Wild Food Friday ReWilding our Culinary Culture A place to practise wild culinary arts, share sacred knowledge, and eat nourishing foods from the land we inhabit. Join Nature’s Chef Tom, Dante and the Elemental Collective[…]
7237 Ella Rd. Sooke
Wild Food Friday
ReWilding our Culinary Culture
A place to practise wild culinary arts, share sacred knowledge, and eat nourishing foods from the land we inhabit. Join Nature’s Chef Tom, Dante and the Elemental Collective crew for a primal dining experience around the elements of fire, water, earth and air.
This is a deep immersion into the foods that surround us. We welcome the students that are willing to help and learn, or you may just come for a epic meal and pitch in the pot.
What to expect;
– Wildcrafted cuisine
– Foraged greens, what’s out there to eat
– Hunted game processing
– Cooking with fire & hot rocks
– Wild-Food safety
– Medicinal wild teas
We’ll be dining at our Home Tree, firing up the cob oven in our outdoor kitchen space, potentially some morel mushroom pizzas! Menu is fresh gathered and very spontaneous, leaving some inspiration from nature.
Join us on sacred land, a place without white tablecloths, industrialization, foods free from sterilization. Seating is grounded and you may even eat without the use of utensils. This may not be for the tame of heart.
Our love for sharing local-wild foods builds resilient community.
This is a family friendly event, bring the kids and instruments are welcome too.
If the wild is calling you make your reservation by sending a donation to [email protected] Password “wildfoods”
Suggested $20-30 covers your nourishment.
Regarding COVID protocols, if you at all feel ill or have been in contact with someone that is ill or have been off the island travelling or have been part of a large gathering recently we recommend that you stay at home.
We are implementing extra steps in keeping things sanitary. Our gatherings are small and manageable with it taking place outdoors. We hope this brings some ease of mind and heart. Please feel free to come out and learn what nature has to offer.
A little about your hosts;
Nature’s Chef, Tom Kral
Over 20 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 Toronto, ON. After a chef burn out and a awakening he finally came to settle in supernatural BC because of the irresistible call for the wild. His passion for putting medicine back into our food quickly grew into a whole new genre of dining experience, which he delivers to others through edutainment.
Dante has been on the rewilding path since tasting the first gulp of real air in the countryside as a child. 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.
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!