Encinitas: Community Table with Jason McLeod Saturday, July 21, 5:00 pm

Local chefs bringing stories of an ecological food future to the table

Encinitas: Community Table with Jason McLeod
Drew Deckman - Community Table
Event Type

Community Table


5 hours


21 +




Farm Lab
441 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA
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Feel free to park in The Farm Lab parking lot. If that is full, please turn left out of the lot and make another left to park on Paseo de las Verdes.

Dinner will be held out in the field. We recommend wearing closed toed shoes with low or no heels, farm casual dress, and bringing multiple layers to bundle up as the sun goes down.

Cancellation Policy:  We understand your plans may change. You will be eligible for a refund if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance. To account for our preparation and head count for food, we cannot give refunds if canceled with less than 48-hours notice or in the event of a no-show.

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.

Come celebrate San Diego’s abundant food scene, passionate local farmers, and creative chefs.

The Ecology Center is excited to announce our Community Table Dinner series at Encinitas Farm Lab.  This special dinner series will showcase some of San Diego’s favorite chefs and local farmers preparing a beautiful meal in the kitchen on board Road Trip, our mobile ecological experience. Enjoy an evening surrounded by friends and neighbors while dining in the field at our new property, Farm Lab.

Our Community Table Dinner series, supported by chefs from our Community Table Accord, provides a look into an ecological food future, one that values a shared ecosystem, celebrates food, farmers, and community. Please join us at the table for our Community Table Dinner held at Encinitas Farm Lab, and help us cheers to a bright, abundant future.

Featured Chef: Jason McLeod of Ironside Fish & Oyster

With over 25 years of culinary experience under his toque, Jason has traveled the world to train with several of the most prestigious chefs in the industry, including culinary icons Raymond Blanc and Marco Pierre White. While Ironside may be Chef McLeod’s first venture as an owner, it’s certainly not his first foray into developing a concept focused largely on seafood. In 2009 as the opening executive chef of RIA in Chicago’s 5-Star Elysian Hotel, McLeod led a luxurious seafood-driven restaurant from being relatively unknown to receiving two Michelin stars during its first year of operation—an honor that only two other restaurants in Chicago (Charlie Trotter’s and Avenues) were awarded that year.

Executive Chef/Partner Jason McLeod’s goal at Ironside Fish & Oyster is to reintroduce a rich oyster culture with an approachable raw-bar concept in San Diego, a known seaport city, with a local fishing industry that once existed as the tuna capital of the US.

  • 4-5 course locally sourced meal prepared by Chef Jason McLeod
  • An interactive appetizer hour aboard Road Trip
  • A walk-thru of Encinitas Farm Lab future buildout
  • Beer, wine, music and more

*Food allergies and preferences can be accommodated, please note on the ticket when purchasing.