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Culinary & Wellness Day Retreats Plus “Culinary Delights” Art Exhibit at Oakland Manor House near Winter Garden

The Oakland Manor House is a historic inn located on the shores of Lake Apopka. This beautiful property features a wellness center, gift shop, art gallery and hosts a number of events, workshops and retreats throughout the year. An elegant, magical property located in the heart of Central Florida, just a short distance from downtown Winter Garden in nearby Oakland.

The Oakland Manor House is hosting a wellness retreat for Chef D and Dr. Kelly Jo Baute, PhD. Together this dynamic duo have authored a book “The Wellness Lifestyle” A Chef’s Recipe for Real Life. The retreat will showcase recipes and wellness techniques to help people lead a healthy and vibrant life.

Space is limited, to register for this event, please visit eventbrite or call 407-614-8219 or email

Friday, March 1st & Saturday, March 2nd
Retreat to the Oakland Manor House

Join Chef Orr & Kelly Jo Baute, PhD for these one-day culinary inspired wellness retreats based on their book, The Wellness Lifestyle. Enjoy yoga and wellness lectures from Kelly Jo as Chef Orr creates recipes from the book for you to enjoy.

Retreat Information & Schedule
Dedicate a day to your health & wellness as the authors teach you about “The Wellness Lifestyle”. Chef D and Dr. K will guide you through the 8 – dimensions of wellness and teach you, step-by-step, how to change your lifestyle and to improve your overall wellness.

Pick the most suitable day for you to attend this one day retreat. Learn new cooking skills and movement techniques you can use at home, work and while traveling.

Friday March 1st, 9am – 4pm $99 per person
Saturday March 2nd, 9am – 4pm $125 per person

  • Learn to make recipes from the book demonstrated by Celebrity Chef Daniel Orr
  • Yoga movement instructed by Dr. Kelly Jo Baute
  • Life changing lectures and wellness lifestyle instruction
  • Have fun combining ingredients that are healthy and nutritious as well as taste great!
  • Learn ways of incorporate everything you learn into your own life
  • Chef D will demonstrate tasty meals that you can easily create at home that nurture the whole family and easy to recreate for friends. Learn recipes from the book including eye-opener smoothies, easy-to-fix breakfasts, lovely lunches, and delicious dinners. Chef D does not stop there. He will show you snacks and desserts do not have to be calorie-laden, packed full of sugar and preservatives. Rather, Chef D will show you how to fix snacks and desserts that are healthy, simple and still yummy and sweet!

“Most diets are telling you what you can’t have. We’re telling you to add a rainbow of flavors and textures.” – Chef Daniel Orr

The Wellness Lifestyles 8-dimensions of wellness: social, occupational, intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental, and nutritional. Will be taught by Dr. K. She will also lead nature walks, teach stretching, movement and how to apply what you learn to your daily life.

“Making new habits can make a huge difference in how well you progress to a more healthful lifestyle.” – Kelly Jo Baute, PhD

Dr. K and Chef D have carefully crafted these two days to share and teach you healthy behaviors that will last you a lifetime. You will leave with the tools necessary for a sustainable, lifelong, wellness lifestyle.

You will enjoy instructional lectures, yoga and lifestyle presentations by Dr. K. Cooking instruction, and meals created by Chef D.

Chef Daniel Orr. FARMbloomington Restaurant –

Dr. Kelly Jo Baute, PhD. A Splendid Earth Wellness –

The Wellness Lifestyle Book, Chef Daniel Orr and Kelly Jo Baute, PhD, authors.

Overnight accommodation is also available at the Oakland Manor House.

Space is limited, to register for this event, please visit eventbrite or call 407-614-8219 or email


Oakland Manor House 620 N.Tubb St, Oakland FL

Fine Art Exhibition from March 2nd to April 27th

“Culinary Delights” is a celebration of well curated art pieces themed around food and all things culinary. We will feature the following artists; Chef Daniel Orr, Manon Sander, Joseph Mattus & Heather Earnest. A number of celebrated contributing artists are also taking part in this exhibition.

All Artwork is for Sale

Art Exhibition Oakland Manor House Gallery
Opening Night Saturday, March 2nd 7pm – 9:30pm
“Culinary Delights” – March 2nd – End of April

This art exhibition features works by some well know Central Florida artists. It’s a celebration of food through the eyes of the artist. We are honored to have Celebrity Chef Daniel Orr as one of our featured artists for this exhibition. As well as an award winning Chef, Daniel Orr is also a talented photographer, art lover and collector.

Chef Orr will be creating some fabulous food for opening night so this opening should be an indulgence for all the senses!

Featured Artists
Chef Daniel Orr – Photography (Indiana)
Manon Sanders – Oil Painter (Sarasota, FL)
Heather Earnest – Watercolors (Orlando, FL)
Joseph Mattus – Oil/Acrylic (Clermont, FL)
We also have a number of contributing Central Florida artists taking part in this show.

About Celebrity Chef Daniel Orr
Chef Daniel Orr is a celebrity chef;
2015 James Beard semifinalist
Chef Auberge des Templiers, Restaurant Daguin and three-star L’Esperance,
Belgium’s three-star Restaurant Bruneau.
French Restaurant, La Grenouille in NY City.
Executive Chef at Sir Terrence Conran’s Guastavino’s, in NY City.
Executive chef of the Cuisinart Resort & Spa in Anguilla
Featured in the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of America television series.
Producer of the radio podcast “Earth Eats”
Author of several cookbooks
Co-creator of the Wellness Lifestyle book with Dr. Kelly Jo Baute, PhD

Today, Chef Daniel Orr runs FARMBloomington in Bloomington, Indiana, developing
new products, offering his services as a professional chef, and writing new cookbooks.

Oakland Manor House Inn
620 N.Tubb St, Oakland FL 407-614-8219

Space is limited, to register for this event, please visit eventbrite or call 407-614-8219 or email

Credit Line: Excerpted from The Wellness Lifestyle by Daniel Orr and Kelly J. Baute. Reprinted with permission from Red Lightning Books.

Scrambled Tofu with Garlic and Turmeric

Tofu is a low-fat protein source, and garlic and turmeric are antioxidant powerhouses, so this combination gives you a one-two punch to get you going in the morning. Serve with toasted whole wheat bread.

Makes 3–4 healthy servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 pound soft tofu, drained well and lightly
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil, add the garlic and turmeric, and cook until tender but not browned.

Add the tofu and stir to coat. Reduce heat and continue to cook for 4–5 minutes until heated through. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Chef’s Diet Options:
Add your favorite chopped herbs. I like cilantro, parsley, fennel tops, or basil. Add veggies. Leftovers or freshly chopped, the veggies add crunch and texture.

Add chilies. They kick up the heat as well as your metabolism.

Add cheese. Traditional, soy, or nut milk cheeses add that great stringy texture. Be sure to add cheeses just before serving, after removing from the heat.

Credit Line: Photograph from The Wellness Lifestyle by Daniel Orr and Kelly J. Baute. Reprinted with permission from Red Lightning Books.

Space is limited, to register for this event, please visit eventbrite or call 407-614-8219 or email

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