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Casa Pacifica Prepares for Biggest Fundraiser of the Year

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A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)

Contact: Anna Coulson
Phone: 805-366-4023
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Casa Pacifica Prepares for Biggest Fundraiser of the Year - The Award Winning Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival

Camarillo, CA – Local nonprofit Casa Pacifica is gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year – their annual Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival. Tickets are on sale now for the 26th Annual Festival which will be held on Sunday, June 2nd at CSU Channel Islands. Get your tickets today at All proceeds from the Festival benefit Casa Pacifica and their vital programs and services for children and families.
The Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival has grown into one of the largest food and drink events in California and has been voted Best Charity Event and Best Food & Drink Festival by VC Reporter seven years running. This year’s Festival will once again offer an unbeatable array of exhibitors presenting delicious food samples from fabulous restaurants, caterers, bakeries, and specialty shops, to the palette-pleasing tastes of fine wines, smooth brews, and specialty beverages from throughout the region and California. VIP guests will be welcomed with champagne and small bites from Mastro’s Steakhouse. A large online silent auction will tempt festival-goers with must-have vacations, dining experiences, wine tastings, and jewelry. Live entertainment from the main stage throughout the day will keep the festival-goers rocking out and crowding the festival’s dance floor.
Highlights of the Festival will include an opportunity to sample the winning “Best in Fest” brew -  the competition winner will be crowned on the main stage during the Festival. The Yummie Culinary Competition will also crown winners for the best “Savory” and the best “Sweet” chef’s masterpiece among the participating exhibitors. The Competition is expected to be fierce this year with returning savory champion Chef Alex Castillo of Twenty88 defending his title for the fourth year in a row. The panel of esteemed Yummie Culinary Competiton judges will include: Olivia Crouppen, food stylist and culinary producer; Chef Masa Shimakawa, Chef de Cuisine of ONYX at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village; Celebrity Chef Eric Kopelow; Chef Nic Manocchio, University Auxilary Services at CSU Channel Islands; Lisa McKinnon, food columnist at the Ventura County Star; Chef Carson Peterson, Top Chef Jr. Season 2 contestant; and Actress Denise Boutte, Co-Author of Southern Modified and CEO of Weeziana Girl Spices. Actor and Ojai local, Oded Fehr will be returning to emcee the culinary competition.
Casa Pacifica is humbled to have the generous support of their Festival hosts: Conico Oil/MacValley Oil; Mission Produce; Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner, PC; SDI Industries; Trans-Pro Logistics; The Van Huisen Family; and The Zarley Family. If you are interested in supporting Casa Pacifica by sponsoring or being an exhibitor at the festival, please visit For further questions please contact Anna Coulson, Special Events Manager for Casa Pacifica at (805) 366-4023, or by email at

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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. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers a number of community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. Casa Pacifica is also a foster family agency, which recruits and trains families for potential placement with a foster youth. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.