Culinary Travel

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – Creating Lasting Memories Bite By Bite


then Rocky Mountaineer provides its guests with rail journeys that are unforgettable and food is a huge part of that experience.

On its all-daylight luxury train journeys, Rocky Mountaineer showcases some of the most spectacular scenery North America has to offer.

Three of its four rail routes connect Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies towns of Banff , Lake Louise and Jasper in Western Canada; while the fourth route travels between Denver, Colorado and
Moab, Utah in the Southwest United States.

From the moment guests set foot onboard, Rocky Mountaineer’s hosts go above and beyond to make the journey as comfortable as it is unforgettable – and the culinary program is a huge part of the Rocky Mountaineer experience.

The onboard menus feature dishes that showcase the ingredients and flavours of each region, accompanied by a selection of local wines and beers, along with premium spirits.


Rocky Mountaineer’s culinary team creates a connection between food and land, with meals reflecting the scenery that guests are seeing on their journey.

Kaelhub Cudmore, Executive Chef for Rocky Mountaineer, observes: “I’m inspired by food memories, the land, and by the people who call it home. For me, this is the beauty of the evolving culinary program at Rocky Mountaineer.”

And says Cudmore: “We’re fortunate enough to travel through incredible lands; the natural world and scenery on the other side of the windows is a constant inspiration. In turn, the food we serve
onboard creates lasting memories for our guests.”

As for what’s on the menu, Canadian route highlights include Alberta beef short rib, sweet corn and kale gnocchi, and Lois Lake steelhead salad. For dessert, the new lemon lavender posset with Earl Grey macaron is a guest favourite.

Rocky Mountaineer also sources foods from local providers, including crackers from True North Gluten Free bakery in Salmon Arm; sourdough bread from Terra Bread in Vancouver; custom-made by hand squash and mushroom ravioli from Pasta D’Angelo in Port Moody; wild foraged bee pollen from Corbicula Pollen Company in Surrey; and macarons from Bon Macaron on Granville Island.


On Rocky Mountaineer’s American Southwest route, the team have refreshed its culinary program with a vision that’s defined by the places the train travels through, with products sourced from local suppliers and artisans.

Menu highlights include lemon and herb roasted chicken breast with peach demi-glace (made from Colorado peaches, of course), tamales, and pastries from a shop in Glenwood Springs, Colorado called Sweet Coloradough.

The smoked salmon featured in the Smoked Salmon Superfood Salad is locally smoked in Denver less than four miles from where guests board the train. Breads and breakfast scones are baked in Centennial, Colorado, while Bear River hot sauces are used to kick up dressings with a little bit of spice and heat.

On the American route, Rockies to the Red Rocks, guests can opt for an elevated dining experience with SilverLeaf Plus. This features exclusive access to a lounge car, offering additional space indoors to relax and soak in the scenery as well as wine pairings, premium alcoholic beverages and signature cocktails available in the lounge car and at the seat. There’s no doubt that Rocky Mountaineer is a must-do travel experience providing unparalleled journeys in spacious glass dome train coaches with incredible scenery, attentive service, friendly, social atmosphere, and a culinary experience takes things to a whole new level.