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Guide Cook-Off Winners!

10/01/14 at 09:39 PM by Becky Leinweber


We recently held a fun event for our guides and staff - a healthy competition of our guides' culinary skills - a Guide Cook-off!


Our competitors -- Greg Blessing, Jon Easdon, and Juan Ramirez -- cooked a meal like they would prepare and provide on any guide trip -- right off their tailgates!  Greg cooked up his buffalo burgers, baked beans and potato salad.  He topped that off with homemade cheesecake.  Jon made his bacon-wrapped grilled chicken.  Next up was Juan's protein-rich "Hopper Juan Casserole."  Just kidding!  We had his New Mexican Green Chile (from a secret family recipe) served up with homemade corn chips.  


Our judges went to each contestant's dining table to score their meals on three pre-established criteria:  taste, presentation, and what we will call replicability.  What?  The criteria were:  did the meal taste good?  was it served  with attention to details (or just spooned up on a paper plate?), and could it be made again, in one of those little pull-out areas in the Canyon or along the Arkansas?   


One thing is for sure: on your next guided fly fishing trip, even if the fish aren't cooperative, at least you'll be well-fed! No hot dogs and beans on our trips.


And the winners are...

                                     greg blessing              juan ramirez                                   





jon easdon                                   

First Place

Greg Blessing

  Second Place  

Juan Ramirez

Third Place  

Jon Easdon 







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