WinterFest

Chef Budi Kazali

Ballard, CA

October 25, 2018

Born in Indonesia and raised in Santa Barbara, Chef Budi Kazali was destined to bring multicultural flavors together in impeccable cuisine. After refining his culinary skills at the California Culinary Academy, he began exploring fine French cuisine at San Francisco’s La Folie and top-drawer Asian influences at Boston’s Blue Ginger. After working at these and other top West and East Coast kitchens, he came home to the Santa Barbara area.

In 2004, in the Santa Ynez Valley’s tiny town of Ballard, Kazali and his wife, Chris, purchased the quaint Ballard Inn and opened the Gathering Table restaurant. There, his love of cross-cultural cooking, melding Asian and French influences, has matured and made him well-known to California foodies. Winner of the Central Coast Magazine’s Ultimate Chef competition, Kazali has also seen the Gathering Table named as Best Restaurant in Santa Barbara County by Zagat. Comfortable coexisting with the California Central Coast’s numerous horse ranches, Kazali will be right at home when he visits at The Resort at Paws Up.



WinterFest Event Package

WinterFest Event Package

FEBRUARY 15–18, 2019

inclusive rates starting from
$543.00
per person
per night *

Frost. Bites. What more could you want? Join us for WinterFest and enjoy a three-day epicurean extravaganza featuring independent winemakers and visionary chefs from California. With outdoor adventures like cross-country skiing and skijoring, you'll have an easy time working up an appetite. A 3-night minimum stay

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All daily meals, nonalcoholic beverages and a selection of beer, red and white wine and well liquors

Activity credit of $400 per person per stay.

Winter-themed feasts

Live entertainment

Access to a plethora of on-property activities, including cooking classes and demos with our visiting chefs, wine tastings, curling and ice skating, live music, nightly bonfires and s’mores and your choice of adventures in the Montana wilderness


*based on 2 adults and 2 children in a Meadow Home. Rate does not include taxes and fees.

Call 800-473-0601 or email us for more information or to book this package.