Ventura County's Support-Local Program

The 2017 Dinner at the… Dinner Series is here!

The innovative dinner series promoting Ventura County’s world-class agriculture and cuisine is back for its eighth year!

Farm-to-Fork at
its very best

Southern California foodies typically have a lot to look forward to as the seasons evolve, especially on the Gold Coast with our powerful agricultural legacy. This year, the anticipation rises a notch higher as Totally Local VC presents its Farm-to-Fork Dinner at the… 2017 Dinner Series. Our innovative dining events marry iconic Ventura County locations with some of the area’s top-line chefs, purveyors, wines and brews, preparing seasonal selections harvested from the region’s most celebrated farms.

The series is structured in two successive events, all revolving around seasonal, local fare. Every aspect of the evening – from cuisine to libation to music, entertainment and decor – derives from local auspices and is indicative of and in keeping with the incredible bounty that is Ventura County.

The events are priced to please at $145 per person. This sum buys the experience of five-course meal, paired with local wine, beer and entertainment, an offering that presents a unique community-building opportunity for all involved, from guests to organizers, beneficiaries and purveyors.

Buy your tickets today

These dinners WILL sell out!

The 2017 Dinner Series Schedule

Dinner at the Orange Grove

Orange trees gently move in the evening breeze as the night air fills with the scent of orange blossoms. The moon rises over the historic 1909 home as the sounds of civilization vanish and conversations begin to intertwine. New friends are made and family-style fare is shared. A kings table set within the orange grove is the setting for the season’s first dinner in the Totally Local VC farm-to-fork series, for this spectacular dinner highlighting Spring’s harvest and the bounty that is Ventura County.

The first of this year’s popular Totally Local VC Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series is being hosted by longtime Ventura agriculture mainstays, the McGrath family. Guests will sip, taste and enjoy learning more about the legacy of one of Ventura’s oldest ranches and historic farm families. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: $145.00 per person
Chef: Chef Jason Collis – Plated Events
Beverages: Wine – Clos des Amis Wines;
Beer – Poseidon Brewing Co;
Spirits – Channel Islands Distillery;
Coffee – Beacon Coffee
Music: Dan Grimm
Rentals: Ventura Rental Party Center


Date: TBA
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: $145.00 per person

Dinner at the... TBA

We’re putting the finishing touches on the planning for our second dinner. Check back soon. All the updated information will be right here!

But you can purchase tickets now.


Need more info? Have any questions? Then contact us: send us an email at or leave a message on our contact page.

NOTE: These dinners are for persons aged 21 and older.

Image credits: Denise Dewire, Kat Merrick and Robert LeMaire.

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