With just a few months to go until Meatopia 2017 takes place at London’s Tobacco Dock,here is the line-up of chefs for this year’s festival.

For the first time ever, there will be chefs such as Yotam Ottolenghi and Nathan Outlaw focusing solely on cooking with veg and fish. Also on the list are some familiar faces from previous events, some new kids on the block and gastronomic big-dogs of god-like status making a pilgrimage from afar to eat, drink and be merry with the rest of us.

Make sure you come hungry, because each and every one of these culinary idols has created an exclusive dish especially for the festival.

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Cooking fish

Nathan Outlaw

Cooking veg

Yotam Ottolenghi

From afar

Nate Green of Rhoda, Hong Kong

Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn, NYC

Ashley Heeger of Ash, Cape Town

Uri Navon of Machneyuda, Jerusalem

André Lima De Luca – Meatopia veteran, Brazil

Estanislao Carenzo of Elephant Crocodile Monkey, Barcelona

Matti Hurttia of RukaTonttu, Finland

Dario Ceccini – butcher, Italy

Imanol Jaca – butcher, Spain

Cooking for the first time

Mark Hix

John Torode

Francesco Mazzei, Radici

Gill Mellor, River Cottage

Nud Dudhia, Breddos Tacos

Freddie Janssen & Seb Myers of Snack Bar

Elliot Cunningham of Lagom

Liam Davey of Bad Sports

Harneet & Nirmal, Gunpowder

Ross Clarke, Tandoor Chop House

Stephen Hinkley, MeatUp

Mikel Lz. de Vinaspre, Sagardi

Franco Fubini, Natoora

From around the UK

Tom Griffiths of Pascere, Brighton

Ben Quinn of Woodfired Canteen, Cornwall

Romy Gill of Romy’s Kitchen, Thornbury

James Whetlor, Cabrito, Devon

Andy Stubbs, Low n Slow, Birmingham

Todd Francis of The Ox, Bristol

Sam & Shauna of Hang Fire Smokehouse, Wales

Meatopia veterans

Richard H Turner

Andrew Clarke

Niall Davidson

Josh Katz, Berber & Q

Jose Pizarro

Hamish Brown, Roka

Selin Kiazim, Oklava

David Carter, Smokestak

Richard Sandiford, Flamin’ Liberty

Lewis Hannaford, Foxlow

Siggi of Tommi’s Burgers

Mirek Dawid of Blacklock

Ramael Scully

Joe Grossmann, Patty & Bun

Roberto Castro, Lobos

Hus Vedat, Yosma

Zan Kaufman of Bleecker Burger

Meatopia was founded in the US by the late Josh Ozersky and it was Richard H Turner of Hawksmoor and Pitt Cue Co who then brought it to the UK. The festival prides itself on cooking and serving high quality, ethically sourced meat cooked over ethically sourced wood and charcoal by world class chefs. It is a weekend of meat, drink, fire and music where chefs will gather at Tobacco Dock and cook one unique dish each, not to be found on any restaurant menu. Each day features chef teams with a variety of food backgrounds from across the world.

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