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


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…


Eat This, Shoot That! Food and Drink Tours

Santa Barbara Food Tours in The Funk Zone This food & photo tour starts on lower State Street and will walk you through the Funk Zone neighborhood where you will taste what Santa Barbara is known for from bites of fresh seafood, gastropub…


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…


Totally Cali Tours of Santa Barbara

Totally Cali Tours delivers an authentic and in-depth Santa Barbara experience! Choose from History, Wine & Beer Tasting or Cultural tours of downtown Santa Barbara as well as our prestigious Wine Country. We also specialize…


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…


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…


Petite Wine Traveler – Wine Experiences

Indulge in an Exclusive Sommelier-Led Wine Pairing Crawl through Santa Barbara's Funk Zone! Seeking an unmatched, upscale experience for you and your guests visiting Santa Barbara? Whether it's a birthday, corporate event, a special…


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