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Casa Pacifica’s Award-Winning Festival and Yummie Top Chef Dinner Return

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Contact: Anna Coulson
Phone: 805-366-4023
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Tickets on Sale Now! Casa Pacifica’s Award-Winning Festival and Yummie Top Chef Dinner Announces Return

Camarillo, CA – After the Festival’s first-ever cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the 28th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival is slated for Sunday, September 26th, 2021, at CSU Channel Islands. Voted Best Charity Event and Best Food & Drink Festival by VC Reporter nine years running, the all-inclusive Festival is a county favorite. All proceeds from the Festival benefit Casa Pacifica – Casa Pacifica provides vital programs and services to the community’s most vulnerable children and their families. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available at . Tickets on sale now!
Casa Pacifica is excited to welcome back to their generous hosts: Conico Oil/MacValley Oil; Mission Produce; Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner, PC; SDI Industries; TransPro Logistics; and The Van Huisen Family. The Festival offers a chance for guests to sample food and drinks from some of the best restaurants, caterers, bakeries, specialty shops, wineries, breweries, and other companies in the county. A large online silent auction offers guests and people not able to attend the chance to bid on must-have baskets and experiences. The “Best in Fest” brewery competition winner will show off their winning creation, and the Yummie Culinary Competition will crown winners for the best “Savory” and the best “Sweet” chef’s masterpiece among the participating exhibitors. Live entertainment throughout the day on the main stage will keep the festival-goers dancing all afternoon.
The 8th Annual Yummie Top Chef Dinner hosted by the Cassar Family, will be held the same weekend on Friday evening September 24th, 2021. The intimate dinner will feature past Yummie Culinary Competition winners from the Festival, including some of the most recent winners from 2019 – 1st place Savory winner Chef Abdu Romero of Slate Bistro & Craft Bar, 2nd place Savory Winner Chef Jeff Downey of The Saticoy Club, and Past Winners Chef Jason Collis of Plated Events and winner-turned-Yummie Culinary Competition Judge Chef Nic Manocchio of University Auxiliary Services CSU Channel Islands. All three 2019 Yummie Culinary Competition Sweet Winners will also join the lineup: 1st place winner Chef Julia San Bartolome of Sweet Arleen’s, 2nd place winner Chef Anastashia Chavez of The Malibu Café at Calamigos Ranch, and 3rd place winner Chef Alex Montoya of Water’s Edge, Waterside & Honey Cup. These chefs will create a special seven-course dinner for the guests with wine pairings and the 2021 champion “Best in Fest” Brew. Dinner tickets are on sale now at
For more information and a complete list of Yummie Culinary Competition winners please visit Contact Anna Coulson, Special Events Manager for Casa Pacifica with any further questions at (805) 366-4023 or

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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 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.