Foraging courses and wild food walks – based in the south west and available across the UK.
New dates for 2018 available now!
Foraging is the art of hunting with your hands, on our foraging courses you will learn how to confidently identify wild foods and learn how best to preserve, prepare and cook them.
Our foraging courses cover a wide range of plants and seafood, both inland and coastal.
Learn and experience first hand with the UK’s only combined professional Chef and Forager.
Wild food walks – identification of edible plants.
Coastal foraging courses – seaweed foraging and shellfish included.
Seashore plant foraging courses – wild coastal vegetables.
Woodland foraging courses – plants, fruits and edible mushrooms.
Hedgerow foraging courses – finding wild food in the countryside.
Forage and cook edible wild food courses – learn to prepare and cook what we find.
Wild Brewing Course – wine and beer made easily from the wild harvest.
Private group foraging courses are a popular choice for – Hen and stag parties. Family and freinds foraging courses and walks can be available in your local area.
Foraging courses and wild food events, are run by Fraser Christian and colleagues across the UK, and are based in the South West. Fraser has a long history with wild food and its cookery, a fully qualified chef and professional forager.
Fraser’s past has found him leading courses for the famous River Cottage, and now regularly forages for some of the UK’s top Michelin restaurants, our foraging courses are second to none! The only UK foraging courses run by someone with a profession Chefs background, after all we are talking edible wild food.
Wild food foraging courses are led by experienced and passionate instructors that all have a solid and comprehensive background in their individual subjects, from wild food to wild medicine, edible seaweed to shellfish, mushrooms and fungi; they will all happily share their rich and varied knowledge, in an honest, practical and sustainable manner.
We run wild food foraging courses for private groups anywhere in the UK. Experience the rewards of a fun and informative day foraging for tasty edibles to add to a few dishes cooked alfresco on location. We have a rustic outdoor catering set up and features a large group Paella and Risotto pan and cooker. Hen party’s, Stag events and private groups most welcome!
Spaces are avaliable on all foraging courses unless otherwise stated – Private group bespoke courses and dates on request, please enquire!
Foraging course – private group booking
Private group bookings are a popular choice for hen partys, stag partys and birthdays. We regulary run private foraging courses in many location across the UK and in West Dorset along the seashore and private woodland camp. Foraging walks are a half days entertainment, with the other option of foraging and cooking, for a full days course.
Foraging Courses – coastal plant walk
A gentle stroll foraging along the abundant hedgerows, meadows and beaches. Plants and trees, some familiar and other less know wild vegetables and herbs for both culinary and medicinal uses. 2/3 hour coastal plant foraging identification walk. Ideal for a your first foraging course.
Foraging courses – seashore walk
The seashore boasts some of the finest wild food in the land and the range of different shellfish and seaweeds are highly sought after food. The lunch time foraging course is based around Spring tides in west Dorset, allowing us to range far out foraging onto the reefs and exposed rocks on a 2/3 hour identification foraging walk, focusing on shellfish and seaweeds.
Foraging courses – hedgerow and woodland walk
Before and after the leaves are out on many of or woodland trees, the plants that shelter beneath and around are at there best, as with Spring and Autumn. The wild food we may find when foraging change significantly, starting with flowers and leaves, then moving to fruits, the hedgrows are great places to start for delisious flavours and colours.
Foraging and cook edible wild food courses
After a good foraging session there’s no better way to taste nature harvest than freshly cooked in sinuation either on the beach or in the woods, the rich fresh and sometimes intense flavours can really be appreciated and taste even better when its food that you have foraged, eaten on location
Lunch is made using a few pantry stores to create our signature wild seashore paella and woodland risotto’s and appetisers! Courses are led by Fraser Christian, ex professional gourmet Chef and UK coastal specialist. There is no better way to experience a foraging course than on the seashore!
1 day coastal foraging course.
Coastal foraging for wild food in two locations, as a coastal forager experiencing both shellfish and seaweeds, along with seashore, estuary plants and vegetables.
Wild Brewing Course
Over the past few years I have been mastering the art of brewing and preserving natures wild harvest, using basic ingredients (spring water and honey or sugar) and up-cycled equipment to produce inexpensive; pure, simple and truly delicious drinks – all with medicinal attributes. A foraging course ideal for preserving the taste of Summer and Autumn for tbe depths of winter!