Winter Warming Wholefoods Retreat

by Leisa on April 8, 2014

Wholefoods Preparation Intensive

Winter Warming Wholefoods
Friday 13th June, 2014 to
Monday 16th June, 2014

The Winter Warming Wholefoods Preparation Intensive is a three night / two-and- a-half day retreat, where you will learn kitchen skills and preparation techniques for creating delicious raw food and whole food recipes. This retreat will have a focus on how to prepare raw foods in winter – with tips on how to overcome the ‘raw winter blues’ and create warming, nourishing winter comfort foods that are incredibly healthy!

Perfect for the home chef or total raw food newbie, you will learn an incredible array of recipes and techniques in a hands-on, training environment, taught by raw food extraordinaire Andrea Brosnan from Really Awesome Wholefoods. There will also be a discussion group with Naturopath Rhianna Smith on the topic of Food As Medicine and an exploration of the nutrition behind the ingredients.

Held in beautiful Byron Bay, you will take part in three x three-hour comprehensive food preparation classes, and two shorter classes over the retreat. It will be completely hands-on – you will be participating in groups of three and will be involved in every stage of the meal creation. You will learn vital skills in food preparation and recipe development. In addition we are taking a farm tour where we visit local spray-free and organic farms, gathering fresh produce to incorporate into the meals, and a bonus fermentation workshop is also a part of this retreat experience. In between these classes you will have time to explore the surroundings and stunning beaches.

Your menu for the weekend is also your course, the premise is that everything you eat and enjoy, you will be learning to create. Recipes and notes provided.


See our blog posts below to learn more about what happens at a Food Preparation Intensive Retreat!

Fun At The Food Prep Retreat!
Food Prep Farm Tour
Fermentation Workshop At Food Prep Retreat!
Welcome Kelly! Awesome Assistant Chef & Guest Blogger

Menu Examples:

  • Winter soups – raw & cooked
  • Warming juices & smoothies
  • Mashed ‘potato’ & gravy
  • Meatless stroganoff
  • Apple crumble with custard
  • And much, much more!

You will learn breakfast, lunch, dinner and recipes, as well as smoothies, fermentation recipes and of course dessert! As well as life-long kitchen skills such as knife handling, sprouting, making nut milk, dehydrating and recipe creation!

The Venue:

If you go to a health retreat in Byron Bay, chances are it is being held at Tallow Beach Houses – and this is where we will be staying for the food preparation intensive. Set in a private 30 acre nature sanctuary, Tallows enjoys 630m of amazing beachfront, with cycling tracks, sauna, and that refreshing dip in the ocean only steps away!

Accommodation will be in two-bedroom cottages with a private bedroom for each guest and one share bathroom between two people. The cottages have large outdoor decks, some overlooking a lake and all with the soothing sounds of the surf to fall to sleep by. Tallows enjoys one of the most relaxed atmosphere’s of any of our retreats, being situated in the most beautiful natural setting.

Please note that there is no swimming pool or spa at Tallows – swimming is in the mangificent ocean!

In Summary…

There is only one price to pay which includes everything you need for the weekend. No add-ons, no surprises. Payment plans are available!

    • Byron Bay accommodation for three nights
    • All food and drinks from arrival to departure
    • Food preparation classes with our Raw Food Chef Extraordinaire
    • Food as medicine discussion group with Naturopath Rhianna Smith
    • Farm tour of local organic farmers
    • Fermentation workshop learning 4-6 fermenting recipes
    • Unlimited use of the Infared Sauna
    • A gift bag on arrival

(Transport, phone calls, and extra services are at your own expense)

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