From Garden to Table
Alana Eckhart and Deborah Blum
For the inaugural guest chef event we welcomed French Laundry alumna Alana Echkart and San Francisco Restauranteur Deborah Blum for a gourmet garden party featuring a 5-course, plant-based dining experience highlighting produce from TreeCasa’s garden and neighboring farms.
About the Chefs
Chef Alana Eckhart. Alana lives to improve the vitality of all those who surround her. She pursues wellness by cooking, teaching yoga classes and embracing a holistic lifestyle. Cooking has been a partof her life since the age of 14 where she got her first cooking job in a small French Bistro in the California Wine Country. She has taken pleasure in cheffing around the world starting in Rome, Italy then returning to restaurants in San Francisco and Yountville, CA at The French Laundry. Her constant search for vibrancy and health led her to begin her yoga teaching journey in Hawaii where she received a RYT 200 hour certificate from Maui Yoga Shala. She currently works along with Deb at Goatlandia, teaches goat yoga out in the pasture, and continues to chef for pop-ups while promoting plant-based eating and farm fresh produce.
Chef Deborah Blum. Owner of restaurants Beretta, Lolinda, Delarosa, and Starbelly in San Francisco, Blum now resides in the country north of the city where she founded the Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary in Santa Rosa, CA. Once on the farm, Blum began rescuing animals from friends who ran nearby dairies and farms. Goatlandia is now a nonprofit sanctuary and forever happy home at full capacity with pigs, chickens, ducks, goats and one blind baby lamb, Max. She now splits her time caring for the animals and using her amazing culinary skills as a gourmet caterer, food consultant and mentor to advocate for a plant-based lifestyle.
Goatlandia is an animal sanctuary that rescues farm animals and educates the public about the choice for a compassionate lifestyle. In addition to providing a safe and loving home to our own feathered and furry family, they also place rescued animal friends into other loving homes through our adoption program.