Advanced Cooking Over Fire

Designed for those who have a little experience with cooking over fire, keen to expand their skills and master new fire cooking techniques.

Join us in our Woodland Kitchen to learn how to tame the fire and create delicious meals, in a relaxed and informative environment beneath the trees.

 

On this course, we will be expanding on your fire cookery knowledge, building on the skills you may have previously learnt from our Seasonal Cooking Over Fire course. This course is designed for those with some experience with cooking over fire, who are keen to expand their repertoire and learn to master a selection of new fire cookery techniques.

 

Join us in our private woodland glen on the Priory Farm Estate to expand your knowledge on the ancient skill of creating and cooking over an open fire.

 

At The Salt Box, each and every menu, supper or event is centred around the flames. Whether it’s cooking our food, warming our guests or simply providing light for us to work by, we are never far from a fire. With this course, we aim to restore this ancient skill and demonstrate how an outdoor feast tastes far better cooked over the flames.

 

Our food-filled adventure starts with a foraging walk up to our woodland glen, gathering a selection of wild ingredients on our way. We will give you tips on how to identify seasonal hedgerow edibles, introducing you to the tasty morsels that nature’s larder has to offer. 

 

After a restorative cuppa, we will then turn our attention to the main business of the day; lighting our fires. You will learn to build, light and control your fire, which you’ll take responsibility for throughout the day. We will guide you in your wood selection and teach you to spark your flame by demonstrating multiple methods

Fires crackling and curiosity sparked, we will then introduce you to a medley of more advanced fire cookery methods, which may include asado, spit roasting, planking and coal baking. 

 

The focus of all of our courses is showing you the incredible potential seasonal and local ingredients have in your outdoor kitchen, as well as how to incorporate new techniques into your everyday cooking.

Our courses are designed to be informative yet relaxed. For us, cooking over fire is not just about cooking a delicious meal, but spending time in the great outdoors.

 

Whether you’re flying solo or joining us with friends and family, all of our workshops are centred around enjoying the fruits of your labour throughout the day – expect to head home smelling of wood smoke, with plenty of food and fire in your bellies

 

At the end of the day, we’ll send you home with our Fire Cookery Guide and Recipe Pack.

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Advanced Cooking Over Fire Cookery Course

What's Included

£175 pp (incl. VAT)

Learn on top of the range fire cookery equipment.

New for 2022, all of our fire cookery courses are taught on Country Fire Kitchen Hanging Frames – incredibly versatile with loads of scope for cooking over the flames.

 

We also feature a number of other great bits of kit, including ceramic charcoal grills (we use Big Green Egg), pizza ovens (we use Gozney Roccbox) and Kadai Fire Bowls.

SMALL GROUPS

Maximum 12 guests per course

HANDS-ON 

LEARNING

Get stuck in and learn to cook 4-5 dishes

EXPERT EQUIPMENT

Our courses are all taught on the Country Fire Kitchen Hanging Frames

EXPERIENCED

TUTORS

Led by our Head Chef, Christian

SEASONAL

& LOCAL

Championing local, seasonal ingredients

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is designed for those with some experience with cooking over fire, who are keen to expand their repertoire and learn to master a selection of new fire cookery techniques.

 

Our menus are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters, and isn’t suitable for vegetarians.

 

This course is suitable for guests aged 16+.

Upcoming Dates

Our Customer Reviews

"The wild venison butchering day was excellent. Totally absorbing and fascinating. Learning where your meat comes from is so important and makes you appreciate what's involved in all the preparation. Friendly atmosphere and lovely setting for the day - full belly by end of the day too with all the cooked venison! Just brilliant."
James M.
"Thoroughly enjoyed our game butchery and wood fired cooking. Wonderful setting, glorious food (sustainable and appreciated), professional set up and relaxed company, very knowledgeable, just really loved every minute. Thank you Christian and Beckie!"
Penny W.
"A wonderful experience and worth every penny. It’s a lovely position in the Surrey Hills! The staff are great, they obviously know their stuff and their enthusiasm is addictive. You learn bushcraft as well as cooking over fire that you have made yourself (no matches!) and eating some fantastic food."
Paul S.

About Us

Sustainably minded cooks dedicated to curating unique Feasts Over Fire and Cookery Workshops

The Salt Box is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery through the coming together of people beneath the trees, creating delicious food from nature’s humble ingredients. We celebrate locally sourced and wild ingredients through our wide range of courses and dining events, in the great outdoors surrounded by crackling fires.