Chef Estelle Cole
Bay Lakes Retreat Center
Born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised on Cape Cod, I was surrounded with beauty, beaches and incredible food. As an adult, I was able to harness this beauty and creativity into my life’s passion- cooking! My life has been steeped in adventure. I was in the Benedictine life as a Religious for many years and at the same time traveled the world with a world class choir. I spent time learning and cooking in Tuscany as well as studying pastry arts at the International Culinary Institute in New York City. My core values are hospitality, dedication and commitment. Without these, I could never have the joy and fulfillment that I now have. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to ‘taste’ a bit of Bay Lake and join us in our 2024 season. You will not be disappointed!