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See the change through the
power of nutrition

The only culinary fitness retreat that combines weight loss with the art of cooking.

There’s more to food than just fuel. Food is an enjoyable part of life and a critical element of weight loss. That’s why we brought together the nation’s top Wellness Chef, Ryan Orlando, and Certified Nutritionist, Katie Di Lauro, to create a metabolism-boosting culinary experience. With our program, you’ll learn how to make seasonal, local, whole, satisfying meals that help you lose weight and keep it off.

Master the art of shopping, cooking, and dining
like a culinary chef - and nutritionist.

Principles of nutrition education + Hands-on learning + Interactive cooking lessons


Master the art of shopping, cooking, and
dining like a culinary chef – and nutritionist.

Learn how to create and sustain total health
at the nation’s leading health and fitness program.

Interactive cooking lessons and demonstrations

Master culinary arts with interactive cooking demonstrations led by one of the nation’s top wellness chefs. You’ll receive one-on-one support to learn how to recreate nutritious meals that don’t compromise taste or flavor. Then, using only the freshest and finest ingredients, you’ll go home with all the recipes from meals prepared by the culinary experts at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. You can also enroll in our cooking camp for adults add-on program, Culinary Fit, for an even more immersive nutrition experience.

Hands-on shopping & dining guidance

From the grocery aisle to restaurant menus, you’ll learn how to read labels and ingredient lists for weight loss success. Then, with hands-on guidance from our experts, you’ll learn how to shop like a nutritionist and understand how to navigate the grocery store and dine out successfully.

At-home coaching for continued success

Your experience at PFC Fitness Camp doesn’t end when you say goodbye. With our at-home coaching program, you’ll always have a piece of PFC to encourage you and provide helpful feedback as you transition back to your new, healthy routine. In addition, your personal coach will be there with you every step of the way and will help hold you accountable.

70% of weight loss success is through nutrition

It’s our mission to provide you with the tools, skills, knowledge, and accountability to make healthy choices for life. Our program is about lifestyle change, powered by the nation’s top health experts to ensure you develop the right habits to meet your goals and live a meaningful, healthy, and happy life.


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Train with the top wellness team in the country.

Ryan Orlando, Executive Chef

Chef Ryan, a San Diego native, commenced his culinary journey at 16, working at Cardiff and Oceanside Chart House until 21. He expanded his horizons at Beachfire in San Clemente before heading to New York City’s Charlie Palmer’s Aureole, where he learned from top chefs.

Returning to San Diego, he joined the esteemed Pamplemousse Grille, honing his skills under Jefferey Strauss. Seeking fresh experiences, he spent a year in Portland with Chef William Sutherland at Filbert’s. Back in San Diego, he rejoined Pamplemousse, this time as Sous Chef. His career extended to managing dining operations at golf and country clubs.

Chef Ryan then led the kitchen at Campfire under Chef Andrew Bachelier before steering the ship as an Executive Chef at a retirement facility during COVID.

Passionate about sustainability, Chef Ryan dedicates himself to educating others on plant-based eating and the culinary industry’s global impact, emphasizing sustainable farming and soil health.

Katie Di Lauro, Nutrition Director

Katie is lucky enough to combine her passion and hobby of nutrition into her career. She started in the wellness field in 2002 when she began personal training. After graduating with a degree in applied nutrition, Katie began traveling nationwide training schools of grades K-12on how to create coordinated school health programs. She then pivoted to corporate wellness, designing and implementing wellness programs for organizations committing to creating healthy workplace environments to support their employee’s overall wellbeing. 

The benefits of working in wellness are experiencing the life-changing shifts in individuals’ lives. Being an Integrated and Functional Certified Practitioner allows Katie to work with clients to uncover the root causes of symptoms, such as food sensitivities, lifestyle sources of inflammation, and nutrition choices. Katie joined the PFC team as Director of Nutrition with a goal of providing practical, essential, and empowering nutrition education in addition to providing integrative and functional lifestyle intervention to improve overall health status with a special focus on digestive health, heart health, and energy level due to micronutrient absorption.

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Food options and dietary restrictions

Our menu is gluten-free (not always celiac-safe) and dairy optional. We need to be notified of allergies at the earliest opportunity. While we are not an allergy-free kitchen, due to possible cross-contamination, we do our best to accommodate concerns. Campers have the opportunity to notify PFC of food allergies and concerns before coming to camp.

We offer a variety of vegetarian options:
• pescatarian
• ovotarian
• lacto-tarian
• vegan diets.

Almost all kosher options are available at an additional cost, as they will be outsourced appropriately. Notification of needing a kosher arrangement requires one-week advance notice.

Medical necessities must be discussed and approved by the dietitian and/or kitchen before committing to the Camper’s needs. Custom meal plans may not be accommodated depending on the needs and restrictions.

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Single/Double Occupancy Rate Starting at 1 Week.

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