Contacts -   Telephone - 07702 104644.

Cookery school courses

Cookery courses from the Coastal Survival School.

Cookery courses for individuals and groups.

Cookery courses are led by Fraser Christian, a highly qualified and experienced demonstration Chef.

Fraser has worked with food since an early age, first teaching Back Woods cookery, then qualifying with senior distinctions from Brunel catering college in Bristol, Fraser went on to work with and experience many different cultures and cuisines of the world, as a professional Chef, more recently he was leading instructor for fishy based events at the famous River Cottage.

An experienced, passionate professional demonstration Chef and teacher, Fraser will gladly share his experience and knowledge, regarding the local, wild and seasonal produce.

The direct connection good food has with taste, textures and nutritional benefits, is easily recognised in the amazing, yet simple dishes we create.

Fraser promotes a simple, relaxed and honest approach to food and cookery, helping you gain confidence in producing amazing results, and delicious dishes worthy of any fine restaurants table.

We are based in a West Dorset Woodland, a field kitchen set amongst the unspoilt country side,  with fresh air and plenty of spring water.

The courses are a mixture of demonstration and hands on practical experience. If your looking for a good practical hands on course, where your not paying for the table cloth! and wish to leave with real skills and more than just a dinner party story,  you have come to the right place.

Courses can be run in your own home or local venues.

Please Email us to request further details - Click here. 

 New outdoor cookery courses - dates for 2013 coming soon! 

Seafood Preparation Course.
Fish and Shellfish.

£85 per person

Next available date: TBC.

Field Butchery Course

Boning and rolling Lamb - Pork - Chicken.

£85 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Wild Game Cookery Course.

Venison - Pigeon - Rabbit - Duck

£85 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Sausage Making  Course.

Make your own sausages for cooking and curing.

£65 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Smoking - Curing Course.

Meat and Fish: Salting - Brining - Smoking - Drying.

£65 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Wild harvest Course.

£65 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Wood Fired Food Course.

Make and use a wood fired oven and spit roaster.

£65 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Make and Bake course.

Making and baking bread using a wood fired oven.

£65 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Fruit preserving course.

Making jams, syrups and meads.

£65 per person.

Next available date: TBC.

Aprons, and all other equipment are provided - as is lunch using the ingredients from the day.

No previous experience is required.

Dates on request - Thank you.

Email us to request further details or use the easy form below - Click here please to email.

Recent Course Feedback:

Fraser, I thought I should contact you and let you know how pleased I was with the fish skills course I recently attended.
I have always loved to eat shellfish, particularly Crab. To now be able to dispatch it humanely and cook it for myself is great.
Whilst I thought I knew the basics of filleting fish I must admit to avoiding flatfish. No problem with them now though.
I was also pleased that all the ingredients we used were local produce. To be honest they were so local I was worried we would have to pick our own salad and veg.
You made some fantastically tasty dishes from our prepared fish and shellfish and there was so much of everything, I had a job to do it justice. It was much more fun than dining out in a top seafood restaurant and for the amount I ate, it was a whole lot cheaper.
Please be assured that I will be joining you on some of your other courses.
Regards, Nicholas Harris

A very pleasant day with a smaller group I found it easier to socialise with other members. I also felt able to ask questions. Fraser is very friendly and his teaching skills are easy to understand. I would suggest this course to friend's and family, and would love to attend other courses. Lucy Rybamk.

A very sociable course with a good balance of hands on cooking and demonstration. Thanks Fraser.

Please contact us for more information on forthcoming courses and availability.

All of our course dates coincide as closely as possible with the best seasonal availability when it comes to the ingredients of the chosen subjects. All ingredients are sourced where possible directly from locally trusted producers, that use sustainable practises and organically produce some of the finest and freshest foods available. All our meat is from naturally outdoor reared organically produced stock.

All our fish and shellfish is from wild stock that has been caught by local day boats using practises that have no adverse effect on the marine environment, including diver caught scallops and line caught sea bass All our fruit and vegetables are naturally and organically grow.

All our courses are practical demonstration based with a mix of hands on.

Email - or call us on  Tel - 07702 104644

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Links:  Wild Forage. -  Coastal Survival School.