s Sous Chef Anthony (Tony) Figueroa has always had a passion for food. He started his cooking journey in the San Marcos High culinary program and later attended Santa Barbara City College’s culinary program. Professionally, he was quick to rise through the ranks thanks to a positive outlook, can-do attitude, and genuine passion for the trade. Tony loves making people happy and seeing them enjoy his creations. He has been working with the guidance of Executive Chef David Rosner for the last two and a half years at The University Club of Santa Barbara and is looking forward to what’s next on the horizon!



Barden Blanc de Blanc, Sta. Rita Hills


1st Course

Margerum Sauvignon Blanc, Sybarite, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara


2nd Course

Margerum M5 White Rhône Blend, Estate, Los Olivos District


3rd Course

Barden Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills


4th Course

Margerum Grenache, Santa Barbara County         


5th Course

Margerum Mute-Age, Santa Barbara County

Margerum Wine Company is committed to  creating handcrafted wines using only the highest quality grapes so that we can make wines that are indicative of the place where they are grown. We strive to make wines naturally, to make wines that have individual characteristics and to make wines with personality. The scale of production is kept at a level where we can touch and know the wine as it is raised to the bottle – the antithesis of mass production. The standards of quality are measured by our criteria – not by external sources. We make wines we personally enjoy – some to drink young; others for long aging in cool cellars for our children to enjoy. Share our wines with your family and friends at the table where they belong.