Arcady Ridge Ranch
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A letter from our chef: Traci McClintic
I am often asked to define my culinary style. Simply put, I don’t have JUST one. I love making good food for my friends, family, our community, clients, hungry people…
After working in some faction of the food service industry for over 15 years, including having opened my own restaurant in 2006 at the age of 24, I eventually realized I needed to learn more in order to achieve more. In 2015, I was given the opportunity to further my culinary education through the Karen Clark Memorial Scholarship. By the end of 2016, I had earned Mention Bien in Pastry and Cuisine, and received medals, along with my Grande Diplome, from Le Cordon Bleu schools in Canada, New Zealand, and England.
Throughout all of my culinary education, the best compliment I received on style was from Chef David Duverger in London. Imagine, in a french accent: “Your style, it iz, ah, somewhat rustic, but (pause to ponder) oui, it works.”
So, it turns out my style is perfect for this place we have here.
Fresh, Local, Colorful, Flavor-filled, Variety
Kindness in the people I work with & those I choose to work for.
To set the scene.
***The meal is set out on a canvas cloth, with cast iron, handmade wooden spoons from walnut trees back in West Virginia, big solid cutting boards filled to the brim with cheeses, meats and sauces. Dutch ovens steaming. Maybe there’s a chuck wagon in the sagebrush and goldenrod, a small wood fire, and lamb roasting on the grill… a few horses grazing in the pasture overlooking the Ramshorn.
***Or maybe I set out the canvas cloth, but this time with crystal wine glasses, candelabras, silver trays of charcuterie, some mismatched limoges plates in a variety of floral patterns waiting to be filled with roasted duck, black cherry port wine gastrique, pommes anna, golden beats & green beans almondine. Homemade chocolate and rose petal ice cream for dessert with a bit of walnut brittle. Same horses grazing in the background. Same magnificent view.
***Or maybe… Let’s figure out what best suits you.
There is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful to Karen Clark–her patronage, foresight, generosity, and all that she has done for working women like myself in our Wyoming catering community. I am also grateful for the chefs who took the time to break my bad habits, and to my fellow culinary students who were/are such great teammates, teachers, and lifelong friends. The next chapter of my culinary and catering career is here at Arcady Ridge Ranch, and I can’t wait to see what adventures it brings.
Managing Partner/Executive Chef
Contact us at (307) 231-2574 to learn more.
Traci McClintic caters our final night dinner for the Jackson Hole Writers Conference — dinner for 120 or so — and her food and presentation are always impressive. She is an outstanding chef. Traci is a dream to work with. She puts in the time, talent, and impeccable taste it takes to make a perfect event. The dinner and desserts not only taste great, they looked great. I highly recommend Traci for your next catered event.
Our holiday party, catered by Traci from Arcady Ridge Ranch, far surpassed our visions and goals thanks to her talent, attention to detail, menu, and expertise. Traci was absolutely wonderful! All of our guests raved about both the food and the presentation. She served Swedish meatballs with Lingonberry Jam & Dijon Gravy, Caramelized Green Onion & Toasted Kale Dip, Zucchini Herb Fritters with Garlic Yogurt Sauce, and Blackened Shrimp Sliders on Cheddar Herb Scones. She presented truly one of the most beautiful and savory Charcuterie boards with all sorts of dried fruits, the finest cheeses and meats. The extra special touch was the Sweet Take Away gift, a Cream Puff with Chocolate Ganache and Toasted Coconut. I highly recommend Traci for any event!
Jennifer Marshall Weydeveld
Turtle Ranch Films
I have had the pleasure of knowing Traci as both a friend and colleague since she opened her first restaurant in 2006. Since then, I have hired her whenever possible to cater film shoots throughout the state, and at Turtle Ranch, where she creates impeccable, delicious, and bountiful meals in remote environments and under rapidly changing conditions. Her good food and positive nature are appreciated by all production crew members. As always, she has my highest recommendation.
Traci’s Favorite Review
She is an artist of food.
Thanks for catering the end of the year Graduation Celebration and Banquet for the SOAR students, parents, and staff. Everyone I have talked to was blown away by the meal and presentation, including myself. Dessert was over the top. You will be a hard act to follow, so I hope you are able to commit again to next year.
Ranch Wedding Reception
Conservation District Luncheon
Arcady Ridge Ranch did a splendid job catering for a meeting hosted by the Dubois-Crowheart Conservation District. The food wasn’t just delicious and healthy, but also artistic and beautiful. There was a diverse array of hot and cold salads, wonderful homemade bread, and much more. We received endless compliments on Traci’s food! The event was well planned, very organized and professional. We would recommend Arcady Ridge Ranch catering to anyone looking for a simple, classy luncheon. Thank you Traci for all your hard work and creativity. You helped make our meeting a great success!
Big Horn Bash Annual Fundraiser
Sarah Roni Bridge
Thank you so much for opening this place up to us for the most special weekend of our lives!! We cannot thank you enough for all you have done to make this wedding special and memorable. We will be telling everyone about this place forever. You and your crew are AMAZING!! The food was perfect, the venue was perfect, the view is perfect!! Blessings & thank you!
Rachel & Preston
The contracts and agreements referenced on these pages are informational documents only for client review. Final contracts and agreements will be provided through the Arcady Ridge Ranch Client Reservation Terminal and will be fully executed only after the details have been communicated to and agreed upon between the client and Arcady Ridge Ranch’s Managing Partner, Traci McClintic. A booking is not confirmed until all contracts and waivers have been signed, and the reservation secured with a deposit.