Start With The Sweet In 2020

December 30, 2019

Everyone at the Executive Association Solent hopes you had an enjoyable Christmas with your family and leaping into 2020 with renewed vigor.

Our next luncheon is Friday 17th January and you can reserve your places here.

The first guest speaker of the new year is Miss Witt who is a world class chocolatier, teacher, demonstrator and judge – full details below.

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Chewton Glen

Christmas Luncheon 2019

The picture above was taken during the very successful Xmas Lunch in December. The Vice Chairman Ron Wain was with the entertainer Matt Black to his left, and two past Chairman’s Nick Phillips and Ian Hunter enjoying life on the top table.

Ron chaired the meeting in the absence of Angie Beaston, who was enjoying a well-earned holiday.

About Miss Witt – A World Class Chocolatier

Miss Witt grew up in the New Forest, Hampshire, spending her childhood making sweet treats for friends and family. Her career started early by winning school cake competitions.  Age 16 she trained at Brockenhurst and subsequently Southampton City College studying Level 2 & 3 in Hospitality and Patisserie.

In 1997 Miss Witt received the acclaimed title of ‘Student Chef of the Year’ for patisserie at Southampton City College. During this period, she worked as a pastry chef at Le Poussin for Michelin star chef Alex Aitken.

Following this she worked as a Pastry Chef at Bluebird, Chelsea and Carey’s Manor, Brockenhurst to name a few, before setting up Chocolate by Miss Witt in 2012.

Miss Witt has received World Academy of Chocolate Awards since 2015 and continues to be recognised to this day.

She is respected in the fine chocolate industry, being a member of the judging panel at the Academy of Chocolate Awards, and a judge at Wessex Salon Culliare competitions.

Miss Witt makes bespoke chocolates for her clients including several 4-star hotels.  She is renowned within the bar and drink industry, designing chocolates to go with cocktails.

In 2015 she collaborated with The Library Cocktail Bar in Southbourne (part of the Larder House restaurant) to create a chocolate glass with flavours of a cocktail for bartender Harry King. This was for his entry into the UK world class cocktail competition. Harry was ranked one of top 50 bartenders in the UK.

She has developed chocolates for Pothercary Gin and is currently working with Bombay Sapphire to create chocolates for their distillery at Laverstoke.

Miss Witt takes part on the demo stage at food festivals across the south, and works with Rhinefield House Hotel to entertain corporate clients which has led further demonstrations in Spain.

She also makes regular appearances on BBC Radio Solent as the Chocolate Expert on The Kitchen Garden lunch time show.

For more about Miss Witt visit

Main photo: Claudiu Hegedus on Unsplash

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