Culinary Adventures


Great Food with Beautiful Views


Giant Ledge / Panther Mountain - Catskills, NY

September 27, 2014

“Thanks Ron for an awesome experience and for always making sure we were comfortable with what we were doing. Parts of the hike were challenging but with your guidance, we were able to realize what we were capable of. The narration throughout the hike made it most enjoyable: the history of the mountain, the mountains around us, the different kinds of trees and plants. Most times, you are looking straight in front of you and not looking around to see the magnificent nature around you. The seafood stir-fry was delicious and was a perfection selection- filling and healthy. The hike exceeded our expectations. Thank you again!”

Lisa A. Brennan

Sawyer Mountain - Adirondacks, NY

August 24, 2014

"Excellent experience! I highly recommend Campside Chef's services. I have hiked a few times before and my girlfriend has never hiked. We went on Sawyer Mountain, which was an easy 2-mile round trip hike. We enjoyed the guidance and interesting facts about the mountain that accompanied the amazing views at the lookout. Although the views were amazing, the best part of the hike was the very delicious dish that the Campside Chef freshly prepared in front of us. Sitting at the lookout and enjoying the views while eating an amazing lunch was a great experience. Thank you very much! We are looking forward to the next hiking trip together!”

Angel Geoggiev & Yonairy Garcia

Owls Head Mountain - Keene Adirondacks, NY

August 16, 2014

“Thanks for making Saturday a very special day for my daughter and me. Your professional guidance, your expert culinary skills, and your great personality culminated into a perfect hiking and dining experience.”

Dawn E Curry

Huntersfield Mountain - Catskills, NY

June 14, 2014

What a fantastic time we had during our hike with The Campside Chef! Although we picked the coldest, wettest day in June, my coworkers and I had so much fun. This was a beginner hike up Huntersfield Mountain. Not only will you get the most delicious meal cooked for you, you will also learn so much about the area you are hiking. My advice to beginners: bring your hiking boots and your appetite. You will not be disappointed! Thanks so much for a great day, we can't wait to go again!!!

Lori McGarry

Huntersfield Mountain - Catskills, NY

June 14, 2014

"It was awesome! Thank you so much! It was definitely a new experience!"

Samantha George

Slide Mountain

June 15, 2013

Campside Chef was a great time! My friends and I were looking to learn some hiking basics with a knowledgeable guide. Ron provided us that and more. We learned historical information about the mountain as well as hiking fundamentals. Once we reached the peak we rested while he prepared gourmet Bison sliders with Colby jack cheese and onions sautéed in cognac on a fresh bun. Great way to celebrate our efforts! Give it a try!!

Lucas K.