Highland Firecage Chef
"Join the Open Fire Cooking Clan"
Why not join the open fire cooking clan! This form of cooking and sharing is nourishing not only for the body but for the soul too.
This form of cooking and sharing is nourishing not only for the body but for the soul too, it’s primal, it’s communal, tribal binding people together over food, warmth and conversation. More people cook over open fires everyday than use gas or electricity to cook!!
This is not BBQ! This is the real deal, wood, fire & flames. We don’t use gas orfancy modern units instead our Firecage is made bySavage, artisan blacksmiths, guys and girls who get dirty, sweaty who work with their hands and perspire pure passion. Their desire to help us create a unique experience that can be shared through food, fire and conversation is what motivates us to push the boundaries like man did all those millennia ago when fire was first discovered, and the eating of flame licked food was born.
Not too many people or caterers can say they have put together a team that cooked over fire for more than 30 000 people in a single day! Well, we did way back in 2001 over two days and in 2002 for almost 35 000 in a single day…….and this was long before this so-called trend was born.
We use sustainably harvested wood, dried to less than 4% moisture some as low as 1%, the charcoal is made from alien species and sustainably sourced woods so that the precious environment that us outdoorsy types crave for.
With this sort of cooking local, in season, sustainably sourced, traceable food is always the best, we however do use some ingredients from around the globe to highlight their influences in the realm of modern fire cooking, these are almost always from small artisanal producers or food co-operatives the majority of whom we have met and visited in person. An ingredient worthy of our consumption needs to be treated with respect and always prepared simply allowing these ingredients to be the stars of our fire shows, as cooks we are nothing more than a cog in process and hopefully by interfering as little as possible, we get to produce some awesome food.
We do several food festivals, events each year and intentionally keep a low profile, we are not wannabe stars, we are just passionate about what we do and do it to the best of our ability. We feed on people’s enjoyment for what we do, we do real food for real people………. without the pons!
We love sharing, teaching, helping, whether it’s through our food at events or knowledge & tips at our classes and of course we love helping those who need hand, we support the pay-it-forward concept by giving time, knowledge and power to others so they in turn can do the same...
Why not join the open fire cooking clan!