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School of Lunch Training Academy: 6/23-28, 2024


SKU SOLTA-2024-S1 Category


School of Lunch/Training Academy 24-S1

Multi Day Intensive


Gather with foodies and food activists from across the country who champion ancestral and whole-foods based meals. Get intimate access to those who have pioneered ‘the best school lunch program in the country.’ Leave with the mindset, skills and support needed to successfully launch a new food path in your home or business.

This course is perfect for home cooks, private and professional chefs and those who have a passion to change unhealthy food systems.

Purchase 1 of 14 spots available for our 2024 intensive.

Here’s what’s included:

  • 5 nights of lodging at a spectacular private property in Topanga, CA.
  • All meals included.
  • Hands on, high level courses in deep nutrition and food systems.
  • Direct access to program creator, Hilary Boynton and staff.
  • Shuttles to/from all training sessions (no airport service).
  • High impact sourcing lessons from the Santa Monica Farmers Market (rated ‘Best in US’).
  • Exclusive guest speaker series.


Maximum 14 spaces available.

Our 2023 summer intensive will be anchored in the rustic hills of Topanga, CA. A spectacular private property will function as your home base and provide lodging, meals, classroom space and amenities. The incredibly scenic location and quiet atmosphere will allow you to escape and unwind any time you’re not engaged in classes.

Lodging is casual and comfortable with shared rooms in retreat style. Several private spaces are available at an extra charge. Select the Private Room  option when purchasing your ticket. (Contact us at with questions.)

Instructor Brando Farr in the kitchen.

Hilary Boynton with national partner, Primal Kitchen’s Annie Martin.

Fermenting Partner Chele Eades of Wildly Fermented.


Our Intensive will take you through the core tenants of ancestral and whole-food based menus, as well as the mindset tools that we have rolled out and refined over the past 5 years.

Sunday: 3:00 pm check-in at the retreat center. We will break the ice with a reception, introductions all around, philosophy and concepts that set this program apart – and then launch several of our multi-day food preparation projects.

Monday: Classes are anchored in Topanga and feature fermenting, soaking, raw dairy and grains. Guest instructors provide deeper knowledge of production and nutritional benefits.

Tuesday: We focus on proteins, eating nose-to-tail and incorporating the incredible nutrient density of organs into our menus. Following the afternoon bone broth session they’ll be time for a relaxing evening on the patio.

Wednesday: We take a deep dive into farmer’s markets and farmer relations. We spend time at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, learning the crucial dynamics at play for farmers and customers alike. This will change your mindset around sourcing locally and regionally. We then head back to a spectacular private setting in the Pacific Palisades, working with all of our beautiful fresh ingredients to prepare a market lunch while overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Thursday: We spend our final day meeting with national and regional food partners that will be crucial to sustaining your pathway to solid health through food. These final class segments brings concrete evidence around the health benefits associated with our program. This IS the future of health! Finally, on Thursday night – we close out with a graduation ceremony and celebrate.

Friday: Your last morning includes breakfast with check out by 12:00 noon.

Some of the topics include:

  • Proteins: Getting enough and choosing wisely.
  • Regenerative practices: Making choices that help to rebuild soil health.
  • Foundations for you family: Building healthy keystone food habits in world of ultra processed foods.
  • Science on your side: Sharing support for the decision to take an ancestral path.
  • Grains: Properly processed, locally milled and glyphosate free.
  • Sourcing: Bright spots and landmines.
  • Zero Waste: The complete path of food through your kitchen and back to our one planet.

This Multi-Day Intensive is designed to help you take action in a world that says you’re a powerless consumer of convenience. It’s not true! You can move the needle towards a better world for your children, your home, your school or your business. The change come through your actions and School of Lunch is here to teach and support you.

Please join us by attending.

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Ticket Options

Full Ticket + Master Suite: $4,550.00, Full ticket: $3,300.00, Local Ticket: $2,500.00, Sponsorship: $1,650.00, Private Room Add on $800.00, Donation: $500.00