Ceiba Food Pack & Menus

Packing food and ice for any long river trip is a science. Ceiba will provide your trip wholesome, tasty food in plentiful quantities. Our menus can easily accommodate vegetarians, those with special dietary needs or allergies, and occasions such as birthdays and holidays. Whether we pack the food into Ceiba’s coolers & boxes or utilize your own, we will organize it to stay as fresh as possible.

Whatever your needs, we have you covered!

Menu Options

You have several choices when working with Ceiba and designing your preferred menu. Choose the easy and simple route of picking from a Ceiba Standard Menu, or choose to work closely with our food pack guru and put together a Customized Menu. We always include the necessary staples and condiments to prepare your meals, a full snack box, spice kit, plenty of fresh fruit and tasty veggies, fresh locally roasted coffee, tea, juice and drink mixes.

Ceiba Standard Menus

Ceiba offers a variety of set menus to make the food planning process simple and stress-free.

  • Any menu can be shortened or lengthened for your trip.

  • Talk to us about supplementing any menu for vegetarians and specific food allergies!

  • We can add premade dinner entrees in boilbags to any menu for a small fee – just ask!

Choose from these set menus for good healthy eating!

This menu has no red meat, although it does include a few breakfast meats for the serious carnivores among us! We can easily turn this into a more vegetarian menu or accommodate vegetarians with an alternative at any given meal.

This is a pretty classic set of meals for the Grand Canyon with plenty of pack lunch options, and a few more cold, easy breakfasts for the hot summer trips.

This menu has a little more lunch variety, and is just the classic set of river running meals. A little dutch oven work, some grilling and a mix of hot and cold breakfasts.

18 day

Ready Made

This menu is easy and still yummy. The entrees are homemade meals by a local chef in boilbags, so you heat them, open and serve. All you need to prepare are the sides. This menu tries to minimize time spent on preparation and maximize your time to do other things!

This menu will satisfy that need to grill. It must stem from the classic "girls grill golden porkchops" photo in the original Belknap river guide.

This menu made the group happy! A pretty straight forward one. A few grill nites, nothing too laborious for dinner, some variety, and plain old good eatin'!!

It was Grand Canyon guides who designed this menu. They knew they wanted to eat well and knew the things they never wanted to eat after working all summer on the river.

This menu is great for not spending too much time in the kitchen. No dutch oven meals, lots of deli spread lunches make it easy to just do pack lunches, and a majority easy breakfasts for a quick get away.

24 day

Belly Full

This menu is varied and portions are beefed up for the cold winter trips. We can add on or subtract days to fit your long, cold, winter time adventure.

24 day

Winter Time

This menu is varied and portions are beefed up for the cold winter trips. We can add on or subtract days to fit your long, cold, winter time adventure.

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Menu Planning

Once you have committed to doing a food pack thru Ceiba we will start the planning at about 10 to 12 weeks prior to your launch.  Our food guru will send out 2 emails with links to our handy google food preference forms.  This will allow you to easily collect information from the entire group by sending out the link to your particiapnts.  A spreadsheet will be automatically populated with all of their dietary information.  Once you have decided on a specific menu to base from we will move forward from there! 

Customized Menu

With our customized Menu plan we work with you and your group to fine-tune a menu of your desire. You choose from the many options of breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert. If you have your own recipe for Grandma’s special “dutch oven delight” we can easily add that in. With our experience of how food lasts we will arrange your menu and send you an overview to approve. From here we can finalize the details and give you a per person/per day cost. Menu options must be submitted 60 days before your launch.

A Few Thoughts!

You already know that you will probably eat better on your canyon trip than you ever do at home. How often do you actually eat 3 square meals a day at home? Is it likely that at home you will eat leftovers at least twice a week? Welcome to our Grand restaurant where all of our menus have healthy, wholesome ingredients that will keep you well fed, creative and never going hungry!

Breakfasts – Although lots of huge, hot breakfasts sound exciting, we find most people really don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing breakfast. They’d rather be drinking coffee, looking at the view or getting a head start on rigging their boat for the day! Having a handful of just cold & hot cereal mornings is an easy fix!