Who we are, what we do and why we do it.
There is flavour, food and medicine all around us, we just have to learn how to recognize it.
Join us tracking the edible landscape through the seasons with educational, immersive, wildly delicious experiences.
Based at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point, Veld and Sea offers:
- Wild food foraging workshops
- Wild flavour cooking classes
- Interactive pop up dinners
- Adventure weekends
- Nature inspired workshops
- Curated experiences for corporate/brands/film
- Travelling foraging workshops
Roushanna Gray founded this experience-based business in 2013. We are a positive, innovative, nature inspired team, committed to creating and providing nurturing and fulfilling experiences that are adventurous, engaging, educational and delicious.
On all of our seasonal wild food foraging workshops, we support and strive to teach sustainable, responsible and legal foraging practices.
As well as our wild flavour experience offerings, outside teachers that are experts in their field are hand selected to lead our specialized workshops including Fermentation, Wildcrafting, Botanical Art and Crafts, Botanical Cocktails, Mushroom Foraging, Medicinal Plants and Botanical Embroidery.
Founder / Forager
Founder of Veld and Sea, Roushanna Gray is a wild food artist, foodie and avid forager. She shares her passion about the edible landscape edible through immersive educational experiences, connection and creativity. Inspired by the natural world around her, she has been working with the exciting and diverse wild flavors found in the mountains, veld, and gardens for the last 14 years. The wide range of delicious and nutritious culinary offerings from the beautiful inter-tidal rock pools along the South African coastline also play a major role in her cooking and teaching. In 2019 she won the Spier Sustainability award at the Food XX and Eatout awards for her efforts to highlight South Africa’s local edible plant culture and to educate people on foraging as well as the Most Authentic African Experience award for recognition of excellence in the hospitality division by the Cape Town Experience Awards
Chef / Facilitator
Gemma is the head chef at Veld and Sea and has always loved working with food. From a young age she explored the coastlines as a child with her family, collecting ingredients along the way, foraging comes naturally to her. Having studied events management shortly out of high school, she started her hospitality career as a villa manager and events coordinator for exclusive catering companies. In 2015, she decided to further her skills and started working on super yachts as a chef. This solidified her passion for making food. In 2016 she returned to Cape Town to get her chef diploma at South African Chef’s Academy. She did her internship at The Mount Nelson Hotel and Good-looking Cooking. For the last 5 years she has been chasing the summers working in-between the yachts and working on creative projects back home. Gemma started facilitating and cooking at Veld and Sea in 2018 where she is able to culminate her joy of teaching by sharing her knowledge and excitement through educating and experiences with seasonal and wild ingredients.
“Veld and Sea are THE real authentic foraging experience. Their venue is so beautifully and effortlessly curated, the foraging (we did it in pouring rain) is such a learning experience and a true reflection of how we can harmoniously eat… the deliciosity of the meal we produced under their care, was so unique and scrumptious, a totally one off experience. If you are a local, please go and support them throughout the year, if you are a tourist GO.. you will never experience raw nature turns into a delicious multi-faceted experience like this anywhere else.”
Lauren Kotze ~
“Driving to Veld and Sea on Saturday, I was feeling really anxious that my sister and I had put all our trust into people we’d never met before to create a wonderful and memorable birthday for our mom. The description of the day sounded magical on the website, but you never really know what you’re going to find in reality. But from the moment we arrived, we knew we had made the right choice. It was a beautiful experience from start to finish, all gently and expertly guided by Roushanna and her team, Erica and Ryan. The venue, the food, the music, the mind-blowingly amazing smelling herbs, the gorgeous flower garlands, the whole experience…it was wonderful! We couldn’t have hoped for more. Roushanna, the passion and love for what you do is tangible. Thank you for sharing your world with us for one day. Thank you for going above and beyond for us, and making our mom’s birthday such a special one. We truly appreciate it! The message from my mom: “A huge thank you for the most unbelievable birthday experience, gift and treat today. It surpassed any thing I could ever imagine. It will be etched in my memory as one very happy, creative birthday celebration. A truly spectacular day.”
Tracy Leigh Rauch ~
“Loved every moment and morsel spent with Veld and Sea Mermaids. If you want to experience a deep and lasting connection to earth and ocean go and meet these beautiful women. They are inspiring and so willing to share their precious knowledge, which we so need. Thank you for an incredible day.”
Dave Meinert ~
“Hands down one of the best things I have ever done in Cape Town, after living most of my life here and constantly on the search for amazing things to do that celebrate what the Cape has to offer.”
Susan McLeary ~
“A magical, inspiring, rejuvenating celebration of nature! An experience that will stay with me forever.”
Charisse Louw ~
“Thank you Roushanna for bringing your creative magic and beauty to everything and everyone you touch. This is an extraordinary gift!”
Petra Joell ~
“If you are looking for something both educational and tasty.. then what better than learning about sustainable foraging!? I have had the pleasure of experiencing Roushanna’s classes.. and I must say..just one word: INCREDIBLE!
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Upcoming events link: https://veldandsea.com/upcoming-events/
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