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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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Chef Michael Hutchings, Event Chair Tina Takaya , Arthritis Foundation Director Michael Weisbrock The Inn Crowd, hosted by Craig Case and Chef Michael Hutchings, is delighted to share an episode at the Taste of the Town fundraiser. 2016 is the thirty-fifth year that the event has been held at the... Continue reading
I recall a story Dominick told me about the difference when Pauline water the plants verses an employee. The observation was her method saturated the soil and the employee merely moistened the dirt. I was not aware that Dominick had been hit by a car. On one occasion back in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Coppersmith
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Hearst Castle Photo Wikipedia Chef Michael Hutchings participated in the annual Central Coast Wine Classic dinner at Hearst Castle. The Inn Crowd, hosted by Craig Case, was there to capture the magic of the annual event held since 1985. Archie McLaren, the founder, created the event that has hosted master... Continue reading
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Chef Michael, Nina and Eric Phillips, Host Craig Case The Inn Crowd, hosted by Craig Case, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Nina and Eric Phillips to The Inn Crowd cooking show. I know Eric from his association with the Santa Barbara Police Foundation, featured in a previous episode. "The Foundation... Continue reading
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This is a very classically designed cake from Chef Christine Dahl, Christine Dahl Pastries. It is reminiscent of wedding cakes from the 50s. Chiffon Cake White Chocolate Mousse Filling Raspberries French Butter Cream Fondant Icing Buttercream decorations Set on raised supports and fresh flowers Fondant outer topping Related articles Lace... Continue reading
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We are often called to prepare canapés for receptions. I am always adding new selections and updating classics. Call us today for your next reception. Chef Michael Hutchings Artichoke and Spinach Dip Caramelized Onion and Shallot Dip, Truffle Essence, Home Chips Chef’s Asian Guacamole, Corn Chip Rounds Classic Shrimp -... Continue reading
An exclusive peek at the most influential culinary family in Britain. The Roux brothers are culinary legends. Based in the London area, hey have been the greatest influence on British gastronomy since Chef Escoffier ruled over the kitchen of the Savoy in the early 1900s. From the early beginnings of... Continue reading
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Tea time. We love to make all the "fancy" tea sandwiches and sweets for a classic-classy tea service. The possibilities are endless. We are happy to assist in planning your tea with rentals, service staff and a selection of teas. Scones, classic French and English tea pastries, delicious finger sandwiches... Continue reading
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Ladies in Red Karla Blackwell, Denise Decker, Ann Anderson, Arlene Montesano, Lisa Douglas, Ursula Nesbitt Barry Devorzon, Arlene Montesano, Craig Case, Olivia Newton John The Inn Crowd, hosted by Craig Case, and Chef Michael Hutchings of Michael's Catering welcomes the Santa Barbara Police Foundation to a dinner donated by Michael's... Continue reading
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Host Craig Case, Lisa Loiacono, Chris Lloyd, Chef Michael Hutchings Craig, Lisa, Chef Michael. Chris The Inn Crowd, hosted by Craig Case, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Christopher Lloyd and Lisa Loiacono to the kitchen of The Inn Crowd. Chris Lloyd lives in Santa Barbara. "Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October... Continue reading
It has been a very busy two weeks. Events at Hearst Castle, the historic Mural Room in Santa Barbara, and a handful of catered dinners have kept me from getting to the job of blogging. On top of that, I made two trips to Carmel, CA, to assist my chef-friend... Continue reading
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My chef big brother passed away this morning. Chef Michel Richard was a giant in our food world and a chef's chef. I first encountered Michel back in 1977 when I was working at La Serre in the San Fernando Valley, Studio City. His pastries were delivered for an event... Continue reading
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1988 portrait of Julia Child by Elsa Dorfman Happy Birthday Julia Child Julia Child's birthday is August 15 and would be 104 had death not interrupted her in the kitchen. I first met Julia in the fall of 1981. I was in a new position as executive chef at a... Continue reading
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The White House photo Wikipedia The Inn Crowd, hosted by Craig Case, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes chef John Moeller to the kitchen of The Inn Crowd. Chef John Moeller is a member of an elite corps of chefs, those who have served in the White House preparing très soigné... Continue reading
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Video from 2015 Event by Aurthur VonWeisenberg The Taste of the Town is an annual food and wine event held in Santa Barbara on the second Sunday in September. This year marks the 35 annual event and I am delighted to say I have been involved since 1981 when the... Continue reading
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David Bolton, JC Gordon, Host Craig Case, Chef Michael Hutchings JC Gordon, "El Presidente" Viva la Fiesta! The Inn Crowd cooks for the Fiesta Primavera prelude. Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes David Bolton and JC Gordon to the historic Dos Pueblos Ranch in... Continue reading
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Recently, we prepared a dinner for a local mogul. Just simple stuff. Asian inspired salad and ginger dressing. Local sea bass, port jus on king mushrooms and fennel, carrot "pearls." Warm chocolate velvet cake, chocolate sauce. The local white sea bass is a terrific fish and some of the catch... Continue reading
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The fabled Four Seasons restaurant in New York is closing after some 57 years operating at the landmarked Seagram building, in Midtown Manhattan. The Fours Seasons is know as the point of origin for the power lunch. Celebrities, captains of industry and the political elite have dined at this 'high-end... Continue reading
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Chef Michael, Karla Blackwell, Tom Parker, Host Craig Case We are off to the "Funk Zone," Santa Barbara's hip food and wine destination. Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Karla Blackwell and Tom Parker to another tasty, fun episode. Karla hosted the show in... Continue reading
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Wedding cakes! Chef Christine Dahl is a master of that branch of the pastry arts. Here is a masterpiece with a classical buttercream finish. Vanilla chiffon, lemon curd and berries on the inside provide a delicious foil to the buttercream. The setting was the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. Related articles... Continue reading
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Chef Michael, Roger Durling, Host Craig Case The Inn Crowd goes to the movies. Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and Chef Michael Hutchings welcomes Roger Durling to a delicious episode of The Inn Crowd. Roger is the director of the Santa Barbara Film Festival (SBFF). We filmed the... Continue reading
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In my youth, just learning the cooking trade, I met chef Mike Roy at a food convention. Chef Roy was an icon in the food world and was a popular TV and radio host. His shows predated the food revolution that transpired in the late 70s and early 80s. The... Continue reading
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"Ave, Imperator, morituri te salutant" We had the pleasure of contributing to a fundraiser for the local YMCA and their teen assistance program, Noah's Anchorage. Sixteen highly acclaimed local chefs came together to prepare extraordinary cuisine for the 160 guests who attended Youth and Family Services YMCA’s sold-out “Reaching for... Continue reading
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Our second episode of the season seven is airing this coming Saturday. The promotion that appeared in the Santa Barbara News Press is below. Join us on The Inn Crowd Saturdays at 6:30 on ABC affiliate KEY channel 3. Check times as the show sometimes is preempted and airs at... Continue reading
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Chef Michael, Keith Berry, Anthony Miller, Host Craig Case Craig Case, host of The Inn Crowd, and chef Michael Hutchings welcomes local realtor Keith Berry to the kitchen at the historical Casa del Herrero. The name Casa del Herrero translates as house of the blacksmith. Keith has been in the... Continue reading