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Green peppers being roast over open fire on a grill.

An edible conversation between a farm, a chef, and the community.

We are delighted to welcome Community Table back for 2022. This beloved event brings a renowned chef to our farm to design an ecological meal around our four seasonal rotations (market garden, milpa, berries, cover crops). By bringing these culinary artists back to the source, we give them an opportunity to connect with new ingredients, find fresh inspiration in our bioregion’s historic foodways, and discover the rewards of relationship with the land. 

Join us for a rustic, family-style feast in The Ecology Center courtyard, featuring thoughtful courses crafted exclusively from ingredients grown on our 28-acre Regenerative Organic™ farm.

With a guest list capped at just 60 people, this intimate gathering is designed to provide an authentic taste of the farm.

Book Your Tickets Below!

Community Table with Chef Jorge Valines (SOLD OUT)

The Ecology Center 32701 Alipaz Street, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Throughout a culinary career in some of Southern California’s busiest (and buzziest) kitchens, Chef Jorge Valines has established himself as the upholder of farm-to-table integrity.

Community Table with Chef Carlos Anthony

The Ecology Center 32701 Alipaz Street, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Growing up in a home that was constantly filled with the smells of chilies and roasted pork naturally led to a leading role in family gatherings and community cookouts, developing skills and confidence that earned Chef Carlos Anthony a spot on the opening team for Brian Malarkey’s Searsucker. After spending over a decade as Malarkey’s right-hand man, Chef Carlos went on to open not one but two of his own restaurants in 2013: San Diego’s Salt and Cleaver and Costa Mesa’s Taco Asylum.

Community Table with Chef Jessica Roy

The Ecology Center 32701 Alipaz Street, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Highly creative and committed to creating memorable experiences, Chef Jessica Roy leads the team at 608 Dahlia in a fresh interpretation and style of farm-to-table cuisine right inside the botanical oasis of Sherman Library and Gardens.

Community Table with Chef Rich Mead

The Ecology Center 32701 Alipaz Street, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Driven by his passion for bringing farmers and foodies together in celebration of the land that nourishes us, Chef Rich Mead’s exuberance and integrity have made him a favorite collaborator here at The Ecology Center since he helped us launch Green Feast back in 2009.

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