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

—Carl Jung
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Retreat Center Mission

Dining at Saratoga Springs Retreat

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We Cater to our Groups!

Full Service Chef ~ We offer delicious Seasonal Menus with Vegetarian Options! We are experienced preparing meals for groups from 5-500.  While some special accommodations will be necessary for very large groups, we routinely provide quality food for 100-250 people at events held at Saratoga Springs.

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

Our Chef

Commercial Kitchen

Saratoga Springs’ chef Gary Alinder is 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 he uses vegetables and herbs grown in Saratoga Springs own garden.