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Dining Services & Cuisine at Guest House

  • Three healthy, expertly prepared meals per day
  • All menu items are made from scratch using fresh ingredients
  • Our dining services staff is experienced in accommodating common allergies and preferences, adjusting menus as needed for each group
  • All-day fresh beverage service available in dining room: coffee, tea, lemonade, water
  • Deluxe snack and beverage service available for an additional charge
  • See sample menus at the bottom of this page!
Left to right: Travis, Alan, Mark, Tony, Rabin

Alan Demick — Executive Chef & Director of Dining Services

Even when cooking for a large group, Executive Chef Alan Demick ensures that each individual’s meal is delicious and delightful. Guest House menus are creative and imaginative and are always healthy and satisfying. Every meal offers variety, and vegetarian options are available.

Alan’s kitchen begins with fresh, whole foods, and then design dishes and menus that incorporate their natural flavors. In contrast to much of modern cooking, we don’t hide poor quality ingredients under the masks of heavy sauces, artificial flavors and added sugars.

Guest House Food Philosophy

At Guest House, our chef and kitchen staff strive to contribute to the nourishment of the body, soul, and spirit of each guest. Since tastes, needs, and appetites vary, each meal offers a delicious variety of choices to feed the body and support retreatants’ endeavors. Our menus focus on homemade options and are created around the procurement of seasonally available foods, and sourced as locally and organically as budgets allow. Every effort is made to support guests with dietary restrictions and allergies. We provide a guest refrigerator and microwave so guests can participate in meeting any additional needs and preferences, if necessary.

Our commitment is to support the work that has brought all of our guests to our doors—and our table—as we collectively seek to nourish, sustain, and brighten our shared world.

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Sample Menu Items


We serve a large spread at breakfast that provides a good mix of proteins, fruits, grains, and dairy products. Eggs are served in some form every day. A few sample breakfast entrées are:

  • scrambled eggs w/tomatoes, spinach and feta
  • banana bread french toast
  • scallion frittata
  • Belgian waffles w/warm strawberries

Other breakfast items we serve:

  • pork, turkey, or veggie sausages
  • apple & cinnamon raisin scones
  • banana chocolate chip muffins
  • applewood smoked bacon (turkey bacon by request)
  • sweet potato home fries

In addition, with every breakfast we serve:

  • fresh sliced and whole fruit
  • orange juice and cranberry juice
  • cottage cheese, plain & greek fat free yogurts
  • assortment of breads, including gluten-free options
  • Assortment of spreads, including jams and preserves, soy nut and organic peanut butter, and more
  • Homemade granola and a variety of popular cereals with whole milk, soy milk, almond milk, lactose-free milk


Lunches include a wide variety of items with one or two entrées with sides, vegetable crudités, garden salad, and breads. Some recent lunch entrées:

  • chicken caesar salads
  • turkey cranberry salad
  • chicken tikka masala w/jasmine rice & garlic naan chips
  • turkey or beef chili
  • homestyle pizzas: cheese, pepperoni, veggie, or Hawaiian
  • hamburgers, turkey burgers, or veggie burgers
  • pork, beef, and chicken taco bar
  • Some vegetarian options: tofu taco bar, veggie chili, pan-seared tempeh

All soups are made from scratch, and most are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Some recent examples:

  • corn chowder
  • tomato artichoke bisque
  • spinach & white bean
  • vegan split pea

Several of our delicious sides can serve as additional protein for discerning vegetarians:

  • Asian sesame slaw
  • Moroccan three bean salad
  • gluten-free cornbread
  • carrot pineapple salad w/lemon ginger dressing
  • chickpea salad, edamame salad
  • fruit & nut quinoa
  • cucumber dill salad

Sample desserts served at lunchtime: chocolate coconut haystacks, lemon pistachio cookies, heath bar brownies, and snickerdoodles.


Dinner includes a meat or fish entrée nicely complemented by two side dishes, garden salad and bread. Some recent dinner entrées:

  • lemon pepper cod w/zucchini stuffing
  • coconut chicken
  • BBQ rubbed pork loin
  • blackened salmon w/pineapple mango cilantro salsa
  • Some vegetarian options: stuffed peppers w/tofu & rice, chickpea stew, curried lentil stew, orange tofu stir-fry

Our dinner side dishes include:

  • brown or jasmine rice w/sautéed vegetables
  • seasoned broccoli, oven roasted cauliflower
  • roasted red potatoes w/rosemary & thyme
  • sautéed seasonal vegetables

Sample desserts served with dinner: apple crisp w/fresh cream, s’mores trifle, apple compote w/fresh cream, ice cream sundaes & sorbet, and cream cheese pumpkin roll.

Standard beverage & snack service

Beverages and snacks are available 24/7 in our dining room. Included are:

  • “Good Origin” coffee, UTZ Certified
  • numerous coffee creamers: half & half, whole milk, almond milk, soy milk, lactose-free milk
  • lemonade, home-brewed iced tea, and ice water
  • wide assortment of teas (black, green, flavored, herbal, and decaffeinated)
  • seasonal whole fruit

Deluxe snack services

Our deluxe snack services are available for a nominal fee. They are available at your meeting room, or in the dining room. Examples include:

Breakfast snacks

  • pastries, muffins, danish platters
  • fresh whole fruit baskets
  • coffee & tea service

Afternoon snacks

  • cookie & dessert Trays
  • vegetable crudités w/dipping sauce
  • cheese, cracker & sliced fruit platters

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