Parties, Special Events & Retreats

  • Jenny Slate – Actress, Author, Comedian

    “These ladies make some of the most delicious food I’ve eaten in a lonnnng time! If you live in SouthCoast MA and are looking for a chef to do meal prep, cooking classes for adults AND kids, events, or retreats, please please get in touch with my friends at The Holistic Trick. THEY MAKE THE TASTIEST BEST FOOOOOOOOD!!!!”

  • Valerie

    “Haley creates amazing dishes. Her recipes are healthy and flavorful – she presents a beautiful elegant table, and she is personable and easy to work with. I highly recommend for any event or gathering.”

  • Basia Winograd – Documentarian, Writer

    “I enjoyed seven days of breakfasts, lunches and dinners by The Holistic Trick during a recent retreat. Each meal was a panoply of beautiful, nutritious and delicious dishes. I am a self-proclaimed foodie and often travel specifically to enjoy various world cuisines, yet there were several dishes served by The Holistic Trick that I thought might have just been the most delicious and satisfying things I’d ever eaten. The Holistic Trick’s varied, beautiful and nutritious meals reminded me that food is a gift to be treasured and enjoyed, and that eating well makes us feel well. The passion The Holistic Trick obviously has for their work made meals feel like soulful, even spiritual occasions, rather than just breaks in the day to fill our bellies.”

  • Tamalin Baumgarten – Artist & Organizer at The Cuttyhunk Artist Residency,
    Innkeeper at The Avalon Inn on Cuttyhunk

    “The Holistic Trick has catered several non-profit retreats for us at the Avalon Inn on remote Cuttyhunk Island, MA. Chefs went above and beyond, providing wonderfully nourishing and delicious meals while accommodating specific dietary needs. Their food was the highlight of our guests’ experience. These young, talented chefs are a delightful presence in the kitchen, a pleasure to work with. They covered all the bases from gathering fresh, local ingredients, creating a masterful cuisine, to a beautiful presentation of meals served. They often surprised us with an unexpected dessert made from alternative and healthy ingredients. We will definitely hire them again with upmost confidence in their ability to provide a heavenly experience for our guests.”

  • Nick Greene – Writer

    “I have never in my life eaten better than when I was at the Cuttyhunk residency. Seriously. It was also the healthiest I’ve ever eaten. Really, I was astonished by everything you made. For example: I went my entire life thinking I hated fish … and I LOVED every fish dish you prepared. Am I a fish guy now? Or was it just because you are magicians? Either way, nice work.”

  • Caitlin Winkley – Life Coach

    “I most recently hired Haley Pollock of The Holistic Trick to chef at my life coaching retreat at Smith Farm Gardens. Blown away doesn’t even come close to describing my experience of hiring Haley. Before finding Haley, I had interviewed tons of chefs. None of them felt just right, until I had found The Holistic Trick. She had all of the unique elements I was looking for – education on how food effects our well-being, a value in farm-to-table dining, the ability to creatively use local ingredients, friendly, positive demeanor, gorgeous presentation of the meals and impeccable work ethic. Ready for the best part though? Her food was insanely good! I wanted to offer my retreat members healthy meals and Haley was able to turn gluten free, dairy free and mostly refined sugar-free meals into some of the most delicious meals me and my retreat members have literally ever tasted! Her attention to detail with each meal was noted and appreciated. Not to be corny, but I could feel the love with every bite. Everyone needs chef Haley in their kitchen. I can’t recommend this woman enough!”

  • Maryanne – Yoga Retreat Attendee

    “Holistic Trick does it all! I am always amazed at the integrity of the food itself, quality and variety of options, the skill involved in preparation and serving. The choices are interesting, varied and original. I was delighted with each of my meals and felt very satisfied with the physical and emotional aesthetics of the food on my body as a system. Kudos to Haley!”

  • Sunheek – Artist Residency Attendee

    “Just amazing. It was like Mama’s meal but upgraded beautiful art.”

  • Lisa – Yoga Retreat Attendee

    “The beauty of the food you prepared together with your knowledge and disciplined skills were reflective of your unique spirit, surpassing food trends. You are a gifted artisan, preparing meals to support nutritional needs while providing delicious bites that remain memorable and enhance the shared experience of life around a table.”

  • Carissa

    “I can’t say enough wonderful things about Chef Haley…the food she prepares is layered with flavor and she takes the time to understand your likes, (along with your dislikes) and then creates the most perfect menu for you and your guests. The ingredients she uses are locally sourced and her preparation is unmatched. Besides her food being wonderful, chef Haley is so easy to work with, has a great disposition and is always dependable and extremely organized. We have used her for both small and larger dinner parties and the experience and food she provides are always amazing. I’d recommend The Holistic Trick again and again.”

Please contact us to discuss your holiday/special-event meal prep, dinner parties, special events, and retreat service needs. We can quote you once a final menu and services are decided upon. Quotes will vary on a case-by-case basis.

Hourly Chef/Consulting Rate: $50/hour