Ojai Valley Inn & Spa's 2nd Annual Celebrity Chef Classic

Aug 26, 2010, 05:06 ET from Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

OJAI, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Enjoy a weekend filled with food, wine and golf at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa's 2nd Annual Celebrity Chef Classic, October 15 – 17, 2010. Hit the links alongside some of California's most innovative chefs including Chef Budi Kazali of the Ballard Inn & Restaurant in Santa Barbara, Chef Bradley Ogden of Lark Creek Steak in San Francisco, Chef Mark Peel of Campanile in Los Angeles, Chef Ben Ford of Ford's Filling Station in Culver City, as well as the Inn's own Executive Chef Jamie West.

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The Celebrity Chef Classic kicks off Friday evening with a VIP cocktail reception by the new Herb Garden Pool with wine and appetizers presented by each celebrity chef. Shotgun begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday where guests have the opportunity to play Ojai's greens, designed by George C. Thomas, Jr. and home to seven PGA Senior Tour events, alongside our participating chefs and celebrities. The tournament will be followed by an awards ceremony and reception in Jimmy's Pub. The event commences with a celebratory gala dinner and live auction Saturday evening.

Proceeds from the event will benefit two important charities - Help of Ojai (www.helpofojai.org), the largest social services organization in the Ojai Valley, and Share Our Strength (www.strength.org), a national organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

Rates begin at $1,272.50 excluding taxes (single occupancy), or $1,995 excluding taxes (double occupancy) and includes two nights in deluxe Shangri-La accommodations, tournament golf, Friday's welcome reception, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, as well as Saturday's gala dinner. For reservations, please contact Patty Link at 800-422-OJAI or Ojai Valley Inn & Spa.

About Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Since 1923, vacationing guests have sought the tranquil pleasures of the historic Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, an AAA Five Diamond property located on 220 tree-shaded acres offering an incredible golf course ranked as one of the finest in North America. Located 35 minutes south of Santa Barbara, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is approximately 90 minutes north of LAX. Affirmed by its many prestigious awards and fresh from a $90 million renovation, this legendary Inn is one of North America's unique hidden treasures. For reservations, contact 1-800-422-6524 or visit www.ojairesort.com.  

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