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9th Green Feast Fall Farm-to-table Fundraiser


Tickets are now on sale for the 9th Green Feast fall farm-to-table fundraiser on September 10th with the best regional chefs, from San Diego to Los Angeles, coming together to create an inspiring, sustainable feast at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano (32701 Alipaz Street). All proceeds from Green Feast support The Ecology Center’s ability to continue growing regenerative food systems, healthy watersheds, and vibrant communities.

“With a line-up of the area’s best chefs participating, this Green Feast dinner is a great follow-up event to our most recently farm dinner led by Alice Waters, who helped to bring national and international attention for the work being done at The Ecology Center,” commented Evan Marks, Founder & Executive Director of The Ecology Center. “Green Feast is now considered more than a great meal, it has become a celebration of our local food artisans and a reminder that a vibrant food community is at the center of a sustainable, abundant future.” 

The four-course Green Feast dinner is served on long communal tables at The Ecology Center, and is presented by the following chefs:

Rich Mead – Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens
Cathy McKnight – Model Meals
Jason McLeod – Ironside
Drew Deckman – Deckman’s
Robert Ruiz – Land & Water Co.
Owen Salerno – Cucina Enoteca
Cesar Sarmiento – Cucina Enoteca
Paddy Glennon – Superior Seafood

With support from The Ecology Center Community Table Accord founding chefs:
Ryan Adams – 370 Common
Paul Buchanan – Primal Alchemy
Kerri Cacciata – Local Tastes Better
Greg Daniels – Haven Gastropub
Pascal Olhats – Pascal’s
David Pratt – BRICK
Debra Sims – Maro Wood Grill
Rob Wilson – Montage at Laguna Beach
Ryan Wilson – Five Crowns / Side Door

The evening will begin with a casual Eco-App Off throughout The Ecology Center’s learning landscapes. Local chefs leading this portion of the evening include:

Camron Woods – The Ranch at Laguna
Phil Pretty – Restauration
Shachi Mehra – Adya
Michael Puglisi – Electric City Butcher
Michael Doctulero – Waterman’s Harbor
Blake Mellgren, Crews Wells, Jason Naaman – The Craft House
Jonathan Pfleuger – Sourced Conscious Cuisine

Tickets are $250 for members and $300 for non-members and can be purchased on The Ecology Center website. Annual membership for The Ecology Center starts at $50 for a full year of benefits. For more information about The Ecology Center, membership and benefits, please visit Seating is limited and all proceeds from Green Feast will be directly invested into The Ecology Center’s eco-educational programs and initiatives.

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