Wonderful food is a central part of every one of our retreats. Many great conversations begin around the dinner table, where our guests enjoy the simple ritual of breaking bread together. Our meals are often described as healthy gourmet. We have a large bountiful garden and many of the vegetables in your soup or salad will have come straight from the earth that same morning. You are always welcome to get your hands in the soil if you wish to spend some time in the garden.

We serve a combination of vegetarian meals and animal-based protein, usually wild fish or free range chicken. Whenever we can, we choose to buy organic, locally grown foods that taste better, are healthier for us, and support the kind of world we wish to see prosper.

Our Chef: Marianne Abraham

Marianne has been happily cooking and living food as a professional chef for the last 25 years. She worked with Shelley Adams to create the hugely popular WhiteWater Cooks Cookbooks. She was involved in the film industry in Vancouver as a location caterer and cooked in the tourism industry in spectacular wilderness locations and back-country ski lodges. She is Mountain Waters Retreats’ “Queen of the Kitchen”: she always prepares her meals with love, the best of ingredients, and the creative talent with food that only true passion can bring.