Tag archives: culinary arts

Jakob Hammer: Culinary School Insider
By Stella Haffner   |   May 16, 2023

One of my favorite types of articles are the industry-insider sort of stuff. What do experts know that we don’t know? Unfortunately, I couldn’t get an expert this week, so I asked my friend Jakob Hammer to join me instead. (Only kidding!) Please enjoy our light-hearted conversation about the behind-the-scenes of culinary school.  Q. You […]

Inspiration and a Second Chance are on the Menu: Santa Barbara Rescue Mission Launches a Culinary Program
By Claudia Schou   |   April 5, 2022

Rick H. is getting a second chance to make it right. The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission (SBRM) resident, whose full name is being withheld to protect his privacy, stands over a cutting board slicing pan-seared chicken breast. He neatly places slices on a pool of tomato feta sauce before garnishing them with chopped sautéed peppers. […]

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents “Chefs in Conversation,” with Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi
By Claudia Schou   |   February 26, 2021

With their revolutionary perspective on the fundamentals of food preparation and flavor combinations, UCSB Arts & Lectures’ featured chefs Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi represent a new paradigm of cooking ideals and styles. Moderated by Sherry Villanueva, Managing Partner at Acme Hospitality, “Chefs in Conversation” will feature the two James Beard Award-winning cooking book authors […]

Dear Montecito: Jakob Hammer
By Stella Haffner   |   July 16, 2020

I met Jakob Hammer, son of two of my favorite MUS teachers (Jackie and Kurt Hammer), in second grade. With our diametrically opposed love of Star Wars and Star Trek, Webkinz and Club Penguin, and contradictory opinions about Crocs as footwear, Jakob and I may not have seemed like a natural pairing, but we’ve now […]

Santa Barbara’s Inaugural Culinary Experience
By Hana-Lee Sedgwick   |   February 27, 2020

Though we are all captivated by Santa Barbara’s stunning scenery, historic charm, and laid-back vibe, there’s no denying that Santa Barbara County has become a destination in its own right for food and wine. What we lack in Michelin stars and grandiose dining experiences we make up for in talented winemakers, skilled chefs, dedicated farmers, […]

Mouth-Watering Menu
By Richard Mineards   |   October 31, 2019

To Tydes at the Coral Casino where the Biltmore’s new executive chef Michael Patria and Michelin-starred culinary wizard Erik Anderson from the new Truss Restaurant at the Four Seasons in Napa Valley, showed off their skills debuting a new dinner menu which is available through November 16. The menu, which marries Patria’s vision for the […]

It’s Child’s Day!
By Richard Mineards   |   August 22, 2019

Statuesque culinary goddess Julia Child, who died two days short of her 92nd birthday in 2004, would have been 107 years of age last week, and many admirers of the first celebrity chef were determined she not be forgotten. Mayor Cathy Murillo joined nearly 200 guests at Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner‘s beautiful Morocco-inspired Montecito […]