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Santa Barbara Vegan Chef Challenge Happening This Month

Santa Barbara-area chefs have been challenged this month to sharpen their plant-based culinary skills. During the month of October, participating chefs and restaurants are competing to create innovative, mouthwatering vegan dishes to delight regular diners and Vegan Chef Challenge judges. Only new vegan dishes will be considered—the chefs must create an entirely unique menu item in order to compete. This rule encourages kitchens to step outside of their comfort zone and expand their plant-based options. This Santa Barbara-based challenge was inspired by The Vegan Chef Challenge that originated in Sacramento in 2012.

 

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Participating restaurants include: Satellite, Uncorked Wine Tasting and Kitchen, Chase, The Black Sheep, Daily Greens, Goleta Coffee Co, Sea Ranger Seafood Station, Padaro Beach Grill and Embermill, First & Oak, The Tavern at Zaca Creek, Normans at Sky View Los Alamos, Plenty on Bell, Succulent Cafe, and Ellies Tap & Vine.

For easy access to the participating restaurant directory, new menu items, as well as the diner voting form, visit theveganchefchallenge.com/santa-barbara.

Tanya Flink

@trainertanya

Tanya Flink is an Orange County journalist willing to run for vegan food. She’s written for several plant-based publications, including VegNews, Organic Authority, EcoSalon, and LIVEKINDLY. She currently serves as the Content Manager for Switch4Good.

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