Festive Fire Cookery

Seasonal Course

The magic of Christmas meets the flames on our festive inspired fire cookery course, with ingredients inspired by the seasons to create a delicious feast.

Wrap up warm and join us for a day of taming the flames in a relaxed and informative setting in our beautiful woodland cookery school in Surrey.

‘Tis the season for feasting – and in this hands-on cookery course, we will teach you a range of skills and techniques to transform seasonal ingredients and create incredible festive flavours.


We’re firm believers that hosting a Christmas feast doesn’t have to be so daunting, and that the season should really be all about focusing your time and energy on family, friends and enjoying yourself – not slaving away in the kitchen! Cooking your Christmas dinner in a conventional kitchen presents all sorts of challenges, a balancing act between cooking and trying to keep things warm, so cooking part (or all!) of your festive feast over the fire can help. 


Throughout the day, you’ll learn how to get the best out of your winter veg, create delicious nibbles and sides, as well as stunning celebratory showstoppers. And it wouldn’t be Christmas without a steaming mug of mulled cider and some indulgent sweet treats!


Fires crackling and curiosity sparked, you will gain confidence in a medley of fire cookery methods; these may include skillet cooking, grilling, planking, coal baking or hot smoking. We’ll tackle the fire’s different heat zones and how to make the most of your fire – from the flickering flames to your end-of-the-day burning embers.


Our courses are designed to be informative yet relaxed. 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 with all the skills and recipes to replicate your festive creations confidently.


At the end of the day, we’ll send you home with our Fire Cookery Guide and Recipe Pack. You’ll also get the chance to stock up on Christmas Gifts, with 15% off our products on the day. 

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Festive Fire Cookery Course
Festive Fire Cookery Course
Festive Fire Cookery Course

What's Included

£175 pp (incl. VAT)

Learn on top of the range fire cookery equipment.

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.


12 guests per course



Get stuck in and learn to cook 4-5 dishes


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



Led by our Head Chef, Christian



Championing local, seasonal and wild ingredients

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. 


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


This course is suitable for guests aged 14+.

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.