Originally Posted by lhowemt
It sounds like yummy food, but a lot of work and space for a river trip. If you want to spend a lot of time in camp, that would be great, if you want more time on the river, hiking, playing, simpler is better. Get your gourmet food in a restaurant, my advice. Simple food can be very tasty also.
Laura's got a good point. That's why I was curious about your trip logistics too. 2 rafts running support for 10 kayakers is a lot different than 4 or 5 raft buddies getting together. Like a lot more cooler space.
I heard of one guy who went to 10 of his favorite restaurants and had them plan, prep and cook and freeze whatever need done for a whole GC trip.
If you have space you can have someone (restaurant or caterer) do a couple dutch enchiladas or lasagna - freeze them ( in the shape of the dutch) and it's heat and serve plus side fixings. With good bagged mixed salads available and some grilled or dutch bread with and you have awesome easy meals.
If you have dutch ovens that is.
Grilled meats are easy, popular and fast. Pre made stew could be heat and serve ( especially if you have cooler space).
I also know at least two people locally who offer this service commercially. One of which I went down the GC with and she rocks.
Part of the fun of the trip for me involves menu planning.