Harvesting wild, unique foods from the deep mossy forests, creeksides, ocean shorelines and farms of the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
Come and join him where wild foods grow.
An experienced forager, educator and tour guide, Alexander McNaughton is best known for his passion and talent of hunting wild mushrooms. Alex is always pushing further afield to expand his repertoire of wild harvested edibles, his clients range from restaurants, breweries and distilleries to handmade soap and candle crafters.
Praise for Alexander McNaughton
“Alexander is a one of a kind character. He came to us with various ideas of wild crafted products to use in ice creams. Spruce tips was one of the first things he approached us about and thought it would make an awesome ice cream flavour, and he was so right about that. The spruce bud ice cream was one of the flavours that made us really stand out as a business and I know that it has inspired other businesses.”Ben Ernst, Earnest Ice Cream
“I will never forget this wild foods experience and I am so grateful to have been led, tutored and motivated by Alexander McNaughton. Alex is a true champion, ambassador and steward of the majestic British Columbian nature.”Robert Bartley, Executive Chef, Canucks
“Alex’s depth of knowledge never ceases to amaze me. After a day in the forest and on the beaches with Alex… we had a new understanding and appreciation for the beauty and abundance of the Clayoquot Sound… Through Alex’s guidance we were able to create singular and truly memorable dishes reflecting the natural bounty and unique taste experiences offered in coastal BC.”Josh Blumenthal, Chef & Founder, Elementa Restaurant
Clients and collaborators
“Wherever we go in the mountains, we find more than we seek.” — John Muir