Sussex Gourmand was born from a love of Bresaola – lean, tasty cured meat that originates from Lombardy in Italy – and a real appreciation for the county’s landscape and wonderful local produce.
“Brighton’s sea air, beautiful downs and forests makes for the perfect place to source wild venison and grass-fed Sussex beef and cure these top-quality, naturally reared meats” says proprietor Liz Wakefield, whose career started at Earls Court Olympia exhibition centres where she co-ordinated private catering and events. She went on to run events, conferences and exhibitions in the UK and Europe and is now a marketing consultant and foodie/artisan.
Sussex Gourmand’s food reflects the landscape around us and is sourced with ethics, sustainability and above all, quality in mind. Everything is bought locally, freshly prepared and we use organic and wild foods wherever possible.
Launched in 2016, we won Great Taste Awards in 2017 and 2018, judged in blind tastings by food critics, chefs, cooks, producers, restaurateurs, food writers and journalists.