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Michael Blackwell

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Michael Blackwell

THE STORY:

After graduating from the prestigious California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Michael first put his skills to test at Skadi Restaurant in Mammoth California. In 1997 he moved to Santa Barbara to establish his career in a city well known for its restaurant scene. Michael never looked back while working in the kitchens of Santa Barbara's finest restaurants including Sage and Onion, El Encanto Hotel, Mondial, Elements, Piatti's and the acclaimed Stonehouse Restaurant at San Ysidro Ranch. As a private chef, he provided culinary support from the enclave of Montecito and the shores of San Francisco to the Italian isle of Sardinia and they cays of the Caribbean. Michael is currently the Executive Chef at the Montecito Country Club since 2008. When he is not in the kitchen, he is either playing the drums in his music studio or swinging a club on the golf course.

Michael has shared his talent and volunteered his time with several local organizations including The Foodbank, Santa Barbara Culinary Arts, Noah's Anchorage YMCA, Share Our Strength, and Casa Esperanza. He also assisted the Howard School with the development of their volunteer hot lunch program. As a monthly guest chef, Michael prepares lunch for the school while giving culinary instruction to to student helpers.

As a native of California and part of the founding family of Long Beach, he appreciates abundance of the regional harvest of land and sea and incorporates it into his cuisine. Michael credits his grandfather, Llewellyn Bixby, with the inspiration for his culinary passion and he is continuously motivated by one simple concept: good food brings people together.

Michael is proud to join Children Today's Bay to Bay 500 and asks for your support.

$1,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Taylor Family

    $20

  • Stacey & Jamie Ashley

    $75

  • T, Ry, Kirra and Jess

     

  • Barbara Blackwell

    $200

  • Suzanne Nosworthy

    $100

  • Brett Bixby

    $50

  • Betsy & Denny Steen

    $100

  • Keith & Georgia Lichon

    $25

  • Jim and Jan

     

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The Team: $1,600 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Jim and Jan

Jim and Jan

4 years ago

Keith & Georgia Lichon

Keith & Georgia Lichon

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Betsy & Denny Steen

Betsy & Denny Steen

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Brett Bixby

Brett Bixby

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Suzanne Nosworthy

Suzanne Nosworthy

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Barbara Blackwell

Barbara Blackwell

DONATION: $200

A great way to support Children Today! And pay tribute to Theresa, too! 4 years ago

T, Ry, Kirra and Jess

T, Ry, Kirra and Jess

We love you "Uncle Mike". -Ry, Kirra & Jess 4 years ago

Stacey & Jamie Ashley

Stacey & Jamie Ashley

DONATION: $75

Good luck! 4 years ago

The Taylor Family

The Taylor Family

DONATION: $20

4 years ago