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Dining at Rancho Cielo

  • Drummond Culinary Academy
  • Drummond Patio
  • Rancho Cielo
  • Drummond Dinning Room Bar
  • Drummond Dinning Room Bar Pig Statue

Dining at the Drummond Culinary Academy

Please note: 

*We are currently closed for the summer and will reopen with our new class of culinary students on Friday, October 13, 2017

A casual, friendly setting provides the backdrop for a wonderful dining experience for you at the hands of our student trainees. Under the direction of Executive Chef, Crystal Birkemeier the Drummond Culinary Students prepare and serve the meals. Serving “real customers” is the best way to prepare our students for successful careers in Monterey County’s Hospitality Industry. The Dining Room is a unique and sophisticated setting, boasting a lovely view from the glassed-in outdoor patio. The 1,300 square foot facility accommodates gatherings for up to 60 guests inside, and an additional 40 guests outside.

We're open for dinner every Friday night with seatings available anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. We will not rush you – your table is yours for the evening.

Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 831.444.3521 or emailing reservations@ranchocieloyc.org

We're #1 on TripAdvisor for all Salinas area restaurants and we've received the TripAdvisor 2015 Award of Excellence.


“The view was amazing, but the food was incredible! Some of the best I have ever tasted!”

“We had a great time with friends. The dining room is elegant and comfortable. The food was absolutely fantastic.! Everything had appealing presentation AND taste. This was our first time – thanks so much – we’ll be back and will tell our friends.”

“Fantastic meal, friendly service, beautiful atmosphere.”

“We’re thinking about coming back once a month!”