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Please call (530) 473-2306 or email us at info@wilburhotsprings.com to submit an availability request. (We accommodate all guests 13 years and older).

Please be sure you have received a confirmation # via email prior to arriving here. Without your confirmation, you do not have a reservation. It is also important to visit our Plan Your Visit and FAQs pages before arriving.

Guest Chef Weekends

Come take the healing waters and enjoy inspired meals prepared with local organic foods (including vegetarian options).  The price for all meals is $195 per person or $225 per person during holiday periods, and is in addition to the cost for your accommodations for the duration of the guest chef weekend. Pricing is subject to change without prior notification.

Guest Chef Weekend includes the following delicious and healthy meals served Wilbur buffet style: Friday dinner; Saturday continental breakfast, brunch and dinner; and Sunday continental breakfast and brunch.

Treat yourself to a luxurious weekend of feasting and magical healing waters!

OUR GUEST CHEFS
Chef Marion Cascio

Marion grew up in Germany in a house full of cooks and began her training in her parents’ restaurant. Once of age, she studied classical culinary arts in Germany, where she apprenticed in fine French cuisine for three years and cooked in several fine dining restaurants and a health clinic. In 1997 she moved to Big Sur, where she co-created a farm and homestead, raised goats, chickens, and bees and managed an extensive garden. The vegetables, herbs, olive and fruit trees which she grew all became part of her cooking. While living in Big Sur, Marion worked at the Esalen Institute where she cooked and baked healthy and delicious meals for the guests fresh from the Esalen gardens. Marion’s legacy working at Esalen lives on in the Esalen Cookbook she helped create. Now based in Ashland, Oregon she runs her own catering company, Heartfull Catering, and travels extensively to cook at different destinations. She sources most of her ingredients from local organic farms.

Request Availability

Please call (530) 473-2306 or email us at info@wilburhotsprings.com to submit an availability request. (We accommodate all guests 13 years and older).

Please be sure you have received a confirmation # via email prior to arriving here. Without your confirmation, you do not have a reservation. It is also important to visit our Plan Your Visit and FAQs pages before arriving.

Chef-LiamChef Liam McDermott

Liam graduated from California Culinary Academy in 2002 with an A.O.S degree with honors, following a B.A. in Literature from Stanford University. He has worked as a chef and baker for many years at Esalen Institute and catered events throughout California each summer. Chef Liam is a passionate gardener and currently working toward a Master’s degree at Gaia University in Integrative EcoSocial Design with a focus upon Farm to Table cuisine and sustainable food systems. 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.

Jason Ryczek – Executive Chef Farallon Restaurant San Francisco

Having grown up in a little seaside town on the Central Coast of California, Jason is both familiar and fond of all the bounty that local seafood has to offer. Jason is a veteran to the hospitality and restaurant industry. After years of watching the professionalism, humor, and humility of the chefs he worked for, Jason decided to devote his career to the kitchen.

His culinary training began in Southern California in Jason Marcus’ San Diego restaurant Red Pearl Kitchen, soon moving to Los Angeles to continue developing his skills at various brasseries and steakhouses, such as One Sunset, Boa Steakhouse, and Artisan House. His San Francisco culinary career started at Farallon’s sister restaurant Waterbar. In January 2016, Jason became the executive chef of Farallon, a successful Coastal Cuisine restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco. www.farallonrestaurant.com

BodhiChef Bodhi Cole

Bodhi Cole believes that eating well is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our planet. She is totally committed to using all organic ingredients, and sourcing from the abundance of local farms here in Northern California. Bodhi has been cooking for over 20 years, and loves cooking delicious and nourishing food for the body and spirit.

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March 2016

GUEST CHEF WEEKEND with Bodhi Cole

March 25, 2016 - March 27, 2016

Guest Chef Weekend includes five delicious and healthy meals beginning with Friday dinner, concluding with Sunday brunch; served Wilbur buffet style. Come take the healing waters and enjoy inspired meals prepared with local organic produce, dairy, and fish or poultry (including vegetarian options). $185 per person for 5 meals, lodging not included. Call for your reservations: (530) 473-2306 Menu Sneak Peak: Friday Dinner Chicken Tagine w/ Preserved Lemon & Green Olives Persian Jeweled Rice w/…

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April 2016

GUEST CHEF WEEKEND with CHEF MARION CASCIO

April 29, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Guest Chef Weekend includes five delicious and healthy meals beginning with Friday dinner, concluding with Sunday brunch; served Wilbur buffet style. Come take the healing waters and enjoy inspired meals prepared with local organic produce, dairy, and fish or poultry (including vegetarian options). $185 per person for 5 meals, lodging not included. Scroll down for menu! Chef Marion grew up in Germany in a house full of cooks and began her training in her parents’…

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May 2016

GUEST CHEF WEEKEND

May 20, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Guest Chef Weekend includes five delicious and healthy meals beginning with Friday dinner, concluding with Sunday brunch; served Wilbur buffet style. Come take the healing waters and enjoy inspired meals prepared with local organic produce, dairy, and fish or poultry (including vegetarian options). $185 per person for 5 meals, lodging not included.

