Classes and Tours

Go behind the scenes of Santa Barbara’s food, wine, and beer culture. Book a food tour, take a cooking class, or simply meet the makers to find out what makes the foodie scene in The American Riviera® one of a kind.

Food & Tour Options

Who doesn’t enjoy a little VIP service every now and again? Food tours in Santa Barbara treat you to front-of-the-line service and a taste of local flavor. Along the way, learn about the history of each venue and walk away with a full belly.

If you prefer sipping to noshing, take a wine tour through the Santa Ynez Valley or downtown Santa Barbara, where you’ll become a true oenophile. Or, combine the best of both worlds on a food tour that combines eating and drinking through delicious food and wine pairings.

With hands-on classes and tours, you’ll soon discover why the likes of Iron Chef and cookbook author Cat Cora — along with the late Julia Child — chose to call Santa Barbara home.

Culinary Classes & Markets

For a truly hands-on culinary experience, spend a day learning a thing or two in and out of the kitchen with a chef-led cooking class that includes a trip to various Santa Barbara farmers markets. You’ll pick up the fresh and delicious ingredients you’ll need before you get to the chopping block and connect with local farmers, fishermen, and artisans who help bring the region’s bounty to your table. You’ll be cooking – and eating – like a Santa Barbara foodie in no time!

Cheers and Bon Appetit!

Culinary Classes & Tours in Santa Barbara


Menchaca Chocolates

Menchaca Chocolates is a micro- batch Chocolate Factory & Shop owned by two, born and raised Santa Barbarians. They are Bean to Bar Chocolate Makers who do things a little differently. Focusing on the exquisite taste of…


Twenty-Four Blackbirds

Our chocolate factory, cacao and vanilla orchid germination room, and boutique retail shop are all located under the same roof at 428 E. Haley Street in downtown Santa Barbara. The building was historically a dry cleaner, and we provide tours of…


Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

Immerse yourself in the heart of Santa Ynez's flourishing wine country with expertly curated tours, offering a chance to sample the region’s finest wines and learn about local vintages. Santa Ynez Wine Tour (Most Popular!)Experience…


Market Forays

Enjoy life one bite at a time! Led by Laurence Hauben, accomplished French chef and former executive director of the Santa Barbara Farmers Market Association, Market Forays offers highly acclaimed private and small group cooking classes and private…


Captain Jack’s Santa Barbara Tours

Captain Jack’s offers custom wine tours, beer tours, historical and architectural tours, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, sailing, and whale watching. The company prides itself in making sure each tour is suited to the individual…


Santa Barbara Tasting Tours

At Santa Barbara Tasting Tours, we specialize in intimate food walking tours that give guests a behind-the-scenes look into our bountiful local food scene and the rich history of the area. Our walking tours stop for tastings at…


Taco Tour Santa Barbara

Your Ultimate Destination for a Memorable Taco Tour Experience! Welcome to Taco Tour Santa Barbara, your premier destination for an unforgettable walking tour through Santa Barbara's culinary delights! Immerse yourself in a 1.5-mile journey,…


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