Former leading lady of the corporate chef world, Candace Hilger couldn’t have been happier to leave the confined strict rules and guidelines, to more freedom as Executive Chef at the new restaurant and wine bar, Twenty88. Located in Old Towne Camarillo by owners Vince & Annette Pillard, she is having fun experimenting with what works for her menu and staffing her kitchen with talented, eager, and more importantly, fun people with a passion for cooking.

seaninchefcoat002Getting ready for another school year, Executive C is prepared and awaiting the first day of school at the Faculty Club on the campus of University of California Santa Barbara. Although busy throughout the year, Chef Studds still finds down time with a less stressful schedule than most executive chefs have. Whipping up delicious and fresh soups, salads, risotto, and seafood everyday, these students and faculty are experiencing five star lunches, that are so affordable!

Graduating from UCSB with a BA in environmental studies, there doesn’t seem to be a more appropriate job than keeping Santa Barbara County fed with local produce and great wines. Always striving to be more creative with food, Chef Murphy is really whipping up some food masterpieces and customers cannot get enough.

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When you were 10 years old, there were probably only a couple things on your mind - how much trouble you could get into, how much trouble you could get into without getting caught, and badgering Mom about what there was to eat. In stark contrast to the portrait of a typical preteen, at the age of 10 Michel Bardavid was using one of his mother’s cookbooks to create his first chocolate soufflé. In fact, he occasionally cooked his family dinner as well. Looking back, he realizes that those days commemorate the beginning of his passion for cooking.

           

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