Weekend Retreat

I cooked for a small retreat last weekend – about 17 people. It was such a wonderful experience: selecting the menu, buying food, preparing it, and connecting with the retreat participants throughout the weekend. They were so appreciative! That’s why I became a chef – to prepare good, nourishing food for others and to share it with them. Here are some photos:

Below: Happy chef taking up residence in an unfamiliar but well stocked kitchen. 🙂


Below: A breakfast spread with homemade granola, fruits, and steel-cut oats.


Below: My homemade hummus. Excellent, if I do say so myself! Creamy, a bit sweet, and a hint of lemon.



Below: I created this jam on the fly using some local peaches I had on hand. It was quickly gobbled up by the happy retreaters.


Below: Dairy-free and gourmet quality cilantro cream and herb ricotta.


Below: Prepping roasted vegetables – a favorite!


Below: The last bites of veggie frittata, waiting for a hungry eater…


6 thoughts on “Weekend Retreat

  1. Hey!! I was at that retreat and the food was divine and nourishing and we all felt sooooo loved!! Thank you Mike!!!

  2. Hey Mike, your enthusiasm is contagious! I learnt something new today…did not realize you don’t need to be a millionaire to hire a chef from time to time. Wish I lived in Austin to have you cooking for us!

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