Hockley Valley


Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Filling
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Filling So incredibly decadent it tastes like there's cheesecake in the middle!
Cilantro Lime Dressing
Cilantro Lime Dressing Salad Dressings are an art form, our favorites are Goddess Dressing, Maple Balsamic and this one, the super popular Cilantro Lime Dressing - Recipe on our Facebook Page!
Hearty Breakfast
Hearty Breakfast Yummy Breakfast Pancakes, Fruit Salad, Eggs and Sausage with real Maple Syrup
Butternut Squash and Hazelnut Lasagna
Butternut Squash and Hazelnut Lasagna Coming right out of the oven! Butternut Squash and Hazelnut Lasagna made with the most nutritious ingredients
Veggie pate
Veggie pate Vegan, Gluten Free Veggie Pate, spread on toast or on it's own, made with seeds and nuts it has a gorgeous texture and taste. Recipe on our Facebook Page!
Biscuits These are so delicious and addictive, everyone raves over the warm, fresh, melt in your mouth biscuits
Vegan Coconut Chocolate Fudge
Vegan Coconut Chocolate Fudge Melt in your mouth, delicious, creamy and rich! Recipe on our Facebook page!
Delicious Dinner Hazelnut and Butternut squash Lasagna with Roasted Beet Salad
Cooking Class Getting their roasted beet salads ready to eat...yummy
Roasted Beet Salad Roasted Beets, Figs, Goat Cheese and Maple Candied Walnuts

Ecology Retreat Centre

Ecology Retreat Centre

 Cooking Classes


Join us for a group cooking class led by Chef Yvonne in our professional kitchen. Over the course of 3 to 4 hours enjoy coffee and tea while you learn how to prepare delectable and hearty vegetarian dishes. On another day we might develop the staples of a great vegan pantry, or perhaps learn to cook delicious gluten free meals. We sample while cooking and stop to eat some of our yummy creations including dessert! These recipes, loaded with flavorful and nutritious ingredients will help you build your repertoire or if you're new to it, will help you learn how to make the staples for creating one. Whether you're taking the full vegetarian, vegan or gluten free plunge or just want to mix it up and add some super healthy variety to your household, these basics will win you over. Classes offered througout the year.  Please contact us for the next date.

Chef Yvonne brings together both her experience in the world of cooking as well as her passion for real food to provide you a unique dining experience. A firm believer in the holistic experience of nourishing the body, and with an emphasis on vegetarian dishes, Yvonne's aim is to create meals that are delicious and balanced as well as restorative and nurturing. For those with food sensitivities or allergies, Yvonne is very experienced with vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free meal preparation.  

Ecology Retreat Centre

Ecology Retreat Centre

Ecology Retreat Centre

Guests of the Ecology Retreat Centre, whether dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner can always expect an extraordinary taste experience.  Everything is homemade, with an emphasis on using locally sourced, seasonal and wholesome ingredients as much as possible.  We continually strive to bring you food that is good for you and good for the community. 


Our main fare is vegetarian. We can also prepare tailored diets including gluten free and lactose free. If a group prefers meat or fish then that can easily be arranged upon request.

The Food Gallery


Our Chef

The Ecology Retreat Centre's menus are guided by the availability of seasonal and wholesome foods that grow in abundance in The Hills of Headwaters region. The result is an assortment of delectable and original dishes that we are sure will delight you.