Partnering for Innovation

Enjoy a peak into The Culinary Vegetable Institute and The Chef’s Garden through the eyes of our partners at Julabo during their visit to Roots Innovate 2017....

World-Class Fundraising Dinner Prepared by Charlie Trotter’s Alumni

On November 18, 2017, alumni of the legendary Charlie Trotter’s will gather together at the Culinary Vegetable Institute for a world-class fundraising dinner to support The Trotter Project, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to inspire and assist youth who aspire to...

Roots 2017 Innovate: Overview of Our Largest Culinary Conference

Two hundred and fifty enthusiastically innovative people attended Roots 2017: Innovate from September 24th-26th, and here is how Farmer Lee Jones summarized the experience. “As we explored symbiotic relationships that exist on the journey from the farm to the plate,...

Farm to Table Summer Cuisine

When Chef Matt Ward from the Culinary Vegetable Institute thinks about summer cuisine, he thinks about cookouts, of smoky foods that are grilled, those that are charred. He thinks of light foods, ones you could eat any time of the day, ones that include citrusy...

Ten Wedding and Reception Trends

We are happy to be hosting another wedding ceremony and reception at the Culinary Vegetable Institute – and that got us to thinking about current wedding trends. Reception trends, too. What we found out intrigued us, so here is a summary! Trend #1 Surprise Settings...

Recipe: Peas and Carrots Ice Cream Sandwiches

Indulge in these fantastic sandwiches. Make them small or make them large, no matter how you shape them, they will change your world. This is a play on the traditional ingredients of a savory classic Peas and Carrots. The playfulness doesn’t have to stop here. Make...

Evening with the Esselstyns: Intensively Researched Plant-Based Diet

What do you get when you remove meat, dairy, fish, eggs, salt and oils from your kitchen before preparing for a dinner? An incredibly flavorful five-course meal provided at the “Heart Health Comes from a Healthy Harvest” event at the Culinary Vegetable Institute on...

Los Angeles Art Annex: A Magical Collaboration

Los Angeles art teacher Carol Cooper wanted to introduce the concept of urban farming to her students, and she thought cooking might be an avenue. “So,” she says, “I start Googling and I read something about a man named Farmer Lee Jones and he was wearing a red bow...