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Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

—Carl Jung
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Retreat Center Mission

Dining at Saratoga Springs Retreat

Herbs and Flowers in Garden

Full Service Chef ~ We will help you offer delicious Seasonal Menus with Vegetarian Options to your group! We are experienced facilitating meals for groups small and large.  We have a 20 year history of customers leaving Saratoga Spirngs with fond memories of the high quality and nutritious meals they had.

We have a variety of meal plans available and will work with you to find the most appealing menus for your event.

The Chef

Well Equipped Kitchen

Saratoga Springs works with private chef Gary Alinder, a 25-year veteran chef who delivers creative, high quality cuisine. His initial training came in a small restaurant in Osaka, Japan followed by six years working in French and natural foods restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

In the Bay Area, Gary has been a private chef and caterer specializing in cookery for weddings, special events and groups on retreat.

The Seasonal Menus that Gary has designed for our retreat groups include California comfort cuisine and a wide variety of ethnic and vegetarian cuisines using seasonal, fresh ingredients cooked from scratch. Whenever possible locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs are used in food preparations.