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 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.

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

What's Included

£150 pp

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.
Keen to join but can't make these dates?

We often add new dates to the Events Calendar. Register your interest for our Fire and Spice course below, to be the first to hear about new dates launched. 

Our 2022 Course dates will be launched on the 1st October.

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.