Fire and Spice

Join us for a day in the woods immersed in the warmth of fire and spice, learning how to balance spices perfectly to compliment a feast cooked over the fire.

November 13, 2021

Start Time
10:00 am
End Time
4:30 pm


£150 per person

incl. VAT

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

Learn how to create insatiable plates of food seasoned with fire and spice on our brand new course for 2021. We’ll be cooking a selection of dishes over the fire, inspired by the flavours of the East, in a relaxed and informative atmosphere, surrounded by the crackle and pop of fire.

Our food-filled adventure starts with a walk up to our woodland glen, gathering a selection of wild ingredients on our way.  After a restorative wildly spiced chai  in our woodland kitchen, we will then turn our attention to the main business of the day; lighting our fires. You will learn to build, light and control the fire. 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, which may include skillet cooking, grilling, coal baking, charring, planking, dutch oven baking and hot smoking. Keen to pass on methods that are safe for the environment and for yourselves, we will give you tips on sustainably sourcing your firewood and also advise you on how to practice your new skill as safely as possible. 


We will be using a selection of homemade spice blends to create dishes with beautifully layered flavours.  We’ll be cooking a selection of dishes over the fire, indulging in delicately spiced morsels and working together to create a feast inspired by the flavours of the East. Our cookery school offers a learning experience in a relaxed and informative atmosphere, surrounded by the crackle and pop of fire.


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 We Cover

Fire lighting, management and safety

Spice Blends

Skillet cooking

Coal baking


Dutch oven cooking

Spicy preserves

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.

Dietary Requirements

This course is not suitable for vegetarians.

Please Note

Course content subject to change.

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Book Your Seat

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

Are you gifting this experience to a family or friend?

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

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

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

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.

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