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Taste West Sussex and Experience West Sussex Showcase at the Houses of Parliament

On 29th November 2018, 16 West Sussex artisan food and drink producers showcased their products to West Sussex MP's, Ministers and more than 300 guests at the Houses of Parliament.

West Sussex-based Master Chef Champion 2018 Kenny Tutt made a special appearance and spoke about the wonderful range of West Sussex produce that make the county such a unique foodie destination.


The showcase was hosted by Sir Peter Bottomley, MP for Worthing West. He said:

"West Sussex has many jewels in its crown. Food and drink are, by far, the most attractive. Many of our producers have been picked up globally, with chocolates selling in China, gin in Germany and biscuits in Brazil. Our food and drink are not just an export, they're an import too. Tourists flock from across the world to see our vineyards and our kitchens – they are an asset to each and every constituent and something we should be proud of."


Leader of West Sussex County Council Louise Goldsmith said: "This exciting opportunity allowed us to demonstrate the extraordinary breadth of West Sussex artisan produce, from fine cheeses, ales, roasted coffee, ciders, spirits, chocolates, baked goods, honey and wine, and of course the famous Sussex sparkling wines of the region.


"West Sussex is a fantastic foodie destination with so many amazing experiences for visitors to enjoy and it was a pleasure to see MPs from other parts of the country enjoying a taste of what our amazing county has to offer."


The event was part of a West Sussex County Council initiative to support local, artisan food and drink producers and visitor experiences.  It was the culmination of a year of activity which has included workshops, training and a 'Meet the Buyer' event. Visitor experiences are being promoted through Experience West Sussex.


For more information visit:

Taste West Sussex  

Experience West Sussex 

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