Hey There!

We are Darren, a chef, culinary arts chef instructor and former restaurateur and Fran, a certified fermentista who’s been teaching fermentation for years. We share a passion for microbes, cooking, gastronomy, and sustainability. Our aim is to inspire and teach professional chefs, nutritionists, and ambitious amateur cooks around the globe in areas such as fermentation, reduction of food waste and other approaches to sustainability in the food sector. Over six years of teaching experience combined with the use of various kinds of digital technology means that we’re able to provide an exceptional learning experience for our students.

Culinary Education & Consulting

Blended
Learning

Webinars, instruction videos, practical tasks in the kitchen, quizzes and live coaching. In our courses you learn with all your senses.

Meet Us
In Person

Learn from us at one of our events or workshops. Or book us for a consultation or for your own event.

Delicious
Recipes

We provide you with a great selection of recipes, so you can implement the learned techniques from day one.

Varied
Expertise

Benefit from our combined 40 years of experience in various areas, from gastronomy to teaching and business.

Fermentista
Community

Whether you share your learning experiences with your fellow students or you listen to their questions in the coaching calls of our long courses, learning together means learning more.

What We Offer

We offer both mentored e-learning and consulting worldwide and workshops in Switzerland and neighbouring regions.

E-Learning

The Wild Pulse courses are created with the busy schedules our students in mind. Our unique format combines e-learning, practice sessions in your kitchen and regular Zoom units where you get to discuss questions with your instructors. Our aim is to get you outstanding results fast!

Events & Workshops

We deliver workshops and events in Switzerland and the bordering regions. Available languages: English, French, German

Gastro Consulting

When working with us, you benefit from decades of experience in the areas of fermentation, gastronomy, culinary arts, teaching and business.

Future-Proof Your Skills

Mentored, Self-Paced E-Learning At Home

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Fermentation Foundation

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Fermented
Hot Sauces

foraging

foraged
ferments

condiments

KOJI-BASED CONDIMENTS

Meet The Instructors

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Chef Instructor and Restaurateur

Darren is a chef instructor and a restaurateur. Starting his career in a fine dining Italian restaurant, he then progressed to work in Michelin starred restaurants and hotels in Morocco, Switzerland and France. In 2015 opening his own Restaurant ‘Le Bois Sauvage’ situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the restaurant was focused on sustainability and local products. More about Darren

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Certified Fermentista

Fran is a certified food fermentation specialist who has taught over 800 students in the past three years. Through her former company, Fermentista Academy, she used to run workshops in Switzerland both for hobby cooks and professional chefs. She also created Switzerland’s first online course platform for fermentation knowledge. More about Fran

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