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Canyons and Chefs

Private Chef and Chef-Driven Outdoor Experiences

Canyons and Chefs: Grand Canyon

Discover the hidden secrets of Grand Canyon in style (and without the crowds)!

Canyons and Chefs: Arizona Red Rocks

Explore the wild and spectacular backcountry of Northern Arizona!

Canyons and Chefs: Wild Utah

See Utah in its most spectacular, primal wilderness state!

What do We do?

We are the meeting place between outdoor adventure and fine food and drink.  Canyons and Chefs is the integration of two seemingly different concepts: a private chef firm and a guided hiking outfitter.
We offer:
– Private Chef Dining and Events
–  Chef-Driven Guided Basecamping and Backpacking Tours 
– day hiking and Chef-Styled dinner

We celebrate public lands, wilderness, geology, and hiking and pair that with a Michelin-starred restaurant.



What makes us Special?

There are many, many private chef and/or guided tour companies here in the American Southwest.  They all have something to offer, and all say they’re the best.  None of them do what we do.
We pair two worlds, doing what others simply cannot.  Chef-driven outdoor experiences is not just our concept, it is our calling. 
Simply put: fire, food and adventure have always been what humans crave, we’re just the company that’s making it cool again.
Book now and find out just how different we are

Explore Further, Be Wild, Eat Like Kings

We Are canyons and chefs


The Grand Canyon

Wild Utah

Arizona Red Rocks

Featured Event

Canyons and Chefs

An extraordiary and unique meeting place between outdoor adventure and a michelin-starred restaurant.  Join us for these outstanding experiences in Grand Canyon, Sedona, and elsewhere in the beautiful Canyon Country!

Featured Trip


This erosional gem, located deep in the Vermillion Cliffs of Arizona, is a must for any aspiring geologic adventure hound.

Got a Permit to The Wave?

Let us take you there for the best experience possible!

WHy Canyons and Chefs?

Professional Chefs, Professional Food

The core concept of what we do is to bring together the two worlds of profesional restarants and natural exploration.  We acheive this through a farm-to-table concept for our menus, backed by a professional-kitchen on wheels that facilitates our cooking over the fire, in dutch ovens, and using smokers.

Expert Geologist/Guides

Our lead guides are geologists with at least a Bachelor of Science in geology from an accredited university. They are carefully chosen based upon their expertise in the area of your trip, and will ensure your every need is satisfied.

Safety first

Our guests and employees safety is our top priority on every adventure. All guides are trained and certified in CPR and First Aid, equipped with fully outfitted first aid kits and extra water.  Most guides also have more advanced certifications.

Backpacking Tours

Escape deep into the wilderness carrying everything you need in your backpack.  We furnish top-of-the-line gear and expert guides.

Basecamping Tours

Hike in amongst wondrous scenery by day, and return to a comfortable basecamp with all the amenities for an evening of star-gazing.

Day Hiking Trips

Spend a day thinking like a geologist as we uncover the hidden secrets and fascinating past of the Colorado Plateau.


Custom Adventures

We can accomodate almost any adventure geology request.  If you have a dream trip, we will make it a reality.


The Goat’s Blog

Hiking Red Mountain near Flagstaff, Arizona

Hiking Red Mountain near Flagstaff, Arizona

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#2 Best (Worst) Geology Disaster Movie of All-Time

#2 Best (Worst) Geology Disaster Movie of All-Time

#2:  Dante's Peak Look Mom, a pyroclastic flow! Check out the full rankings here! Geologic Sin Meter:  Volcanoriffic This rating system seems to be getting more stupid and vague with every post, so let's just say that this rating means that this movie is actually...

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#3 Best (Worst) Geology Disaster Movie of All-Time

#3 Best (Worst) Geology Disaster Movie of All-Time

#3.  The Core Look Mom, the core's....doing something?! Check out the full rankings here! Geologic Sin Meter:  Off the Charts This rating means that this movie literally broke the meter, and I had to repair it while laughing madly.  This movie takes the...

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