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Finalists announced in 2017 Suffolk Food and Drink Awards

PUBLISHED: 12:30 18 April 2017

Holly and Christophe at Cradle in Sudbury, which is a finalist in the 2017 Suffolk Food and Drink Awards. Picture: Richard Marsham

Holly and Christophe at Cradle in Sudbury, which is a finalist in the 2017 Suffolk Food and Drink Awards. Picture: Richard Marsham

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Next Monday the annual EADT Suffolk Magazine Food and Drink Awards take place. We take a look at the sponsors and finalists for 2017.

Young Chef of the Year cook off at Suffolk New College in Ipswich
21/3/2017 Nick Claxton-Webb (Oaksmere) and Luke Cornelius (Long Melford Swan/Stuart Inns) Young Chef of the Year cook off at Suffolk New College in Ipswich 21/3/2017 Nick Claxton-Webb (Oaksmere) and Luke Cornelius (Long Melford Swan/Stuart Inns)

The EADT Suffolk Magazine Food and Drink Awards will take place next Monday, April 24 in a glittering evening ceremony at Wherstead Park- headquarters of the East of England Co-op and main sponsor of the event.

Compared by BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Lesley Dolphin, who regularly champions local producers on her show, the awards are a huge celebration for the Suffolk industry, bringing together the crème de la crème of restaurants, cafés, pubs, bars, producers and farmers.

It’s been a record year for the event, with more entries than ever before – all of them judged by a panel of foodies experts and sponsors. Particularly exciting have been the Young Chef of the Year and Chef of the Year categories, which saw entrants take part in cook-offs at Suffolk New College.

Suffolk Magazine editor Jayne Lindill said: “We’ve been delighted by the quality and quantity of entries for this year’s awards – some truly outstanding businesses and individuals, a few pleasant surprises and discoveries too. It’s made the judges’ work tougher than ever and I’d like to thank them for their time and commitment to the task.

Chef of the Year Cook Off.
David Coyne. Chef of the Year Cook Off. David Coyne.

“We’re hugely looking forward to celebrating all their successes on April 24 at Wherstead Park, where we’ll be brilliantly hosted by our sponsor, East of England Co-op.”

Meet your finalists...

David Coyne's finished dish in the EADT Suffolk Magazine Suffolk Food and Drink Awards cook-off 2017. David Coyne's finished dish in the EADT Suffolk Magazine Suffolk Food and Drink Awards cook-off 2017.

Young Chef of the Year

Sponsor: Feast Publishing

Jordan Bayes, Tuddenham Mill

Luke Cornelius, Long Melford Swan/Stuart Inns

Jessica Noy, The Gamekeepers Daughter

Family Dining

Sponsor: G & G Gallo

Crown at Stowupland

La Hogue

The Four Horseshoes

Chef of the Year

Sponsor: Jam Tartz

James Barber, The White Lion Hotel

David Coyne, The Angel Hotel

Dave Wall, The Unruly Pig

Best Newcomer

Sponsor: KBB Centre

Cradle

The Black Dog Deli

Woosters Bakery

Best Independent Food & Drink Retailer

Sponsor: EADT

Earsham Street Delicatessen

Lavenham Butchers

The Pantry

Best International Restaurant

Sponsor: Inspire Suffolk

Aqua 8

Sea Spice

The Galley

Best Coffee/Tea Shop

Sponsor: Suffolk Magazine

Cragg Sisters

G&T’s Café & Kitchen

The Tea Hut

Best Restaurant

Sponsor: Larking Gowen

1921 Angel Hill

Crown and Castle

Tuddenham Mill

Field to Fork

Sponsor: Ashtons Legal

Alder Tree Farm

Ben’s

Truly Traceable Venison and Game Pies

Best Pub

Sponsor: EADT

Arcade Street Tavern

Eel’s Foot

Woolpack

Pride of Suffolk

Sponsor: Montage Communications

Alder Tree

Hillfarm Oils

Truly Traceable

Outstanding Customer Service

Sponsor: The Burgess Group

Arcade Street Tavern

Hadley’s at Lavenham

The Maybush

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