Why are you passionate about being a chef?

Embarking on a trek through the mountains en route to conquering Machu Picchu is an unparalleled, once-in-a-lifetime experience. None of this would be possible without the invaluable contribution of our dedicated staff.

Our exceptional guides and porters ensure the trek’s feasibility while offering unwavering support. However, the true magic behind our motto, “the journey is the destination,” lies in the culinary expertise of our trekking chefs.

Each day, our skilled chefs prepare delectable meals on-site, meticulously following protocols to guarantee both taste and safety. They skillfully accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies, without compromising flavor. From a satisfying hot breakfast to a delightful three-course lunch, topped off with a delightful dinner during happy hour, each day is a culinary delight.

Rest assured, our trekking chefs add an extra touch of magic to your adventure, making every moment a memorable treat.

General questions

HOW MANY COOKS ARE WE HAVING PER GROUP?
In a typical group, there is one head chef and a sous chef. However, if the group size increases, there will be two sous chefs working their culinary magic in the kitchen.
HOW DO THEY KEEP THE INGREDIENTS FRESH?

To ensure the utmost freshness of the meals, all the ingredients are purchased the night before and meticulously transported in coolers throughout the journey. This meticulous approach guarantees that the meals made from these ingredients are of the highest quality.

WHERE DO THEY GET THE WATER TO COOK?
Absolutely! All the services provided by our guide are included in the price. Your guide will accompany you throughout the entire experience, starting from the briefing session until the final drop-off.
IS THE FOOD SAFE?
We assure our clients that all the meals we showcase are not only delicious but also completely safe to be consumed. We prioritize meticulous attention to detail to ensure that everyone enjoys the best experience without any concerns or risks.
CAN THE CHEFS CATER TO VEGAN DIETS?
Our skilled chefs are adept at catering to a wide range of dietary needs and allergies, extending beyond vegan diets. Whether you prefer vegetarian, vegan, kosher, or halal meals, we have you covered. If you have any allergies or specific dietary restrictions, please let us know, and our talented chefs will be more than happy to accommodate your needs. Your satisfaction and well-being are our top priorities.
CAN I TIP THE COOKS WITH USD?
As the cooks will be purchasing the ingredients in Cusco, they have the means to exchange money. Having access to either Peruvian currency or USD would be beneficial for them. It is worth noting that any tip provided to them is greatly appreciated.
WHAT DO THE COOKS DO WITH THE LEFTOVER FOOD?
Our approach ensures zero food waste, in line with our commitment to minimizing environmental impact. We offer a buffet-style dining experience, allowing individuals to control their portions and indulge as needed.

Leftover food remains untouched by others and can be enjoyed by fellow trekkers, guides, and porters. Rest assured, our team is more than happy to savor any surplus. Join us in this safe and sustainable practice.

WHAT KIND OF STOVE DO THEY USE?
Our porters utilize a propane stove connected to a gas tank for meal preparations. It may sound unbelievable, but they possess an extraordinary ability to create exceptional meals despite the limited resources at their disposal. Witnessing their culinary skills is truly astonishing.