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September 2016
$195

GUEST CHEF WEEKEND

September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Wilbur's tremendously popular Guest Chef Weekend includes five delicious and healthy meals beginning with Friday dinner, concluding with Sunday brunch. Meals are served 'Wilbur buffet' style for Wilbur's weekend guests. The Sept 30- Oct 2nd weekend features the feasts of returning Guest Chef Liam McDermott. This will include an Indian Feast with Saffron/Cardamom Kulfi, a Mediterranean brunch with abundant dishes including a lamb and spinach phyllo pie, and a Cuban dinner with a Sofrito flavored Ropa…

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October 2016
$195

GUEST CHEF WEEKEND

October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Guest Chef Weekend includes five delicious and healthy meals beginning with Friday dinner, concluding with Sunday brunch; served Wilbur buffet style. Come take the healing waters and enjoy inspired meals prepared with local organic foods (including vegetarian/vegan options). Co-Chefs Jesse Bloom and Marion Cascio will be heading our Halloween hoopla. Kooky consumables and a costume contest are perfectly paired for this glutinous gala. $195 per person for 5 meals. Lodging not included. Pricing is subject to change…

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November 2016
$225

Thanksgiving Guest Chef Feast

November 23, 2016 - November 25, 2016

Join us for a sumptuous Thanksgiving Feast with Chef Marion Cascio! Guests are invited to join the fun and festivities in the preparation of the grand meal. There will be Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan Pie making. Together, we'll prepare Candied Sweet Potatoes, stuffed Portabello Mushrooms, Rice and Bread Stuffings, and carve the Turkey. All are welcome to join Chef Marion in the kitchen (and perhaps learn some of her secrets). Of course it's not mandatory!…

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December 2016
$225

GUEST CHEF WEEKEND

December 30, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Ring in the New Year with Guest Chef Marion. Five delicious and healthy meals beginning with Friday dinner, concluding with Sunday brunch; served Wilbur buffet style. Come take the healing waters and enjoy inspired meals prepared with local organic produce, dairy, and fish or poultry (including vegetarian options). $225 per person for 5 meals. Lodging not included. Pricing is subject to change without prior notification.

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February 2017

Guest Chef Weekend with Chef Jesse Bloom

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - February 26 @ 11:00 am

Guest Chef Weekend includes five delicious and healthy meals beginning with Friday dinner, concluding with Sunday brunch; served Wilbur buffet style. Come take the healing waters and enjoy inspired meals prepared with local organic foods (including vegetarian options).

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March 2017

Guest Chef Weekend with Chef Marion

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - March 26 @ 11:00 am

Guest Chef Weekend includes delicious and healthy meals beginning with Friday dinner, concluding with Sunday brunch; served Wilbur buffet style. Come take the healing waters and enjoy inspired meals prepared with local organic foods (including vegetarian options). Make a reservation request...

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April 2017

Guest Chef Weekend with Chef Liam

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - April 23 @ 11:00 am

Guest Chef Weekend includes delicious and healthy meals beginning with Friday dinner, concluding with Sunday brunch; served Wilbur buffet style. Come take the healing waters and enjoy inspired meals prepared with local organic foods (including vegetarian options). Make a reservation request...

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SPRING SAMPLE MENU

Friday Dinner:
Fresh Cod Fillet with Meyer Lemon Confit
Herbed Quinoa Pilaf
Asparagus and Roasted Beets
Local Organic Green Salad with Tahini Dressing
Dinner Bread Chocolate Dipped Rosemary Shortbread

Saturday Brunch:
Asparagus, Leek and Potato Frittata
Homemade Granola and Organic Yogurt
Oatmeal
Selection of Breads
Fruit Platter
Fair Trade Coffee and Organic Tea
Wilbur’s Homemade Chai
Orange Juice

Saturday Dinner:
Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks
Creamy Polenta and Sweet Potato Fries
Local Organic Chard Kale Salad w/Broccoli
Crusty Baguettes
Tiramisu

Sunday Brunch:
Huevos Rancheros with Red or Green Sauce (Ancho or Tomatillo)
Organic Chicken/Veggie Enchiladas
Slow Simmered Black Bean w/Yams, Roasted Garlic and Onions Guacamole & Chips
Cole Slaw
Fresh Organic Green Salad
Hibiscus Lemonade
Fair Trade Coffee and Organic Tea
Wilbur’s Homemade Chai

This weekend, they brought in a guest chef, Marion Cascio. My gods her food was glorious!

Sarah O., Sonoma, CA, Yelp Review,

…absolutely delicious and abundant!

David N., Oakland, CA , 5 Star Yelp Review,