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When: March 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Elemental Collective, 7237 Ella Rd. Sooke, BC.

Nature’s Chef Academy – Wild Culinary Arts Program Day 2 – Food Chi Fermentation – Wildfood fermenting Revive your cultures! Fermentation is our ally and ammunition in combining a vibrant, biodiverse and culinary magic in[…]

March 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Elemental Collective
7237 Ella Rd. Sooke
Chef Tom Kral

Nature’s Chef Academy – Wild Culinary Arts Program

Day 2 – Food Chi Fermentation – Wildfood fermenting

Revive your cultures! Fermentation is our ally and ammunition in combining a vibrant, biodiverse and culinary magic in our kitchens! The body is our garden. The biodiversity of healthy foods we eat is a microcosm of our omnivorous evolution and ecology.
The greater the diversity of microflora in our guts, the greater the health of our inner, unseen gardens. Tapping into your chi force you’ll be able to create next level ferments.

Why Ferment?
– Bringing Culture and Nature together: Cultivating Biophilia
– Increasing the diversity of micro flora in our guts and bodies as a way to health
– Cultivating beneficial microbes like lactobacillus for multiple health benefits
– To preserve food and consume less energy, by boiling, cooking, refrigerating less
– Self-Empowerment, creating our own food culture and diversity vs. corporate monocultures
– Radical experimentation with Wild Lifeforms and Creative Culturing

Fermented foods and beverages are just plain delicious:
– fruit juice into wine
– flour into bread
– milk into cheese, yoghurt, kefir
– cabbage into sauerkraut

Within this workshop let us practice different forms of fermentation. We’ll introduce how we can gather a library of cultures, starting from nature.

Some recipes we’ll be covering;
– Make your own probiotics
– Detoxifying sauerkrauts
– Wildfood fermentation
– Medicinal Mustard
– Sprouting and rejuvelac
– Elevated biotics
– Nut cheeses

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 or commit to the apprentice program, 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 food tastings

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!