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Community Table with Chef Carlos Anthony of Herb & Wood

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Evan Marks speaking to guests at Community Table

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 Carlos Anthony credits his grandmother’s kitchen as the spark of his culinary passion. Growing up in a home that was constantly filled with the smells of chilies and roasted pork naturally led to a leading role in family gatherings and community cookouts, developing skills and confidence that earned him a spot on the opening team for Brian Malarkey’s Searsucker. After spending over a decade as Malarkey’s right-hand man, Chef Carlos went on to open not one but two of his own restaurants in 2013: San Diego’s Salt and Cleaver and Costa Mesa’s Taco Asylum. Along the way, he distinguished himself with appearances on popular cooking competition shows such as Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped: Next Generation, and Tournament Of Champions. When not wowing judges and winning over audiences with his creativity and pluck, Chef Carlos serves as the executive chef of Brian Malarkey’s newest venture, Herb & Wood, where he leads his team in crafting an ingredient-driven menu focused on simplicity and flavor.



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.


March 17
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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