Chef Debbie Kornberg - Rancho La Puerta
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March 1-4, 2023

We invite you to attend Debbie Kornberg’s Cooking Retreat, a three night four day stay at the Rancho La Puerta wellness resort and spa.

Debbie’s enthusiasm for spices began at an early age in her grandmother’s kitchen. She used these experiences as a catalyst to experiment with new flavors and eventually launch her own spice company, SPICE + LEAF. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, Debbie is a Spice Expert, Master Teacher and passionate about educating people how to use spices, in easy-to-follow recipes, to create more flavorful food, adaptable to any diet or picky palate. She has presented SPICE + LEAF Gift Sets on behalf of GBK Products’ Gift Lounge at the Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards and at the Oscar Awards. In addition to teaching regular Spice It Up with Deb: A Live Cooking Experience workshops, since 2017, Debbie has been a monthly contributor on Fox 5 San Diego Morning News and has collaborated with Fortune 500 Companies, and non-profit organizations alike across the United States.

We hope you’ll join us on this amazing experience!

For those of you who have yet to experience Rancho La Puerta, or have concerns about your safety during pandemic times, click here for a sampling of testimonials from satisfied customers who have been Ranch guests since its reopening in early September.

Retreat Details


Wednesday to Saturday March 1-4, 2023 (3 nights/4 days)

includes a cooking class with Deb, lodging, meals (including accommodations for numerous food preferences), snacks, hikes, classes, taxes and a $150 resort credit.  Click here for an overview of the casitas.

Rancho La Puerta is located in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, 3.5 miles south of the U.S. Mexico border. Guests must have a valid U.S. passport.

Roundtrip transportation is included from SAN DIEGO AIRPORT.

To register or submit questions, contact Donna Sher at 858-449-3672 or
Note that accommodations are limited, so please contact Donna at your earliest convenience.

Deadline to Register is December 1, 2022.
Cancellation policy

Rates & Rooms
The rates are per person and include all taxes, hikes, classes, presentations, meals, snacks, $150 resort credit (instead of a complimentary massage as shown) and a cooking class taught by Debbie. The cost quoted includes the private cooking class; however, please note that it will be charged separately upon check out.

Junior Villa

A casita featuring a large sitting area with a fireplace, an alcove with bed(s) – two double or one king – and a large private patio.

Junior Villa single $2,883, per person 
Junior Villa Double $2,505, per person 

Villa Studio

A large studio featuring a living area, fireplace and writing desk along with private outdoor patio capable of accommodating up to three guests.

Villa Studio Double $2,605 per person
Villa Studio Triple $2,153 per person


Villa Suite

These feature two separate bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a living room, wet bar, dining area and fireplace. These are our most spacious villas, and are truly comparable to a small vacation home. They comfortably welcome up to four people.

2BR/2BA (Four Guests): $2,304 per person

2BR/2BA (Three Guests): $2404 per person

2BR2BA  (Two Guests): $2959 per person

A $500 deposit per person is due at time of booking to guarantee registration. Full balance is due within 60 days of registration or within 30 days of start of Retreat, whichever comes first.

All accommodations are limited.

The Ranch Program

The Ranch Program

Spend a week at Rancho La Puerta, one of the world’s top destination spas—set on thousands of acres of wildlands and landscaped gardens in sunshiny Baja California. Customize an ideal routine to energize your body, calm your mind and lift your spirits. You’ll enjoy:

  • Guided hikes on 40 miles of mountain trails.
  • More than 50 daily fitness classes, including Pilates, Barre, TRX, circuit training, Hydro-Fit, yoga and Zumba.
  • Three farm-to-table meals, sourced from our organic garden and other local farms.
  • Eleven gyms, four pools, a running track, as well as tennis, Pickleball, basketball and volleyball courts.
  • Three full-service spas offering massage, facials, wraps, scrubs and other holistic therapies.
  • Meditation, Feldenkrais, sound healing and other mind-body activities.
  • Painting, sculpting, jewelry making and various art classes.
  • Presentations on culture, history, health, science and psychology.
  • Nature activities including bird walks, garden tours and farm hikes.
  • Live concerts, talks by special guests and other evening entertainment.
Getting To The Ranch

On Wednesday, March 1, meet outside Terminal 1 @ San Diego Airport for a 9 am departure.

Returns to SD Airport from Rancho La Puerta on Saturday depart at 7:45 am, 10 am, 12:15 pm & 2:30 pm.

Motzei Shabbat accommodations available upon request but may be subject to an additional fee.

Spa Booking

Book Your Spa Treatments

To select your spa treatments fill out the required information below. Once you have selected your booking type another selection will appear to choose your spa treatments.

Spa Treatments

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24 hours advance notice is required if you must cancel or change an appointment. Missed scheduled treatment times will be charged at full rate plus tax

  • Some restrictions apply.
  • Prices can change without notice.
  • Additional Mexican tax is not included in these prices.

To add over 14 Spa Treatments please list your additional desired services in the area below. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.

If you have any questions, please email or call us directly at 858-925-1214

Contact Us

To register or submit questions, contact Donna Sher at 858-449-3672 or