Friday Night Dinner Reservations

Rancho Cielo’s Drummond Culinary Academy is officially opened for dinner with a new class of culinary students. Guests have the unique opportunity to participate in their learning process, which is as much hospitality and culinary training as an empowerment journey. 

The 2024-2025 season begins Friday, Oct. 11, 2024. Reservations will open soon!

Choose from a seasonally inspired, three-course prix fixe menu, with produce from Rancho Cielo’s organic garden and honey from its apiary. Rancho Cielo is top-rated on Tripadvisor and Yelp and was named a Blue Zone Project-approved restaurant in 2020. 

Reservations are limited, so don’t hesitate to make yours today. Giving has never tasted as good as when you support our youth and community.

Dining experience

Nestled alongside the Salinas foothills, Rancho Cielo offers a picturesque pastoral setting for the Drummond Culinary Academy. Enjoy majestic views on the glassed-in patio or inside the cozy, window-lined dining room, where casual elegance meets a warm, friendly ambiance. 

Under the guidance of Executive Chef Estevan Jimenez, students prepare and serve contemporary California cuisine that speaks to the bounty and culture of the Salinas Valley and the students themselves.

Serving real customers is the best way to prepare our students for successful careers in Monterey County’s hospitality industry. They strive to create memorable moments for every diner through personal and attentive service and delectable food—and it shows.