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Green Feast 2018 {sold out} Saturday, September 15, 5:00 pm

Celebrating together for our most memorable night of the year

Green Feast 2018 {sold out}
Event Type

Green Feast


5 hours


21 & older


$325 members / $350 non-members


32701 Alipaz St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA
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Dietary Accommodations:
Due to the scale of this meal, we are unable to accommodate special dietary requirements. As sourcing and collaboration is ongoing, menu details are not currently available. However, the chefs intend to create a mostly vegetarian meal featuring elements from our vibrant local fisheries.

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.

We understand your plans may change. Given that Green Feast tickets are considered a donation, we are unable to offer any refunds upon cancellation. We appreciate you notifying us ahead of time if you are no longer able to attend. Tickets are nontransferable. Feel free to contact us with questions or comments: / 949-443-4223.

Photo Release:
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.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please contact Heather Disher.

Celebrating a decade of transformation

Green Feast celebrates our community of culinary leaders, dedicated purveyors, and passionate farmers alongside our closest supporters. Now for our 10th anniversary, we join together once again to share a beautiful meal at sunset. This year, on September 15th, we honor a decade of culinary creativity and transformation and thank the chefs, farmers, purveyors, and community who made it possible.

In one evening, we express the values of our organization and model the possibilities in our ecological food future. This celebration builds awareness around the diversity and abundance of growers around us and represents our commitment to bringing sustainable food to the residents of the community and people in our region.

Going back to our roots

Each year, Green Feast provides a unique opportunity for leaders in the farm-to-table movement to share their inspiration with our community. As we celebrate our 10th Green Feast, we are proud to welcome back our original Green Feast chefs. Chef Rich Mead brings his passion for sourcing from local farms. As a pioneer in the movement, he has paved the way for a new generation of chefs and farmers alike, working together to build an abundant food future. Chef Paddy Glennon brings his commitment to sourcing for sustaining future generations, our fisheries, and our family farmers. His leadership in the ecological food space is unmatched, and we are honored to welcome him back to celebrate with us.


Rich Mead, Farmhouse at Rodger’s Garden

For over twenty years, Chef Rich Mead has been buying his produce direct from his farmer friends at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. When we set out to host the inaugural Green Feast, 10 years ago, we knew Rich was the man who understood the importance of the farm-to-table movement. Rich has since built an institute in Newport Beach, first with Sage and its two treasured locations. And, now, with Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens. Rich has realized his vision of farm cuisine in a garden setting. Since opening in 2016, Rich has already received the highly coveted “Best Chef” Golden Foodie Award, which is voted on by his fellow chefs.

Paddy Glennon, Fishmonger

Paddy was born to be a food activist – that’s what he knows. Chef Paddy has been in the restaurant business for over two decades, strengthening his passion for food, the environment, and sustainability with each passing year. Sporting his trademark mohawk and enthusiastic personality, Paddy has been featured on television shows, magazines and is a speaker and educator on the topic of sustainable seafood. His commitment to sourcing for sustaining future generations, our fisheries, and our family farmers is unmatched. As the founder of the Culinary Liberation Front (CLF), a group of chefs who have joined forces within their respective communities to promote environmental initiatives and nutritional education, Paddy is the number one advisor to The Ecology Center around our ecological food programming.

Vicki Marks, Founding Green Feast Chair

In 2008, when Evan, Vicki’s son and Executive Director of The Ecology Center, asked Mom for help in putting together a fundraiser, the idea for Green Feast was born. Since then, Vicki has led nine Green Feasts as Chair Women of the event raising well over $1M for The Ecology Center. Vicki’s dedication to detail and leadership has built a legacy for not only The Ecology Center but our Southern California culinary community.


Our Social Hour Chefs are talented culinary leaders from the Southern California region that are committed to bringing sustainable practices to the forefront of their work. We are excited to announce the following local leaders will showcase their talents during our social hour.

Mike Puglisi, Electric City Butcher

Amy Lebrun, Lido Bottle Works

Kyle St.John, Harvest at The Ranch Laguna Beach

Katie Smith, Puesto

Anthony Latteri, Stance

Kathryn Rogers, Vivacious Dish

Tony Thomason, Eilo’s Kitchen


Rich Mead, Farmhouse at Rodger’s Garden

Paddy Glennon, Fishmonger

Cathy McKnight, Eilo’s Kitchen

David Pratt, BRICK, San Clemente

Paul Buchanan, Primal Alchemy, Long Beach

Ryan Adams, Three Seventy Common, Laguna Beach

Elyssa Fornier, Mixed Bakery, Corona Del Mar

2018 Green Feast Sponsors

The generosity of our friends and sponsors help make this beautiful evening possible. With their support of Green Feast, we are able to inspire change across our community.

Sheila and Jim Peterson
Anne Earhart
Five Point
Hexberg Family Foundation
Lisa Argyros/Argyros Family Foundation
Jennifer and Jeff Kirschenbaum