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“Erika is not only an exceptionally talented chef, she is masterful both at the art of menu creation and wine pairing. Her culinary creations are a marvel of deliciousness and elegant presentation. We love to recommend Savvy Wine Food to our clients looking for that perfect and exceptionally memorable ‘French Laundry-type’ experience for their private events in Santa Barbara.”

~ Merryl Brown
Merryl Brown Events

“Kudos to Savvy Wine Food and Chef Erika, who created the most beautiful spread of Asian-inspired appetizers for our event; they were both creative and delicious. Celebrity authors and more than 120 guests of the Santa Barbara CALM Auxiliary raved not only about the fabulous flavors and lovely presentation, but also the impeccable service.”

~ Pegeen WhiteCo-chair
CALM Celebrity Authors’ Cocktail Party

“Fantastic dinner, Erika! Great pairings with the wines.”

~ David Yates, General Manager
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

“Thank you again for the wonderful cooking demonstration and fabulous food you prepared for our ‘hat’s Cookin’? event. Everyone was so impressed with your down-to-earth style and easy approach to great cooking.”

~ Kate
Santa Barbara Newcomers Club

“Savvy Wine Food exceeds our expectations each and every time. From an 8 course wine tasting dinner to an intimate family night at home, you always seem to know exactly what we crave and your execution is flawless.”

~ Kerri Sanford

“We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and loved the incredible menu you created for our family. It was our first time ever taking a leap of faith with a private chef and one we will never ever forget.”

~ Janet Kunze

“We heard wonderful things about you and the food you prepared for our event last Saturday. Thank you very much for working with us. We definitely want to work with you on future events. Thank you for your great service.”

~ Heather Patz
Patz & Hall Winery

“Thank you…They devoured it…Mushroom Pâté was the hit!”

~ Stephen A Corley, Director of Wine Sales and Marketing
Monticello Vineyards 

“Thank you, Erika! Everything exceeded our expectations: the food was delicious, the experience was beautiful, and it was one of the best days of our life, seriously. And you were a HUGE part of that.”

~ Juliana Jones

“I received your email about the ribs right before Father’s day. Hands down they were the best ribs our family has ever eaten. Everyone still talks about them. I don’t think I can make them any other way now since it just won’t compare.”

~ Bill Fisher

“Thanks for a lovely food presentation.  You and your staff did a terrific job.  Every course was very special and brilliantly paired with the wine.”

~ KC Waldron

“Thank you so much for the fabulous food and the interesting information you gave my friends, mother and me last Saturday at your wine tasting class. Everyone there has told me how much they enjoyed the afternoon. We didn’t get up from the table until 7:30 so you know we didn’t want the event to end!”

~ Deanne D.

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