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“I’ve never tasted love before – every meal was infused with it.”

—A Whidbey Institute guest; Christyn Johnson photo courtesy


Meals at the Whidbey Institute are lovingly prepared by Chef Christyn Johnson and her skilled team, using local, fresh, organic produce whenever possible. Christyn’s team is always willing and able to accommodate special dietary requests, and meals often include an abundance of gluten-free, low-sugar, and vegan options.

Meals are one of the things that keep people coming back—in fact, the feedback we receive most often relates to the delicious, abundant, and nourishing food that Chef Christyn and her team provide time after time!


Chef Christyn Johnson

Christyn has a great reverence for food as an integral part of a healthy, balanced life. She has had a long career in fine dining and hospitality as well experience and travel in global vegetarian cuisine. In addition to running the Whidbey Institute kitchen, she owns Raw Indulgence, a gourmet organic raw meal service on Whidbey Island.