About Us

bhfdf_logo_300x200The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival is a year-round celebration of food and drink that champions Brighton & Hove’s hospitality businesses, and the wider food economy of Sussex.

The Festival’s objectives for 2018 and beyond are:

– Promoting the City of Brighton & Hove and surrounding Sussex as a quality gastronomic destination to a national and international audience

– Connecting the Sussex supply chain from growers to consumers

– Championing young talent in the hospitality industry, and promoting food and hospitality as a career

We will also be running our annual trade day to connect restaurateurs to local producers, and we are in the process of developing an event to showcase the hospitality and food industry as a viable career option for young people in the county. And, of course, the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Awards will run from April to the end of August as usual.

Behind the scenes, we will also continue our work in promoting and marketing the city and county to national and international media, including on-going activity with partners in Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Canada.

The festival organisation is fulfilling its long-term aims and objectives to promote Brighton & Hove and surrounding Sussex as a world-class food tourism destination, encouraging better ways of eating and engaging with food for citizens, creating a promotional platform for food and hospitality businesses, building a connected regional supply chain and facilitating international trade.

We are a not-for-profit community interest company and entirely rely on the on-going support of the local food and hospitality industries, our media partners, our patrons and our generous sponsors.

You can contact us via the festival office on 01273 77 00 44 or email Nick Mosley, managing director, at nick@sharpmediagroup.co.uk, or Nathalie Gomez de Vera, festival administrator, at nat@sharpmediagroup.co.uk

 

Festival Directors & Co-Ordinators

 

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Roger Marlowe
Festival Founder & Chairman

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Nick Mosley
Festival Managing Director
nick@sharpmediagroup.co.uk
01273 77 00 44

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Nathalie Gomez de Vera
Festival Administrator
nat@sharpmediagroup.co.uk
01273 77 00 44

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Adam Style
Festival Financial Director
adam@styleaccountants.co.uk

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Andrew Kay
Festival Director
andrew@thelatest.co.uk

James Dempster

James Dempster
Festival Director
james@cobbdigital.com

Shoshana Plail
Festival Children’s Food Co-ordinator
shosh@sharpmediagroup.co.uk
Julia Claxton
Festival Photographer
info@juliaclaxton.net

 

Our Awards

 

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