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Reaching for Stars 2014

Reaching for Stars is an evening of incredible fine dining, featuring a five-course gourmet meal prepared on-site and donated by top Santa Barbara area chefs. Local vintners generously donate wine to pair with each menu course, and a skilled wait staff ensures an extraordinary dining experience.

This popular annual event is an important fundraiser to benefit the children and young people in our community who are served by Youth and Family Services YMCA through My Home, Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, Support and Outreach Services, and the Isla Vista Teen Center.

Bob Bryant and Anne Towbes were our Honorary Chairs for the event this year. 

Thank you to our 2014 Star Chefs 

Mari Bartoli | Private Chef
Michael Blackwell | Montecito Country Club
Randy Bublitz | SBCC School of Culinary Arts
Alessandro Cartumini | Four Seasons Biltmore
Christine Dahl-Hutchings | Christine Dahl Pastries
Jessica Foster | Jessica Foster Confections 
Charlie Fredericks | SBCC School of Culinary Arts
Brandon Hughes | Wine Cask and Intermezzo
Michael Hutchings | Michael’s Catering 
Greg Murphy | bouchon  
Brian Parks | Georgia’s Smokehouse
Stephane Rapp | SBCC School of Culinary Arts
Charlie Rushton | Private Chef 
Don “Skip” Skipworth | Private Chef 
James Sly | Sly’s
Students | SBCC School of Culinary Arts
Mossin Sugich | Santa Barbara Yacht Club
Vincent Vanhecke | The Valley Club of Montecito



Event Sponsor
Marilyn and Steven Gutsche 

Table Sponsors
Ann Jackson Family Foundation
Independent Means Inc.
Union Bank
Venoco Inc.

Patron Sponsors
BB&H Benefit Designs
Community West Bank
Hutton Parker Foundation
Montecito Bank & Trust
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Individual Sponsors
Bryant and Sons, Ltd. Jewelers
Anna and David Grotenhuis
Lynn and Roger Karlson
Doyle-Morgan Structural Engineering
Marsha and Al Roberson
UCSB Office of Student Life


Our Star Contributors

Babcock Winery
Gold Medal Wine Club
Grassini Family Vineyards
Melville Winery
Magnavino Cellars
Municipal Winemakers
Oreana Winery
Pali Wine Co.
Santa Barbara Winery
Whitcraft Winery
Zaca Mesa Winery

The Berryman

Montecito Country Club


Click here to view a short video from Chef Michael Hutchings of Reaching for Stars 2013.



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