Spa Cuisine – Destination Spa Culinary Week




calavie livingVista, CA ) Cal-a-Vie® Health Spa, the leading destination health spa resort with an award-winning culinary program, reveals the insider tips to the delicate fine art of spa cuisine and healthy eating during its popular Culinary Week, May 17th – 24th.

Whether you’re a food enthusiast, skilled chef at home or novice in the kitchen, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa’s Culinary Week is an exciting and unique opportunity to enjoy hands-on experience in the kitchen and learn the diverse spread of healthy spa cuisine. During Culinary Week, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa’s Executive Chef Jason Graham, his culinary team and Cal-a-Vie Health Spa’s Registered Dietician, Linda Illingworth, will provide guests with in-depth cooking demonstrations and the how-to’s of preparing healthy meals with flavor and style.

In addition to the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa three, four or seven-night program which includes invigorating fitness classes, mind-body-spirit meditation and stress relief and therapeutic spa treatments, guests can partake in various day and evening nutrition classes and cooking demonstrations during Culinary Week. Through this, guests will be able to take their experiences and education from Cal-a-Vie Health Spa and Culinary Week home with them to better reach their health and fitness goals and desires for a healthier lifestyle.

Chef Graham and Registered Dietician Illingworth’s discussions on Food Philosophy: Staple Pantry List, will teach guests what products to keep in stock in order to prepare healthy and nutritious meals at home. “I recommend stocking up on ingredients in advance,” says Executive Chef Graham. “After a long day of work, half the battle is determining what to prepare and having to shop for the ingredients. When ingredients for healthy recipes are readily available, you’re more apt to use them.”

The social summer months will be in full swing after the arrival of Memorial Day, and Illingworth’s evening class “How to Host a Healthy, Yet Elegant Cocktail Party ” will be a fun and informative tool for at-home entertaining. Guests are also able to participate in her lecture “Healthy Food Travel Tips” and learn how to navigate the airport terminals and eat healthy and nutritious during summer travel.

Additional classes and hands-on demonstrations during Culinary Week include: Use of Tofu and Other Alternatives for Desserts, How to Cook with Cutlery and Affordable Wine Pairing.

About Cal-a-Vie Health Spa
Nestled away on over 200 private acres in Vista, just 40 miles north of San Diego, Cal-a-Vie is a health spa resort with 26 private villas and a 5:1 staff to guest ratio. Cal-a-Vie combines luxurious European Spa philosophies with the California concepts of fitness, health and nutrition. The French Provencal spa retreat features award-winning cuisine by Executive Chef Jason Graham, a program consisting of fitness, luxuriating treatments and mind-body awareness, tailored specifically to each guests’ desires. The resort is embellished with historical pieces and antiques from Europe, bringing the finest touches of the Mediterranean to California. Cal-a-Vie offers three, four and seven night spa vacation packages that include gourmet spa cuisine, fitness classes, hiking, beauty and spa treatments, mind-body awareness programs, lectures on health and nutrition, accommodations, and even workout clothes taking the worry out of packing. For more information, please visit


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