Cooking Over Fire | Summer

Reconnect with ancient open-fire cookery techniques, with ingredients inspired by the seasons to create a delicious feast.

September 17, 2022

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The Woods

The Salt Box

Red Oak Barn

Priory Farm Estate

South Nutfield

Surrey RH1 4EJ

What's Included

Freshly brewed tea, coffee and sweet treat on arrival

20 minute Foraging Walk

Fire-Lighting Workshop

Fire Cookery Workshop

Soft Drink

Digital Recipe Pack

All ingredients and equipment 

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.

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 fire cookery methods; these may include skillet cooking, grilling, coal baking or hot smoking. 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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Who is this course suitable for?

Our Cooking Over Fire course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn to cook over fire, suitable for both fire and food novices, with our passionate and professional tutors guiding you every step of the way. 


This course is suitable for guests aged 14+.

Dietary Requirements

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

Please note we aren’t able to cater for specific dietary requirements on our Cookery Courses.

Please Note

The course content is subject to change.


Book Your Seat

Please note our Cancellation Policy is 30 days, find out more in our Terms and Conditions.

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.