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Michael Hutchings
Santa Barbara, California USA
Professional Chef/Businessman with a catering company and consulting services
Interests: astronomy, archeology, gemology, architecture, gastronomy, cosmology, astrophysics, politics, sculpture
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Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Commodore Everette Hoard to The Inn Crowd show. We were treated to a private tour and taped the show in the Queen's Salon aboard the HMS Queen Mary. Commodore Hoard conducted a private tour of the ship and... Continue reading
Due to a broadcast technical issue some viewers may have experienced issues with last night's episode. This episode will be rerun on KEYT Channel 3 on February 6, 2016 so that our viewers may enjoy it again without issue. In the meantime, please enjoy all previous episodes from this season... Continue reading
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Earl Armstrong, Chef Michael Hutchings, Host Craig Case Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Earl Armstrong. Earl is the principle of the contracting firm Armstrong Associates. Armstrong Associates provides a broad range of building, consulting, and construction services offering simple to elaborate commercial and... Continue reading
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Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes culinary director Chef Randy Bublitz and student chef John Stabin to The Inn Crowd show. John is given a one on one lesson after a trip the The Berry Man Produce to select a basket of fresh vegetables.... Continue reading
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Milt and Arlene Larsen, Host Craig Case CHef Michael, Arlene and Milt Larsen, Host Craig Case Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Milt Larsen to The Inn Crowd show. Milt is the proprietor of the Magic Castle in Hollywood. THE MAGIC CASTLE, the clubhouse... Continue reading
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Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes chef Frank Ostini and a panel of esteemed winemakers to The Inn Crowd show. Filmed on location at Hitching Post II Restaurant & Winery in Buellton, owner Frank Ostini will be cooking with Chef Michael Hutchings in the... Continue reading
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Best wishes to all our Inn Crowd fans. I am very busy making sugar plums and other delights for our catering clients. Tune in after the first of the year for the recipes from our latest shows. All the best for the new year. There are a lot of great... Continue reading
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Teaching Kitchen at Braille Institute, Photo Braille Institute Chef Michael, Michael Lazavoritz, Host Craig Case Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Michael Lazavoritz to The Inn Crowd show. Michael is the director of the Braille Institute facility in Santa Barbara and he graciously invited... Continue reading
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Entrance to Hearst Ranch, Hearst Castle in the Background Cow Barn at Hearst Ranch Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Steve Hearst to the "chuck wagon kitchen" at the Hearst ranch, Piedra Blanca Rancho, surrounding the fabled Hearst Castle. The ranch raises free-range, grass... Continue reading
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Entrance to Hearst ranch, Hearst Castle in the Background Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Steve Hearst to the "chuck wagon kitchen" at the Hearst ranch, Piedra Blanca Rancho, surrounding the fabled Hearst Castle. The ranch raises free-range, grass fed cattle. Founded in 1865,... Continue reading
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What a week this past week has been. Many of the typical weeks of the 4,160 we have on average to live are, well, average. This past week was far from average and I am lucky at that. Following is a brief pictorial expose of that red letter week. The... Continue reading
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Ursula Nesbitt and Host Craig Case Ursula Nesbitt, Chef Michael Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef/Host Michael Hutchings welcomes the charming Ursula Nesbitt to The Inn Crowd. Foley Family Wines is our winery sponsor and provides wines from their vast portfolio. The menu begins with a red... Continue reading
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Sometimes being old fashioned has advantages. Using tried and true methods and recipes means not having to invent the culinary wheel redux. The following menu illustrates that idea. No foams, no desiccated food, no sous vide cooking, no liquid nitrogen and no nonsense. Presentations were simple and do not convey... Continue reading
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Photo Wikipedia Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Bill Steinkellner to the kitchen at the Crossroads Estate in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley. Foley Family Wines is our winery sponsor and provides wines from their vast portfolio. A special thanks to The Berry Man... Continue reading
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Lincourt Winery Pinot Noir Vines At Lincourt Winery in the Barrel Room Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes chef Conrad Gonzeles of Valle Fresh to the kitchen at the Crossroads Estate in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley. Foley Family Wines is our winery sponsor... Continue reading
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Jimmy and Gloria Stewart, Chef Paul Bocuse Photo Beverly Jackson Great photo. I have had the pleasure of cooking for Mr. Stewart when he dined at my restaurant Michael's Waterside. I was impressed when he stood up to be introduced, a real old school gentleman. This photo was from an... Continue reading
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The Reagans Dining at the White House Join is on The Inn Crowd Saturdays at 9:30 on ABC affiliate KEY channel 3. View the show on-line at the Santa Barbara News Press. Look to the right side of the web page for a link to the show. YTS Digital Films... Continue reading
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Table Set and Ready Asian Chicken Salad We were delighted to cater a luncheon for the Mental Wellness Center. The challenge was to have an entire luncheon at the table prior to the arrival of the guests. I designed a menu that would translate well for the format and maintain... Continue reading
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Event Venue for Santa Barbara Police Foundation Fundraiser Old Police Cruiser We were delighted to participate in the 2015 Santa Barbara Police Foundation fundraiser at a local polo estate. The Foundation supports the Santa Barbara Police Department by raising community awareness and providing needed funds for two primary purposes: Financial... Continue reading
Nipper's Pop Up Night Club This Friday! Nipper's Club pop-up dance club at 30 Los Patos Way is even better! The evening has officially been split into two events… an earlier VIP event starting at 8pm ($50/person) which includes some delicious caviar blinis from Chef Michael Hutchings and desserts from... Continue reading
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Air Force One Photo Wikipedia Craig Case, host and producer of The Inn Crowd, and celebrity Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Stephanie Davis to The Inn Crowd cooking show. In this two part episode, we are on location at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, located in Simi Valley California. Stephanie was... Continue reading
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Our next show is a two part episode from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Tune in for a tour and some delicious cooking. With Air Force One as a backdrop, chef Michael prepares menu from the Reagan White House kitchens. Special guest Stephanie Davis tells stories of the Reagans and... Continue reading
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Block Q-2 Syrah Vines Photo M Hutchings Chef Michael, Lorna Kreutz, Craig Case Photo W. Conlin Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Lorna Kreutz to the kitchen at the Crossroads Estate in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley. Foley Family Wines is our winery sponsor... Continue reading
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Premium wine tasting with Westerly, Refugio Ranch, Foley Food & Wine Society, HItching Post II, Santa Barbara Winery!! Tasty food!! Fun at the beautiful BACARA Resort on the beach, weather should be gorgeous!! Get a first edition of the 176-page colorful, hard-bound cookbook featuring the BEST of local restaurants and... Continue reading
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We catered a dinner at UCSB for a group of fifty last night. It was a post event dinner for The International Year of Light. There were several nobel laureates in the group. Dinner was good but not as brilliant as the diners! From wikipedia: "The International Year of Light... Continue reading