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         Chef Eric Kopelow & Chef Nic Manocchio
  Chef Jason Collis & Alex Teague
      Dr. Steven Elson, CEO Casa Pacifica & Hugh Cassar
    Ventura Rentals’ Mike & Heidi Whitcomb
      Casa Pacifica hosted its 26th Annual Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival on the campus of Cal State Channel Islands. The sold-out Festival has established itself as Ventura County’s premiere Wine & Food event. The Festival raised funds toward the $4.1 million budget-gap Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families must raise each year to support its valuable programs serving Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties’ foster and at-risk youth and their families.
As always, the Festival offered an unbeatable array of exhibitors offering delicious food samples, sips of fine wines, and smooth brews. Over 160 vendors came to donate their food, wine, and brews to the cause. The Festival main stage, emceed by DJ Bruce Barrios, featured live music throughout the day.
VIP guests were welcomed with champagne and small bites from Mastro’s Steakhouse. The garden themed VIP Lounge featured Magnavino Cellars, Plated Events by Chef Jason, The Anheuser- Busch Belgium Beer Garden, and The Cave who poured craft cocktails featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka from the bar as well as their new Rocks & Drams vintage inspired trailer. Guests danced the afternoon away to music by Sound Effect and enjoyed photobooth fun by Conejo Photobooth.
First place in the Yummie Top Chef Award Winners in the Savory category was Chef Abdu Romero of SLATE Bistro for his Coconut Shrimp on Okinawan potato, ginger coconut cream, pineapple, Thai chili, and scallions.
Casa Pacifica’s Mission Statement: Casa Pacifica restores hope, enhances resilience, and strengthens community connections for children, young adults and families at the most challenging times of their lives. • Photography by Kitti McMeel
Susan Burgos, Maureen Turley-Gutierrez & Elsa Phillip
      Montecito Bank & Trust CEO George & Laurie Leis
  Ken & Susan Bauer
           SAVE THE DATE
June 5, 2020 Casa Pacifica Angels Yummie Top Chef Dinner
     Elias & Nancy Soto
 Jessica Waters, Nicki Sinutko, Geoff & Molly Bigley
February / March 2020
Society Social Calendar
Dr. Henry & Emma Montes
& Dr. Juan Montes & Emily Montes

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