Eat Retreat Sonoma County

In April 2011, we invited 35 leaders making waves in their local food communities to a ranch in Sonoma County for the inaugural Eat Retreat.

Eat retreat was so many things for me: inspirational, eye opening, delicious, comforting, hilarious, thought provoking and a big old kick in the pants to get moving on a long list of projects.
Julie Morelli, Eat Retreat alumni & creator of Nourishing Notes

Workshop Highlights

The days were filled with attendee-led making sessions and demonstrations.


Dafna Kory of INNA Jam taught us how to preserve small batches of seasonal fruit.

The Sonoma County Team

founder & director

Kathryn Tomajan

Kathryn Tomajan is an olive miller who has made award-winning olive oil in California and Australia. She is a certified olive oil taster and serves on the Board of Directors for the  California Olive Oil Council. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy.

event organizer

Emily Davidson

Emily Davidson is the director of sales & marketing at Ancient Heritage Dairy in Portland, Oregon. Before that, she was a cheesemaker at Cowgirl Creamery. Emily also serves as a board member of Alpha Zeta, the national honors agricultural fraternity, and is an original co-founder of Eat Retreat.

At Eat Retreat, and in life, if you focus on what you can bring to a situation and not what you can get out of it, you won’t be disappointed.
Laura Bruno Miner, Eat Retreat co-founder

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