The 9th Green Feast Farm-to-Table Dinner

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

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

Drew Deckman - Deckman's en el Mogor
Paddy Glennon - Superior Seafood
Cathy McKnight - Model Meals
Jason McLeod - Ironside Fish & Oyster
Joe Magnanelli - CUCINA urbana, San Diego
Rich Mead - Farmhouse Cafe at Roger's Gardens
Robert Ruiz - The Land & Water Co.
Cesar Sarmiento - CUCINA enoteca, Newport Beach

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
Patrick Glennon - Superior Seafood
Cathy McKnight - Model Meals
Rich Mead - Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens
Pascal Olhats - Pascal's
David Pratt – BRICK
Debra Sims - Maro Wood Grill
Rob Wilson - Montage at Laguna Beach
Ryan Wilson - Five Crowns / SideDoor

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:

Holton Britt - The Cellar
Noah Blom - Restaurant Marin
Michael Doctulero - Waterman's Harbor
Dreux Ellis - Cafe Gratitude
Gina Galvan - Mood for Food
Daniel Hyatt - Juliette Kitchen and Bar
Marc Johnson - The Ranch at Laguna Beach
Steve Kling - Five Crowns / SideDoor
Shachi Mehra – ADYA
Blake Mellgren - Craft House
Phil Pretty – Restauration
Michael Puglisi - Electric City Butcher

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.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for Green Feast. Those interested may contact Vicki Marks at (949) 294-6641 or

Green Feast is a highly acclaimed farm-to-table fundraiser pioneered by the nonprofit organization, The Ecology Center. Since its inception in 2009, Green Feast has consistently sold out every year and is hailed as “one of America’s premiere farm-to-table events” by the Huffington Post. It has received the attention and support of Alice Waters, renowned author, chef and founder of Edible Schoolyard Project and Chez Panisse. A culinary expression of The Ecology Center’s mission, Green Feast is strongly committed to community building and sustainable agriculture. At the core of Green Feast is a network of sustainable food advocates composed of award-winning chefs, farmers, ranchers, fishermen, vintners, and food artisans working together with shared values to achieve a common cause. Through Green Feast, The Ecology Center raises vital funds to continue our work transforming the spaces where we learn, live, and work into vibrant, sustainable communities.

The Ecology Center is a non-profit educational center that engages individuals, families, and students in workshops, events, field trips, interactive exhibits, and training courses that teach practical, environmental solutions at the household, workplace, and community levels. Visit for more information.

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