Past Event
This event ended on 04/30/2019

Santa Barbara Vegan Chef Challenge

A month-long competition for local chefs to show off with original vegan dishes.

Inspired by the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, Santa Barbara area restaurants are gearing up for the first-ever Vegan Chef Challenge in April. The fun, friendly competition is a month-long event challenging participating chefs to create delicious, savory vegan dishes for all patrons to enjoy.

 Restaurants are required to offer at least three new menu items throughout the month that are different from vegan options found on their regular menu and are not available year-round. Oil-free, low-fat, and gluten-free options are also encouraged, but not required. 

This year, 18 participating restaurants include:

  • Bella Vista at the Biltmore hotel
  • Black Sheep
  • Bibi Ji
  • Chase Bar & Grill
  • Khao Kaeng
  • Les Marchands
  • The Lark
  • Mesa Verde
  • Opal
  • Mosto Crudo
  • Padaro Beach Grill
  • Sama Sama Kitchen
  • Satellite
  • Tyger Tyger
  • Uncorked Wine Tasting and Kitchen,
  • Viva Modern Mexican
  • Pico at the Los Alamos General Store 
  • Sea Ranger Seafood Station in Ventura

Diners are encouraged to vote on their favorites on the SBVCC website at

Open Hours

Tuesday Apr 30 12:00a-11:30p
Times vary by venue - see list of venues and contact for reservations or hours.


Various Locations in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA


{Samantha Haentjens}

Food, Wine, Health, Vegan/Plant-Based

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