Rooted Santa Barbara County’s Plantsgiving Dinner & Fundraiser

Organizer: Rooted Santa Barbara County

Join Rooted Santa Barbara County for our Second Annual Plantsgiving Dinner!

This very special evening fundraiser to benefit Rooted is generously hosted by Chrissy and JD Roth. Come feast with friends and enjoy a delicious fall-forward plant-based dinner prepared by Chef Sally Ruhl while learning more about Rooted’s mission, our current projects and impact, and ways that you can support our innovative work in Santa Barbara County.

The evening will also feature a special celebration of one of Rooted’s founding partners and champions for change with our first Roots to Reach Honoree Yvette Giller and the Mosher Foundation!

About the Menu

Chef Sally Ruhl has been cooking in Santa Barbara since the age of 14 when she was hired on at a local cooking school where she met and worked with Julia Child. She’s has been cooking farm to table her whole career, preferring to utilize local organically grown produce as the center of the plate and the inspiration for beautiful seasonal food.

Our Plantsgiving Menu will feature a family-style dinner crafted fresh from the farmer’s market, including:

  • Roasted Vegetable Crostada
  • Kohlrabi and Potato Gratin
  • Winter Vegetable Salad with Shallot Blood Orange Dressing
  • Green Beans with Wild Mushrooms and Pecans
  • Passion Fruit in Gingerbread Crust Tarts Coconut Whipp
  • Pear Quince Cobbler with Blackberry Coulis
  • Persimmon Bread Pudding with Saffron Cream

+ a small planti-ful live auction!

Dress is festive, cozy, warm – The event will be outdoors.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

  • $5,000 – Eight tickets plus lead recognition at the event, on social and press releases
  • $2,500 – Four tickets plus special recognition at the event, on social and press releases
  • $1,000 – Two tickets plus special recognition at the event, on social and press releases

Individual Tickets – $200

For sponsorships or sliding scale ticket opportunities, please contact

Space is limited! Plantsgiving is an intimate event. The event will be held at a private residence in Montecito – address will be shared with attendees the week of the event. Once sold out, please contact us to be added to the wait list:

Please register by November 9, 2023. Tickets are non-refundable after November 9, 2023.

About Rooted Santa Barbara County:

Rooted launched in 2019 to fill the nutrition gap in our local healthcare and food sectors and to catalyze a shift in local healthcare from a treatment-based approach to one that leads with prevention. While incubating a fiscally sponsored organization of the Santa Barbara Foundation, we have built community and grown an impressive network of local and national partners, supporters, and volunteers committed to mobilizing within our county to grow health equity and resilience through whole food, plant-based nutrition education and support.

We’re now readying to launch our new, well-informed business model design in 2024. Help us grow a new culture of health in Santa Barbara County through accessible, bilingual nutrition and food skills programs and system-chaning partnerships with healthcare and direct service organizations. Together we can reduce the burden of chronic disease, optimize health, and help our county residents eat to thrive.

Questions on the event or interested to learn more about Rooted? Contact Rooted’s Chair Beth Skidmore at

To learn more about Rooted’s mission and Case for Support please visit:

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