Scenic Drummond Culinary Academy Opens for Bargain Dinner
March 2, 2011
Your GPS will be wrong.
That’s the guarantee put forth by the good people at Rancho Cielo Drummond Culinary Academy. They should know, too, since their very charge is to help troubled local kids figure out just where they’re going.
Here’s the deal: Apparently the driving directions furnished by online map sites and smart phones doesn’t deliver folks to the beautiful 100 acre ranch is nestled in the foothills north of Salinas, 14 miles from Corral de Tierra, where at-risk students get a high school education, access to services like gang intervention counseling and vocational training in everything from fire suppression to, most recently, culinary arts.
Those directions are particularly important now because starting this Friday, March 4, the Drummond dining room their doors will be open every Friday evening for bargain three-course prix fixe menus prepared and served by the students under the guidance of Certified Executive Chef Marcus Whisenant. The meals, which include a salad and a dessert, are priced from $15-$20, including service.
Reservations to help a great cause and get fat and happy in the process must be made by calling 444-3521. They’re also having a spaghetti benefit there Friday, March 18, to benefit young leukemia victims Matthew Piece and Daniel Regalado.