Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Community Table with Special Guest Chef Tim Byres

March 10, 2023 @ 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.



Chef Tim Byres speaking to a crowd at a Hearth Dinner



We are excited to welcome back Chef Tim Byres to the farm family! Back in 2021, Chef Tim spent six months on the farm as the resident-chef leading our Hearth dinner series. Beyond his work on our farm, Chef Tim is an internationally-recognized live-fire cookbook author and a James Beard award winner. Chef Tim is the true master at cooking simple ingredients with rustic methodologies — an important part of our culinary efforts at The Ecology Center.

Tim is now back on the farm for the year as we get ready to birth new projects like the Campesino Café. We are kicking off this great adventure with his return as the chef for this Friday’s Community Table dinner!

Due to the rain, we will enjoy this special evening in the Seed and Soil Lab.



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 10, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Categories:


The Ecology Center


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


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available