All work and no play? Not the chefs in Jackson. They appreciate the outdoor opportunities Jackson Hole has to offer as much (if not more) as its visitors do. Find out what keeps these chefs busy on their weekends, and how they stay fueled for the adventures. For this first edition, we talked backcountry cooking with Brad Pryor, executive chef at Amangani.
Summer Activity: Hiking
Location: Alaska Basin to Sunset Lake
Just outside Grand Teton National Park, Alaska Basin is actually located in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness. This area provides ample single or multiday hiking opportunities with fields of wildflowers, stunning mountain views and alpine lakes. Because it is located in the wilderness, this area does not require overnight camping permits. On these excursions, Pryor will take along a wrap of quinoa, roasted vegetables and grilled chicken for a backcountry meal that is high in fiber and protein. For overnight trips, Pryor breaks out a Jetboil to cook instant stuffing with cream of chicken soup. A simple dish that’s easy to assemble, this meal is hearty and warm for comfortable camping.