Chefs & Caterers
New West Catering
Located in Buellton, CA, New West is considered by most to be the premier caterer in the Santa Ynez Valley and beyond. Clients include numerous celebrities and large corporations. Their large commercial kitchen allows them to cater events from a home party to weddings and conferences. Custom menus, local and seasonal ingredients, and exceptional service are the hallmarks of their catering.
Opened in April 2013, S.Y. Kitchen offers fresh, modern Italian dishes in any of the three rooms of their Italian-inspired California farmhouse. Chef Luca Crestanelli was born and raised in Verona, Italy. Having worked throughout northern Italy and Southern California, Crestanelli found his passion and refined his sensibilities to food through his travels around the world. Through his inspired dishes at S. Y. Kitchen, Luca has already established himself as a standard-bearer for the Santa Ynez Valley‘s bright culinary future. Working closely with local farmers and food purveyors, Crestanelli sources his ingredients daily by visiting local produce fields and farms himself.
Mad & Vin at The Landsby
Mad & Vin (food & wine in Danish) overlooks the lovely courtyard garden and features seasonal ingredients from California Central Coast, with wine-country cuisine flavors. Chef Beto Huizar was born and raised in a countryside in Jalisco Mexico. Where he learned to appreciate fresh local ingredients by working with cattle, pigs, and cultivating produce at a young age with his family. Beto started working in the kitchen at the age of 18. It was there when he discovered his passion for cooking. Working under different Chefs and mentors for over 20 years made him define his own style of cooking.
Santa Ynez Café
Our attention to service and quality has made us an industry leader. At our company, the customer always comes first, and we constantly strive to exceed your expectations.
The Olive Oil Source
The Olive Oil Source strives to be and is recognized internationally as the most comprehensive resource for products, trends, and information on everything related to olive oil. Whether you are a producer seeking information on the latest equipment, a retailer of olive oil related products, or an olive oil lover, our goal is to have “Everything but the Olive” available for you. The Olive Oil Source website was originally developed to provide information about olive oil. Adding products for sale, and eventually an on-line store came as a natural development as visitors asked us to help them find various items.
We are in the unique position of having personal experience with growing olives and maintaining an organic orchard, making olive oil, packaging and marketing it, and running a business. This allows us to provide our customers with products and information based on actual field experience. We pride ourselves on trying to help our customers be as successful as they can be rather than just sell them something. We strive to give them the best possible advice whether they want to buy a gift for a friend, find original wedding or party favors, buy equipment for their orchard or buy a complete line of commercial milling equipment. Please let us know if there is anything you did not find and that you would like us to help you with.
Cailloux Cheese Shop
Cailloux, the French word for pebble (pronounced “Kai-you”), is our black lab-boxer dog. His love of life, fetch, brioche (unapproved), and his family along with his ambitious can-do-anything attitude, are an inspiration for our cheese shop (and our lives).
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The Gathering Table Restaurant
Among the most exceptional and sophisticated Ballard, California restaurants is The Gathering Table. With its captivating and comfortable atmosphere, The Gathering Table is the perfect place for friends and family to come together for a warm, social dining experience celebrating the bounty of the Santa Barbara wine country – wonderful wine and delicious food!
Chef Budi Kazali artistically melds Asian and French cuisine to deliver a truly delectable and extensive menu that features seasonal, locally sourced produce, seafood, and meats.
Whether you’re reconnecting with family and friends at our communal gathering table, or with that special someone at one of our more intimate tables, you’re in for a truly remarkable dining experience.
There’s something on the menu for everyone, and all the dishes are small plates and meant to be shared, so come hungry!
Bob’s Well Bread
Bob and Jane Oswaks designed Bob’s Well Bread out of an old 1920’s gas station in historic Los Alamos, opening their doors Summer of 2014. They pride themselves on the finest ingredients, sourced locally and seasonally, in all of their products, including Jane’s house made jams, marmalades, marshmallows and gluten-free specialties.
Using natural fermentation for yeast and allowing the dough to rise slowly, Bob’s Well Bread makes artisan breads by hand in small batches, in a custom built stone deck oven. True artisan bread is made from the simplest of ingredients: flour, water, salt and yeast. But, with this natural fermentation process, these most basic of ingredients become something that is fundamentally beyond their basic origins.
Local Farming Products
Buttonwood Farm is a small gem set amidst the splendor of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley. The farm is a shining example of the vision of our founder, Betty Williams. Betty was always ahead of her time, and in the 60’s set out to create a working farm based on good practices for people, animals and the earth. First there were horses, then organic vegetables and finally, a vineyard.
Today, our 39-acre vineyard stretches across a sun-drenched mesa on the eastern portion of our 106-acre property. We started planting in 1983 and now have 33,000 vines, small in the world of wine, but huge to us. Our tasting room is surrounded by other bounty from the farm, including olives, pomegranates, peonies, herbs, summer vegetables and of course, our famous peaches!