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 Couslon
For: Assignment Editor
Camarillo, CA – Local nonprofit Casa Pacifica’s biggest fundraiser of the year is almost here - and it’s almost sold out. The 26th annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival still has tickets available but not for long! This local festival sells out every year and this year will be no different. The Festival will be taking place on Sunday, June 2nd at CSU Channel Islands. Get your tickets today at cpwinefoodbrewfest.com before they sell out - $150/Admission Tickets; $175/At-the-door Admission Tickets; $275/VIP Tickets (all prices subject to availability). All proceeds from the Festival benefit Casa Pacifica and their vital programs and services for foster and at-risk youth and their families.
The Casa Pacifica 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 offer an unbeatable array of over 150 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. Live entertainment throughout the day will feature DJ and Master of Ceremonies Bruce Barrios, Benise’s Band of Gypsies, and N’Demand.
VIP guests will be welcomed with champagne and small bites from Mastro’s Steakhouse. The always popular VIP Lounge will feature Magnavino Cellars, Plated Events by Chef Jason, The Anheuser-Busch Belgium Beer Garden, and The Cave who will be pouring craft cocktails from the VIP bar as well as their new Rocks & Drams vintage inspired trailer. VIP guests will also enjoy live music by Sound Effect, photobooth fun by Conejo Photobooth, and cocktails featuring The Bloody Cure and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Other highlights of the Festival include an opportunity to sample the 2019 “Best in Fest” Brew – Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s SLOambic Wild Ale. Honorable Mentions MadeWest’s Prospect Porter and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.’s Point Conception West Coast IPA will also be available for tasting. Firestone Walker will be officially crowned “Best in Fest” 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.
Can’t make it to the Festival? You can still join in the fun and support Casa Pacifica by browsing and bidding at their large online silent auction! Shoppers will be tempted with must-have vacations, dining experiences, wine tastings, jewelry, and more. Check out the silent auction and start bidding today by visiting hope4kids.givesmart.com. You don’t need to be at the Festival to bid or win!
Casa Pacifica is humbled to have the generous support of their Festival hosts: The Van Huisen Family; The Zarley Family; Conico Oil/MacValley Oil; Mission Produce; Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner, PC; SDI Industries; and Trans-Pro Logistics. If you are interested in supporting Casa Pacifica by sponsoring or being an exhibitor at the festival, please visit www.cpwinefoodbrewfest.com. For further questions please contact Anna Coulson, Special Events Manager for Casa Pacifica at (805) 366-4023, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 www.casapacifica.org or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.