F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
CASA PACIFICA CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)
Contact: Anna Coulson
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Casa Pacifica adds brand new virtual cooking event – Cook for Casa Pacifica
Camarillo, CA – Tickets are on sale now for Casa Pacifica newest event - a four-part cook-at-home series in which ticket purchasers will have the opportunity to virtually cook alongside a professional chef, learning one of the chef’s very own recipes. The classes will be taking place on Sunday evenings in October starting at 4:30 PM, each class will feature a different chef from Ventura County. All featured chefs are past winners of Casa Pacifica’s Yummie Culinary Competition, held during the Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival. Meal kits containing the necessary ingredients for the class will be delivered directly to attendees’ doors along with a recipe card, note from the chef giving some background on the dish, and access for Sunday’s class.
Sunday, October 4th – Chef Abdu Romero, Executive Chef of Slate Bistro
Sunday, October 11th – Chef Nic Manocchio, Executive Chef of University Auxiliary Services at CSUCI
Sunday, October 18th – Chef Alex Montoya, Executive Chef of The Tastes & Tales Restaurant Group
Sunday, October 25th – Chef Julia San Bartolome, Owner and Corporate Pastry Chef of Sweet Arleen’s
Tickets are on sale now at www.casapacifica.org. Limited space available. Special sponsorship perks include extra meal kits to send to family and friends, Q&A with the chef (virtually) after the class, and marketing benefits. For more sponsorship and ticket information please visit www.casapacifica.org.
Like many other nonprofits and event organizers, Casa Pacifica has had to cancel or modify many of their traditional events and focus their efforts online. In lieu of Casa Pacifica’s biggest fundraising event, the Annual Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival normally held in June, only the online silent auction was available this year. The upcoming Care for Kids Golf Classic, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Camarillo is also making modifications, forgoing the traditional cocktail hour and sit down dinner following the day of golf. The Angels Spotlight on Style Fashion Show is also making adjustments, normally held at The Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, is opting for a virtual fashion show and online silent auction, tickets on sale soon.
“We want to be able to connect with our incredible community and also showcase and support the local chefs who are so generous and supportive of Casa Pacifica. The Cook for Casa Pacifica event will be a fun way to bring the community together safely, with the added bonus of learning some new recipes from great chefs and getting to cook their delicious dishes right in our own kitchens,” said Carrie Hughes, Chief Development Officer for Casa Pacifica.
Casa Pacifica’s fundraising events contribute to their $3.9 million fundraising goal needed annually to cover the gap that exists between what Casa Pacifica receives in government, county, and ‘fee for service’ programs and the actual costs of providing its programs.
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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for foster or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Its mission is to restore hope, enhance resilience, and strengthen community connections for children, young adults and families at the most
challenging times of their lives. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers ten community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. One of those community based programs is their foster family agency, which recruits and trains families for potential placement with a foster youth. Camino a Casa by Casa Pacifica is a private insurance program designed to offer Casa Pacifica’s high-quality mental health services to private insurance youth. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.