What Came First? The Chicken or the Camp Oven?
The answer really doesn’t matter, but without both, you would not be able to cook up the simple, yet tasty, apricot chicken that Ryan from the Cast Iron Boys has served up at Upton’s Camping and Disposals Store at Browns Plains over the last few months.
Ryan, armed with the primeval instinct of the need to eat and a repertoire of culinary delights that he’d sampled around the world during a 12-year career in the navy, never left. Ben O’Reilly, the Proprietor at Upton’s, contacted the Cast Iron Boys in early 2013 about doing cooking demonstrations (read catering) for an upcoming customer appreciation day.
Upton’s invited Mick, Nick and Ryan back on the last Sunday of each month, following the success of the first customer appreciation day. This as a great sign of where the camp oven cooking scene is heading. Like all good things, businesses can only survive if they adapt to change, and to this end, Ben and his staff recently ran a competition to rename the customer appreciation day with the winning entry being UHAD or Upton’s Honorary Allegiance Day.
To find out more you can check out www.uptonscamping.com.au