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www.ediblemontereybay.com 35 Being based in Santa Cruz, there’s no problem obtaining great ingredients, and his strong connections with local farmers make it a simple process. “We have so much access to wonderful produce that it’s not an issue,” Creager says. Unlike the crusty chuck wagon cooks of yore, Creager puts a personal touch on his services—decorating tables with pinecones and wild sage, providing camping gear and lounge chairs and even starting the nighttime fire so that hikers can come back from their day to a cozy, stress-free campsite. His girlfriend, Justine Grajski, the baker at Midtown Café, provides cookies and other sweet treats. A former trekking guide, Creager can organize your entire backcountry adventure. “We can go anywhere,” Creager says, noting that ultralight cooking equipment and state-of-the-art coolers allow him to take his kitchen far into the wilderness. “We figure out a way to make it happen.” But if a big trek deep into the wild is not in the cards for you, and rather, something less ambitious—say, a family reunion or corporate retreat in Big Sur or the Santa Cruz Mountains—is more your speed, Creager is happy to accommodate. “We can plan anything, provide naturalists or guides, put together any trip,” says Creager. Sierra Gourmet Backcountry Catering www.sierragourmetcatering.com • zac@sierragourmetcatering.com 831.205.1391


edible Monterey Bay Summer 2015
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