Tierra Retreat Center can arrange independent catering for your event. However, the vast majority of our event sponsors appreciate the freedom and flexibility our fully equipped, professional kitchen affords groups. Event sponsors may bring in any licensed caterer of choice, although we have a couple great local recommendations listed below who have worked extensively in the Tierra kitchen.
For certain events and under certain circumstances, guests may prepare food for the event themselves.
Please read our Kitchen Agreement for all the information you and your caterer will need to know. Please review our Kitchen Inventory so you know what to expect. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Our Professional Kitchen
If you love to cook, you’ll recognize that our professional kitchen in the Main Lodge can turn out incredible food. Supplied with high quality knives, pots, pans and appliances, our kitchen provides a complete staging area for food preparation and service during your event. Bright, light and fun, the Tierra kitchen is perfectly suited for buffet service or table service in the lodge and on the main deck and extends to our covered grill area.
Kitchen use includes a large walk-in refrigerator, large freezer, wall ovens, reach in refrigerator, an ice maker, baking mixer, toasters, coffee brewing appliances: in short just about all the hard goods you could wish for.
Tierra Retreat Center has the great fortune to be partnered with Tierra Garden Organics, an independent, family run farm here in Sunitsch Canyon. They would be happy to assist your caterers by providing the freshest and tastiest organically grown food stuffs. The Wenatchee Valley is home to a vibrant local foods movement with excellent farmer’s markets and great local cooks. For the best of what's in season please contact:
- Tierra Garden Organics - Eron Drew and Willy Stockman - 509-548-6880 x230
- Gibbs Organic Produce - Danielle Gibbs - 509-669-0159
- Visit the Leavenworth Farmer's Market - Thursdays from 4-8 pm in Lions Club Park, in the center of Leavenworth
Good Mood Food
Health conscious culinaries creating food to savor using the finest ingredients. Good Mood Food tries to purchase local, natural, and organic foods whenever possible. Sure to put you in a good mood!
Spreading Roots Catering
Home grown right here in the Tierra kitchen, Spreading Roots offers local organic produce, flexible pricing and a wide variety of menus including vegan and vegetarian specialties. Call for estimates for weddings, family gatherings, or retreats. It's fresh, it's local and it's tasty.
Owners Dave Toal and Valarie Gilmour pride themselves on their appetizing, affordable cuisine, attention to detail, and friendly, charismatic catering team. Their excellent reputation speaks for itself.