Did you Know?

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 by Webchef in

Did you know that most of the freeze dried and dehydrated meals you buy in stores today are just a combination of individually freeze dried ingredients and powders put into a bag?

That’s right. Most of the dehydrated and freeze dried products on the market simply combine individual freeze dried ingredients and powdered spices and call that a meal. Prior to you adding hot water, the ingredients have not stewed or been cooked together. Bulk quantities of peas, carrots, meat and spices are freeze dried in large batches and then combined at time of packaging. Not at Yamnuska.

All of our dehydrated meals start off as high quality ingredients and are actually cooked/stewed together prior to being dehydrated – like you would cook a dinner at home. This is a significant flavor difference and why we consistently get amazing feedback on our dinners.

We think in order to call a product we sell you a ‘dinner’ at some point it should have been cooked together prior to being dehydrated. Hand cooked in small batches is what gives us the taste and quality difference over these other types of products.

And, when you buy one portion from us, it’s actually a portion for a hungry active person. Most packaged meals today advertise that the portion serves two people but in our experience, two active people might be disappointed……and a little hungry. 

Give our dinners a try for yourself and let us know what you think.

Yamnuska Backcountry Kitchen Joins Alberta Food Processors Association

Posted on Sunday, August 04, 2013 by Len Youden in

Yamnuska Backcountry Kitchen has been accepted for membership in the Alberta Food Processors Association. The Alberta Food Processors Association (AFPA) is a non-profit organization representing all segments of the food and beverage industry in Alberta. Yamnuska's dehydrated meal processing operation qualifies us for membership as a processor in Alberta.

"This is an exciting step forward in our evolution as a high quality food and dehydrated meal processor" says Brian McClure, Yamnuska's Backcountry Food Services Manager. "The AFPA is rich in educational and resource support and our active membership will ensure as we grow, that we are operating to the highest industry standards. Yamnuska's Backcountry Kitchen has always subscribed to the concept that high quality ingredients and processes ensure a high quality finished product so this is a natural step forward in our program."

For 30 years, Yamnuska's Backcountry Kitchen has designed and processed high quality meal menus that give our clients the energy they need for active backcountry adventures. Over the course of this time, our dehydration processes have yielded an excellent product that not only tastes great but has high nutritional and calorie content. Our meal selection has recently been expanded to offer a wider selection of dinners that meets a multitude of consumer tastes. Many of our meals are gluten free, lactose free and vegetarian.

The Yamnuska brand is synonymous with high quality backcountry experiences and our membership in the AFPA demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our food products are consistent with that overall quality experience.

For more information on the Alberta Food Processors Association, please visit their website at www.afpa.com

Backcountryfood.ca Launch

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Len Youden in Blog

Announcing the launch of backcountryfood.ca

Welcome to BackcountryFood.ca!

Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is pleased to launch the new website for our popular backcountry food products. For over 30 years we have been perfecting our backcountry food systems and menus and we are excited to share our products with you.

Our basic product types are:

1.       Our Standard Dehydrated Dinner

2.       Our Trip and Expedition Catering and Menu Development

3.       Our Speedy Boil in a Bag Meals

4.       Military Rations

5.       Emergency Preparedness Dinner Packs

We invite you to try our high quality and delicious meals on your next backcountry adventure.  As we like to say….’you focus on the trip, while we focus on your food’.

To get in touch with us please call 403 678 4164 or email kitchen@yamnuska.com

See you in the backcountry!