La TABELA is Family owned and Family grown.
started in 2009 by Chef Jerumel Laygo
Born and raised in Los Angeles Graduated with honors from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena California and externship in Barcelona Spain. Staging for Chefs like Wolfgang Puck And El Bulli Jerumel started to create his own unique style he calls California French Fusion. On his return from Spain he was mentored by Chef Kevin Meehan of Kali and started Kali Dining a pop up dinner mogul that swept all of Los Angeles 2012-2014.
Two years later Jerumel teamed up with Brandon Dicaprio of Circle Rock Ranch and they launched La Tabela “the Farm to Table Experience”. Set in the pocket of Topanga Canyon in a little wooden Shed they would serve 8 courses with all ingredients grown and cultivated on the mini farm. In 2015 Chef Jerumel Laygo helped open the Topanga Table in Topanga Canyon where you can explore his Breakfast and Lunch menus.
As his parties grew and the word started to spread La Tabela began to expand to malibu beach houses downtown lofts and intimate backyards settings in hollywood hills and silverlake
LaTabela now has a number of celebrity clients as well as partnerships with some Hollywood's biggest companies. Although we specialize in intimate dinner parties we also cater to weddings showers and special events as well as 3 day retreats in Joshua Tree and the Redwoods.
As LaTabela grew Chef Jerumel also did. He traveled to Costa Rica and took a course in Plant Medicine under Rachel Thomas in the rainforest jungles of Limon with his family. He spent time with the bri bri tribe and learned about the spirit and healing factors of plant medicine. Today you can find his menu fluttered with medicinal ingredients and healing herbs.