How Chefs Can Benefit From Recreational Target Shooting?

Recreational target shooting also commonly known as RTS is a fun and affordable activity. It is among the safest shooting sporting activities available. For some people, its a lifetime pursuit that brings together families. Recreational shooting is also an educational tool that teaches very important marksmanship skills which are fundamental for hunting. There are multiple avenues where families can get involved in hunting and other outdoor activities. Accurate shooting requires a high mental strength and in fact, highly skilled marksmen will tell you that shooting is 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical. Some of the benefits of recreational target shooting include creative thinking, multiple problems solving and thinking outside the box.

Chefs can use this opportunity to showcase their culinary imagination and introduce new dishes to people attending the recreational target shooting. Recreational target shooting happens away from the urban centers. It is exciting to enjoy a delicious meal in the jungle while participating in shooting range. Outside catering allows you to get “my pick” diet with your family and friends. Offering an outside catering services can be as effective as printing flyers and giving them out to your potential customers. This action can pay off and boost revenues to Chefs who go along away to provide the much-needed catering services at the recreational target shooting.

Here are some of the benefits Chefs can get from recreational target shooting
– Better brand recognition
The word-of-mouth is said to be the most effective way of marketing your products or services. Your performance at the recreational target shooting could inspire potential customers attending this event to hire you in the future when they have special events. Getting out there into the market and away from the dining room will definitely boost your brand and open up a new opportunity. Its also a rare chance to market your restaurant and the dishes you offer by giving out flyers containing information about your creative dishes and special offers.

– Infinite upselling opportunities
By providing outside catering at the recreational target shooting, you’ll increase your sales in addition to endless add-on options. You can allow customers to purchase their favorite food from the menus with the details of your restaurant name. Giving out menu is definitely a lovely souvenir in this event and its a powerful tool for marketing your business. Imagine your restaurant menu gracing the kitchen counter or desk of a satisfied customer. Taking outside catering to recreational target shooting allows the chef to serve custom cocktail recipe and optional wine pairing services. This is an opportunity to showcase their creativity.

– Employee retention
This event provides the possibility of including the team of your staff which helps them to improve their name recognition. It will improve the employee retention, which is a way of supporting your employee’s personal brands. Your staff can add value by adding varieties to keep the job fun. Its an opportunity for you and your employees to grow together and bond over time Going to a new environment allows the Chef to expand his capabilities and opening new doors of opportunities.

Glazed Salmon

You know when you have someone coming over and you really want to dazzle them with deliciousness but you just don’t have time to get all Julia Child and spend the day in the kitchen?  Yeah, we do too.  That’s why we have this ace in the hole of a recipe.  So simple to execute and it will impress your friend/ date/ in-laws/ boss every time!Make it this week and let us know how it went in the comments below!

Servings: 4
Time: 20 minutes

  • 4 pieces of wild caught salmon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon (1 Tablespoon)


Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.

Place salmon pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or tin foil.

Season generously with salt and pepper and coat each piece with a good amount of mustard (at least 1 tablespoon per piece, feel free to use more until completely coated).  Roast for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes pull out oven rack and drizzle a small amount of maple syrup or honey directly over fish pieces.  Squeeze lemon juice and return to oven.

Continue to bake another 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of fish.

Grilled Grapefruit

Who said grillin’ is just for the fellas?  Not us!Grapefruit is known for being a great metabolism booster, add cinnamon which has fiber and regulates blood sugar and you’ve got one slammin’ summer slim down snack, sista.

Try this delicious breakfast/snack/dessert and let us know what you think in the comments down below.

Servings: 2

Time: 5-7 minutes

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 teaspoon of palm sugar, sucanat or organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 pinches ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)


Wash grapefruit and cut it in half, along the hemisphere.  Use a small knife to cut around the outside of the grapefruit (between the fruit and the pith, which is the while part) then cut along each of the white membranes separating the sections.   This will make it much easier to scoop out the fruit later.

Top each half with some natural sweetener, a sprinkle of cinnamon and any other combination of spices you prefer. Spread them evenly on the face of the grapefruit

Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Place the grapefruit face down on the pan. Grill for 2-3 minutes, making sure not to burn.

Stand over the stove and take in the sweet aroma. Serve warm.

Simple Tahini Dressing

Few sauces are as simple and satisfying as this tahini.  We put it on our steamed veggies, grains, beans fish… and even as a dressing on salads.  Heck, we’d eat it straight from the jar with a spoon, it’s just that good!  Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments below…

Servings: 2
Time: 3 minutes
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • water to thin (add 1 tablespoon at a time)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl or jar and mix well.  It may take some effort to incorporate the tahini in the liquid, be gentle and it will all come together.