Seaweed foraging, food and health

At last, there is an education about seaweed for those who want to work with professional with it. 

Catxalot has educated people about seaweed and its use since 2014, and is now starting a course for companies in, for example, natural tourism and food tourism who want to be able to talk about or use algae and seaweed in their existing or new events and experiences. This masterclass is also suitable for other industries and for private individuals who want to study algae and seaweed.

The Masterclass in seaweeds gives you the knowledge you need to start events, courses, experiences and adventures where seaweed is included. The course also gives you knowledge in how to use seaweeds in food and products. The course is suitable for people in marine tourism, natural tourism, guide companies or food tourism. The course is also suitable for those who want to become foragers and sell seaweed to restaurants. Private individuals or companies in other industries, such as food that want to gain knowledge about seaweed, are also warmly welcomed.

The course covers species determination, breeding, harvesting, handling, application, cooking, medical research, sustainability issues, environmental toxins, drying, storage, processing and a little about cultivation. The goal is that you will have sufficient knowledge (or know where to find the answer) to be able to answer all the questions that are usually asked at an event etc about seaweed and that you should be able to give inspiration to others such as a guide. We know what is in demand and have already received all questions.

The course includes online meetings with presentations about seaweed in food, how to handle it and nutritional aspects and medicine. We alse have a "cook-along" where we cook together with dried seaweed sent to you at the post along with a shopping list and recipes. On a field day in Grebbestad we get into the water and discover seaweeds. The final online meeting is dedicated to discussing your ideas for the future. Each online meeting lasts around 1-1,5 hours. It is optional to do an examination task. You have access to the teacher as a mentor for your product ideas etc during the class.

The course includes:

  • diploma after completed course
  • a field day in Grebbestad, Sweden with seaweed lunch and coffee. You are welcome to participate in the cooking if you like. 
  • rental of dry suit / wetsuit / waders, snorkeling set and harvesting equipment.
  • four online meetings, one of which is a cook-along
  • a box with dried seaweed for your own experiments and cook-along sent to you together with recipes and special seaweed experiments that you shall do.
  • course compendium and literature list sent to you in the mail when the course fee is paid.
  • recipes
  • a seaweed foraging knife


Price: 11.875 SEK inkl. VAT.  (around €1161)

In case of cancellation or sick leave: up to the start day of the course, everything except 1500SEK will be refunded.

Location: online and a field day in Grebbestad, Sweden. If it is hard for you to come to Sweden we can arrange an online session instead.
Dates: Flexibel 

Do you have questions? Please contact: Linnéa Sjögren, linnea@catxalot.se Tel. +46 (0)70-9147299.