The Inn Crowd, hosted by Craig Case, and Chef Michael Hutchings of Michael's Catering welcomes the Santa Barbara Police Foundation to a dinner donated by Michael's Catering. This is not our usual show format! I donated a dinner for 10 last fall to the Santa Barbara Police Foundation for a live auction item. By request of the chair, Arlene Montesano, we increased the guests to 12, she offered to provide the "service crew" and have wines donated. The service crew were Arlene's girl friends dressing is red and on heels! The dinner gained an auction price of $10,000! But wait, there's still more. The auctioneer, Andrew Firestone, had another bid so he auctioned off another dinner for 12 at $10,000, total $20,000! Clearly I have been undercharging for catering. We combined the two auctioned diners and Alain and Anne Sides, guests on this show, hosted the dinner at their restored 1920s estate. We filmed the advanced preparation in my commercial kitchen and then moved to the estate for the final cooking and serving for the dinner. We were delighted to have a star studded guest list including Peter Noon, Barry De Vorzon, Olivia Newton John, Alain Sides and prominent community members.
To provide information, resources, and financial support for deceased, injured, disabled or catastrophically ill police officers, or employees, of the Santa Barbara Police Department and their families.
Put on your apron, grab your whisk, fire up the oven and get your apron on. I'll provide the recipes, the rest is up to you. See you on the kitchen.
All recipes copyright 2016 Michael Hutchings, All Rights Reserved
Photo Credits William Conlin YTS Video Productions, unless otherwise noted.