River Cottage

River Cottage

Careers at River Cottage

River Cottage all started in 1999 when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall moved into the original River Cottage in Dorset, to start growing and rearing some of his own food. River Cottage has since moved on, and has grown and developed, but we continue to stand for the same principles: self-sufficiency, food integrity, and the consumption of local, seasonal produce.

More recently, Hugh's campaigns have been changing the eating habits of a nation and improving the welfare and sustainability of animals and fish.

River Cottage HQ (Park Farm, near Axminster) is our base for running courses and events inspired by the philosophy of the original River Cottage. Our Cookery School won the Best Cookery School Award in the Great British Food Awards 2018. With a range of courses available, including foraging, curing, gardening, bread making, butchery, outdoor cookery and more there is bound to be something for everyone.

You can find out more about our courses here - https://www.rivercottage.net/cookery-courses

River Cottage has award-winning Kitchen & Delis in Bristol, Axminster and Winchester. Our Kitchens showcase the very best produce from the South West.

You can also find us at Whipsnade Zoo, Glyndebourne, Hatfield House and our botanical bar overlooking HMS Belfast.

Our other projects include series for television, regular food columns, and a range of books and DVDs.

Stats we are proud of

  • 1M+

    $$$ raised in crowdfunding!!

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