Sips and Sticks

Join us in our woodland glen for wild cocktails and robata style skewers.

Event Details

Robata is a Japanese style of cooking which translates to “fireside cooking”. And that’s exactly what you will be doing, cocktail in hand as you turn perfectly formed sticks of wild meat and fish over the embers of your fire. All cooked over our Country Fire Kitchen hanging frames, which we will turn into robata grills for the night, creating our woodland spin on the robatayaki.


Our adventure begins with a gentle meander up to our woodland glen. Along the way, we will gather a selection of wild ingredients, introducing you to the tasty morsels that nature’s larder has to offer.


Surrounded by the crackle and pop of your fires we will guide you on a cocktail making masterclass, where you will make a selection of seasonal tipples to enjoy with your friends or family.


All of the wild ingredients for your cocktails will have been picked within the Priory Farm Estate and preserved throughout the year, giving us the perfect snapshot of the seasons right here from nature’s larder.

Get Grilling

Our fire kitchen crew will create a medley of skewers, which you’ll all get to grill at your fire stations. The skewers will be inspired by the seasons, using plenty of wild British game and locally sourced meats.


Each skewer will come with paired sauces and garnishes for you to dip and scatter, over once you have grilled them to perfection!


Although you will be cooking your own skewers throughout the evening, please note that all preparation will be done in advance by our team of chefs.


To round off the day, our Sips and Sticks events will finish with our very own homemade seasonal marshmallows, toasted over the dying flames of the day’s fires as a little pick me up before you head home.

Small Groups

Keeping it intimate, with a maximum of 16 guests per event.

Expert Equipment

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

Experienced Tutors

Led by our Head Chef and Co-Founder, Christian.

Seasonally Inspired

Championing seasonal, local and wild ingredients.

Further Details

Fire Cookery Course - learn to cook on the Country Fire Kitchen

What do we cook on?

Our woodland kitchen is fired by Country Fire Kitchen pits and hanging frames, fuelled with charcoal from Green Olive Firewood and a mix of locally seasoned hardwood logs.

We may also feature a wide selection of fire equipment, which may include Big Green Egg ceramic cookers, Gozney Roccbox pizza ovens, Kadai fire bowls, spit roast machines and more.

Seasonal cooking over fire

Our Woodland Setting

You’ll find us on the Priory Farm Estate in the village of South Nutfield in Surrey. Our woodland classroom is a 5 minute walk from our barn, where we gather before our day in the woods begins.

Beneath the trees, you’ll find our tipi and wooden shelter, which houses our kitchen and dining area. Throughout the seasons, we embrace the great outdoors in all its glory!

Who is it suitable for?

Our Sips and Sticks event is best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters, and is not suitable for vegetarians.

Suitable for both fire and food novices.

Adults Only.

Customer Testimonials

“Our Salt Box experience was amazing! By far the best cookery course I have ever done. Beckie, Christian and the team were great and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for anything cooking related. I've already made use of the tips I picked up on the course...and their rubs are the best!"
Arby S.
“This course was everything we hoped for and so much more! The tips and tricks and skills that we learned over the day were fantastic and so informative, the food and coffee and tea were flowing throughout and it was fun and so interactive with Christian and Beckie and the team. If you're considering doing this then I urge you to go ahead and make that booking, you absolutely won't regret it. We will definitely be coming back to do more in the future and can't wait to try out our new skills at home!"
Jen S.
“Hugely enjoyable. Great team. Very professional, engaging, entertaining and knowledgeable. Lovely location. Wonderful food. Very well balanced day of learning. And a lovely group of foodie fellow clients. Will be back!"
David M.

Join us in the woods

Sips and Sticks

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