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Trail Chef

By Trail Recipes SIA

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Hiking, car-camping, or backpacking – no matter what kind of activity you prefer, every time when you’re planning next trip, the question is usually asked, “What am I going to eat?”

Trail Chef App will give you an easy and organized way to create a mouthwatering camping menu.

With over 60 trail-tested recipes and option to add your own customized food, you can prearrange your meals in categories, get their nutritional info and plan a daily menu according to your activities!

Main features:
• All recipes are available offline. No Internet connection needed
• Conversion to metric or imperial units
• Custom designed icons and infographics
• Colourful pictures

Recipe catalog:
• 60+ trail tested, easy-to-follow recipes
• Special recipe categories: lightweight, vegetarian, one-pot etc
• Mark recipes as favourite to quickly add them to a plan
• “Add your own food&recipes” feature

Menu Planning Tool:
• Meal planning by day, by physical activity level or daily caloric needs
• Daily menu summary – weight of food and calorie density
• Summary of the whole plan – total food weight, average number of calories, etc
• Menu plan and “on-the-trail” cooking instructions export

What's New in Version 2.0

We redesigned app to make it shine, colourful and easy-to-navigate as possible

Each recipe has a fabulous picture now!

12 of our favourite recipes have been added to the Trail Chef recipe catalogue:
• Everybody-Can-Make Pizza
• Chapati – Backcountry Flatbread
• Fish Crumble
• Mushroom Polenta With Chorizo Chips
• Hot Cranberry Orange Drink
• Thai Style Beef Jerky
• Easy Trail Tiramisu
• Irish Soda Bread
• Bacon and Honey Oatmeal
• Oatmeal Pancakes
• 3 Mushroom Risotto

Each recipe includes detailed nutritional information on kcals, protein, carbs, fat, sugar and salt per serving;

Plus we’ve made a minor bug fixes and performance emprovements

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Customer Reviews

You shouldn't settle for just Ramen Noodles

...and this app makes sure you don't have to. We now eat like kings in the backcountry. The jambalaya, polenta w/chorizo chips and others are simple enough for a non-chef like me to prepare and cook after a full day's hike.

Warning: the food is so good that your fellow hikers will name you grubmaster for each trip.

Exactly what I needed

This is a great app for beginner backpackers on multi day treks. The food is great and exciting each day and there are a ton of options. Even if their recipes are not for you it will definitely give you a good idea of what is possible on the trail and more importantly, what's realistic.


Put all my meals in for a camping trip then discovered there's no master view of what I need to buy or prep at home or pack. Two days before the trip. Asked for a refund.

Trail Chef
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 46.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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