Platinum Passes
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Santa Barbara Culinary Experience Platinum Passes Now Available!


Buy your Platinum Pass for the inaugural Santa Barbara Culinary Experience (SBCE), March 13–15, 2020, in partnership with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. The event will celebrate a taste of Santa Barbara by bringing together local and national talent in the spirit of Julia Child.


Purchase your tickets by February 14th, 2020, and be entered into a drawing to win two seats at our intimate February 29th Dinner featuring chefs Nancy Silverton, Suzanne Goin, Michael Cimarusti and Jason Paluska at The Lark. There are only 40 seats total for this special evening!

Platinum Pass Benefits

Benefits include complimentary access to 3 signature SBCE events and exclusive perks (a limited number of SBCE Platinum passes will be sold):


A Celebration of Santa Barbara Wine: SBCE Welcome Reception–Early entry with exclusive food and wine tastings


Border Grill on the Beach: SBCE Signature Luncheon–Early entry and exclusive chef demo


Savor Santa Barbara: SBCE Neighborhood Tasting–Early entry access to chefs, winemakers and culinary artisans


Tasting & Dinner Admission–Tasting admission to two Saturday SBCE wine seminars of your choice and admission to one select dinner on Friday or Saturday

Additional benefits of being a Platinum Passholder:


Priority seating at signature events, exclusive access to celebrity chefs and winemakers, special food and beverage tastings and other perks to be announced


Individual events include:


    • Tour of wine cellar and Julia Child-curated Dinner at San Ysidro Ranch


    • Documentary screening of Nothing Fancy and dinner from Chef Claudette Zepeda (El Jardín) at Belmond El Encanto


    • An evening with Raj Parr and chef Kiran Bheemarao at Bibi Ji


    • Sunday Brunch at Miramar Rosewood Beach Resort


    • 30+ other unique educational and experiential sessions

SBCE Signature Events: Event Details


All the following signature events are included with Platinum Passes (a limited number of platinum passes will be sold:)

A Celebration of Santa Barbara Wine: SBCE Welcome Reception

Friday, March 13, 2020

5:30-7pm (Platinum Passholder entry at 5pm)

Hotel Californian


Join us as we kick off the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience at the five-star Hotel Californian with a Santa Barbara County wine reception, featuring small bites from Executive Chef Travis Watson. Platinum Passholders arrive 30 minutes early.


Border Grill on the Beach: SBCE Signature Luncheon

Saturday, March 14, 2020

12:30-2pm (Platinum Passholder entry at 12pm)

Beachside Carousel House at Chase Palm Park


Join Julia Child Award recipients Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, chefs and owners of Border Grill and Socalo restaurants, as they take you on a culinary journey through their signature modern Mexican dishes. Chefs Mary Sue and Susan are best known for their critically acclaimed conscientiously-sourced, seasonal SoCal Mexican fare in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and as Food Network’s Too Hot Tamales. Enjoy curated cocktails, Santa Barbara County wine and beer. Platinum passholders have early entry access that includes a welcome cocktail and special demonstration by the chefs.


Savor Santa Barbara: SBCE Neighborhood Tasting

Sunday, March 15, 2020

12:30-3pm (Platinum Passholder entry at 12pm)

Santa Barbara Historical Museum


Explore Santa Barbara County’s most talked about culinary neighborhoods within the beautiful surroundings of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Come discover Santa Barbara, neighborhood by neighborhood. Dazzle your senses with tastings by dozens of local and acclaimed chefs, food and beverage artisans and farmers. Additional highlights include live cooking demonstrations, specialty cocktails, wine and beer. While you enjoy the distinct tastes, sights and sounds of the region, the spirit of what Julia Child so loved will be brought to life.


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

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