Veg Over Fire

Join us in the woods to celebrate the magic that happens when vegetables meet the flame, creating a selection of delicious vegetarian dishes over the fire.

Course Details

Here in the UK, we are blessed with a wide range of seasonal vegetables, many of which we love to feature on our menus. Cooking vegetarian dishes over the flame is a fantastic way of getting incredible flavour and texture, from coal-baking and char-grilling to smoking and hay-baking.


Our Veg Over Fire course 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.


Fires crackling and curiosity sparked, we’ll cover the key skills you need to turn a selection of seasonal vegetables into a veritable vegetarian feast over fire.


Our team will introduce you to a medley of fire cookery methods, which may include grilling, skillet cookery, coal baking and how best to manage the heat from your fire throughout the day.


So much hard work and love goes into raising this beautiful produce from the soil to the plate, so we’ll cover making the most of all parts of our vegetables, from root to fruit, ensuring nothing goes to waste!

How We Teach

All of our courses revolve around cookery demonstrations, before we send you off to recreate and enjoy the fruits of your labour! On our half day Veg Over Fire course, we will conjure up three dishes.


Whether you’re flying solo or joining us with friends and family, 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.


You’ll head home full of food and inspiration (and our Fire Cookery Guide and Recipe Pack!).

Hands-On Learning

All tuition is hands-on, you'll get stuck in making multiple dishes to enjoy.

Small Groups

Keeping it intimate, with a maximum of 12 guests per course.

Expert Equipment

Our courses are all taught on the FireMade UK Hanging Frames.

Experienced Tutors

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

Seasonally Inspired

Championing seasonal, local and wild ingredients.

Further Details

Festive Fire Cookery Course

What do we cook on?

Our woodland kitchen is fired by FireMade UK 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 and more.

Woodland Chef's Table

Our Woodland Classroom

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!

Festive Fire Cookery Course

Who is it suitable for?

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.

This course celebrates vegetables and is a vegetarian friendly course, however please note we are unable to accommodate vegans.

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.

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