Step 5: Stay Organized
Lastly, all great chefs know the value of an organized kitchen. With an outdoor cooking space, it's even more important for you to make sure there's a place for everything (and everything stays in its place).
Organization starts with packing. Some best practices include:
- Make your lists, and check them twice.
- Label your coolers: This makes it easier to grab food, drinks and snacks quickly.
- Label your boxes and bags: Labeling containers as "cookware," "plates, cups and silverware," etc., will help locate items when you arrive and ensure that family members know where to replace items after clean-up.
- Group all kitchen items together in the car: This makes it easier to double-check that you haven't forgotten anything before you head out.
Being Executive Chef of your family's camping trip requires a little work now to enjoy a relaxing trip later. With the right planning, prepping and packing you'll have a perfect family camping menu. For more information and tips, check out our Beginner's Guide to Family Camping.
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