A team from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage is heading to Cornwall this autumn to kick off a four day festival of feasting.

Chefs from the cookery school will host one of three feasts at Nancarrow Farm, near Truro, on the opening night of the 1,000 Mouths festival which takes place from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 October.

Nancarrow will welcome 1,000 guests, with three feasts taking place each night, hosted by a line up of guest chefs including Ben Tish, James Knappett, Emily Scott, and Phillip Branch from Hawksmoor.

Each feast will feature a cut of beef from a single traditional breed Red Devon bullock reared on the farm, as well as locally-grown and foraged ingredients, and will be raising funds for the global charity Action Against Hunger.

On Thursday, the River Cottage team will be cooking alongside chef Andy Appleton of Appleton’s at the Vineyard, and Nancarrow chefs Darren Broom and Jack Bristow who are to collaborate with Bude-based caterers Beautiful & the Feast.

Curing and smoking expert Steve Lamb and forager John Wright of River Cottage have just finalised their menu which will feature an abundance of the season’s produce including wood-roast mussels, brined and smoked beef with oyster mayonnaise, and roast damsons, with yoghurt cheese.

Gill Meller, group head chef at River Cottage, will be hosting his own feast on Friday with a menu featuring one of his favourite cuts, shin of beef.

The Fifteen team, led by head chef Adam Banks, will host Saturday night on Saturday night, while the Nancarrow team will be cooking hanging ribs of beef, and incredible Ben Tish will be putting on a European wood-fired inspired feast.

On Sunday, Hawksmoor and Nancarrow will team up for a final beefy feast which will take place across two beautiful barns, and the main course will centre around two beef cuts: brisket and topside.

Steve Chamberlain, partner at Nancarrow said, “It is has been a dream of ours to host an event of this scale, and we are very excited to be welcoming such a fantastic group of chefs to cook at the farm in October.

“It is really important to us that the production and consumption of meat is done in a sustainable way and we hope 1,000 Mouths will illustrate this well, whilst also raising funds for such an important charity.”

Jenny Clarke from Action Against Hunger said, “Action Against Hunger is delighted to be chosen as the charity partner of the 1,000 Mouths festival at Nancarrow Farm. It’s truly wonderful to see so many of our fantastic chef and restaurant supporters, old and new, coming together for one amazing event.”

Celebrations will start from 5pm each day and include a drink and fire pit canapés on arrival, tours of the farm and demonstrations of activities including pottery, wood turning, and wool spinning.

Feast ticket-holders who do not eat meat can be catered for, guests are encouraged notify the team of any dietary requirements in advance.

The bar will feature a range of ales and exclusive seasonal cocktails, and feasts will be followed by live music from The Odd Folk, Tom Dale and Dalla.

Tickets cost from £40 per person, including a drink and snack and a minimum of three courses, with all profits going to Action Against Hunger. Guests can also stay in a bell tent stay for £90, including a double bed and bedding, morning tea or coffee and a campfire breakfast.

More information and tickets are available at nancarrowfarm.co.uk/