While guests traditionally enjoy cooking their own meals in Wilbur's professionally equipped, spacious kitchen year 'round, Wilbur also periodically offers several Guest Chef Weekends. Using local organic produce, dairy, and fish or poultry, our accomplished guest chefs prepare inspiring, delicious, and healthy meals for Friday dinner through Sunday brunch. Read about upcoming guest chef weekends...
2014 Guest Chef Weekends:
March 28-30 with Guest Chef Marion Cascio
April 11-13 with Guest Chef Liam McDermott
April 25-27 with Guest Chef Bodhi Cole
May 30-June 1
December 30-January 1
Cost: $179 per person. This includes 5 delicious, healthy, gourmet, buffet style meals.
Roasted Butternut & Curry Soup - Recipe
1 large butternut squash
Place the squash on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour. It's done when you can slice through it with your knife, like butter! Split the squash in half, then scrape out the seeds and discard. Scoop out the pulp and set aside.
Place oil in a 6-quart soup pot over high heat and saute onion until it's translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the celery and curry powder, and saute until the celery is tender. Turn heat down to medium and add the butternut pulp, coconut milk, salt and stock or water. Blend with a hand-mixer or whisk by hand until you have a smooth consistency. Heat until hot, add cilantro and serve.
Chef Liam McDermott
Liam lives and works as a healer, chef, and teacher facilitating courses on nutrition, cooking, cleansing and permaculture. He has spent the past 10 winters in various countries in Asia and the Americas studying meditation, yoga, gardening, permaculture, cooking, and developing his own practices.
Currently, Liam is enrolled in a Master's Program for Integrative Eco-Social Design studying permaculture design and techniques. Liam strives to live in greater harmony with all people and the earth. Farm-to-table cuisine has been his passion for 15 years.
Chef Bodhi Cole
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where from a very young age, I learned the value of quality ingredients, the importance of knowing where our food is coming from, and the joy of providing nourishment to the people around me. My commitment to using the highest quality local and organic ingredients combined with my value of health makes for wonderfully delicious and wholesome meals.
I now offer an organic meal delivery service in the Bay Area, as well as cook for various retreats."
Chefs Amon and Jenna Muller
Wilbur Hot Springs retreat is located approximately 140 miles northeast of San Francisco, CA in Colusa County.