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We Have Virtual Cooking Classes!

COVID 19 brough around some interesting phenomena in humans as we craved some sort of social interaction while being cramped up inside our homes. Children attended classes online, people held virtual movie screenings, moms participated in zoom spa dates, and dads across the country learned how to escape to online happy hours with their bbq bros. Essentially we learned how to operate semi-normally in a virtual environment. 

2020 also motivated a record number of hunters and anglers to participate in the outdoors. Hopefully there are freezers full of fish and game waiting to be cooked. We have always provided recipes for you to use on your own, but we are now combining our new found skill for hosting virtual meetings (learned from happy hours with the crew) and combining them to bring you virtual cooking classes. You heard me right! Virtual Wild Fish and Game Cooking Classes!

Introducing the Harvesting Nature Supper Club

Our Supper Club was established as a way to share our culinary passions with you in an enjoyable virtual cooking class. You can join our top wild fish and game chefs as they walk you step by step through each cooking class, butchering lesson, or food curing/processing event. 

We plan to offer a mix of fish and game classes each month at varying times to fit your schedule. We will also expand our offerings to include in-depth butchering classes, food curing, and processing classes in the near future. We will also offer on demand pay per view classes where you can browse and cook on your own time. Come cook with us!

August’s classes just hit the books so sign up before they book up completely. Classes are limited to 20 seat to make the experience very personal.

Meet the Cooking Guides

Justin Townsend

Justin (Choctaw) is an avid hunter, angler, and chef whose passions for the outdoors lead him to create Harvesting Nature in 2011. He continues to hunt, fish, and cook all while sharing his experiences with others through film, on podcasts, in print, and with recipes. He also proudly serves in the United States Coast Guard.

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Ara Zada

Born and raised in Los Angeles Ara Zada is a chef, author, TV personality, food stylist and avid bow hunter. He has worked with Outdoor News, PBS, Food Network, ABC, CBS, NBC, TNT, Jaime Oliver Food Foundation and a range of others. His first cookbook ‘Lavash’ was released Oct. 2019. When he’s not cooking he’s shooting his bow, teaching his kids about the outdoors, training for triathlons and filling any available time with parkour.

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Jeff Benda

Cooking gives me a creative outlet to transform wild game and bring it into traditional recipes from around the world to help expand people’s perceptions.My goal is to celebrate local fish and wild game and provide achievable, bright recipes designed to build confidence for new cooks, and inspire everyone to elevate their cooking. I hope that by sharing and celebrating the food I create with the fish and wild game I harvest, I can highlight the great contribution so many hunters and anglers have made to conservation in this country, and reflect the freedom we have to enjoy America’s great outdoors.

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Adam Berkelmans

Adam, also known as The Intrepid Eater, is a passionate ambassador for real food and a proponent of nose to tail eating. He spends his time between Ottawa and a cozy lake house north of Kingston, Ontario. When not cooking, he can be found hunting, fishing, foraging, gardening, reading, traveling, and discovering new ways to find and eat food.

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Adam Steele

At forty years young, Adam has split his life almost equally between the Rocky Mountains, and the gulf coast. Cooking professionally from a young age, as well as having a deep relationship with nature set the pattern early for the adventures to come in both the kitchen and great outdoors. 

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