The Resort at Paws Up Announces New Cookbook Live Culinary Series

Luxury ranch resort, The Resort at Paws Up, is taking its culinary offerings to new levels with the launch of their Cookbook Live culinary series for 2017. The series, as it sounds, features James Beard Award winners and finalists bringing their cookbooks to life through interactive demonstrations, hands-on classes, receptions and world-class meals. Each event in the series is dedicated to highlighting the recipes, concepts, chef skills and philosophies shared in the acclaimed cookbooks. Guests will get to know the stories behind the recipes from the chef-authors themselves and watch up-close as creations from the cookbooks come together before their eyes. And one of the best benefits: Guests will learn how to create show-stopping dishes that’ll have friends and family raving about their masterful culinary skills. Please see the 2017 lineup below:

The Elements of Pizza: Featuring Chef and Author Ken Forkish (August 4–6) – Guests will spend a weekend getting their hands doughy with pizza expert and James Beard Award-winning author Ken Forkish. This event brings to life Forkish’s The Elements of Pizza. With classes timed for the dinner hour, guests will get to rub shoulders with Forkish as they dine on their freshly made pizzas together. And because International Beer Day falls over the weekend, local craft beer will also be on hand…and what goes better with pizza?

Cookie Love: Featuring Chef and Author Mindy Segal (August 10–16) – Guests will get up-close and personal with James Beard Award-winning Pastry Chef Mindy Segal as she creates one of her favorite recipes in her widely-hailed book, Cookie Love, the s’more. Bonus: Thursday, August 10, is National S’mores Day and, as the pioneers of glamping, Paws Up is giving this holiday the celebration it richly deserves. They are pulling out all the chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows and more—for an entire week.

Smoke and Around the Fire: Featuring Chefs and Authors Tim Byres, Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton (September 1–4) – It’s time to sink your teeth into a mouthwatering celebration of live fire cooking. Texan barbecuing expert and 2015 James Beard Award-winning author Tim Byres is teaming up with 2017 James Beard Award-winning Chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton to help Paws Up present a Labor Day grilling extravaganza. These three legends will demonstrate their techniques and offer firsthand lessons on imbuing all kinds of food with irresistible flame-influenced flavors.

Art of the Pie: Featuring Chef and Author Kate McDermott (November 3–6) – This flaky and fun-filled weekend brings to life the favorite recipes of 2017 James Beard Award finalist Kate McDermott. A long-time Resort favorite and co-creator of our previous series, Upper Crust, McDermott was recognized for her book, Art of the Pie. Guests will create works of edible art from fresh local ingredients alongside the “pie whisperer” herself. It’s the perfect treat for anyone who’s passionate about succulent, homemade, just-out-of-the-oven pie.

For reservations, please call 1-866-929-6590.


The Resort at Paws Up combines luxury with unforgettable adventure on 37,000 acres of untamed Montana wilderness that is steeped in history. The Resort offers accommodations for a maximum of 225 guests in 30 safari-style tents (seasonally) and 28 luxurious vacation homes, ranging from the two-bedroom Meadow Homes and three-bedroom Wilderness Estates to the charming, private, four-bedroom Morris Ranch House. Paws Up is located in the heart of the Blackfoot Valley in western Montana, just 35 miles from Missoula International Airport. Travelers can access Missoula via direct flights from Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle. For more information, please visit or call 800-473-0601.