• What is ESB?

    Epicurean Santa Barbara is a community-based membership club that offers culinary experiences, exploration and education through unique creative culinary events in the Santa Barbara area. When you join our club, you’ll be part of a networked community of foodies, chefs, winemakers and artists.

  • How does it work?

    To attend all events, one must become a member. To become a member, simply register for a membership plan by clicking here. Memberships auto renew annually from the date you sign up. Once you’ve created your online account, login to your account and then register for events via the events calendar. ESB hosts approximately four events per month, although we’ve been known to host up to six. Every Friday you will receive a newsletter with upcoming events and sometimes a blast mid-week for pop-up events or special offers. Follow the links in the email to register. Just make sure you are logged-in to your account when purchasing.

  • Why the membership fee?

    The membership fee subsidizes events and covers the costs associated with running the club, including website hosting and maintenance, transaction fees, insurance and more.

  • Can I try before I buy?

    Absolutely. Email [email protected] to register for a club event as a non-member. 

  • How do I cancel my membership?

    We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you sign up for a membership, attend an event, and decide it’s not for you, we will refund your membership fee if requested within 30 days of your registration. Just email us as [email protected]. After 30 days, your membership fee will not be refunded. To cancel your membership after 30 days, login to your account and choose the cancel option under on the subscription page. 

  • How much do the events cost?

    Events range in cost from free to several hundred dollars. We host pop-up tastings, group travels, dinners with Michelin starred chefs, and fun casual open houses. Attendance of events ranges from 12-50, but average events are attended by about 25 guests. Just enough for members to have one on one time with chefs and artisans. There is also an online directory and message center available to members; so you can keep in touch with those you have met through club events.

  • Can I bring guests?

    Yes. Depending on your membership you may bring 4-6 guests per year. Simply add an additional ticket on the site when registering for an event. If an event has limited spots, only members will be able to register.

  • What if I register for an event, but cannot attend?

    In the case registered Ticket Holder cannot attend a ticketed event, he/she is welcome to request a ticket cancellation for store credit, or offer the ticket to another club member (or non-member guest if approved by ESB). Ticket cancellations must be made more than 7 days prior to the ticketed event. A cancellation fee of $10.00 will be deducted from the original cost of each ticket registration. Any remaining value will be provided as store credit to the Ticket Holder’s member account that may be used towards the purchase of a future events. Cancellations made inside 7 days will only be granted a ticket credit if the ticket is purchased by someone on the waitlist, when applicable. All cancellations are final. There are no refunds for tickets.

    **If you cannot make an event at the last minute, please let us know. Do not let your seat go unfilled. Often we will have a waitlist, so if you fail to inform us of a cancellation, that seat goes to waste!

  • Anything else?

    ESB is a not-for-profit endeavor, and all funds are put towards our culinary-focused education, events, and experiences for our members and the community. Our goal is to bring fantastic, creative culinary experiences to Santa Barbara, while fostering friendships, and supporting the budding culinary talent and developing restaurant scene in Santa Barbara and the Central Coast.  You can keep up with ESB on social media as well. We have a public Facebook page, a private Facebook group for members only, and an active instagram account.