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Join Family Services June 9-12 for its Annual Guest Chef Series, Tulare County’s premier food and wine event.  

This year’s virtual event, The Guest Chef Series: Summer Picnic Edition, offers a fun, safe, and delicious culinary experience. Instead of dining in person with us, your ticket purchase includes a Gourmet Picnic Kit for two, including an artisan charcuterie box for two prepared by Chef Kellie Black of Mâche, a bottle of Central Coast wine, a picnic blanket, and everything else you need to enjoy a memorable and delicious al fresco dinner. This year’s event will also include a silent auction, exclusive culinary videos and online content with Chef Kellie Black, and the knowledge that you are helping children and families in our community who need you—now more than ever.

The Guest Chef Series is the largest annual fundraiser for Family Services of Tulare County.  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.  Our services include:

Safe Homes

  • Emergency domestic violence shelter for survivors & children
  • Supportive housing for survivors of abuse and homelessness
  • Violence prevention and intervention programs

 Safe Relationships

  • Tulare County’s only Rape Crisis Center
  • Low or no-cost mental health services
  • Services for survivors of human trafficking

 Safe Children

  • Counseling for children who have been victims of abuse
  • Parenting education and in-home support
  • Supervised visitation & safe exchange



Gourmet Picnic Kit

Each Gourmet Picnic Kit is a delightful picnic basket that includes:

  • An artisan charcuterie box for two people, filled with locally-sourced meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit, nuts, and more
  • A bottle of delicious Central Coast wine
  • A picnic blanket
  • Two commemorative picnic wine glasses
  • Wine key
  • Frisbee
  • Conversation starter cards to help spark meaningful connection
  • A keepsake program booklet with a charcuterie guide, wine tasting notes, and a link to a curated playlist to set the tone for your own Guest Chef picnic 

Each $150 ticket comes with a Gourmet Picnic Kit for two, which can be picked up Saturday, June 12 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Purchase your tickets today!


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