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Community Table with Chef Flor Franco

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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.




Portrait of Chef Flor Franco in the garden



“For me, being born and raised on a small farm, it’s just a natural thing to put together whatever the farmers bring to the table. Sometimes you have a little of this, a lot of that, and you just need to make it work. To me, that’s a gift, and it makes a mind like mine very creative.”

Born into the epicurean tradition of Veracruz, Mexico, Chef Flor Franco was raised amongst farmers and cooks in a region rich in centuries-old culinary knowledge. After studying with chefs and traditional cooks around the world, Chef Franco has developed a style that pays modern homage to culinary heritage. Along with serving as executive chef for top-tier restaurants, venues, and private clients, Chef Flor runs her own international hospitality conglomerate, Franco Group.



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.



June 2
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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Single Admission
One ticket required per guest. Cost of ticket includes cocktail reception, four course + meal, libations and gratuity.
$ 160.00