Working with the BBC on Countryfile, BBC news, Country Tracks and Blue Peter has given Chris experience in TV and radio. He has worked with American giant NBC and smaller UK media organisations both behind and in front of the camera.
Taste the wild offer professional services to leading restaurants, hotels and culinary establishments. Chris’s time in catering has given him the knowledge of the industry necessary to be able to advise chefs and restaurateurs on wild food ingredients.
Chris’s life long love of food and years as a chef give him a knowledge of ingredients that combines culinary traditions with the new flavours and possibilities opened up by wild edibles. We can teach chefs where to find wild ingredients growing and how to identify them, as well as give advice on how to use them well.
Working with the BBC on Countryfile, BBC news, Country Tracks and Blue Peter has given Chris experience in TV and radio. He has worked with American giant NBC and smaller UK media organisations, not to mention writing for food publications and online web publications.
If you want advice or help with spoken or written media on aspects of Wild Food and foraging please contact Chris.
“Chris fizzes with passion and enthusiasm – he knows his stuff and he knows how to make it exciting to others. He's effortlessly natural in front of the camera and brings with him a stylish flair – always creating a visually interesting 'field kitchen' where he cooks up a storm with both knowledge and humour that makes him a captivating watch!”
Becky Pratt - Director BBC Countryfile
Let us help you find and use the best of seasonal wild ingredients.
We can create a foraging map of your estate or grounds for your kitchen staff . After a local survey we will create a bespoke guide of edible to the edible wild plants on your doorstep, where to find them, and when to use them. This would be exclusively for your use and with guidance to staff it will increase your access to local wild ingredients and make the most of both your land and the local area.
People love to hear about Wild Food. Whether it’s an after dinner talk about wild ingredients or a talk based around a particular aspect of wild food foraging and cooking, there are all sorts of possibilities.
Wild Spring edibles
Cooking with wild flower flavours
Woodland to coast - a journey through wild food
Hedgerow berries and preserves
Working with a kitchen it is possible to produce wild food canapés or tasters to punctuate the talk.
Chris has spoken at many events around the country from local groups to national organisations, this year he also demonstrated wild food recipes on the cooking stage at Children in need "Carfest".
Please get in touch if you need any help with articles or copy about wild food and foraging.