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When: March 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Elemental Collective, 7237 Ella Rd. Sooke, BC.

Nature’s Chef Academy – Wild Culinary Arts Program Class #3 or 10 – Ales for What Ails Ya – Living beverages An afternoon of effervescent elixirs and healing ales that are made from nature’s apothecary:[…]

March 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Elemental Collective
7237 Ella Rd. Sooke
Chef Tom Kral

Nature’s Chef Academy – Wild Culinary Arts Program

Class #3 or 10 – Ales for What Ails Ya – Living beverages

An afternoon of effervescent elixirs and healing ales that are made from nature’s apothecary: herbs, roots, shoots and mushrooms. Gathered and transformed through kitchen alchemy into delicious, nutritious spirits. The divine gift of sacred and herbal healing ales is both a celebration and a holy medicine for the Body-Mind-Soul.

Winter is a time for rest, slow internal rhythms and a nice dark stout or spiced ale that goes well with the darkness of the days. As Spring dawns, the body wants to stretch and shake off the cramped energies of a long winter’s and make way for the dance of light.
In this workshop we will explore the world of culture’s and foraged ingredients that were once traditionally used.
Kvass, Jun tea, Rejuvalec, Mead, Ale, Kefir, Wild Wine and many more waiting to be discovered again.

This workshop is not focused on alcohol consumption, these beverages bring diverse probiotic bacteria that supports gut-brain health and boosts the immune system.

This life altering workshop is guided by Chef Tom Kral and his wild mentor Dante Chicano. You will have opportunity to ask questions and sample delicious ferments.

This workshop is part of a wild culinary arts series, to find out more about upcoming workshops, see Nature’s Chef Academy event.

To register yourself for this culinary opportunity click the ticket link to proceed to Eventbrite. Space limited to 12 participants.

You must be of adult age or have consent from a parent or guardian.
Cost $50 + $6 tax total $56 *includes beverage tastings

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Please contact the chef if you have any inquiries.

About your Hosts;

Nature’s Chef, Tom Kral
Over 25 years of professional cooking experience and a bloodline of cooks has evolved Tom Kral into Nature’s Chef. From a child growing up in a European deli and spending time at the family cottage, camping and foraging played a important role of his life that developed a deep connection with nature. Following his passion for cooking it led him down a path of being trained by some of the worlds best chefs, then to owner of a renowned restaurant and catering business in bustling city of Toronto. After a chef burn out and a awakening he followed his heart west. His irresistible call for the wild lead him to settle in Sooke to steward the land of Elemental Collective. Tom share’s his culinary knowledge through private dining experiences, culinary adventures, workshops, retreats and also collaborates with other facilitators.

Dante Chicano, Elemental Academy
Dante has been on the Rewilding path since tasting the first gulp of fresh air in the countryside. He has followed the Wild Calling Westward for the last 25 years, dwelling in Nature, downloading messages directly from the Source. After a period of over ten years, he decided it was time to bring his learning directly to the people: Elemental medicine, plant and animal knowledge, Spirit Guides and Soul philosophy communicated to him are now shared lessons & teachings for everyone who has the ears to hear and the heart to receive.

Elemental Collective
The Elemental Collective seeks to create a harmonious culture of humans living in attunement with the natural community of plants, animals and elemental powers. Through offering nature education workshops, retreats & culinary events, art, healing, ceremony and celebratory events we strive to inspire further generations of land stewards and community co-operatives by sharing the knowledge needed to sustain and thrive as human beings. Honoring all life forces & fostering a deeper commitment with the Earth, we attend to the interwoven threads of personal, community and bioregional relationships. By forming a Co-operative we are bringing together the diverse gifts, knowledge and experience of our team, the Elemental Guardians, to purchase the land we are living on, in order to bring a much needed alternative project of ‘doing business differently’ than most of the current models that are in crisis. It is a visionary task, and there are countless challenges to surmount, but the steadfast hearts of our fellowship are up for the adventure!