Parties w/a Purpose

Life together can be so delightful (and delicious)!

Working to strengthen community ties can be the most rewarding time spent. Meeting new people, reconnecting with old friends and basking in the warmth of elevated conversation, fine wine, and delectable comestibles are just a few of the benefits when sharing a meal together.  

This year we have partnered with twelve SLOCA families and are proud to present a season of dining experiences unavailable anywhere else. We give our heartfelt thanks to each and every host, chef, winemaker and farmer who have created these culinary adventures for you to participate in.  

With so many parties to choose from, you are sure to find one that suits your fancy! Make it a date night or get a few friends together and call it an evening of communal friendship, fine food and support for SLOCA.


November 19, 2016, 6–9 pm, Unwind and feed your soul at Sagrada Wellness Center

Unwind and feed your soul with Sagrada Wellness. Relax in a reflective evening with Scott and Eva Currie at their luxury yoga retreat located in the hills of Santa Margarita. Prior to your dining experience, you will have the opportunity to participate in an introduction to Qigong meditation class taught by the lovely Eva. Your hosts planned a delectable meal with a focus on vegetarian cuisine with produce provided by Talley Farms. You will be able to tour their wellness center and enjoy a beautiful sunset while sipping wines from Talley Vineyards. This is an experience not to be missed!

Hosted by: Eva and Scott Currie
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December 10, 2016, 5–7:30 pm, Come enjoy an evening at Kukkula Winery 

Calling all wine lovers! Come enjoy an evening at Kukkula Winery. This estate boasts delicious wines and a stunning Paso Robles wine country view. Come relax from the holiday bustle while the Jussila’s prepare you a delectable four course dinner, paired with Kukkula wines. You will enjoy a winery tour as well. You may even want to finish your evening with a stroll down Vine Street to enjoy the Victorian Christmas Showcase happening in town! (This dinner is meat-friendly.)

Hosted by: Paula and Kevin Jussila
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February 4, 2017, 6–9 pm, Come enjoy an evening with SLOCA's Visionary and "SLOcal" favorite Chef Newman

Pairing up with “SLOcal” favorite chef Joy Newman, Tim and Susie Theule invite you to partake in a fun evening in their home. Enjoy a little down-time with the Visionary Director and co-founder of SLO Classical Academy while you share in food, drink, and story. After eating, you may even be inspired to slide down the fireman’s pole!

Hosted by: Susie and Tim Theule with Joy and Cade Newman
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Februay 26, 2017, 5-7 pm, Newly added! SIDECAR Spectacular, downtown SLO 

Join us for a night of craft cocktails, comfort food, and fun drink history at downtown SLO restaurant Sidecar.  Owners Josh and Lauren will be hosting an interactive cocktail seminar discussing classic cocktails, at home bar tips, and how to create unique yet easy to prepare drinks to impress your friends.  The night will include several courses each paired with a cocktail, how to's and some fun take home recipes.

Hosted by: Josh and Lauren Christensen

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April 8, 2017, 1-4 pm, Girls Brunch Out at Lydia's World Boutique

Girls Brunch Out at Lydia's World Boutique! Enjoy a superb meal prepared by the delightful and talented Lydia Heinbockel at her French country style home on Thousand Hills Ranch in Pismo Beach. Nestled between the beautiful hills of a cattle ranch this is a venue beyond compare. In addition to a delicious meal you will also have the opportunity to shop at Lydia's World Boutique, an exclusive women’s designer Boutique conveniently located steps away right on the property. Featuring labels such as Minnie Rose, 360 Cashmere, Chris Gramer, Chi Chi Active, Parker and more, this is an experience not to be missed!  Lydia will be offering a one-time 20% off shopping discount and 15% of the boutique sales that afternoon will be donated to SLOCA. (Specialty desserts made by local chef and wine by Talley Vineyards.)

Hosted by: Lydia Heinbockel
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May 20, 2017, 5-7 pm, Woodfired Pizza with the Israels

Elevate your pizza palette! The pies coming out of this backyard woodfire oven rival any you'd find in Italy. Hosted and cooked by our very own Tom and Michelle Israel, your evening in their beautiful San Luis Obispo home will warm you with friendship and have your mouth singing "that's amore!" after every bite of their delightful pizza!

Hosted by: Tom and Michelle Israel
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June 17, 2017, 11 am–3 pm, SLOCA-Palooza

SLOCA-Palooza End of Year Bash! Come one, come all for he most festive end of year party yet! We will have BBQ, a live band, kombucha bar and games! Bring a blanket, low-backed chairs and enjoy an afternoon out on the grass drinking kombucha, kiddie cocktails and beer while the musical whims of two local favorite bands entertain the crowd. BBQ and sides will also be available for purchase. Support both SLOCAand local artists this summer! ($12 per entry for this event.)
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All reservations are final and nonrefundable.  If you are unable to us a reservation, it is transferable to another person.