La Cocina Que Canta - Rancho La Puerta

The Kitchen That Sings!

Set in the heart of our six-acre farm, La Cocina Que Canta (“The Kitchen That Sings!”) celebrates the magical results of cooking with just-picked organic ingredients. The colors, aromas, and tastes that emanate from La Cocina are nothing short of amazing.

Ranch guests can join us for three cooking classes a week hosted by internationally renowned guest chefs and cookbook authors (check the events calendar for details). Once a month San Diego locals are invited to a one day spa & culinary experience that culminates with a farm tour and hands on cooking class.  Or plan your next event at our magical site…the possibilities are endless.

Cooking Classes For Ranch Guests

La Cocina regularly hosts internationally renowned guest chefs such as Deborah Madison (founding chef of Greens in San Francisco), John Ash (best-selling author of “From the Earth to the Table”), Patricia Wells (famed author and cooking teacher), Anne Willan (founder of École de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris in 1975), and many many more.

I believe that the food we eat dictates the way we feel. Organic, healthful meals enhance our energy. Great flavors allow us to enjoy food more… while actually eating less. And great teachers inspire us to explore a wide and wonderful world of healthful eating.

– Executive Chef Denise Roa

Saturdays at the Ranch

Saturdays at the Ranch are great one-day getaways for spa and fitness enthusiasts. Go alone or with friends – it’s perfect for birthday celebrations, club outings, or any other private event*. The experience is unforgettable and will leave you wanting to spend a week at our world-renowned resort.

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A Quiet Oasis just outside San Diego – Be Inspired. Would highly recommend visiting Rancho La Puerta Spa in any capacity you can – I happened to visit the Ranch for my birthday on a Saturday – Couldn’t have been more simple – picked up in San Diego and taken to the ranch- very easy – the ambiance of the ranch is so relaxing – the organic food simply delicious – the spa services are top notch – You create your visit that suits your needs – Go for the day, three days to a week-

– Tiffany S.

Weddings and Events

La Cocina’s buildings and grounds—and its stellar staff, teaching programs, and catering team—are available for private parties and dinners, group retreats, “team building,” and other special events.

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