Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and celebrity chef, as well as an ambassador for food production and eating locally and seasonally.

Hugh’s popularity grew through his River Cottage TV series and books as well as campaigns such as Hugh’s Fish Fight.

Hugh presented River Cottage, a television series in which he became a self-reliant farmer in rural England – having moved from London to the rural location in Dorset – feeding himself, his family and friends with locally produced and sourced food.

The television series was followed by the release of The River Cottage Cookbook, which won the Glenfiddich Trophy and the André Simon Food Book of the Year award. Further books followed in the River Cottage series.

Hugh established River Cottage HQ in Dorset in 2004, and the operation is now based at Park Farm near Axminster in Devon. River Cottage HQ is a working organic smallholding and the base for a range of courses and events, and home to the newly launched River Cottage Chefs’ School.

Hugh is a published journalist, having written a weekly column for The Guardian between 2006 and 2014. He is Patron of the National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association (FARMA), and of Switchback, a charity that helps young offenders find opportunities in the catering industry.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a highly regarded broadcaster, writer and TV personality whose books and broadcasts have reached millions. He is a passionate campaigner for food, sustainability and animal welfare.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book broadcaster and food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for your next event.

Type Of Speaker

Similar Talent

  • Respected News Broadcaster
  • Diversity & Unconscious Bias Expert
  • Current Affairs Host
  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & Breast Cancer campaigner
  • STEM/social entrepreneur
  • #techmums evangelist
  • Bletchley Park
  • International Speaker
  • Former gang member & drug addict
  • Armed robber to local hero
  • 16 years sober, best-selling author
  • Founded not-for-profit The CIP Project
  • TEDx speaker, talk topics: crime, resilience, mental health
  • Psychotherapist
  • Burnout
  • Mental Health /LGBTQ+
  • Speaker/Media Expert