The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz St
San Juan Capistrano, California 92675
Tickets are non-refundable. The Ecology Center shall not be liable for full or partial non-utilization of tickets or loss of recreational or dining opportunities due to site constraints, capacity, weather or any circumstances beyond our control.
The event is outdoors in our courtyard, farm, and gardens, so we recommend casual clothing. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a sunhat and a light jacket or shawl.
We will be taking pictures and possibly video to use on our website, social and other educational media, and by registering for this workshop you agree to our photo/video release policy.
Carla Malloy will team up with Amanda Yee, in partnership with local farmers, to headline the last of three Community Table dinners at The Ecology Center. A truly unique culinary experience, this dinner will offer an intimate and meaningful setting to engage with the issues central to an ecological food future.
The dinner will be hosted in our courtyard, featuring 3-5 thoughtful courses paired with inspired selections of wine and beer. Unlike events like Green Feast and Eco App-Off, our Community Table dinners are intentionally small – capped at 50 people – to offer a richer and more interactive experience for our guests and the featured chef.
Carla and Chris Malloy are balancing their family’s ranching heritage, deep commitment to living in harmony with the land, and lives that take them around the world. Their Ojai area 1890s ranch house is where Carla has spent years perfecting her craft as a master preserver. At the same time, Chris travels the world as a renowned professional surfer and filmmaker. Together, they are pioneering how a family can transform our food system through what they grow, preserve, and cook – and the stories they tell the world.
The Blues Woman, opening early fall 2017, is the first restaurant in Copenhagen to put seasonal Southern American inspired food on the plate and local Jazz and Blues on the stage. The new Nørrebro-based restaurant takes its cues from Chef Amanda Yee who honed her culinary skills in the Bay Area before moving to Denmark. Yee is inspired by the stories of African American women who used cooking and musical storytelling to chronicle and share their experiences. The result is a dining experience which centers on serving high-quality, hearty soul food, shared in a communal and inclusive setting.
The Blues Woman is a restaurant built on community values, putting emphasis on using ingredients to their full potential (‘from the rooter to the tooter’) and working with farmers and artisans who seek to put more into the earth than they take away. Yee is passionate about bringing breadth and depth to her work, by nurturing the diversity of people involved in The Blues Woman, and ensuring fair and equal treatment for everyone – from her suppliers through to her customers.
Amanda has worked extensively in both critically acclaimed Californian and Danish restaurants, while operating a community-based supper club called Five & Dime. She was also the assistant and sous chef to James Beard award-winning chef Bryant Terry, before narrowing down her belongings into two suitcases, and heading North. She has a degree in English, Sociology, and culinary arts, and dabbles in both food writing and styling. Amanda is of Chinese, Norwegian and African American descent.
“Food is the foundation of every community. What we choose to eat, and who we share it with, are the building blocks of an inclusive and accepting society. Food can bring us together in ways that transcend politics, and I believe we need this now, more than ever before.”