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.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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.

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