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Community Table with Chef Jorge Valines

June 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

plates of farm fresh fire roasted vegetables

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 Jorge Valines



With a local, seasonal and sustainable ethos at the forefront of his craft, Chef Jorge Valines’ cuisine focuses on the fresh and flavorful but also the impact for future generations. Following his foundational training at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI, Chef Jorge honed his skills in his native Puerto Rico, Miami, Spain, Venice Beach and Huntington Beach. You can say the coastal influence has shaped his perspective into making use of what is most ethically available and highlight those flavors. Currently working as the Corporate Chef for Blackhouse Hospitality, Jorge leads a culinary team spanning 7 independent restaurants. His intensity for learning keeps him motivated for new techniques, ingredients and adventures. He is “Chef Dad’ to his two young daughters who love to take lessons.



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 16, 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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