For multi-day expeditions, the food can be the most difficult and time consuming aspect. With the Moe food pack it's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Being the trip of a lifetime, the last thing you need to worry about is the quality of your food. It's a lot to take on for any one person, and generally requires a bit of experience. With the Moe food pack, this process is as easy as:
1. Pick one of our menus or build your own
2. Paint us a basic picture of your preferences
3. Leave the rest to us!
Our local vendors pride themselves on offering only the finest, and our team's attention to detail will allow your group to enjoy the river, not worry about the logistics.
Why Moe Food?
Our quality ingredients, buy-local focus, and attention to detail ensures quality menus every trip.
Our tried-n-true menus make planning easy, or build your own from our library of options.
Planning your groups' menu doesn't need to be complicated. Let us guide you through it!
Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful outfitter! Answered any and all questions, helped us get set up for the trip of a lifetime and packed us amazing meals. Would definitely go with Moenkopi again (as I one day hope to do!). Thanks Moenkopi!
~ Stephanie, November 2016
Why Moe Food?
Our long-standing relationships with our local vendors is a source of pride for us. The "Buy Local" and Sustainability in Food movements are a recent train, and we're "All-Aboard!" Even though this guy has a cigarette in his mouth, he probably sells some damn good produce!
No other company in the game freezes water directly into your coolers for one solid, 80 lb. block of ice. And our ability to freeze your meat and pre-made meals directly in the ice, means you'll be chipping steaks out of your coolers on day 17.
Accommodation of Dietary Restrictions
Food allergies and dietary restrictions shouldn't keep you from getting out on the river. Our team has put together more menu options than you can shake a guide stick at, so finding a menu that works for you will be a downstream breeze.
No explanation needed here.
Detailed Menu Book
We provide a detailed menu book to take the guesswork out of your trip.
Let's be honest, the most important piece of any good organization is good people. From freezing water into the coolers weeks before your trip, to all the detailed instructions and care of your food pack, your menu will be sure to be overflowing with the most important ingredient.... Love..... (hopefully bacon too)
Tried and True Menus
Our tried and true menus have proved themselves to withstand the rigors of a Grand trip. We consistently update and revise our menu options based on the feedback of guests, continually striving to ensure we have a menu that fits the needs of your group.
All menus shown can be tailored to any trip length.
Menu prices start at $25 / person / day
with a Menu Planning & Packing fee of $4 / person / day ($900 minimum)
Can I choose a "Tried and True" menu, and then make changes?
Build Your Own Menu
Our goal is to make sure your cuisine is exactly how you like it. With hundreds of meal options to choose from, you can either use one of our sample menus above and substitute in any meal we offer, or design your own menu from scratch from any of our meal options. If planning a menu for dietary restrictions, this is a great option, as you can design a menu to accommodate these needs (or see our Supplemental Boxes below).
BYO Menus are a base rate of $1,300
Rig Night Dinner
Set the tone for your trip with a meal fit to feed the Royal Family!
"Night 0" is the first night your group will spend together on the river. After a great day of rigging boats, start the trip off right with a fantastic rig night meal!
Rig Night Cajun Boil
Our Cajun Boil for the night before your launch is a great way to break the ice. This river-side, no-dishes, cook-it-all-in-one-giant-pot dinner includes King crab, shrimp, sausage, potatoes, onions, lemons, carrots, buttered corn on the cob, and spices.
Rig Night Grill Out
Having a Grill Night for the night of your rig can really set the tone for your River Trip! We can get your trip set up with Burgers, Brats, Appetizers and more to celebrate the expedition you're about to start!
Custom Rig Night Meal
Start the trip off with a bang by creating your own night meal from our extensive list of offerings! You can customize your rig night to include appetizers, entrees, and desserts!
The Menu Planning Process
The task of putting together a group menu can appear daunting at first. Lean on Moe to help make this process smooth & easy. With more options than there are side canyons on the river, you'll find something for everyone.
1. Poll the Group
Start with figuring out your groups dietary needs and culinary desires (that's a mouthful!). Feel free to use our Individual Preferences Form if it makes things easier.
2. Complete Group Preference Form
Once you have polled your group and compiled any dietary preferences, exchange dates, and menu selection, log into your Trip Hub and fill out the "Build Menu" form.
3. Menu Options
Option A: Choose a Tried 'n' True Menu
Take a pick from one of our menus that best fits your needs.
Option B: Build Your Own Menu
Additional $1,300 Flat Rate
Choose from our hundreds of meal options out of our Complete Menu Library, and plug them in to our blank menu template to create your ideal menu. A great option if you have trip members who have dietary restrictions, allergies or preferences, as you can choose meals that suit their needs.
*Guidelines apply, and subject to additional costs depending on the final menu
4. Add a Rig Night Dinner if needed
Add either our Rig Day Cajun Boil or another dinner of your choice for the group for the night before your launch.
5. Finalize Your Menu
With your culinary dreams finally down on paper, get your menu approved & finalized with Richard, our Food Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, at least 60 days prior to your trip. Once finalized, we'll begin purchasing your orders from our local vendors, and make that dream reality.
Will Moenkopi offer just a foodpack for our group and nothing else?
Historically, these have been the most difficult requests to fulfill. In order for us to provide a foodpack, we need at least 2 rafts rented from us. We will also need to discuss and confirm that you have enough storage capacity for what you order.
Can you accommodate specific dietary restrictions?
Absolutely. We are set up to accommodate a wide variety of dietary restrictions, and can work with you on your specific needs. (Learn more)
Is your food packed day by day, or "pantry" style?
Throughout many years of experimentation, we have come up with a system that is simple, user friendly, and flexible. Your dry goods for each day will be packed into 20mm rocket boxes, which will then become your trash receptacle each day. Your coolers will be sorted and packed into meat, dairy and produce. Bread, chips, and other bulky goods will be packed into the captain's boxes.
Can I choose a "Tried and True" menu, and then make changes?
From time to time, we get this request. We can accommodate this request to an extent, but making significant changes will be considered a Build Your Own menu and is subject to an additional $1,300 flat rate. The basic guidelines for a Tried and True menu are as follows:
You may make up to 2 meal substitutions or changes per menu (from our Complete Meal Options list). Changing more than 2 meals will incur the $2/person/day cost.
Each Tried and True menu may come with 2 premium meals (steak / fish meals). Additional premium meals are subject to additional costs.
Each Tried and True menu may come with 2 pre-made, boil-in-a-bag meals. Additional pre-made meals cost $8/person/day.
How many people can your food pack accommodate?
Our food pack can accommodate up to a full sized permit of 16 people. We do have a minimum number of 6 to utilize this service.
We are also happy to work with groups who have an exchange with varying numbers of people over the course of their trip.