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Rancho Cielo / Drummond Culinary Academy

710 Old Stage Road, Salinas, Ca 93912, Salinas, CA
(831) 444-3521
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English first
Central Coast CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are going to be in Salinas on a Friday night the Drummond Culinary Academy warrants a visit. The culinary students are at-risk young people who want to turn their life around and under the direction of Chef Lee the food that comes out of the kitchen is as good as anything you would get on the Monterey Peninsula.... More 

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Prunedale, California, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The food was beyond delicious with so many flavors. The ambiance was fabulous with breathtaking views. The students exceeded my expectations in all areas. Chef Paul was gracious and took the time to share details of the meal, the preparation and genuinely interested in our feedback. If you haven't experienced The Drummond Culinary Academy....what are you waiting for? It's not... More 

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Monterey, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We love Friday night dinners at Rancho Cielo. In addition to amazing meals and the best view of Salinas in the evening, you also get to meet the fantastic success stories of Rancho Cielo, who not only serve you, but also prepare the meals! Don't miss this experience, it's a great value as well!

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Marina, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We sought out a special place to celebrate our grandmother's 80th birthday, and though this is only our 2nd visit, we were welcomed like family. We MUST first thank Sarda for her beautiful hospitality, then Ana, Arthur, Norma, Ruby, Robert, all of the students and volunteers - everyone was SPLENDID! The meal was superb, and the venue cozy and perfect.... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

DON’T MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DINE AT: DRUMMOND CULINARY ACADEMY, RANCHO CIELO, MONTEREY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA It’s probably too late to enjoy a meal at the Drummond Culinary Academy this school year as the Graduating Class of 2014 will be serving its final gustatory creations on the first Friday of June. (During the school year you can enjoy dining here every... More 

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Prunedale, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Our Model A Club, GRAMPA, located on the Monterey Peninsula, had an outing today to Rancho Cielo Culinary Academy for a luncheon. We were very impressed by the quality of the food served as well as the servers and chefs. All of the students were courteous and quick to help. The food was prepared to perfection and the view from... More 

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Monterey, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The view is exceptionally peaceful with rolling hills. Hit the 7:30 PM dinner service and watch the sunset in May. Service is efficient and attentive - pleasantly unexpected. The food is served at the right temperature, perfectly seasoned, flavorful, and elegantly presented. What an experience! The youth program at the culinary school is a unique and much needed program in... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

An outstanding meal from start to finish. A soup "shooter" was a welcome gift. The Salinas salad was incredibly good, little surprises of toasted pecan, raspberry and a light tasty dressing. The salmon entree was well prepared. I would recommend A Rancho Cielo dinner to anyone who would like a well prepared meal.

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Pleasanton, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

A great venue for business meetings. A great opportunity to support the culinary academy and promote these young students as they prepare for their careers.

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Monterey, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The views are second to none. Serene, gently sloping hills, and peaceful scenery. The service by Natalie and Marina were fabulous. Attentive and courteous. I'm coming back soon!

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Additional Information about Rancho Cielo / Drummond Culinary Academy

Address: 710 Old Stage Road, Salinas, Ca 93912, Salinas, CA
Phone Number: (831) 444-3521
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
Cuisine: American

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