A Homestyle Classic with an Outdoorsman’s Twist (Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf)

John Gurnee, executive chef/
culinary director for both Drake and Washington Dining & Cocktails was on his way to a hunting excursion. If the hunt is successful, he’ll bring something back to share with the kitchen staff, he says. For Gurnee, this is just one of the perks of living in Central Oregon. “I enjoy the quietness of Bend, the fact that you can see the stars, and the access to outdoor activities. The people here are great.” Originally from Sacramento, he visited Bend frequently and relocated four years ago after serving in positions at several acclaimed restaurants in San Francisco. The outdoors-loving chef shares a favorite recipe for bacon-topped Elk Meatloaf.

PULL QUOTE: “I enjoy the quietness of Bend, the fact that you can see the stars, and the access to outdoor activities. The people here are great.” —John Gurnee


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900 NW Mount Washington Drive, Bend

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