Chowder lovers readied their taste buds for the 7th annual Santa Barbara Chowder Festival on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort. Chef Edie was a guest judge this year!

The Santa Barbara Chowder Fest was first held in 2010 as a charity cook-off benefit for the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County. Since then, Chowder Fest has grown to an annual “must attend” event for the area’s best chefs and restaurateurs vying for bragging rights of “Best Chowder in Santa Barbara.”

Numerous local wineries and brewers are also available for attendees to sample their finest, along with live music and both silent and live auctions.

Proceeds benefited the Legal Aid Foundation and its mission to provide high-quality legal services to ensure that low-income persons and seniors have access to the civil justice system in times of crisis, and to secure safe, habitable shelter, adequate income and protection from domestic violence and elder abuse.

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Do you like chili? Do you like fun? Do you want to meet your neighbors? If you answered yes, yes, and yes – then come over to PATH Santa Barbara (Casa Esperanza) at 816 Cacique Street from 4 pm – 6 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016! Open to all, local businesses and PATH staff and volunteers will be cooking up some amazing chili recipes to be shared and judged for prizes! Chef Edie will be one of the judges. Come meet your neighbors and try some great food to start your weekend off right.

Sunday, April 10 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. 100% of the proceeds from your ticket go to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County to provide healthy food and nutrition education.

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The Jewel of the Riviera, Marymount’s 2012 Benefit Auction, is on Saturday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club.

Among the items up for bid, Lot #5 is a fabulous Ravenscroft 1920s Theme & Extreme Chef Cocktail Party for 20 Couples, with Chef Edie. Come spend the evening at Montecito’s famous Ravenscroft Estate and enjoy fantastic food created by Chef Edie Robertson – celebrated on Food Network’s Extreme Chef, but best known in Santa Barbara for the ten years she spent as Executive Chef/Co-owner of the Sojourner Café. An evening at Ravenscroft is like stepping back in time – a time of glitz and glamour, rich Santa Barbara history, and star-studded celebrities. Just imagine Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, and Audrey Hepburn celebrating, Santa Barbara style. Join in this night of exquisite dining, music, and magical ambiance, touring this remarkable estate and its beautiful gardens, and if you wish, come in 1920s attire for added effect.

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Kalyra Racing presents Nancy Drew and the Clues, Jayne Wayne and Last Call for an afternoon of music at Soho Restaurant & Music Club on April 18, 2010, to benefit Team Kalyra’s effort to cross the United States in 6 days in the RAAM race. Visit for more details.

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