Retreat Catering

Retreats are a place to connect, expand, and nourish – whether the intention is personal, physical, entrepreneurial, or spiritual. The food is vital to the experience, and our yoga chefs specialize in intentional food preparation for your coaching retreat, yoga retreat, meditation retreat, or any intentional gathering.

how it works

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1. Use our prompts to create a gig page for a yoga retreat, meditation retreat, dance retreat or whatever intentional event you are looking to find a chef for. There is no charge for you to post or book.

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2. You can make the listing public or ask specific chefs to bid. Chefs offer quotes and sample menus through our portal. You can request changes or schedule interviews.

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3. Choose the chef and proposal that best aligns with you and your special intentional retreat. Confirm with a credit card, and know that you are in great hands!

Planning

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More Pleaze began as a retreat catering network, and retreats are very dear to our hearts. Retreats are a place to connect, expand, and nourish. We believe every aspect of the retreat, from the workshops to venue to the amenities all help support the community in active growth. The food and chef are vital to supporting sacred space, and our chefs specialize in intentional food preparation.

Yoga literally means “to yoke” – meaning to combine mind, body, spirit, and practice. Just as we combine these qualities on the mat, so can we in the kitchen. While we began catering yoga retreats, we also love collaborating with coaches, teachers, and leaders of all kind for a curated culinary experience that is aligned with your offerings. This means, for example, aligning high end paleo spa food for entrepreneurial retreats, raw vegan food for spiritual retreats, Ayurvedic for yoga immersions, and healthy comfort food for adventure retreats. Overall: our chefs are diverse and do it all. 

Please note: retreat catering is a fully immersive experience, and often chefs are on-call onsite for 16 full hours each day for three meals. This truly is a labor of intentional love. If travel is required, sometimes lodging is needed for the chef, so they can fully rest and be nearby the kitchen for early mornings.

Services vary depending on the size, logistics, and budget of your event. In general, single meals are priced at private chef rates, and retreat rates are for groups from 8-50 for multiple days. Most retreat food is simple but nourishing, grounding and plant-based, but there is certainly lots of play room! Our chefs have catered everything from classic Ayurvedic yoga-centric retreats to high-end coaching retreats with full service, to everything in between. The underlying factor is always the energy and intention the chef brings to the table along with vibrant instagram-worthy delicious food. 

 

PRICES: WHAT TO EXPECT

We honor our chefs to set their own rates and define their own worth. Rates vary depending on food style, chef’s experience, logistics, and guest count, and while all chefs set their own rates, we adhere to industry standards. Newer chefs will have lower rates so they can gain experience, and seasoned chefs will charge professional rates.

Retreat catering is a fully immersive experience, and often chefs are on-call onsite for 16 full hours each day for three meals. This truly is a labor of intentional love. 

In general, expect to pay a base rate of $20 per person per vegetarian meal when booking a chef for a multi-day retreat with at least ten guests, with $15 per person per vegetarian meal being the absolute lowest possible costs available. Professional retreat chefs will charge up to $50 per person per meal, or even more. Sustainable meat, seafood, superfoods, desserts and specialty products are often extra. Some chefs will bill by the hour or day, and then add food costs and assistant costs to their bill. Please be sure you know what is included in any chef’s package. 

Please browse chefs in the retreat’s area to get an idea of standard rates, and indicate your ideal budget when posting a gig for chefs to bid on.

WHAT MAKES OUR CHEFS SPECIAL?

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Yoga Chefs

Yoga literally means “to yoke” – meaning to combine mind, body, spirit, and practice. Just as we combine these qualities on the mat, so can we in the kitchen. Many of our chefs are yogis and teachers themselves.
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Special Diets

Our chefs are used to creating custom menus, and many have cross-training in specialty diets, including gluten-free, paleo, ayurvedic, plant-based, vegan, and more. 

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Plant-Based

While we are not a fully vegan chef collective, our chefs all are familiar with plant-based offerings, and many clients choose our chefs rather than a large scale caterer because they are plant-based and want a chef who’s food reflects their values.

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Farm-to-Table

It might sound cliché, but our chefs really do provide the best available produce and goods locally. Conscious cooking is a huge part of our platform, and that energy begins with the food source.

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Diversity

Our chefs honor diversity in all forms, including all genders, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, religious and spiritual beliefs, dietary preferences, and any and all things that make you and your community unique. 

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Love

We celebrate the human heart through food, thoughts, deeds, words, and actions, and believe you are what you eat. Therefore, all food is always made with LOVE. 

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