La Cocina Que Canta


An unforgettable evening at Rancho La Puerta.

For seventy-five years, Rancho La Puerta has been renewing mind, body and spirit on a journey to true wellness. This health and spa retreat is just south east of San Diego and lets you escape from life’s stress and distractions on a healthy vacation that empowers your true self. The Ranch encourages integrative wellness for women and men of all ages and fitness levels through exciting, energetic fitness options, delicious organic cuisine and pure fun and relaxation… all in a tranquil setting in the shadow of Baja California’s mystical Mt. Kuchumaa.

Set in the heart of all is a six-acre farm, La Cocina Que Canta (“The Kitchen That Sings!”) celebrates the magical results of cooking with just-picked organic ingredients. Flower-filled patios and courtyards lead you to the dining room where a soaring ceiling frames a set of arched windows. Doors open to the farm and its guardian mountain. La Cocina Executive Chef Denise Roa is regularly joined by internationally renowned guest chefs and cookbook authors. While Ranch guests traditionally use the venue for cooking classes, it is now available for weddings and special events. Expert chefs and staff create spectacular banquets that can be served either outdoors or within the Grand Rancho ambiance of their tiled great room and courtyards. The buildings, grounds, stellar staff, catering team and classes are available for private parties and dinners, group retreats and milestone events. Whether you celebrate an anniversary, family reunion, executive convention, private cooking class, organic garden tour or meal with friends, they can tailor the event to your specific needs. Your event can enjoy the privacy of their traditional kitchen, garden patios and business center.

Enjoy organic farm-to-table cuisine, hiking, or a hands-on cooking class. Team-building activities foster a collaborative work environment and emphasize a healthy lifestyle. Whether you want to hold a work retreat, corporate event or a meeting, we will accommodate your every need. The Leadership & Business Center at La Cocina Que Canta is the perfect meeting place to read, write, converse or simply think. The private center is the ideal escape from the typical conference room. Here, big ideas come naturally.

An unforgettable natural setting for a destination or local wedding with exquisite resources awaits you and your dreams at Rancho La Puerta’s “La Cocina Que Canta” culinary center and organic farm.