Meet Jeff Benda

A contributor to the Outdoor News Taste of the Wild
Jeff Benda Harvesting Nature contributing chef to TOTW

Jeff Benda is based in North Dakota, where he is an avid outdoorsman and family man. He spent 25 years in the restaurant industry and ran a successful catering business. He now focuses his time home cooking as a creative outlet to transform wild game and bring it into traditional recipes from around the world to help expand people’s perceptions. His goal is to celebrate local fish and wild game and provide achievable, bright recipes designed to build confidence for new cooks, and inspire everyone to elevate their cooking.

He hopes that by sharing and celebrating the food he creates with fish and wild game, he can highlight the great contribution so many hunters and anglers have made to conservation in this country, and reflect the freedom we have to enjoy America’s great outdoors.

He is a field staff writer for

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Follow him on Instagram: @wildgameandfish for more recipes, photos, and adventures.

Visit Jeff’s blog at

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