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Reaching for Stars

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 are our Honorary Chairs for the event this year. Please join them and join the fun!

For sponsorship opportunities and reservations click here or call 805.569.1103 extension 32

Reaching for Stars photos


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


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
Fredy Orduña | Private Chef
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
Vincent Vanhecke | The Valley Club of Montecito



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