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Pictured from left to right: Guests enjoy Chef Anthony Endy’s acclaimed BBQ dinner cookout at The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort; The Alisal’s 100-acre Spring Fed lake

The Alisal Ranch and Resort Launches ‘California Ranch Cookout’ Series in September

Guest chefs Tiffani Thiessen, David Lentz, Kristen Thibeault, and Maili Halme will join The Alisal’s Anthony Endy for special outdoor dinners this fall

Solvang CA— A stay at the 10,500-acre The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort on select nights this summer and fall now comes with dinner cooked by renowned guest chefs alongside Director of Culinary Operations Anthony Endy. The California Ranch Cookouts kicked off with dinners led by Neal Fraser of Redbird and Burt Bakman from SLAB Barbeque. The Alisal continues to welcome visiting chefs from all over California throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall. The Cookouts feature dinners focusing on everything from fresh California fare to unique vegetarian cuisine, as well as world-class BBQ cooking. Fresh off the heels of his “Beat Bobby Flay” victory, Chef Endy partners with each chef to create a memorable outdoor dining experience for resort guests and members of The Alisal to enjoy.

In September, Chef David Lentz of Hungry Cat will share his seafood fare and bi-coastal flavors with the ranch’s guests in September. Then in October, actress-turned-Chef Tiffani Thiessen will team up with Santa Barbara County’s renowned Chef Maili Halme to bring comforting cuisine to the Cookout table. The following week, Nybll’s Co-Founder and Executive Chef Kristen Thibeault, a pioneer in the modern plant-based food movement, will share her vegetarian cuisine.

The California Cookouts will rotate between the Rodeo Arena and the Oval Lawn, two spacious and unique al fresco dining spaces at the ranch. Both locations sit amidst the beautiful rolling hills of the resort’s property, making for a wide-open backdrop to the cookout experience.


The California Ranch Cookouts are exclusively available for The Alisal’s members and guests. For those who would like to attend the Cookouts, the resort’s new packages may be of interest. With 10,500 acres of wide-open spaces, families and friends can safely create their own private ranch vacation with both the Alisal Awaits and Private Ranch Retreat packages.

Alisal Awaits

This package includes a stay in a cozy Alisal cottage, a group trail ride through the hills of The Alisal, golfing at the two on-property champion courses, as well as access to the resort’s signature activities. Perfect for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or the chance to safely reconnect with friends.

Rate:  $650/night with a two-night minimum

Private Ranch Retreat

Families and small groups can now book a block of 10-20 rooms with the Private Ranch Retreat package. Rooms are booked adjacent to one another and the package includes private dining for breakfast and dinner, as well as all beverages, a special BBQ, and a signature breakfast ride. Outdoor activities such as horseback riding, fly fishing, archery, mountain biking, and even kids’ activities are included. Additionally, the group can enjoy each of these amenities privately.

Rate: $750/night per room based on double occupancy; available Sunday-Thursday, with a two-night minimum


The Alisal is working hard to ensure that guests can enjoy the ranch and its offerings safely. Please find the resort’s Covid-19 Updates here: https://alisal.com/covid-19-updates/

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort Ranch
1054 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463

California Ranch Cookouts:

  • September 19, 2020 – David Lentz
  • October 17, 2020- Tiffani Thiessen & Maili Halme
  • October 24, 2020 – Kristen Thibeault