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Alite Ambassador: Jeff Shu

Alite Ambassador: Jeff Shu

Jeff Shu is a true inspiration when it comes to outdoor cooking. He has a million tips, tricks, and innovative ideas on how to make the most of your camp cooking experiences.

His knowledge stems from his deep passion for cooking, his experience at 4505 Meats and Ante Meridian, and his expertise from an active lifestyle biking and exploring around the Bay. Read the full interview below to learn more about what he eats for breakfast and his go-to camp meal.

What 5 foods best describe your character and personality?

  • butter
  • eggs
  • edible flowers
  • rice
  • "kitchen sink" meals

What did you eat for breakfast? Pork and chive dumplings, coffee. Actually, I love dinner for breakfast.

What is your favorite memory of being outside as a youngster? My favorite youngster memory is from the time three friends and I went on a bmx-fueled road trip from Southern California to Oregon and back. While the entire trip was full of great memories, my favorite memories are from seeing Oregon skateparks for the first time.

What is your go-to camp meal you always cook up when with family and friends? Nothing quite like bagging up seasonal vegetables in tinfoil and throwing them directly into the fire. Keeping things simple

How do you incorporate the outdoors into your everyday work routine and busy life schedule? I prefer to ride bikes, take public transit, and walk places if I can help it. I feel like my schedule is often slammed; so any opportunity to take the long way home is given serious consideration.

What are three pieces in your “camp kitchen” that you take with you on every road trip? Firewood, foil, and treats to snack on.