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Private Dining, Parties, and Events

Gatherings and Good Times

​​Chef will design and execute a multi-course menu for your fabulous event on location.  Be it a reception dinner, dinner party, casual party with appetizers, romantic evening, or anything where good times are rolling, Chef has you taken care of. 

Rates: (Parties of 7-14 Guests)
4 Courses Family-Style:  $125/Guest
5 Courses Plated Table Service: $175/Guest
5 Courses Plated Table Service w/ Wine Pairings: $225/Guest
(Parties of 6 or fewer: (Family Style not available for parties of 6 or fewer) $225/Guest, $275/Guest)
(Parties of 15 or more: $110/Guest, $135/Guest, $185/Guestst

Multi-Day Meal Service


This is a great option for retreats and gatherings where guests will need multiple meals over several days.  Chef will be on-site to prepare and serve delicious meals that fit your needs

Rate:  $50/guest/meal/day
Deliveries available in Flagstaff

Adventure Hiking and Fine Dining

We offer an exciting and unique experience.  Hike with a geologist in Grand Canyon, Sedona, or Flagstaff then return to your digs and enjoy world-class food prepared by Chef. (12 guest maximum)

Service Includes:  
Hiking tour – shuttle to and from hike that includes bites and beverages on the way, gourmet lunch, guide, necessary gear, and dinner
5-course Meal with optional Chef-Selected Wine/Beer/Cocktail Pairings
Rate: 4-7 Guests: $450/Guest, 8-12 Guests $375/Guest

Private Chef Services

You could get with that: make reservations, get dressed-up, gather the crew, get in cars and fight traffic during the busy season, sit in a noisy dining room where you’re just another face in the crowd, experience overpriced food and underwhelming service, and then have to drive back to your spot.
 
Or, you could get with this: make one phone call, chill out, eat amazing food tailored to your whims with expert and personal service, drink under the stars or by a roaring fire, and revel in the majesty of your own personal paradise.
 
The choice is yours.  We are Canyons and Chefs 

Why Hire a Private Chef?

 
  • Tremendous Convenience
  • Professional Expertise
  • Fresh, local, high quality ingredients
  • Your favorite restaurant comes to you
  • Tailored personal service
Chef Billy Woods trained in the posh ski resort town of Vail, Colorado in a rigorous apprenticeship program.  He then honed his skills in some of the most outstanding kitchens in North America.
 
His resume includes stints at:
–> The Ski Tip Lodge, named the 6th-best restaurant in the country by Open Table
–>Tarbell’s Restaurant that received the prestigious “Zagat Rated” plaque of excellence as one of the top restaurants in Phoenix 
–> J&G Steakhouse at the world-renowned Phoenician Resort, consistently rated as one of the top steakhouses in the country
–>  The French Laundry, Thomas Keller’s raison d’etre
–> Momofuku Ko, David Chang’s turning of fine dining onto its head

Food-Centric Adventure Tours

Our Basecamp Hiking Tours are like nothing you’ve ever experienced.  By day we hike and explore some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring country on the face of the planet, delving deep into geologic time with your geologist/guide.  By night we eat and drink under the stars and by the fire, with meals conceived and prepared by professional chefs and served in your very own backcountry resturant (tables, chairs, silverware, china…yep). 
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We bring our custom-built professional kitchen-on-wheels that serves as the backbone for cooking over the fire, in pit smokers, and with dutch ovens.  Dinners consist of multiple courses and wine/beer/cocktails pairings.  It’s as if we’ve brought our own Michelin-Starred Restaurant into the howling wilds of the Southwest!
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Our campsites also inlcude luxurious comforts such as private bathrooms, showers, comfortable beds/cots, and large tents.  Think you’ve been glamping before?  Think again!
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Check out our Chef-Driven Outdoor Experiences in Grand Canyon, Arizona, and Utah!

Canyons and Chefs:  Vermillion Cliffs

Our basecamp tour of the Vermillion Cliffs includes fantastic adventures into iconic slot canyons, precipitous cliffs and mesas, waterfalls, and mind-bending rock formations.  What are you waiting for?!

Duration: 5 Days

Skill Level: Undergraduate +

Cost: $2500/guest

Canyons and Chefs:  Grand Staircase-Escalante

Hit some of the most iconic scenery in the southwest including the famous Crack-in-the-Wall, the Golden Cathedral, and several arches, hoodoos, and spectacular canyons in this tour de force!

Duration: 5 Days

Skill Level: Undergraduate +

Cost: $2500/guest

Canyons and Chefs:  Grand Canyon North Rim

Think you’ve seen Grand Canyon?  Not until you’ve been to North Rim!  Lush aspen forests, buffalo herds, and rolling meadows full of wildflowers are just the precursor to the very remote, very unique, and very special North Rim of Grand Canyon

Duration: 5 Days

Skill Level: Undergraduate +

Cost: $2500/guest

Canyons and Chefs:  Grand Canyon South Rim

So you’ve seen the Grand Canyon, have you?  Not with us!  We will visit and hike through some of South Rim’s most spectacular geologic layercake, beating the crowds and finding the special places only the locals (spoiler alert:us) know about!

Duration: 5 Days

Skill Level: Undergraduate +

Cost: $2500/guest

Canyons and Chefs:  Bears Ears National Monument

One of the newest National Monuments is the very special Bears Ears, land of canyons, ruins, petroglyphs, and large buttes that look exactly like…wait for it..A Bears Ears!  We will visit Natural Bridges, White Canyon, and Grand Gulch on this whirlwind of scenery and solitude!

Duration: 5 Days

Skill Level: Undergraduate +

Cost: $2500/guest

Why Canyons and Chefs?

So much of the true wilderness experience comes from being able to understand and interpret what you are seeing.  Why are those rocks red?  How did this canyon form?  What is that tree?  What cultural significance are those petroglyphs?  A wilderness experience that includes five-star cuisine is even better.  Tired of the powdered bag meals and trail mix?  We are too.   Our expert guides will not only keep you safe, relaxed, and intrigued, but our professional chefs will make sure you have the delicious food to keep going all day long (and all night too!)

A trained geologist is a person who can interpret millions of years of Earth’s history simply by staring at a rock outcrop for a few minutes.  A chef is a person who can take seemingly humble ingredients and transform them into art.   Anyone can read a book about The Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, or  Death Valley, anyone can read a cookbook or follow a chef on Instagram.   But having the opportunity to put those two things together on the trail and in camp in an unforgettable experience.

Explore Further, Be Wild, Eat like kings