Big Sur Health Center
Big Sur Health Center 
Chef Ben Spungin of Alta to host Zoom demo as part of fundraiser for Big Sur Health Center
Spungin will demonstrate the art of the pavlova, a meringue-based Russian dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside.
Ben Spungin, chef/ partner of the Alta Group in Monterey, will host a virtual cooking demonstration via Zoom on Saturday, April 17, as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center.
Renowned for his desserts, Spungin has spent more than 20 years on the Monterey Peninsula, working at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, Bernardus Lodge and Coastal Luxury Management. Alta Group includes downtown Monterey’s Alta Bakery at the historic Cooper Molera Adobe.
 Featured in Art Culinaire Magazine, Patisserie & Desserts, Wine Spectator, and photographed in The French Laundry Cookbook, Spungin stresses a philosophy centered on locally grown, seasonal ingredients and bright flavors.
During the 45-minute live event (scheduled for 3 p.m.), Spungin will demonstrate the art of the pavlova, a meringue-based Russian dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside.
Fee to participate is $25, with 100 percent of the money benefitting the health center. Furthermore, Spungin will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of his cooking demo treats to be sold at the health center.
To register for the Zoom event, CLICK HERE
The presence of the Big Sur Health Center’s facility on the Santa Lucia
Chapel and Campground property is made possible through the generosity
of All Saints Episcopal Church, Carmel-by-the-Sea.

About the BSHC:
As a nonprofit health-care facility since 1979, the Big Sur Health Center provides quality acute and preventive health care services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, and cost-effective. It is the Health Center’s quest to be a lifelong healthcare partner and provide care when needed.

The Big Sur Health Center provides:

  • comprehensive, personalized services through conventional and holistic approaches that focus on patient needs;
  • both preventive and urgent care, minor surgical procedures and basic laboratory and pharmaceutical services;
  • assistance during emergencies, such as fires, storms and road closures that isolate Big Sur
  • a bilingual staff that is committed to building strong, personal patient/provider relationships that empower individuals to reach their highest levels of well-being;
  • a team that understands and embraces the diverse cultures and age groups that contribute to the richness of the Big Sur community.

The BSHC believes that health care should be available to everyone … and that is why they accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medical, and participate in a variety of subsidized and sliding-scale programs.

Hours: Monday-Friday
10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Phone: 831-667-2580
Address: 46896 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920