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A Plant-Based Community Table Meal with Chef Davin Waite of The Plot

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$160.00 – $175.00

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

We are excited to welcome you to a special, plant-based Community Table meal with Chef Davin Waite. 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) highlighting the bioregional cuisine of San Juan. By bringing these culinary artists back to the source, they have the chance to connect with new ingredients, unearth fresh inspiration in our bioregion’s historic foodways, and discover the rewards of relationship with the land.

Chef Davin Waite

Meet Chef Davin Waite. He is a local legend in the sustainable food scene, renowned for his innovative approach to cooking. As co-owner of Oceanside’s Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub, The Plot, Shoots Fish x Beer, and Brine Box, he celebrates local ingredients and minimizes food waste.

Chef Davin and Jessica Waite’s The Plot restaurant embodies a zero-waste ethos, creatively repurposing kitchen scraps into innovative dishes. Partnering with local regenerative farms and businesses, they prioritize sustainability in sourcing. With a commitment to diverting 100% of kitchen waste from landfills, The Plot cultivates its ingredients on-site through the Plot Garden Project, reflecting its dedication to environmental stewardship and culinary innovation.

With a focus on pushing culinary boundaries, Davin inspires through his dining ethos and commitment to sustainability. He shares his expertise through collaborations, teaching sustainable cooking techniques, and advocating for a brighter food future. Awarded the 2022 Sustainability Advocate Award, Davin’s menus reflect his mission and values as he continues to evolve as a chef and advocate.


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.

If you are an active member of The Ecology Center, thank you so much for your support! As a token of our appreciation, we are pleased to offer you exclusive ticket pricing. If you are not yet a member but wish to take advantage of the discount, please visit our SUPPORT page to become a member today. If you’re unsure of your membership status, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected], and we’ll be happy to assist


June 14
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$160.00 – $175.00
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The Ecology Center


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


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Community Table Single Admission - Member
MEMBER: If you are an active member, please select this option. If you are unsure of your membership status we’d be happy to check for you. Please email [email protected].
$ 160.00
Community Table Single Admission - General
NON-MEMBER: If you are not an active member, please select this option. Please consider becoming a member - we’d be happy to answer any questions regarding welcoming you into our community. Please email [email protected].
$ 175.00