Space helps River Cottage rise from the flames

We were as shocked as everyone else at the scale of the damage and naturally wanted to pitch in. After drawing up some initial plans for a replacement kitchen, Space’s Dave Griffin was on site within days with new cooking ranges, dishwashers and work surfaces, after calling in a few favours from friends of our own. Over the space of just 24 hours, a new field kitchen sprang up literally in the middle of a field. Dave and his team spent a day installing the equipment before returning to make some last minute checks for the chefs and manager. Everything went to plan, and thanks to a phenomenal effort from everyone involved – and an amazing spirit of camaraderie – over 130 River Cottage guests enjoyed a delicious three course dinner last weekend. Just goes to show what you can achieve when everyone pulls together. We wish the team all the best!