The Wild Kitchen

  Saturday 11th April: Woodland & Seashore 10 am - 3 pm

Wild garlic, spring flowers and nutritious seaweeds; how do they taste & where are they found? After foraging in two different locations we enjoy our gourmet foraged feast in an historic 18th Century Ship's Pilots house. The wild food menu will be carefully explained plus ways of preserving wild food to eat throughout the year with free recipes. (ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT)

Sunday May 3rd: Meadow & Coast   11am - 4 pm

Explore the beach for edible seaweeds to take home.  Find fragrant flowers & sweet blossoms in ancient meadows.

Enjoy a Gourmet feast made from wild food at The Wild Kitchen, an a 18th century Ship's Pilots house in Deal filled with botanical bottles and plant potions plus recommended books from the library & take home recipes.

Sunday 31st May: Asparagus Adventure 12 am - 4 pm

Sea swimming & foraging: A wild asparagus gastronomic picnic with a dip the ocean. Dine in sand dunes; our gourmet picnic, collect edible plants to take home then a plunge in the ocean where the North Sea meets the Dover Straights.

Saturday 27th June: Edible Seashore 10.30 - 3 pm

How to gather and cook seaweeds and wild beach plants as well as flora from the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

Gourmet Wild food picnic & cook up in our stylish beach hut.

Saturday July 11th & Saturday 15th August: Smugglers & Samphire 11 am - 4 pm

Stunning wilderness location with smuggler’s tunnels.

Forage samphire, edible flowers & coastal plants. Fill your baskets then relax in the sun for

an enormous wild food gourmet picnic on the beach.

Sunday 6th September: (Vegan Special) Edible seashore

Gourmet wild food vegan menu in our stylish beach hut.

Gather cliff herbs & coastal plants. Search the seashore for delicious, nutritious seaweeds.

Saturday 12th September: Shellfish Special

Seabed foraging with a gourmet wild food feast: mussels, limpets, algae and oysters.

We believe, the 21st Century means more subaqua cuisine. Let us show you what is available.

Saturday 10th October: Berry Bonanza

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How to book and what to expect

Any questions please call Lucia on 07810 317 866 or 01304 369799 or email:

Foraging with Gourmet Feast days are from 5-6 hours near Deal, East Kent. If you do not have transport it can be arranged free of charge. You will be foraging for edible wild plants & in coastal landscapes. Included is a gourmet feast, created by Lucia  Stuart who has spent 27 years as a professional cook specialising in wild plants.

Please pay via Paypal below (85 per person) whereupon you will be personally contacted.