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Iron Chef of Brew Hut, Round 3! (beginner friendly) · Sat. Sep. 21st - Sun. Sep. 22nd

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Organized by: Joe O\'Brien.

Start: Saturday, Sep. 21st, 9:00 am
End: Sunday, Sep. 22nd, 10:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Sep. 19th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom




Welcome, to Brew Hut Stadium! Backcountry Chefs, please step forward and prepare to demostrate your culinary expertise. You will be called upon to craft, from deep within the mountains, food that no mere mortal has ever consumed among the azure skies and rocky outcrops which can be spied from atop Mount Brew.

Please, view this video to understand the history of the adventure into which you are embarking:


For those of you unfamiliar with this great show, the aspects of the premise of the show which are relevant to our trip are as follows:

Teams of three chefs will compete against each other for the Golden Spork. Each team, of which we will likely have four, will create a meal using the secret ingredient (not to be revealed until we reach the hut) and whatever cookstuffs and foodstuffs they have packed in with them. Each team's creation will then be sampled by a panel of three judges.

For this trip, we will need 12 chefs to work in teams of three and three judges to evaluate the chefs' labours. I will select and pack in the secret ingredient (it will be good for both savoury and sweet dishes). Teams should plan to make a meal for four (this allows the judges to sample, and ensures a fantastic potluck afterwards).

Last year we had a great trip with much good food, in fact I believe it is one of only three calorie-positive trips I have ever been on!


We will leave Vancouver Saturday morning and head up to Brew. Teams will have the afternoon to prepare their kitchen. The Iron Chef showdown will begin with 45 minutes of cooking, followed by 20 minutes of judging. We will then have a potluck of all the food, and an awarding of the Golden Spork. Sunday morning all participants are invited to try and outdo each other in their breakfast displays, in a no stakes exhibition. We will then head down and back to Vancouver with our appetite - both for food and the mountains - sated.

All participants should be comfortable with safe and respectful backcountry travel, but folks new to hiking and camping are more than welcome! If you have any questions about the trip email me or ask away on the message board.

Posted: 2019-08-14 22:14:09
Last modified: 2019-09-08 17:08:53