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.


Throughout a culinary career in some of Southern California’s busiest (and buzz-iest) kitchens, Chef Jorge Valines has established himself as the upholder of farm-to-table integrity. Following his foundational training at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI, Chef Jorge honed his skills in Miami, Spain and his native Puerto Rico before joining the highly progressive restaurant scene in Venice, CA. Stints at Code, Canal Club, and Abigaile’s helped put his creativity and local/seasonal ethos on the map. Last year, he stepped into the executive chef role at Huntington Beach’s Bluegold, where he leads a highly collaborative team in celebrating Southern California’s land and sea, drawing inspiration from the region’s citrus groves, rocky coast, and leisurely culture to bring farm-to-table cuisine back to its roots.

Community Table Dinner with Chef Jorge Valines of Bluegold
​​​​ The Ecology Center
 32701 Alipaz St San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
June 3, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Please email us with any dietary needs.  We always accommodate for vegetarian/vegan needs, gluten intolerance, and seafood/shellfish allergies but let us know if there are any specific dietary restrictions for any of your guests.  We will do our best to accommodate anything beyond the 3 listed, but it is a family style meal so if there are any life threatening allergies we recommend emailing before purchasing tickets.
Community Table Dinners begin at 6pm, when we'll start with drinks and a farm tour.  We appreciate timeliness as the dinner is coursed intentionally with just one seating. 
We can offer refunds up to one week before the dinner.  In the case that you need to cancel last minute, we would be happy to work with you to pass along your tickets to friends or family members. 

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