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Casa Pacifica’s 6th Annual Yummie Top Chef Dinner Slated to be “An Elegant Evening at the Garden”

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Casa Pacifica’s 6th Annual Yummie Top Chef Dinner Slated to be “An Elegant Evening at the Garden”

Camarillo, CA – Casa Pacifica’s 6th Annual Yummie Top Chef Dinner will be held on Friday evening May 31st at CSU Channel Islands. This year’s Dinner – An Elegant Evening at the Garden - will feature past Yummie Culinary Competition winners from the Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival. The chefs will be creating a special seven-course dinner for the guests, paired with award-winning wines and this year’s “Best in Fest” Brew. All wine pairings will be provided by The Cave in Ventura and the “Best in Fest” brew will be picked at the “Best in Fest” Brewery Competition on April 28th. Retired Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean will emcee the festivities. All proceeds from the Yummie Top Chef Dinner directly support Casa Pacifica and their vital programs for foster and at-risk youth.
Participating chefs for this year’s Dinner include: Three-time 1st place winner and defending champ Chef Alex Castillo, Twenty88 Bistro; Chef Anastashia Chavez, The 2686 Kitchen/Ojai Beverage Co.; Chef Jason Collis, Plated Events by Chef Jason; Chef Tim Kilcoyne, World Central Kitchen; Chef Nic Manocchio, University Auxiliary Services CSU Channel Islands; Chef Amanda Pritchett, Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters; Chef Julia San Bartolome, Sweet Arleen’s; Chef Alex Montoya, Fluid State Beer Garden; and Chef Ricardo T. Carreto, Water’s Edge.
A tempting live and silent auction during the Dinner will include items like luxury vacations, private dining experiences, and high-end wines, among others. Live music will also add to “an elegant evening at the garden.” 
Casa Pacifica is excited to welcome back the generous hosts of the Yummie Top Chef Dinner, The Cassar Family. Dinner sponsors include: Roz Warner, MD & Michael Hogan, MD; Ventura Rental Party & Events; Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner; PODS; and Procter & Gamble.
If you are interested in supporting Casa Pacifica by sponsoring or attending the Yummie Top Chef Dinner, 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.