Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Nov 5 at 4:32 PM

Outdoor Chef Kurt got to cook for a movie crew for the 2nd time in his culinary. career. It was a short film ,called{ The Settling} ,with the movie crew staying at beautiful ODell Lake Lodge in south central Oregon, where I used to work at as exec chef ,for a summer and winter season .There were 30 people involved, including actors,producers, and crew. I set my outdoor kitchen up outside one of the cabins the crew was staying in.   There were three starring actors ,and two child actors ,along with moms and even a grandma ,in a wheelchair. In the movie industry there is a thing called Craft Services, that consists of having snacks,fruit drinks and all kinds of goodies readily  available ,when they are filming .I was ready for the challenge ahead ,as I was doing this event alone. The crew and cast trickled in , and soon it was like we were one big family. It was an early call the next morning ,so I had to have all of the breakfast food out by 6: 30 am.   Coffee was the biggest draw in the morning , so I had 2 pots going all of the time,  and a percolater on the stove for backup To run out of coffee  is a very bad thing.. The whole crew worked very hard, for the next 4 days ,sometimes till late in the night ,so I had to have fresh food ready at specific times ,when they got done ,or took a break. The whole experience was great ,and everyone involved was happy to be there. The stars and their families ,slowly made their separate ways home ,as the filming progressed , and then came to an end.   I was impressed once again ,by my fine Camp Chef products ,and all of the fine quality food I could produce,outdoors, on them . 

Sunday, November 3, 2013


I was asked to help with a whole hog fully authentic Hawaiian  Luau Party for a friends kids birthday party . We cooked the Whoile Hog in a Green Mountain Grill Whole Hog Wood Pellet Grill Cooker /Smoker. It was a great success and everyone had a full belly .

Monday, October 14, 2013

Camp Chef Pellet Grills Shipping NOW!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This pellet grill does it all. A++October 13, 2013
This review is from: Camp Chef PG24 Pellet Grill and Smoker BBQ with Digital Controls and Stainless Temp Probe (Lawn & Patio)
Received my grill and have been cooking on it for a month of hardcore testing and various uses/so far everything has been excellent.

A great grill with many options standard.

Comes with digital control
comes with meat probe with digital readout.
has a low smoke temp (smoking fish and jerky)
Pellet feeder to change flavors -how has nobody thought of this?
Pellet drop down clean out.
High temp for searing red meat.

Same old traeger look barrel shape
is a cover available?

amazing deal, easy assembly, Camp Chef has really impressed....

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


It was a banner day out in the Gulf Of Alaska for Outdoor Chef Kurt. A King Salmon a Silver Salmon a nice Ling Cod and a nice eater Halibut,for me.What a great day on the water. 

Monday, June 3, 2013


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~Helly Hansen Work Gear
5.0 out of 5 stars (1)
5.0 out of 5 stars Helly Hansen Base Layer Pants, June 3, 2013
By Fishgriller "Kurt Ploetz" (Always Outside!)
This review is from: Helly Hansen 75425-990-2XL Roskilde Pant (Tools & Home Improvement)
These new Hellt Hansen base layer pants fit me like a glove. I am a big old boy ,so I got a pair of 3xl and they fit perfect. I wear them under my rain gear when I go out fishing and crabbing, in the Gulf Of Alaska, in all sorts of nasty weather conditions. This time of year it is not really cold, but can be a bit chilly,wet, and windy, early in the morning .I love the way the LIFA*T3 lightweight insulation keeps me warm, and if it does get wet, it dries very quickly. If I get hot and sweaty ,landing a big Halibut, or pulling up the crab pots, These pants transfer moisture out thru their amazing properties ,and I always feel warm and dry. The outside layer of these pants is Merino Wool for maximum warmth ,when you need it. I give these pants a very high recommendation for Quality workmanship, durability ,for the long haul , and comfort ability. Pros//These pants are naturally anti- bacterial, so they will not get stinky. Helly Hansen has a long reputation of making high quality outdoor products. Cons// These pants performed extremely well in all of the different weather conditions I used them in ,so I find it hard to find flaws in them .I hope this review is helpful and informative. [FISHGRILLER APPROVED }


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~Helly Hansen Work Gear
5.0 out of 5 stars (1)
5.0 out of 5 stars Helly Hansen Base Layer Crew Neck Shirt, June 3, 2013
By Fishgriller "Kurt Ploetz" (Always Outside!)
This review is from: Helly Hansen 75026-990-3XL Roskilde Crewneck Shirt (Tools & Home Improvement)
I was excited to put this new Helly Hansen base layer crewneck shirt on. I am a big boy ,so I got 3xl and it fits me perfect. The material on the inside layer is LIFA*T3 a new lightweight insulating material. It feels good, and soft on my tender man skin, and is very comfortable. I spend a lot of time on the water ,in all kinds of weather conditions. If by chance it does get wet ,the material wicks out moisture very quickly, and drys out fast also. The outside layer is Merino Wool, so I feel warm, and cozy even on a very chilly Alaskan morning ,in the Gulf of Alaska, fishing for King Salmon or the mighty Alaskan Halibut. As with all Helly Hansen products , quality materials and workmanship ,are the best in the industry.I give this Base Layer shirt a very high recommendation for ,warmth ,quality workmanship, and durability .Pros // The material is naturally anti bacterial so it will not get that nasty smell ,after many months of daily use in the field. Cons// With quality products like Helly Hansen makes ,flaws are hard to find , so I will only have myself to blame for losing that Huge, Ling Cod right as it reached the surface. I hope this review is informative and entertaining.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

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Thursday, May 30, 2013


These Alaskan Spot Prawns are the tastiest on the planet ,and we get them by the 5 gallon bucket. YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Capt.Josh took some of the crew for a test fish ,and this was the result. A great way to start the season off.

Friday, May 17, 2013


I am very happy to be a part of the Green Mountain Grill, demo team. I have a brand new grill on the way up on the barge to the Fireweed Lodge for the summer cooking season . I will be cooking the best, freshest, seafood, and other meat  of my chef career here at the Fireweed. It is the  time for Salmon ,  Oysters  ,Clams, Halibut  ,Prime Rib, Pork Loin , T Bone steaks  ,to meet their maker, cooked in  the Green Mountain Grill / Oven/Smoker.