5AA Rosette French chef and TV personality Jean-Christophe Novelli is headlining the Adur and Worthing Food Festival running from July 5th to 14th.
Worthing’s town centre manager Sharon Clarke said: “Bringing Jean-Christophe to the Worthing part of the fest. is a real coup. We wanted to bring a big name to the festival and luckily Jean-Christophe accepted our invitation. We know he will be a really big draw to the event and we are really looking forward to welcoming him to our giant marquee on Sunday 7th July from 12pm to 2:15pm to learn a cooking tip or two!”
Jean-Christophe began his exciting career at the tender age of fourteen as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France, before becoming the private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild at the age of 19.
Jean-Christophe’s life changed completely when he arrived in Great Britain in 1983. He spent a year taking care of Keith Floyd’s pub, ‘The Maltsters’, as Head Chef, whilst Keith was filming his famous TV shows. In 1996, Jean-Christophe,opened four restaurants in London, and began the foundations for his internationally based mini empire. What is so surprising is that he only had £500 in his pocket to start this solo venture.
The Adur & Worthing Food and Drink Festival is the second one and hopes to rival the first! It aims to take everyone on a culinary tour of the area, whetting taste buds and appetites along the way with temptations courtesy of local produce suppliers.
The 2013 festival kicks-off with a great opening night event (4th) in the Giant Marquee in Worthing’s Steyne Gardens where for £25 a head you will be indulged with a Champagne reception, entertained by the magical Worthing Symphony Orchestra and fed with magnificent grazing platters (included in the price) just call 01903 206206 for tickets.
Saturday night (5th) offers an evening of comedy, cabaret and sketch with some of the award winning performers from Beach Baby Productions. Doors open at 7:30pm with the show starting at 8pm there will be a bar and food available with tickets costing just £10 per person in advance or £15 on the door. For more information and tickets call 01903 203252.
But that’s not all; for the whole 10 days of the Festival there will be a variety of events taking place throughout the district. Plus there will be special menus and offers at many local restaurants and cafes.
Check out the latest events and offers throughout the festival on www.visitworthing.co.uk