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Fresh food isn’t a novelty in Alaska – it’s a given. Here, we dish on delectable Alaskan cuisine, from king crab to caribou to wild salmon. Our employees are always serving up great stories –read them here.

5 Winter Cocktails Every Alaska Bartender Should Know How to Make

by ATJ Posted in In the Kitchen
Alaska Winter Cocktails
  Photo by Reese Lloyd   Nothing takes the edge off the bitter cold quite like a stiff cocktail—and few places have a piercing cold quite like Alaska. Part of the fun of traveling or living someplace cold is the warm, cozy feeling of the community around a bar, tucked...  Read More

Alaska Survival Tips: How to Properly Smoke a Salmon

by ATJ Posted in Friendliest Catch: Fishing in Alaska, In the Kitchen
Image used through Creative Commons License from FairbanksMike
When you think about it, salmon are highly complex fish.  They are typically anadromous, meaning they’re born in fresh water, migrate to the sea, then return to fresh water to reproduce.  Plus, studies have shown that salmon actually return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn.  Given...  Read More

The Unconventional Guide to Alaska: Delicacies of the Last Frontier

by ATJ Posted in In the Kitchen
reindeer-filet
Delicious Alaskan Dishes You Must Try Eating local is a big deal for foodies these days, and the foods of Alaska are some of the best in the world. Here are some specialties to try when you’re exploring the Last Frontier. Reindeer Don’t tell Rudolph, but reindeer meat is leaner...  Read More

Robert – Food & Beverage Supervisor

by ATJ Posted in In the Kitchen, Off the Clock
As a supervisor, I have been able to develop my management skills here at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Since my arrival, I have felt like I was part of a family. I have found many life-long-friends and even LOVE here in Alaska. The atmosphere here is full of support...  Read More

Carmello – Sous Chef

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, In the Kitchen, The Alaska Experience Blog
I came to Alaska last season as a student on my externship for school. I had no plans for Alaska on my list but when the window of opportunity opened, I jumped. I’m glad I did too. Coming up here opened a new world of adventure and showed me that...  Read More

Allan & Verginiya – 2007

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, In the Kitchen, Off the Clock, The Alaska Experience Blog
Allan and Verginiya met in the summer of 2004. He was the PM Sous Chef and she was a laundry attendant. Originally he came from the east coast but had been working in the Florida Keys for eight years before moving to Alaska. She was from a little town in...  Read More