We are lucky at Holy Wisdom Monastery to have two talented chefs preparing delicious and nutritious meals. This has allowed Holy Wisdom Monastery to begin offering chef-prepared lunches and dinners on Sundays and Mondays. So now, retreatants, guests, members, coworkers, etc. are invited to make a reservation to have a chef-prepared lunch or dinner every day of the week. Lunches are $14.50 and dinners are $17.50.
We haven’t always been blessed with two chefs at the same time. Chef Robert Kauper started in 2016 and chef Lisa Hoon started in late 2017 as an occasional kitchen event helper through a temp agency. Her abilities and enjoyment for working in the Monastery kitchen were obvious from the beginning. She became our regular event helper whenever extra hands were needed in the kitchen and with the blessing of the temp agency, we eventually hired her on directly. In fact, her work anniversary was last month!
Lisa started working in the food service industry at the age of 14. In that time, she has worked in numerous different food service settings, from hospital and nursing home to corporate and fine dining, and even staffing private functions at high end residences like the Governor’s Mansion. Her event catering experience has been invaluable as we host increasingly more events, such as anniversary and retirement celebrations, birthday parties and wedding receptions.
Lisa likes many things about working at Holy Wisdom Monastery. She enjoys cooking for a crowd and loves how baking something as simple as a cookie can make people so happy. She hopes to see you soon for a meal or event at the Monastery!