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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic surge, Family Services' offices are currently closed to public walk-ins.  Normal hours of operation remain while staff conducts services remotely or by appointment only. As always, essential crisis services will remain available.   Read more.

Guest Chef Series

An elegant evening of food, wine, and giving.

Join Family Services each June for the Annual Guest Chef Series, Tulare County’s premier food and wine event.

Each year, we invite a different chef to prepare a unique, three-course tasting menu, featuring dishes that capture the event’s culinary theme. Each tasting course is paired with a fine wine, and the tastings are followed by dinner, catered by Chef David Vartanian and the Vintage Press. Guest Chef is an all-inclusive event— all food, wine, and entertainment are included with your tickets.

The Guest Chef Series is the largest annual fundraiser for Family Services. Our mission is to help children, adults, and families throughout Tulare County heal from violence and thrive in healthy relationships. We build safety in homes, in relationships, and for children through informed and compassionate care.

Admission to this uniquely all-inclusive event is $150 per person, and includes an elegant evening of fun with creative cuisine, fine wine, cooking demonstrations, and festive live entertainment.  

For more information, please contact Erica Lutterbein, Chief Development & Communications Officer at (559) 732-1970 or

Thank you to our 2020 Guest Chef Sponsors, who stood by us when we needed to cancel the event due to COVID-19.

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

  • The Sence Foundation
  • First 5 Tulare County
    First 5 Tulare County
  • The Law Office of Afreen A. Kaelble
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