munity Table

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

Our Community Table series continues into the Fall with a new cast of world-class chefs and a seasonal palette of fruits, vegetables, herbs, berries and flowers. By bringing these culinary artists back to the source, we give them an opportunity to connect with new ingredients, find fresh inspiration in our bio region’s historic foodways, and discover the rewards of relationship with the land.

Join us for an intimate, family-style feast featuring thoughtful courses crafted from ingredients grown on our 28-acre Regenerative Organic Certified™ farm.

With a guest list capped at just 72 people, this intimate gathering is designed to provide an authentic taste of the farm.


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Community Table with Chef Marcelo Hisaki

The Ecology Center 32701 Alipaz Street, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA, United States

Surrounded by a diversity of flavor, texture, color, and tradition, Chef Marcelo beautifully manifests his dual Japanese and Mexican culinary heritage. Join us to celebrate the delightful tastes of the farm and savor an presentation of Chef Marcelo's culinary artistry.

Community Table with Chefs Nic Webber and Jacob Jordan of 24 Suns

The Ecology Center 32701 Alipaz Street, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA, United States

Chef Nic and Jacob use an age-old method rooted in the Chinese agricultural solar calendar. They embrace this philosophy through locally sourced, micro-seasonal cuisine that draws from Chinese techniques and traditions, blending them with classical training and the abundance of Southern California's offerings.

Community Table with Chef Danny Romero of Two Ducks

The Ecology Center 32701 Alipaz Street, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA, United States

Danny and his brother operated Tortoise, a pandemic-era underground pop-up during their earlier time at Wormwood and it inspired the current Two Ducks concept, a roving dinner experience that heralds all the tenants of fine-dining but is whimsical, fun and approachable with curated playlists of everything from The Beatles to mariachi band covers. Join us and help welcome Chef Danny to the farm.

Community Table with Chefs Colin Whitbread & Cody Requejo of Fiish

The Ecology Center 32701 Alipaz Street, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA, United States

Chefs Colin Whitbread & Cody Requejo of Fiish are two dynamic and passionate individuals with an expertise in creating delicious and responsible dining experiences using sustainably caught seafood. Join us for this special seafood inspired dinner with playful flavor twists.

Community Table with Chef Whitney Aronoff

The Ecology Center 32701 Alipaz Street, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA, United States

Chef Whitney Aronoff is a Health Supportive Personal Chef based in her hometown of Laguna Beach, California. She is founder of Starseed Kitchen and host of the High Vibration Living Podcast. Gather on the farm for a fireside dinner with Chef Whitney.

Thanks To Our Sponsors

The Community Table


Principles of a Regenerative Food System

Our Community Table dinner series began with the development of the Community Table Accord–a set of principles developed by chefs and leaders of the regenerative food movement to promote sustainability throughout all aspects of sourcing, preparing, and eating food. At The Ecology Center, we believe that everyday, simple solutions create big change in our communities. Together, we are building a healthy, vibrant future designed around the understanding that we are a part of nature.

The Community Table Accord is an effort to mainstream sustainability in the global farm-to-table community. Shaped, practiced, and shared by our found chefs, the Community Table Accord advances the conversation at the dinner table. By living and eating in accordance with these principles, each one of us contributes to a more abundant future.

eat fresh + seasonal

Choose local produce that’s in season

Buy local

Support a dynamic local economy

Choose Organic

Remove contaminants and toxins from our food supply

Respect Animals

Only eat animals raised with intention and respect

Grow your own

Participate in the act of growing food

Celebrate diversity

Cultivate and consume a diverse variety of foods

Promote Polycultures

Make farms regenerative ecosystems

Nourish All Children

Give children everywhere access to delicious, healthy food

Educate for Change

Empower positive change through personal and collective activism

Celebrate the harvest

Take time to celebrate, recognize, and inspire your community