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Colorado campers will have a new option for campfire food this summer. Campfire Chill in Colorado Springs will begin taking food pre-orders this spring and will open for pickup and delivery on Memorial Day weekend.
Campfire Chill owner Kimberly Barnes, high school art and photography teacher and mother of three, told What Now Denver she developed the new concept geared toward campers after seeing a need in the community.
Barnes and her family love to camp and spend time outdoors, but preparing meals can be challenging. “It just got cumbersome to plan all of that out,” Barnes said.
“It’s ready-to-eat meals that are packaged from cooler to campfire preparation,” Barnes said. “It just makes that experience easier.” Campers can take the meals directly from cooler and then heat and eat them from the original packaging. “There’s less mess to clean up. It just makes your experience a little easier.”
Barnes is working to secure a contract with a Colorado Springs commissary kitchen to prepare the meals. Campfire Chill will offer a variety of comfort food for anyone including picky eaters, children, and those with dietary needs. “It’s types of food that you would eat when you are camping,” Barnes said.
Some menu items include meat or vegan chili and cheddar cornbread muffins. “In Colorado, us natives know that a lot of people eat cinnamon rolls with their chili, so I geared some of my food also to those sorts of comfort foods and things that people in Colorado already enjoy together.”