Axminster charity Project Food to host annual dinner with River Cottage

By Francesca Evans

2nd Aug 2022 | Local News

Guests at a previous Project Food dinner at River Cottage
Guests at a previous Project Food dinner at River Cottage

Axminster charity Project Food is delighted to announce that its annual River Cottage dinner will be held on Thursday, September 8, where they will be joined by River Cottage founder and celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

The evening will start at 6.30pm when guests will be met at the top of the hill at River Cottage HQ at Park Farm, on Trinity Hill, from where they can stroll down the scenic track to the heart of the farm with its 17th-century farmhouse, livestock and extensive kitchen gardens.

Guests will enjoy a welcome drink and canapés with Hugh and be treated to a guided tour of the abundant kitchen garden (weather permitting), where much of the evening's meal will have originated.

After taking seats, there will be a short talk from Hugh, who will then hand over to the expert hands of a talented River Cottage chef who will describe the menu, explain the food's provenance and how the dishes have been prepared.

An exceptional, gourmet three-course meal, followed by petit fours and coffee, will then be served.

To finish the evening, Hugh will host a charity auction in aid of Project Food, with lots including an afternoon tea hosted by Hugh himself, a skippered sail from Plymouth on board a Sweden Yachts 45, a two-night stay in a grade II listed holiday cottage in Dorset, and much more.

River Cottage is internationally renowned for creating a constantly-changing menu inspired by their 'SLOW' ethos of ingredients that are seasonal, local, organic and wild.

The evening's plant-based meal will have been foraged and grown on the farm or by nearby farmers, growers and artisans who share their passion for the finest provenance.

With only 60 tickets available, this will be a unique dining experience which will raise vital funds for Project Food's work supporting families and people with mental health problems who struggle to feed themselves adequately.

For more information on the charity, visit

Tickets are £85 per person and can be booked online at


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