The many facets of WildEats Chef John McGannon


With nearly forty years of perfecting his culinary skill set in some of the leading restaurants throughout the United States (and Hong Kong) AND a lifelong hunter and fisherman Chef John McGannon has bridged his two loves…..Haute Cuisine and the Wild…..hence the birth of WildEats back in 1995

Learn more about WildEats below

What is WildEats Enterprises® ?

Founded by Chef John McGannon in 1995, WILDEATS Enterprises® is the accumulation of over 45 years experience in some of our nation's finest dining establishments and a lifetime of preparing nature's bounty at the highest level. Chef McGannon is widely recognized as one of the leading authorities on fine wild game cuisine and has opened 13 restaurants in New York, Florida, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and San Francisco. His list of personal clients is the who’s who of the United States and his culinary background is traveled and praised. However, the roots of WildEats started many years before. Chef McGannon worked his way through the Culinary Institute of America and in some of New York's finest restaurant, like Le Perigord on Manhattan's East side just up the street from the United Nations Buildings, down in Los Angeles at Le St. Germain and Angel City Grill and in the Bay Area at the historic DOROS. It was here that the passion and attention to detail was developed for WildEats.

For the past 25 years WildEats has wowed crowds of loyal TEAM Members who attend wild life conventions, support Conservation Fund Raising Organizations or have heard by word of mouth from fellow TEAM members about and our line of fine rubs and seasonings, as well as a wealth of information and direction from our constantly evolving website. (

WildEats Dry Rubs and Seasoning Blends take your wild game meat, upland birds and water fowl to a higher level …and because of the balance of our blends they do a GREAT job on domestic meats like - beef, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb and seafood.  THE SECRET IS OUT !! We have searched the world over for the most flavorful spices: South and Central America for our chilies, Italy for our Juniper berries, North Africa for our peppercorns and Caribbean for many of our dried herbs.

Chef John McGannon has provided his culinary talents, direction and products to a wide variety of restaurants {here and abroad}, wrote and hosted his TV series on the Outdoor Life Network, {Outdoor Cuisine}, published his first book - Outdoor Cuisine, Behind the Scene (soon to be available in electronic downloadable form), is the current Culinary contributing writer to the Mule Deer FoundationsCuisine Elevation and Outdoor News Publications throughout the mid west and east coast. Also guest hf on The Sportsmens Channel "THE SPORTING CHEF", WITH HOST SCOTT LEYSATH We live in an exciting time where we can obtain fresh products from around the world all year long. Whether it's brought in from the local stream or the downtown supermarket we should all enjoy the wonders of nature to their maximum potential. It is with great pleasure that I am able to share my years of experience with you, your family, and friends. 

“Enjoy Life, Eat Well” Chef John McGannon

WildEats Today


Whether its behind a stove, giving a lecture at various Sportsmen's Expos & National Conventions you can be sure Chef McGannon is talking food with passionate listeners.


Founder/Chef John McGannon's Bio

  • Columnist for -

  • former RMEF BUGLE Magazine - Carnivore's Kitchen…Eating Wild
  • current Mule Deer Foundation Magazine - Cuisine Elevation
  • contributor Outdoor News - Taste of the Wild
  • contributor Cooking Wild Magazine
  • contributor Eastman's Hunting Journal
  • contributor Petersens Hunting Magazine
  • contributor
  • Founder of WildEats Enterprises since 1995

  • Host of TV's "Outdoor Cuisine", Outdoor Life Network, 1996
  • Author of OUTDOOR CUISINE, Behind the Scene, 1997
  • Executive Chef - "Valley of the Moon" BOHEMIAN GROVE, since 1995 Monte Rio, CA
  • Executive Chef - Doros Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
  • Executive Chef - Le St. Germain "TOGO"/ Le St. Germain Los Angeles, CA
  • Executive Chef - Angel City Grill, on Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA
  • Executive Chef -The Original Tramp Of London, (Private Club) Beverly Hills, CA
  • Chef Instructor - MACYS' CHEFS TOUR 1991, San Francisco, CA
  • Celebrity Guest Chef - Kalgin Island Lodge, Cook Inlet, Alaska, 1993
  • Sous Chef - Le Perigord Restaurant, New York City under award winning Chef Antione Bouterin
  • Celebrity Guest Chef- Cafe Flipp, American Express Hong Kong Food Festival 1994
  • Executive Consulting Chef, Sherman's Bar & Grill Hong Kong, 1995
  • Executive Consulting/Developmental Chef, Café Wraps, San Jose, CA 1996
  • Cooking Demonstrations WILLIAM-SONOMA Retail Stores, The Cellar @ Macy's 1991 Chef's Tour
  • Lead Developmental Chef - Quadlux Inc. for proto-type Flashbake Ovens - Silicon Valley, CA

Non Profit/Charitable Associations

Currently involved with:

  • March of Dimes

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • The M.S. Society

  • The Newark School for the Blind

  • California Outdoor Heritage Alliance

  • Susan B Kumen "Until There's a Cure"

  • Green Wings Ducks Unlimited Youth Program

  • Assorted Bay Area Safari Club International Philanthropic Events

Recommended Links

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South West Wyoming's premier Big Game hunting authority

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The west's premier hunting and fishing club,
offering private recreation access to thousands
of acres of managed property.

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SINCE 1986

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Speaking, Seminar & Guest Chef Appearences, Sportsmen's Expo's & National Conventions

January 16-19, 2020
Sacramento International Sportsmen's Expo
Sacramento Fairgrounds

Interview with Gary House of Outdoor Cooking @ Sac ISE

February 13-16, 2020
Western Hunting and Conservation Expo/Mule Deer Foundation National Convention
Salt Lake City, UT

Conducting Wild Game Cooking Seminars in Las Vegas for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

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We are very active in fund raising for wildlife and a host of other worthwhile causes

Here's just a taste of what we do

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Over $90,000.00 raised for Breast cancer


Featured Celebrity Chef for the Central Coast Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation
Annual Wild Game Feast and Tour of Winterbourne Estate in Monte Sereno, CA
This is our sixth year offering this event at our annual fund raising banquets.

We have raised over $32,000.00 for wildlife conservation from just this event!
Not to mention the GREAT friends we've made over that time!
Stay tuned for photos of this years event......

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Happy Camper's in the Atwood's gorgeous trophy room

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Table setting at Winterbourne

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black truffled potato gratin and elk loins

Petaluma, CA for a special
California Outdoor Heritage Alliance Dinner - Reception
May 5th



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FIELD OF DREAMS OUTING for Terminally Ill Children
Williams, CA
May 15th