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Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is a nonprofit agency that focuses on helping people and changing lives through serving nearly 40,000 persons across Central and Southern California.  We are committed to eliminating poverty by empowering individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination through a comprehensive array of community-based programs.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

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28th Annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights

The 28th annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights (AED) will be celebrated on Sunday, June 7th. This spectacular event will be held from 11:30 to 3:30 on the tranquil and picturesque grounds of the historic Chapman House by the Sea, nestled on the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean in Shell Beach. Proceeds benefit the Health & Prevention Division of Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, which provides medical, educational & advocacy services for over 10,000 under-served families, women, men and youth throughout our county. 

Guests at the event are invited to stroll through the serene gardens, take in the panoramic ocean views, and sit poolside while tasting food and beverages from SLO County's most renowned and award winning restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, and confectioners. Guests will also enjoy a variety of live music and can participate in a silent auction with items featuring local art, hand-crafted jewelry, premium and reserve wines, get-away weekends, gift baskets, and much more.

Fifty four of the most renowned food and beverage purveyors will be participating in the event.

Sponsors: Joan Gellert Sargen, Bolton & Company Insurance Brokers

Supporters: Michael Cannon, San Luis Ambulance

Underwriters: Edward Jones/David Gaddis, Jay & Carol Devore, Tolosa Press, Coast 101.3, iii Design, Michael Cannon, San Luis Ambulance, Breakaway Tours and Event Planning, Shell Beach Floral Design, New Times, The Sun

MC: Jeanette Trompeter of KSBY

Photographer: Cheryl Strahl

Musicians: Cadillac Angels, Chasing Audrie Duo, Choro de Oro, Green to White, Gypsy All Stars, Ranchers for Peace

Food purveyors:
Big Sky Cafe
Black Horse Espresso & Bakery
Blue Skye Bistro
Cracked Crab
Gardens of Avila Restaurant
Gerald's Olde Tyme Chocolates
Honey Bee Cakery
Jaffa Cafe Mediterranean Cuisine
Novo Restaurant & Lounge
Paella Party SLO
Penny's All-American Cafe
Sage at Vista Grande
Seaside Cafe & Bakery
Shell Beach Brewhouse
Splash Cafe
Sweet Alexis
Tahoe Joe's Famous Steakhouse
Testa Catering
The Groves on 41
The Muffin Goddess at The Cliffs Resort (Marisol)
Trader Joe's
Upper Crust Trattoria
Windows on the Water
Zorro's Cafe & Cantina

Beverage purveyors:
2nd Chance Winery
Ancient Peaks Winery
Baileyana Winery
Baker & Brain Wines
Castoro Cellars
Chamisal Winery
Claiborne & Churchill Vintners
Edna Valley Vineyards
Filipponi Ranch
Firestone Walker Brewery
Frolicking Frog Winery
J Lohr Winery
Jack Creek Cellars
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards
Kenneth Volk Winery
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Opolo Vineyards
Peachy Canyon Winery
Peloton Cellars
Saucelito Canyon Winery
Sculpterra Winery
Stephen Ross Cellars
Still Waters Vineyards
Tables Creek Vineyard
Tap It Brewing Co.
Wolff Vineyards 

Event Florist is Shell Beach Floral Design.

Flowers donated by:
Eufloria Flowers
Holland America Flowers
Oak Park Flower Farm
Pacific Sun Growers
Shell Beach Flower Design
Trader Joe's

This year there will be two shuttle stops with three shuttles running to bring you to the event!

Shell Beach Elementary School (2100 Shell Beach Rd) and Pismo Beach City Hall on Mattie Rd.

Parking in the neighborhood surrounding event is limited to Shell Beach residents only. If you don't live in Shell Beach you must take the shuttle from either Shell Beach Elementary School or Pismo Beach City Hall.

Shuttles will start at 11:00 am and run until 4:00 pm.  Thanks for taking the shuttle, as this will help to not impact the Shell Beach community.

We recommend that your print or obtain a ticket in advance, so that you will not have to wait at will-call. Click the link above to buy tickets. Ticket outlets: Crushed Grape in SLO, SLO, Arroyo Grande & Grover Beach & Pismo Beach Chambers of Commerce.

If you have questions please call the Afternoon of Epicurean Delights office at (805) 544-2498.

Your support is sincerely appreciated.


Mission Statement

The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is committed to eliminating the causes of poverty by empowering low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through a wide array of community-based collaborations and programs.

Vision Statement

All people should have an equal chance in life to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination for themselves and their families. As a result of increased self-sufficiency, the community and its citizens will reap the benefits of a more productive, responsible and economically viable society.