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Community Table with Chef Adam Hiner

April 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Chef Doug roasting vegetables over a grill fire

Join us for an edible conversation between a farm, a chef, and the community.

We are delighted to welcome Community Table back for the 2023 Spring Series. This beloved event brings a renowned chef to our farm to design an ecological meal around our four seasonal rotations (market garden, milpa, fruit forest, 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.



Chef Adam Hiner and his wife, Maddie in the garden



“It’s awesome to be able to bring so many people to the regenerative work The Ecology Center is doing, and share it with them through food.”

A fixture of the San Diego food scene since the early 2000s, multi-hyphenate food artisan Chef Adam Hiner first made his mark with Eco Caters, a boutique catering company that combines handcrafted 100% organic meals with a rigorously ecological production model. This venture was followed by Local Habit, a restaurant that won instant “favorite” status for its focus on craft beer and organic dishes with a Cajun twist. It was also the first restaurant in San Diego (and likely among the first in the country) to offer kombucha on tap. No surprise that, in 2014, Chef Adam joined the founding team of Boochcraft, Southern California’s first high-alcohol kombucha brewery. Most recently, Chef Adam launched Pacha Bakery to offer sprouted, fermented, organic gluten-free bread in grocery stores throughout Southern California and Hawaii, while somehow also finding time to surf, practice and teach acroyoga, and tend his backyard food oasis in Ocean Beach, California. We look forward to having Adam, along with his wife and co-creator, Maddie back for a beautiful evening on the farm.



Community Table dinners are fixed course, family-style meals. As such, we cannot accommodate every dietary restriction. Please email us with any dietary needs.  We will try to 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. 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. Dinners typically end around 10pm.

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.


April 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Ecology Center


The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz Street
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA 92675 United States
(949) 443 4223


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