Founded in the US, and curated in the UK by Richard H Turner (Turner & George and Hawksmoor), Meatopia is a festival of high quality, ethically sourced meat, all cooked over ethically sourced wood and charcoal by some of the world’s leading top chefs. A weekend-long love affair of meat, drink, fire and music, Meatopia UK has become a legendary event for food lovers.
Chefs from around the world will gather at Tobacco Dock and cook with their favourite meats, exploring whole carcasses and creating signature dishes. There will be more than 20 chef teams with a variety of food backgrounds from America, Asia and across Europe.
Over the last 2 years, Meatopia UK has seen the likes of Dan Doherty (Duck & Waffle), Tom Adams (Pitt Cue), Junya Yamasaki (Koya), Gizzi Erskine (Pop up Chef, food writer, Sunday Times Magazine cook) and Neil Rankin (Smokehouse) cook alongside international names such as Seamus Mullen (Tertulia, New York), Aaron Franklin (Franklin Barbecue, Austin Texas), Dave Pynt (Burnt Ends Singapore) and Andre Lima de Luca of BOS BBQ (Sao Paolo) –alongside fascinating demos by Dario Cecchini (Panzano, Tuscany), Ross Clarke (Fat Duck, Dirty Bones, Senior Ceviche), Felicitas Pizarro (Argentina) and Fred Smith (Byron).
Year 3 will see even more live entertainment and music, more artisanal beers, wines and spirits – and of course, more meat!