Culinary experiences, exploration & education

Santa Barbara is blessed with a perfect climate and an abundance of culinary pleasures. Up-and-coming wines from the valley, fresh seafood from the channel, organic produce from our farms and high-quality meats from the ranches surrounding our beautiful city.

Epicurean Santa Barbara celebrates these natural gifts. It’s about bringing world-class food and wine experiences to you from all over the globe.

It’s about fabulous events, incomparable cuisine, top-rated wines, cooking demonstrations and classes, access to top chefs, culinary travel adventures, and so much more.

If you enjoy world-class food, want to learn more about cooking, fine wine & spirits, or just like hanging out with fabulous people, Epicurean Santa Barbara is for you!

Join Us

Membership is open to everyone, no matter your experience or expertise. We have only one requirement: you must love food, cooking, wine, or spirits (or all of the above).

What we offer

Get One-of-a-Kind Experiences

We offer unique and exceptional culinary experiences. Join us for a dinner prepared by a television chef in the garden of a Montecito estate, or an Ossetra caviar and French champagne tasting at a local art gallery. We offer events you won’t find anywhere else.

Learn About Food & Wine

Whether you’re a novice foodie or a globetrotting bon vivant, we have ongoing educational sessions on food, wine and spirits for all levels of expertise. Get basic training in wine making, learn how to butcher a pig, or take a master class in tequila. The sky’s the limit!

Hone Your Cooking Skills

We offer cooking courses for all skill levels and interests. Learn basic knife skills, get trained in sous vide cooking, or spend a day with a top barbecue pitmaster. We’ll expose you to new and interesting ideas and techniques that you can use to wow your family and friends.

Travel The World

Travel with a small group of fellow club members to explore the culinary delights of Tuscany, take a cooking class in Morocco, explore the Maipo Valley wine region in Chile or tour the distilleries of Scotland. Or join our weekend junkets to “restaurant cities” like New York, Chicago, Portland & San Francisco.

Appreciate Wine & Spirits

Sometimes odd, often amazing,  and always interesting, we set up unique tastings and events for our members to celebrate wine & spirits like no other club. From esoteric spirits to impossible to find wines, we seek out the special and bring it to Santa Barbara.

Make Foodie Friends

We’re all passionate about food and wine and love to spend time with other people who enjoy culinary pursuits as much as we do. Epicurean Santa Barbara is a perfect place to meet like-minded foodies, make lifelong friends and learn about food and wine from people with diverse backgrounds and interests.

Good food, great friends & one of a kind events

Enjoyment. When you boil it down, that’s the one thing we’re here to provide to our members.

Yes, we throw great events. And we bring you the best-of-the-best when it comes to food, wine and spirits.

But to truly enjoy something, there’s another critical element: having a great group of people around you.

Above all else Epicurean Santa Barbara is a not-for-profit social club, and the quality of the people in our club is as important as the food and the wine.

Through our events, we want you to meet other fantastic people in a non-pretentious, fun and interesting environment.

After all, friends are the family you get to choose.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson