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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Come join the fun on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at the 2nd Annual Santa Barbara Chowder Festival, taking place at the Montecito Country Club! Chef Edie will be judging alongside Michael Cervin and Chef William Bloxsom-Carter (Executive Chef, Playboy Mansion West).

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Chef Edie was recently filmed for an episode of Food Network’s upcoming TV show, Extreme Chef! We’ll post more details as the air date for Chef Edie’s episode (Episode #8) nears, including a viewing party planned at Jill’s Place. Extreme Chef premieres on June 30.

Extreme Chef
Airs: Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT and Sundays at 11pm ET/PT
Premieres: June 30, 2011

Whether extracting ingredients from a block of ice or using a Swiss Army knife as a lone cooking utensil, three chefs are pushed to their physical and mental limits in each episode of Extreme Chef. The series takes chefs out of their kitchen comfort zone to test their wits, adaptability and artistry as they must adapt to extreme conditions and unpredictable factors including swimming across a lake for ingredients and constructing a makeshift stove in only 30 minutes. In a series of arduous challenges, the competitors must impress judges and various guest critics with their out-of-box culinary masterpieces to earn the title Extreme Chef.

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Chef Edie wins at Sizzlin Summer BBQ Contest

Chef Edie and her slow-cooked Creole sugar rum rubbed short ribs. Photo courtesy The Santa Barbara Independent.

On May 20, 2010, dozens of spectators turned out on the patio of Whole Foods on Upper State Street to check out the finals in The Santa Barbara Independent’s first ever Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest. Chef Edie won top honors in the Professional Entreé competition, with her slow-cooked Creole sugar rum rubbed short ribs.

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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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