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Dinner at the… 2015 Dinner Series

Here’s a look at what we’re planning for this year’s innovative dinner series promoting Ventura County’s world-class agriculture and cuisine.

This article describes the Totally Local VC Dinner At The… dinner series held in 2015. For information on this year’s dinner series, go to Farm-to-Fork Dinner Series 2019.

The 2015 Totally Local VC Dinner at the… Dinner Series is here!

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

The Totally Local VC Dinner at the… Dinner Series has been getting to the root of great taste since 2010. 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 three 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. Join us in the celebration!

All this while giving back to our community

The Totally Local VC dinner series also works to strengthen our community by helping to raise funds for local charities. Proceeds from the dinners has benefited organizations like FOOD Share, Future Farmers of America and the Steve Toby Scholarship Fund for Ventura County High School Students. Over the past five seasons, Totally Local VC’s Dinner At The Series… has fed over 4,000 guests the with each dinner selling out. So, get your tickets early and don’t miss out on this year’s fun! Tickets are $135 per person which includes a five-course farm-to-fork meal, libations and local music.

The 2015 Totally Local VC Dinner at the… dinner series schedule

Here’s what we have in store for you this year:

Dinner at the Olive Orchard

Guests will enjoy a dinner served al fresco in a communal, family style in an elegant but unusual setting of olive orchards in the hills. The location is a virtual hidden treasure. Talk with and learn from the local farmers from whose land the food derives. As with the wine and beer, the producers will offer insight and context on the consumables, forging a true link in the diners’ consciousness between the field to fork.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: $135.00 per person
Chef: Chef Tim Kilcoyne, Scratch Food Truck
Beverages: Wine – Four Brix Winery Beer – Surf Brewery Coffee – Beacon Coffee Spirits – Channel Islands Distillery
Purveyors: Ventura Meat Company Houweling’s Tomatoes Buon Gusto Farms McGrath Family Farm Rio Gozo Farm Petty Ranch

Dinner at the Tracks

Guests will enjoy a trip on the rails with the Filmore Western Railway as you taste and take in the view of the bounty that is Ventura County. Once the train pulls into our location, you will disembark to find your place at the table and, in keeping with the Totally Local VC style, guests will enjoy a feast of all things local. Desert and local Beacon Coffee will be served on the train during your travel home as the evening air and sound of the engine guide you back to the station.

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: $135.00 per person
Chef: Chef Jason Collis, Plated Events
Beverages: Wine – Cantara Cellars Beer – Beer Poseidon Coffee – Beacon Coffee
Purveyors: Ventura Meat Company Ocean Pride Seafood

Get a 10% discount!

Buy all the dinners and get 10% off of the normal single dinner price. Offer available for a limited time, so act now.
No Longer Available

These dinner events will sell out. So get your tickets before it’s too late!

All the dinners sold out! Thanks so much for your support of the Totally Local VC Dinner At The… series! We’re already working on the 2016 dinner series. Stay tuned.

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

Image credits: Jim Martin, Robert LeMaire and Denise Dewire.

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