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.
Decadence Fine Cakes & Confections
Decadence Fine Cakes & Confections is nestled in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. Our passion is creating unique, handcrafted cakes, cookies and pastries will that will give your guests an amazing culinary experience as well as an artistic centerpiece to your celebration. Pastry Chef and Owner of Decadence, Dawn Peters, has 20 years of professional experience. Her local knowledge and relationships with event professionals combined with her culinary skills and creativity will ensure a successful event.
Tesora Sweets & Treasures
Tesora is a gourmet candy company located in the Santa Ynez Valley, California. Each piece of our treasure is handmade with the finest and freshest all natural and organic ingredients. Tesora has been given as gifts and made for special occasions by our family for years. Many requests to share our recipe and comments like “if heaven had a flavor this would be it” inspired the start of our business. Some people have told us they actually hide the candy “like treasure”! The name Tesora is our version of the Italian word “tesoro” which means “treasure”.
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!
Rancho Olivos is located, just north of Santa Barbara, in California’s beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. For the past ten years we have crafted distinctively fresh Estate Artisan Extra Virgin Olive Oils that enhance the flavors of fine food and contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
Rancho Olivos is a true family business. My wife, Shannon, and I run all the day to day operations at the ranch. Our goal is not to just produce outstanding olive oil, but also to share our artisan oils with everyone who appreciates unique, locally grown, handcrafted olive oils and want to enjoy them in their homes.