The Hideout Ranch Kitchen Staff
Sheena Ernst, a Wyoming native, is the Executive Chef for The Hideout. Her culinary interest began in her mom’s kitchen and it was both from her mom and grandma (who worked in a bakery) that she gained an interest and appreciation for cooking, creating and experimenting.
Sheena completed a Bachelor’s degree in psychology but decided to pursue cooking as a full-time career. Sheena attended the Tante Marie, Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London. After graduation Sheena worked under a BBC Masterchef winner, interned at several celebrated restaurants in London, worked in Italy picking olives and has taken her passion for cooking and food expands to learn and experiencing as much as she can from other cultures.
This is the 4th season Sheena teams up with The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch. Often you will find Sheena’s mom and even her dad (a banker) working alongside Sheena and her team in the kitchen. For Sheena food goes beyond cooking healthy good food. Part of her kitchen is also offering the same kind of hospitality and warmth you enjoy when dining at your mothers or grandmothers place.
Sheena sources many of her ingredients from local grows and during the summer she grows many of the vegetables we use at The Hideout in The Hideout Garden at Trapper Ranch where Marijn and Peter live. That is also where our chickens roam and keep the bad weeds under control and lay eggs in exchange for kitchen scraps.