Wild Venison Butchery

Join us for a day in the woods celebrating wild venison.
April 2, 2021

Start Time

10:00 am

end Time

4:30 pm

PRICING

£150 per person

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
Fire-lighting workshop, using natural tinder
Cookery workshop led by our experienced tutors
A selection of freshly cooked dishes
Digital recipe pack
All ingredients, equipment and apron will be provided

Join us in our woodland kitchen for a day spent learning how to butcher and cook wild venison.

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, highlighting the tasty morsels that nature’s larder has to offer. 

 

After a restorative cuppa in our woodland kitchen, we will then turn our attention to the main business of the day; skinning and butchering either a fallow or roe deer carcass. We will spend the majority of the morning taking our time preparing the deer. We will start by skinning and talk through the process of curing your pelt at home using traditional methods. During our field butchery lesson, we will break down our carcass into primal cuts and use seam butchery to further process the deer. Using the whole deer from nose to tail and showing you how to reduce waste getting the most from the animal, we will talk through multiple ways of preparing each cut, stocks and sauces and the best ways to store your meat . Whilst all this is happening, our team will cook up delicious snacks over fire to quell your hunger before we spend our afternoon cooking up a feast over fire.

 

Fires crackling and curiosity sparked, we will then introduce you to a medley of different cooking methods, which could include spit roasting, the Dutch oven, skillets, grilling and hot smoking. 

 

Following on from your introduction to whole deer butchery, it will be time for you to get cooking, using your new skills to create a selection of dishes. And what better place to feast than under our woodland canopy, surrounded by the snap, crackle and. pop of the fires

 

Keen to pass on methods that are safe for the environment and for yourselves, we will give you tips on how to sustainably source your firewood and also advise you on how to practice your new skills as safely as possible.

 

Expect to head home smelling of wood smoke, with plenty of food and fire in your bellies. We’ll send you an email recipe pack so that you can get started at home straight away.

What’s included

Freshly brewed tea, coffee and sweet treat on arrival
Fire-lighting workshop, using natural tinder
Cookery workshop led by our experienced tutors
A selection of freshly cooked dishes
Digital recipe pack
All ingredients, equipment and apron will be provided

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Due to the nature of the event, we cannot cater for vegetarians.

Our menus are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters with a strong focus on seasonally and locally inspired ingredients, including wild and foraged foods sourced from nature’s larder.

 

Due to the nature of our events and in order to uphold high-quality standards we are only able to accommodate limited dietary requests at our dining events and cookery courses. Our dining events are intimate affairs with small groups, centred around a set menu lovingly prepared in our remote woodland kitchen by our small kitchen team, therefore preparing a separate menu to cater for dietary needs is not always possible. 

 

Dietary needs must always have been communicated and approved prior to booking your seat at our table, and must be advised to our team no later than 7 days prior to the event so that our chef’s can make the necessary arrangements.

please note

The course content is subject to change.

For our Refund Policy, please view our Terms and Conditions.

Venison Butchery
Christian from The Salt Box cooking a venison haunch over an open fire.

book your seat

Please note that due to the additional COVID-19 restrictions in place, tickets to our events and courses are currently only available for a minimum of 2 guests per booking. At our courses, each booking group (2+) will share a fire-pit and cookery station, to ensure social distancing between all guests. This will be reviewed as and when government guidelines are revised.

Are you gifting this experience to a family or friend?

Once you’ve booked your seats, we have a selection of Gift Options available:

Personalised Gift Voucher

Our personalised printed gift vouchers help you deliver the gift of your Salt Box experience with a hand-printed voucher. 

Signature Gift Set & Voucher

Perfect alongside a Cookery Course Gift Voucher, includes a selection of signature Salt Box items plus a Gift Voucher.