1 King/Private Bath $629 per person based on double occupancy; 2 Twin Beds/Private Bat $629 per person based on double occupancy; Small Private Room/Shared Bath $659; Single Occupancy King $889 **Payment policy: $300 non refundable deposit to hold your room. Final payment due 30 days prior to event. No refunds after September 13th.

Date & Time Details: Check-in begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, and check-out is at 12 noon on Sunday

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 1478 Bean Creek Road Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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AUM Foodie Retreat

With Kushina Catering, Suryana Cuisine and Melody Conner

October 13 - 15, 2017

Atlanta Underground Market has been uniting members with their theme of ‘Around the World One Plate at a Time!’ for years. Several of the chefs have developed quite a following, with many developing ongoing catering opportunities to grow their business doing what they love. Now we’re taking the show on the road! Travel with us to destinations as sumptuous as the food for an experience unlike any other.

A major part of Yohana’s vision is providing opportunities for chefs to showcase their talents while bringing people together to share in the joys of fellowship as only great food can. It’s our hope the retreat will provide an intimate space for people to get to know your favorite chefs, learn how to prepare some new dishes and most of all develop a deeper understanding of the commonality of people across the world.

Each event will feature chefs eager to share their experience and how culture shapes their food.  Family style meals with new friends are the jumping off point for an all out exploration of our relationship to each other across the globe.  In a relaxed atmosphere, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and try some new dishes and learn to make your favorites. While the food and fellowship is our focus there is plenty of time to take in the majesty of the mountains and get to know your other group members. We’re planning waterfall hikes, yoga, tai chi, fireside chats and more! Of course if your idea of a wonderful weekend is retreating to your cottage to sleep off a great meal you’re welcome to join in as you please throughout the weekend.

The setting may be rustic, but your room isn’t!  Your accommodations for the weekend are in modern cottages of 6 rooms each with all the amenities to keep you comfortable.  Depending on your selection you’ll have individually keyed rooms with a private or shared bath.

Bring Your Honey:  1 King/Private Bath $629 per person based on double occupancy

Bring A Friend:  2 Twin Beds/Private Bath $629 per person based on double occupancy

Treat Yo’Self:  Small Private Room/Shared Bath $659

Single Occupancy King:  $889

**Payment policy:  $300 non refundable deposit to hold your room.  Final payment due 30 days prior to event.  No refunds after September 13th.


All meals from dinner Friday to breakfast on Sunday

2 cooking classes

Activities (Yoga and Tai Chi classes, guided hike)

All taxes and tips

Does NOT Include

transportation to Elohee Retreat Center


Spa Services


Kushina Catering
Yohana is a fixture in the Atlanta foodie scene.  She manages the Atlanta Underground Market and Chow Club Atlanta in addition to serving up her delicious Ethiopian cuisine at We Suki Suki in East Atlanta Village.     Since immigrating…
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Suryana Cuisine
Majeda and her son Malek decided to leave Syria in 2012 because of the ongoing war and the threat to their survival. Leaving university, Malek’s first move was to Jordon. He recalls, “the life in Jordan is not easy. Finding…
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Melody Conner
Melody Conner is a Military Veteran turned Gourmet Chef. She believes food is a cultural ambassador, and states, “there is no better way to truly identify with another culture, than to have a seat at someone’s table and break bread.”…
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