Jackson Hole Private Chef Guide

Of the many questions I get about the Jackson Hole lifestyle, the topic of hiring a private chef comes up all the time. I find myself offering the same details a lot. It’s about who I know, what I’ve heard, and contact information. A lot has been published on Jackson’s food landscape, with generous and positive coverage given to our cadre of private chefs. These are often classically trained culinary professionals, some of whom just may have worked for Michelin starred restaurants.

When you consider getting the most of the personal culinary services that Jackson has to offer, it well worth your time to dig into Jackson’s many resources. There is call for small scale catering now and again when a dinner party surfaces. But what about the holiday season, and any happy occasion that might call for hours of kitchen prep and thoughtful menu touches? If you’re apt to celebrate a birthday or anniversary in style, or simply want to enjoy an astonishing Teton summer night under the stars dining al fresco, it’s worth it to engage a Jackson Hole private chef.

Providing the Full Package

At Mountains of Groceries, the name of the game is to think of everything so you don’t have to. This team of  pros will not only match you to a Jackson Hole private chef, they will also shop for you, deliver a fully made meal for you, and even decorate your home for the holidays. Owner Ashley Wold just wants her customers to enjoy their time in our neighborhood properly, “At the end of a long day adventuring in the national park, or hitting the slopes, it is such a luxury to return to a gourmet meal, prepared exactly to your liking, in the comfort of your very own home! No need to venture in to Jackson and deal with traffic and parking, no need to brave snowy roads, no need to get dressed up, no need to do the dishes.”

Wold is also very encouraging that once you’ve arrived and need to make a choice, doing your own tasty research matters, “If you have a few available nights, try several different chefs to get a nice variety of styles, flavors and options. When trying to make your decision on who to work with, request to see their favorite menu – something they would cook for their own friends. You can also request that your dining experience is sourced as locally as possible.”

Personal Culinary Attention

As with anything in Jackson Hole, a plan is needed. Personal services are in high demand here in the Tetons, and taking the time to do research is just as important as booking the right choice. How far ahead of time you need to commit all depends on the experience you are seeking. There are chefs who can be booked just days or weeks ahead, but there are no guarantees. This availability might be based on a cancellation. If there is an opportunity to book months in advance, do it. Holiday events, especially, often require a minimum of two months lead time for a private chef to plan and manage.

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Chef Eric Wilson

Eric Wilson cooks for a variety of clientele for many purposes and events, and has been lucky enough to bring his talents across the country from the Hamptons to Los Angeles and some of the best ski towns in between. He travels internationally to cook for clients who  get hooked on his approach in the kitchen. This testimonial from his site gives specific character to Wilson’s talent:

We have had many private chefs over the years, all with fine pedigrees and some from very famous restaurants. I can say, without reservation, that you are the very best.

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Incredible Edibles

Karen Martin’s Incredible Edibles offers private chefing for short-term or long-term engagements. They believe that cooking in someone’s home needs to be personal and, with a friendly, passionate, professional approach, this outfit strives to make every experience enjoyable. This is a full service catering operation that will provide everything you need to make your event memorable and delicious.

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Chef Renee

Renee takes care of all of the details from planning to shopping to preparation, serving, and clean up. She professes that she is living a dream by crafting culinary experiences for her clients. And the response is over the top:

Renee’s cooking exceeds even the top restaurants in Jackson, but that is not the only reason she is so unique. She makes cooking an act of entertainment, engaging with guests while the food is being prepared.

Whether you are hosting guests, throwing a party, date night or want to have a delicious meal ready to go after a day enjoying the Tetons, she’s got you covered.

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Fox Creek Garlic Company

With a passion for food, Chef Rick Sordahl ignites the senses using high quality fresh ingredients. He always puts your palate first. Simply put, in these unique times, it is comforting to depend on an award-winning chef in your own kitchen. Check out Fox Creek’s website to learn more about Sordahl’s farm to table practices.

A Jackson Hole Private Chef Can Shape Your Life

What better way to get a first impression of a plate of food than Instagram? This is a great way to understand the kitchen skills of some of our Jackson Hole personal chefs. Once you’ve landed on a profile, you can find contact information or a website for the chef.

Remember that any time of year is a good time to start performing research on bringing a private chef into your home. If it is a true match, the option of putting one of these culinary stars on retainer will ensure that your personal schedule is covered, even if it’s a run-of-the-mill Tuesday night.


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