Fire and Spice
Cookery Course

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.

Learn how to create insatiable plates of food seasoned with fire and spice. 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.

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.


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.

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


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.

Fire and spice cookery course
Spiced Candied Quince Recipe
online cooking over fire course

What's Included

£165 pp


Maximum 12 guests per course



Get stuck in and learn to cook 4-5 dishes


Light and manage your own fire in our Kadai Fire Bowls



Led by our Head Chef, Christian



Championing local, seasonal ingredients

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 venison 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.

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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.