Nurturing Vacation Retreat in Paradise

Culinary Classes & Intimate Wellness Weddings

The Culinary Healing Arts Retreat is located on the Always in Season Farmstead, which is perched 1500 feet upcountry from the quaint artists community of Hawi on the Big Island of Hawaii. The retreat is a sanctuary where nature encompasses all.

Come enjoy a Farm-to-Table Meal, one of our culinary classes or courses, or one of our retreat options. Spend some time to relax and rejuvenate. Experience the farmstead and the bounty of using local and organic ingredients to prepare healing foods and beverages, while absorbing the beauty of mother earth and all her gifts.

The Culinary Healing Arts offers a healthy expressive approach to wellness. Through this therapeutic modality we explore all aspects of your life, offering a balanced approach to wellness that provides benefits to enhance your life and the lives of those around you. Sharing the culinary healing arts is a nurturing medium for personal change. The principles taught in our integrative classes, courses and retreats offer positive solutions to stir up your life.

The essence of the food and beverages we prepare together support your body, mind, spirit, and the planet.

Donna with fresh produce

Your hosts, Donna & Kevin Maltz, have both been professional chefs and bakers for 30 years. They have focused their entrepreneurial careers in food service around sustainable business practices and preparing local and organic whole foods. Donna is a certified holistic wellness consultant and received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has a private practice as a nutrition and lifestyle consultant focused on business and life transformation. She is known as the Your Choice to Change coach. She is also certified by The American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Kevin is her soul mate and comes with years of Soil to Soul culinary experience. You can learn more about them and their Bakery Café, The Fresh Sourdough Express at and on the About Us page.

A Soil to Soul Approach

For many of Hawaii’s people, taro remains a way of life – the heartbeat of the land and its people.

Our soil to soul approach to health embraces the principles of nature striving to bring harmony to one’s life during the sunshine and the storms. Join us at one of our delicious farm-to-table meals, culinary classes, courses, and retreats which are designed to help open you up to your world of soulful potential.

Enjoy some delicious pineapple

We all have many blooms in our lives just waiting to open. With the right combinations of nutrients and elements we can reach our full potential and blossom.” – Donna Maltz


During your stay we can arrange for additional adventures. You can choose from a menu of activities such as massage, yoga, dancing, hiking, ocean swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, healing horseback riding excursions, dolphin quests, zip line, and farm and garden tours (check out our Activities page). Of course, you can also always just hang out and read, write, paint, or meditate.


Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
~ Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C

We look forward to serving you and helping you plan a wellness package that works for you.

Imagine coming home from a vacation feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for change.