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So I have been told over the years that I need a page where people can grab the pertinent information about me and my endeavors. Hopefully this page meets that need.

Chef Randy King Contact

Email me directly at headheed@hotmail.com if you have questions, comments, concerns or jokes about Donald Trumps hair.

Chef Randy King – Bio

Randy King is a man of dual passions – cooking and hunting. As a chef he has cooked professionally for nearly 20 years across the Northwest. As a lifelong hunter Randy has traversed America hunting everything from Caribou in Alaska to hogs in Florida.

Kings writing and recipes have been appeared in Outdoor Life, Traditional Bowhunter Magazine and Boise Weekly. He is also a long time columnist for Northwest Sportsman Magazine.

Randy is a dedicated father of three boys and a husband who gets in trouble for having “dead things” on the counter top. Randy lives in Nampa, Idaho. Chef in the Wild is his first book.

Chef Randy King Bio – Short

Randy is a dedicated father of three boys and a husband who gets in trouble for having “dead things” on the counter top. Chef in the Wild is his first book. For more recipes and writing visit Randy’s blog at chefrandyking.com.

Chef in the Wild: Recipes and Reflections of a True Wilderness Chef

Chef in the Wild is more than just another wild game cook book, it is a combination of “how to” acquire food and “why to” acquire food. All sections will focus on the game and the resources that can be harvested at that time. Recipes such as curried wild turkey drumsticks, ‘PPP’ for pigeon pot pie, Basque style elk solomo and French hare stew.  With 55 Chef tested wild game recipes and humorous insights from an honest hunter will provide Chef in the Wild with unique market placement.

Buy the BOOK!

Order the Book – Amazon.com or from Caxton Press

A limited number of review copies are available. Please send all requests to headheed@Hotmail.com

Cover and Back Cover of the Book








Blurbs about Chef in the Wild

“A real-deal chef and lifelong hunter, King serves up a great collection of accessible recipes for a variety of game and fish, all seasoned with well-told tales of a life spent outdoors.”

Hank Shaw, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook

“No matter your passion; hunting, fishing, gathering, cooking, or just reading great stories about a connection to the land, this book will fill the mind, the freezer, the stomach, and stir the urge to walk the sage in search of your next meal.”

Randy Newberg, host of Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg and On Your Own Adventures

“Anything but a rehash of old standards, the recipes and techniques are freshly original. I’ve been cooking what I’ve caught, shot, and gathered for decades, but I learned something new on almost every page of this book.”

E. Donnall Thomas Jr., Co-Editor of Traditional Bowhunter, Field Editor of Ducks Unlimited

Book Reviews in Print –

Idaho Statesman Review by Rodger Phillips

Idaho Press Tribune Review by Elizabeth Thomas

Book Reviews – Blogs

Harvesting Nature

Go Carnivore

Chef in the Wild On the Radio

Wild Game Domain

Pictures of Me

(Click on them for a larger version, feel free to use these, just don’t Photoshop them into PETA montages or something)

Press Release

Below is a link to a PDF of the Initial Press Release

Chef in the Wild Press Release

Personal Testament

I am a man of dual passions. Cooking and hunting. As a chef I have cooked for over 15 years in professional kitchens – everything from frog legs at Gary Dankos to Chicken Parm in huge hotels. While a chef I gathered a reputation (among other things) for my wild game preparations. My cooking picked me up accolades and awards along the way. Email me, I can tell you all about it.

It is wild game that truly inspires me. I live to hunt. When I am not hunting I am thinking about hunting. When I am not thinking about hunting I am most likely cooking. It is the connection of those two passions that I thrive in.  The razors edge of my life.

I am also a dedicated father of three boys, a husband who gets in trouble for having “dead things” on the counter top and an Outdoor and Food writer.  I have been published in Outdoor Life, Cooking Wild, Restaurants and Institutions and many others. I am a reporter for the Boise Weekly and a columnist for Northwest Sportsman Magazine.  The blank page terrifies me but I look forward to telling others about food and hunting each time I sit down to write.

Connecting the dots of my passions are two projects, both called Chef in the Wild.  One is a book and the other is a video series. Look around this website and you are bound to find out more.

When I am not out in the woods, I am making a mess behind the stove.

Much love and thanks for taking a look.