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The Gas Department is excited to announce the launch of its new cooking show Coastal Cocina!

Join us on Wednesdays beginning November 1 as we explore new recipes, discuss kitchen safety practices, and more. Whether you're a seasoned chef or just starting out, this show is perfect for everyone.



Coastal Cocina episodes can be found on the City's social media platforms (YouTube, Facebook, and X) on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and on CCTV (AT&T Uverse Channel 99, Grande Channel 20, and Spectrum Channel 1300) at 5:00 p.m.

Recently on CCTV:

  • Episode 1: Tarte Flambée | See Recipe | Aired November 1, 2023
  • Episode 2: South Texas Philly | See RecipeNovember 8, 2023 
  • Episode 3: Pampano Fish in Tamarind Ginger Sauce with Cilantro Lime Rice | See RecipeNovember 15, 2023 
  • Episode 4: Three-Course Meal | See RecipesNovember 22, 2023
    • Bacon-Wrapped Quail with Polenta Pan-Seared Cakes, Risotto, and Fried Spinach
    • Homemade Pasta Carbonara with Pancetta topped with Buttered Lobster
    • Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Puree 
  • Episode 5: Charred Filet with Mushroom Risotto and Asparagus Buerre Monté | See RecipeNovember 29, 2023
  • Episode 6: Corned Beef Fried Rice with Sunny Side Egg | See RecipeDecember 6, 2023

Upcoming Episode:

  • TBD



Kitchen Partner

  • Del Mar College's Continuing Education Program - Culinary Arts

Food Sponsors

  • Broen Valve Technologies
  • Wurth USA Inc.

Image includes food sponsor logos mentioned above.


  • Crystal Castillo, Del Mar College's Continuing Education Program
  • Matthew Axtell, CEC - Champs Meat Market and Crabcakes & Caviar Catering
  • Robert Chan - Global Dinner Table
  • Sophia Aguayo - Phia’s Creations
  • Joe Anguiano - USS Chefs

Image includes chefs' business logos mentioned above.



  • Carefully read and follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure proper usage of gas appliances in your home. These instructions provide specific details on how to install, operate, and maintain your gas appliances.
  • Recognize the smell of natural gas to detect potential gas leaks. Natural gas has no odor, so gas companies use a harmless chemical called mercaptan to give it a distinctive "sulfur-like" smell. Should you smell this odor, immediately leave the house, and call the gas department at 3-1-1.
  • While cooking, it is essential to keep a safe distance between gas stovetops, and flammable materials/substances such as cardboard, paper, and plastic. Keep the area around your gas appliances clean and clutter-free while cooking.
  • Keep all natural gas appliances, including ovens and stovetops, water heaters, and furnaces, in good working order and periodically inspected by a qualified professional. Regular servicing will help prevent gas leaks and other safety hazards.
  • Keep your gas appliances properly adjusted. A blue flame indicates that your gas appliance runs efficiently, and the fuel burns completely. While cooking, check for a steady blue flame with no hints of yellow or orange, which means that the oven is working correctly, and that air and gas are correctly balanced.
  • The U.S. Fire Administration recommends the installation and maintenance of Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms inside your home to provide early warning of CO.
  • Never use your gas range to heat your home. Using a range as a source of heat can cause dangerous levels of CO to build up in your home.
  • Using oven-safe cookware rated explicitly for high temperatures is vital to ensure safety and damage prevention. Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for safely using your cookware, and never exceed the recommended temperature limits.
  • Avoid leaving your cookware unattended while cooking, and always use protective gear such as oven mitts or potholders when handling hot cookware.
  • It's essential to clean your gas range/stovetop post-use, regardless of whether anything spilled while cooking. We recommend referring to the manufacturer's user manual, which outlines the appropriate precautions.