Luxury – Nature – Health – Inspiration

Claude’s Foodie Retreat


Foodie Heaven

Do you fancy 3 nights away in a beautiful country retreat on the Queensland Sunshine Coast? Learn to cook delicious healthy food, unwind with amazing massage, morning yoga, take a walk or swim in the pool or just cosy up with a book and those views.

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Our next retreat:

August 31 – Sept 3 @ Woody Grove

Luxury Location

Located at Woody Grove in Mapleton on Queenslands Sunshine Coast, this beautiful property is booked just for our retreat. Set in the green rolling hills, there are stunning views and plenty of nature walks available.

Cooking Classes with Claude

6 cooking classes run by Claude are included across the 4 days of the retreat, teaching guests how food can be nourishing, healthy and incredibly tasty.

Health & Wellness Activities

We have many wellness activities included, such as yoga, pilates, meditiation, sound healing and of course the pool is available for swimming.


Treat yourself to an in-house massage by our favourite therapists to really deepen your relaxation.

Foodie Heaven

Our Retreats

The venue and length of our retreat offerings are ever changing, but the focus will always be food, fun, health and relaxation in beautiful places.

Healthy eating is a passion of ours but it absolutely must be delicious as well, let us show you how.

Our lessons are fun and light hearted and hope to inspire you to get creative in the kitchen or re ignite your passion for cooking. We give you our easy to follow recipes and have fun teaching you over several days.

We look at flavour pairing and balancing, different techniques and the various elements involved in creating truly delicious dishes.

From a health perspective we’ll look at eating for gut & microbiome health, reducing inflammation & oxidative stress, blood sugar stability, hormonal balance, and nutritionally dense substitutes for some common less healthy staples.

We also bring in a team of amazing and talented teachers and therapists for yoga, pilates, massage, sound, meditation and general wellness, to stretch, educate and relax you.

There’s also free time to walk, read, swim and explore the beautiful surrounding areas, it’s a wee escape from the norm, a time to learn, relax, re-calibrate and enjoy delicious healthy food.

Come alone, gather a group of friends or have a special weekend with your partner, everyone is welcome. 

“Claude, my mother is an incredible cook…. but you are the only person who’s made me wish I had two stomachs.”

– Anika, Woody Grove March 2023


Rooms & Surroundings

Alfresco Dining

Twin Bed Options


Amazing Views


Luxurious King Rooms


Spacious Ensuite Bathrooms


Foodie Heaven

Pricing for Spring Retreat at Woody Grove

The Zen Master suite (en suite) VALLEY VIEW – 1 King or twin singles $1900pp, huge bathroom with separate toilet, shared with one single room guest.

The Zen small single room (share en suite) GARDEN VIEW – 1 single bed – $1750
(Please note, this is the only single room, it is quite small but very comfortable, and shares large bathroom, separate toilet with Zen Master suite)

The Poppy Room (en suite) VALLEY VIEW – 1 King bed OR twin singles – $1850 pp

The Garden Room (en suite) VALLEY VIEW –1 King OR twin singles – $1850 pp

The Buttercup Room (en suite) – 1 Queen and 1 single bed $1690 pp by 2, or $1200 by 3 (having 3 in here would only suit a group of close friends/family)

The Beetle Room (en suite) GARDEN VIEW – 1 King bed and a single OR three single beds – $1795 pp by 2, or $1290 by 3

The Lavender room (en suite) GARDEN VIEW – 1 King bed OR twin singles – $1795 pp


All prices are inclusive of gst. If a private single room is required, it costs the price for twin occupancy minus $400.

Woody Grove provides all linen, towels and robes, all rooms are beautifully appointed with wonderfully comfortable beds. You can view the property here.

These prices include all meals & snacks, classes, printed recipes, yoga, activities & guest facilitators over the 3 nights and 4 days. Teas, coffee, mineral water and fruit is available for self serve at any time. Massages can be booked at additional cost with therapists we will organise.

We are not insured to provide alcohol, but if you would like an evening drink feel free to BYO, although we really discourage excessive drinking, a nice wine is always lovely with dinner.

The exact schedule will be finalised with your booking questionnaires to guide the perfect content for this group. You can rest assured we are planning lots of ways to learn, play, relax and of course eat.


What Our Guests Say



“The amazing Claude and Jon’s four day ‘Foodie Retreat’ has transformed my life, especially my relationship with food.
Since the retreat, I’m practising mindful eating enjoying simple to prepare nourishing, and nutritious meals.  My family, friends and clients  have been equally enthusiastic about the delicious meals and wholesome treats I’ve been preparing for them, all of which came directly from the recipe book Claude so generously shared with us. My passion for eating and cooking, meeting new people, resting, receiving  massages and facials, practising yoga, meditating, sound therapy, and pilates permitted me to forget about my own professional obligations. Claude and Jon, I love your enthusiasm and creative energy, so much so I can hardly wait to secure my spot  for your next foodie retreat!!”

– Helen, Feb Foodie Retreat Woody Grove 2023



“I had an incredible four days on retreat with Claude and Johnny. This is not the first time I’ve experienced their magnificent catering (in fact it was my fourth!), but it was the first time I was there specifically for Claude! It was her inaugural Foodie Retreat, where she shared everything with us – the how’s, the whys the OH MY GOD THAT’s GOOD!

From the menu, the produce, the prep and the cooking, to the ample free time with luxurious massages, yoga class, Pilates class, sound bath, blind fold taste test, oh and of course, the eating! Everything was absolutely perfect!”

– Lyn Fairlie, Feb Foodie Retreat Woody Grove 2023


“It was such a fun time and I learnt so much. I just loved the retreat. Claude and Jon just made it seem so easy to produce the meals and they were so delicious and full of nutrition. I know I will be attempting many, if not all, of the the recipes.”

Gill – Feb Foodie Retreat Woody Grove 2023



“I had such a great time, and really enjoyed the cooking classes, I’ve already made the tahini ecstasy squares and my family loved them. Thanks so much for having the books of recipes for us ready to go, that was really great and loved the goodie bag too. You did such a great job with the classes Claude, I think if I was you, I would have – been stressed out with all the questions. The blind taste testing/game was heaps of fun and I definitely enjoyed the silent breakfast – sometimes it’s just great to enjoy your food without talking!!

I really appreciate all of your knowledge and warmth in having us, it was a great weekend.”

Nikki Neuendorf – Foodie Retreat Woody Grove, Feb 2023

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