Marni Cooney and Sandy Nordahl have been named event co-chairs for the fifth annual Cooking Up Dreams benefit for the Family Service Agency. Yardi Systems Inc., a longtime supporter of FSA, will serve as honorary chair. Ms. Cooney has been a board member for more than 10 years and has served as president. She is also a member of several committees. In addition to her work for FSA, she has raised funds for the renovation of Peabody Stadium at Santa Barbara High School. In addition, she served on the County Human Services Commission. Ms. Nordahl is a member of FSA’s Development Committee. She has been a communications professional for 30 years and most recently worked as director of marketing and communications for Chicago-based JLL, a global real estate firm. She was named Santa Barbara County’s Big Sister of the Year in 2016. Cooking Up Dreams, a culinary competition between local chefs that includes guests sampling and judging the dishes, will be held 6 to 10p.m. April 12 at the Carriage and Western Art Museum, 129 Castillo St. To purchase tickets, go tocookingupdreams.org.