Film and TV

Kodiak chefs star in new reality show about Bush catering

A family-run catering business that specializes in remote Alaska meals is getting its own reality TV show.

"Alaska's Wild Gourmet" premieres on the Outdoor Channel at 7 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release from the network.

The show follows Sherri Ewing, the owner of Kodiak's Red Hot Cooking catering company; her son, Le Cordon Bleu-trained head chef Bradley; and daughter, Amy.

According to the state corporations database, Red Hot Cooking has been licensed in Alaska since 2012.

According to a show trailer, "for years, this family has been creating five-star meals, harvesting the bounty from nature's forgotten grocery store." Episodes cover everything from "beach banquets to mountain meals" and then some, according to a press release.

"Passionate about creating meals made entirely from locally foraged, fished and farmed ingredients, the cast of 'Alaska's Wild Gourmet' braves the most secluded corners of the Alaskan bush, endures the ever-changing weather, and even risks encounters with deadly animals in the first season's eight episodes," the press release notes. "And things get saucy from the very beginning."

You can check out the full preview, including the head chef dealing with a squirming octopus, below.

Suzanna Caldwell

Suzanna Caldwell is a former reporter for Alaska Dispatch News and Alaska Dispatch. She left the ADN in 2017.