If you are bored of traditional hen-dos, Food Safari can create a fun and memorable day focussed on great food and drink for groups from 8 to 20. Working with professional chefs, bakers and wild food experts, you will get hands-on making bread, sausages or preparing a a delicious meal together. You’re group will get to know each other really well, while learning to make bread or get competitive creating the ultimate sausage recipe.
We can offer half or full day events and can provide food and drink to suit your group and budget from a simple buffet lunch to a full three-course dinner.
Here are just a few ideas:Bread and pizza making
Get doughy! We’ll teach you how to make a whole variety of things from one simple white dough from seeded rolls, plaits, focaccia, and pizza using fantastic toppings such as sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, parma ham, mozzeralla and goats cheese. You’ll get to eat your pizzas with delicious salads for lunch and take the rest of your creations home.
- Full day with lunch or supper – £120 per person
- Half day from £60 per person
Get out in the wild to hunt and gather wild food to feast on! Our wild food expert will guide you around the fields and woods in Suffolk or North London to discover seasonal wild foods. You can learn some bushcraft skills including how to light a fire, whittle sticks and cook and enjoy your wild food finds over the fire.
- Half day with a simple wild food picnic/buffet lunch – from £55 per person
- Full day with a full 3-course meal – £120 per person
Get creative inventing the whackiest sausage recipes using everything from paprika and red wine to blue cheese and pernod. Filling and linking the sausages is true Generation Game fun. We can cook up your sausages on the barbecue (or indoors) and everyone can try each others and judge the best and the worst! This can be a stand-alone half day event or combined with a pork butchery workshop.
- Sausage making in Ipswich with lunch or supper and drinks – from £50
Let the hens loose in the kitchen! Working in competitive teams, you will prepare a lunch or dinner together. You will have detailed recipes to use and support from our chef. You’ll get to show off hidden talents or discover each others weaknesses! Once the meal is prepared you can sit back and let us serve you (and take care of the washing up!) and enjoy a few glasses of wine!
- Chef for the day – from £160 per person (maximum 10)
For the more adventurous hen-weekend, why not try your hand at butchery – whether it’s nose-to-tail pork butchery workshop or learning to skin and joint a rabbit or pluck and bone a pheasant which you can cook for lunch. It’s a great opportunity to get to know another side of each other and plenty of scope for some competitive spirit!
- Half day (2-3 hours) including a simple lunch or supper of roast meat, bread, salad and beer or wine – from £75 per person.
- Full day (5-6 hours) with a full 3-course meal – from £140 per person.
- Wine and cheese tasting
- Seafood and fish skills cookery
- Jam making and preserving
- Cakes and pastries workshop
To discuss your Food Safari Hen Weekend please call 01728 621380 or Contact Food Safari >
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