Our Amazing Cooks 

Hiking along the Peruvian mountain on your way to get Machu Picchu is a once in a lifetime experience. Which won’t be possible to be done without our staff. But the staff would not get anywhere without a skillful Cook. Cook is the star of the our trekking,

Being a cook for the Inca Trail or any alternative trek to Machu Picchu is not easy at all. Our cook and porters need to carry all the needed ingredients for each day’s meals, set up the kitchen tent, and start the process to provide the greatest meals you can imagine.

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All of the meals are prepared inside our kitchen tent and follow the most detailed protocols to make the food both tasty and safe for be eaten. Our cooks can cater to any dietary restrictions or allergies without losing any of the flavors these meals will have. Hiking is better when knowing that the best meal is waiting for you!

Our cook for the Inca Trail and the many alternative treks to Machu Picchu are trained every February when most of the trekking of Cusco are closed because of the rainy season.

There are 2 ways to become a trekking cook and both of them are equally acceptable. Many of our talented Cooks are graduates from cooking schools, work in the different touristic restaurants Cusco has to offer, and then make the jump to the Andes. The other way is by practicing on the field. Every cook has an assistant who helps prepare the food. Learning day by day until the moment he/she is ready to step up as a leading cook. Both ways work and you can find a lot of success stories and joy of being able to work along the treks to Machu Picchu.

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Every time you hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you are supporting them and also living part of their history.

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Mario is a wonderful chef that have in our company. Hiking the Rainbow Mountain, Palcoyo Mountain, and 7 lakes of Augangate, you will see him always smiling

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We are proud to have Sergio in our AB Expeditions team. He is passionate cooking torreja de Quinoa which is one of our peruvian food. 

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Cristobal is amazing chef that works for us since 7 years ago. You will see him on Inca Trail 4 days and Salkantay trek 5 days. He will teach you Ceviche de Trucha

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Mario is a wonderful chef that have in our company. Hiking the Rainbow Mountain, Palcoyo Mountain, and 7 lakes of Augangate, you will see him always smiling

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We are proud to have Martin in our AB Expeditions team. He is passionate cooking torreja de Quinoa which is one of our peruvian food. 

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Pedro is amazing chef that works for us since 7 years ago. You will see him on Inca Trail 4 days and Salkantay trek 5 days. He will teach you Ceviche de Trucha

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Nicanor is a wonderful chef that have in our company. Hiking the Rainbow Mountain, Palcoyo Mountain, and 7 lakes of Augangate, you will see him always smiling

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We are proud to have Wilian in our AB Expeditions team. He is passionate cooking torreja de Quinoa which is one of our peruvian food. 

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Pedro is amazing chef that works for us since 7 years ago. You will see him on Inca Trail 4 days and Salkantay trek 5 days. He will teach you Ceviche de Trucha

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Charly is quite an extrovert guy in our team, always an enthusiast, and happy to work for our customers. He will prepare you dishes, and you won´t starve from hunger, he knows his job very well.

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Aurelio is a professional and long experienced cook which we are glad to have him as part of our team. His delicious and tasty food prepared at the camp speaks by itself.

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Same as Aurelio and his mate Charly, he too does a good job making dishes at some remote and long routes of the región. A friendly and cheerful guy on the team.

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