At Kenai Riverside Lodge, we take great pride in the food that we serve.  Our chefs return year after year, and they put time and love into every meal.  We also go to great lengths to accommodate specific dietary needs and food allergies.  Food is an integral part of your vacation experience, and we work hard to ensure it's a phenomenal one!

Each morning, you'll wake up to a hot breakfast buffet before heading out for a guided activity. You might walk in to the aroma of hot blueberry pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. 

Your guide will meet you in the lodge for breakfast and soon you'll be gearing up for a great day of adventuring.

Your made-to-order lunch will be prepared to take with you on your guided activity!

In the evening you'll come home to a four-course meal, served family-style in our lodge. Share stories about the day over a glass of wine or Alaskan micro-brew beer.  After dinner, spend time on the riverside deck over a campfire or have another glass at our bar!


Meet our head chef at Kenai Riverside Lodge, Brandon McDearis!

Brandon McDearis first came to work in Alaska in 2010, and he has been the head chef at the Kenai Riverside Lodge ever since. He has a BS in Foods and Nutrition from Radford University and a culinary degree from Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, NC. Before coming to Alaska Wildland Adventures, Brandon worked mostly in high-volume catering and cooking in upscale restaurants, as well as running his own personal chef business. His past couple of winters have included ventures such as cooking in Australia and running expeditions in Peru. When he is not working in the kitchen, he is often writing about food and nutrition, both in magazines and on his blog at www.yourwaycuisine.com.