We invite children and adults alike to come and cook with us in the woods in a relaxed atmosphere, no matter the weather.


Cooking over an open fire is the oldest and most primitive method of cooking known to man and we are firm believers that everything tastes better cooked over an open flame! We intend to show you just how that’s possible by using different techniques and guiding you through a multitude of recipes that you can also recreate in the kitchen, if the British rain gets the better of you.


We also run a number of indoor courses, from pasta-making to pickling!


Whether you want to dive right in full day course, or join us on a half-day or evening courses, we’re sure to have a course to suit you!

Wild Venison Cookery And Butchery Course The Salt Box Surrey

Adult Courses

We have lots of knowledge to share with you – whether that’s how to smoke fish in an old ammunition box in the embers of your fire, spit roast joints of meat until tender or sharpen those knives for seasonal butchery of the wild game larder.


From mastering the basic steps of fire lighting to learning how to manage your fires appropriately – with a little help from The Salt Box, you can master the art of cooking over fire.

Wild Venison Cookery And Butchery Course The Salt Box Surrey
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Family Courses

Through our family courses, we provide a platform for adults and children to learn alongside one another. We want to let children be children, learning by exploring, facing challenges and experiencing the elements of the seasons. We wholeheartedly believe that cooking is up there as one of the most valuable skills you can teach a child – not only providing them with an important life skill, but also helping develop maths and coordination skills – and encouraging adventurous eating.

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Corporate Courses

For a totally unique company team building event or client day, join us beneath the trees at our Woodland Cookery School in the heart of the Surrey Hills just 30 minutes on the train from Central London.

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Private Courses

Learn the art of cooking with fire and smoke in the comfort of your own garden or on a private course at our woodland home. Our courses can be personally tailored to suit you, focusing on your weaknesses and building upon your strengths.

Wild Venison Cookery And Butchery Course The Salt Box Surrey
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Not all classrooms have four walls.

Thank you for teaching a fantastic live fire cooking session down at our woodland glamping site. Our corporate guests were thrilled with the delicious creative menus and final results. It was a real pleasure to work with you, very organised, professional and flexible, looking forward to the next event!
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Beckie was great at encouraging my daughter and helping us with the kneading. It was just the right level and pace with Christian explaining everything brilliantly and we loved eating the food we had cooked at the end. More workshops for children please!
The whole event was amazing - I loved every minute. The hosts were fabulous. I had an amazing day. I have since tried the recipes at home including one of the sauces. Can't rate it highly enough - I have told everyone to take a look!