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Bod Griffiths

Bod Griffiths runs Vale House Kitchen with his wife Annie, and after six years of working with a whole range of fantastic tutors is excited to start leading his own courses. He grew up helping his Grandmother in the kitchen, and it’s from her that he got his love for traditional skills like baking bread and making preserves, as well as a profound appreciation for cooking in tune with the seasons. As an adult, he lived and worked in London, but regularly escaped the capital for shooting and fishing excursions, as much to obtain fantastic fresh ingredients as anything else.

In 2009, Bod was starting to get fed up with city living, and took a ‘grown up gap year’, exploring Guatemala, The Alps, Hong Kong, Egypt, diving the Great Blue Hole in Belize and more. He returned to London to work but the seeds of a different kind of life had been sown, so when in 2011 he suffered a serious car accident, followed by the loss of his employer in the financial crisis, he and Annie decided to take it as a sign and leave London for another kind of adventure. They set up Vale House Kitchen in less than a year and opened the doors to the first visitors in September 2013. Their vision was for a completely ‘field to fork’ cookery school, where you could have the experience of cooking with ingredients freshly gathered by your own hands.

Bod has been a keen sportsman for many years, hunting, shooting and fishing, and is equally at home in the kitchen cooking and baking. He counts himself lucky to have learned from some of the best experts in the business over the past six years of Vale House Kitchen, and will be sharing his love for smoking and curing as a way to create the most fantastic ingredients for home-cooking.

December 2021

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Game Butchery and Cookery Course

Here in Britain we have some incredible wild game, but so often we find that cooking with it can be an intimidating prospect even for an experienced home cook. This Game Butchery and Cookery Course aims to introduce you to the world of British game, covering everything from practical preparation skills, feathered and furred game, through to delicious recipes and how to cook them. Both Bod and Kieran are passionate about using game in the kitchen and they hope to…

Course date: 5th December 2021

Price per person: £195.00

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Festive Smoking and Curing Masterclass

In the run up to the festive season there are many curing and smoking recipes that could bring a whole host of wonderful, traditional dishes to your table. If you want to go the extra mile with your seasonal meals, this practical Festive Smoking and Curing Masterclass will give you the confidence and know-how to create flavoursome festive ingredients such as glazed ham, brined / BBQ turkey and beautiful smoked salmon. Skills Basic Butchery Hot Smoking Cold Smoking Dry Curing…

Course date: 11th December 2021

Price per person: £195.00

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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January 2022

Vale-House-Kitchen-Shooting Experience-Game-Butchery-course

Game Butchery and Cookery Course

Here in Britain we have some incredible wild game, but so often we find that cooking with it can be an intimidating prospect even for an experienced home cook. This Game Butchery and Cookery Course aims to introduce you to the world of British game, covering everything from practical preparation skills, feathered and furred game, through to delicious recipes and how to cook them. Both Bod and Kieran are passionate about using game in the kitchen and they hope to…

Course date: 9th January 2022

Price per person: £195.00

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Introduction to Smoking and Curing

This half day Introduction to Smoking and Curing Course is aimed at introducing you to the surprisingly straightforward techniques of smoking and dry curing. You can then use these skills at home to transform fresh ingredients into something seriously special. Skills • Making a Dry Cure • Dry Curing • Hot Smoking • Cold Smoking • Hot smoked Fish • Bacon • Chroizo/Salami The course will focus on the technical skills behind home dry curing, using ingredients freshly prepared for…

Course date: 15th January 2022

Price per person: £95.00

Half Day - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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March 2022

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Introduction to Smoking and Curing

This half day Introduction to Smoking and Curing Course is aimed at introducing you to the surprisingly straightforward techniques of smoking and dry curing. You can then use these skills at home to transform fresh ingredients into something seriously special. Skills • Making a Dry Cure • Dry Curing • Hot Smoking • Cold Smoking • Hot smoked Fish • Bacon • Chroizo/Salami The course will focus on the technical skills behind home dry curing, using ingredients freshly prepared for…

Course date: 5th March 2022

Price per person: £95.00

Half Day - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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