Golden Door Spa Introduces New Executive Chef

Golden Door Spa, the well-known Escondido, CA-based fitness resort and destination spa, has hired Chef Curtis Cooke (pictured) from Texas as its new executive chef. Chef Cooke was drawn to Golden Door Spa because he felt it was a perfect fit for his many years of culinary experience and belief in a balanced lifestyle and []


The Essex Resort & Spa Launches Camp Cook for Kids

Cooking has become a leisurely hobby for many as the food world has taken pop culture by storm, but we know it can still be difficult sometimes to muster up the energy to make dinner. These are the times when you might be thinking, “If only the kids could just cook for us…” Well, they []

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Living Well

The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu Recipe: Beet Spring Salad

This bright and beautiful dish featuring soon-to-be-in-season beets comes from Kurt Steeber, executive chef and nutritional alchemist for The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu. As a supporter of the slow food movement and proponent for sustainable food procurement, Chef Steeber nourishes and educates guests at The Ranch on healthy, flavorful cuisine.

Travel & Play

Clinique La Prairie Celebrates 80th Anniversary with NYC Luncheon

Clinique La Prairie, an award-winning health spa and medical center based in Montreux, Switzerland, celebrated its 80th anniversary in NYC last week with a luncheon, courtesy of the clinic’s Executive Chef Jean-Bernard Muraro. There, the clinic, which has made significant discoveries in cell therapy and anti-aging, introduced its new initiatives for 2011, which include: An []


Wellness Week Menu of Recipes Day 5: The Lodge at Sonoma

Located in beautiful Sonoma, California, The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa blends urban cuisine with a wine country setting. The getaway spa’s Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar presents a thoroughly modern menu celebrating the best of fresh, seasonal, local ingredients sourced directly from small local farmers, foragers, and winemakers, or the 480-square-foot garden []


Wellness Week Menu Day 2: Kohler Waters Spa

Today’s menu of recipes comes from AAA Five-Diamond Resort Hotel award recipient, Kohler Waters Spa at The American Club in the village of Kohler, Wisconsin. Chef Ulrich Koberstein, group director of the culinary arts for The American Club Resort  in St. Andrews, Scotland, shares his healthy recipes for a low-calorie, heart-healthy, and low-sodium. Some sample items []

Cal-a-Vie Living


Summer Spa Recipes from Cal-a-Vie

Hot summer days and nights are the perfect time to try new salads with cool lettuce and fresh fruit with light, crisp flavors. Cal-a-Vie’s Chef Steve Pernetti brings us the perfect vegetarian rice and seitan salad with bursts of juicy grapes that will be sure to refresh guests at summer picnics and barbeques! Enjoy Pina Colada Sorbet as a post-summer meal treat!

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Spa Cuisine at The Huntington Hotel and Nob Hill Spa

The Big 4 Restaurant at The Huntington Hotel and Nob Hill Spa, and its chef Gloria Ciccarone-Nehls are known in San Francisco for their award-winning contemporary American cuisine. Known for specializing in wild-game, Ciccarone-Nehls may not be the first person that you would associate with “spa cuisine”. However her expertise does not end at delicacies for the carnivorous, the kitchen at the hotel and spa prepare menus seasonally, making full use of the local, Northern California agriculture. The Huntington Hotel has an excellent, light spa menu that perfectly complements its meaty menu.


Spa Recipes: Fall in Love with Golden Door Spa Cuisine

The legendary Golden Door Spa in Escondido, California offers guests customized program in fitness, nutrition, and beauty. Now you can enjoy their reknowned spa cuisine at home! A special highlight is on Fall recipes including Jam Dot Cookies and Beer Steamed Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado Vinaigrette & Mixed Greens from Chef Dean Rucker.