One of Suffolk's biggest and most popular food and drink festivals has announced an award-winning line-up of chefs for this year's event. 

The Taste of East Anglia Food and Drink Festival is returning to Kentwell Hall in Sudbury on Saturday, June 15. 

More than 70 artisan and local stalls will be at the annual event which was previously known as the Taste of Sudbury Festival

The organisers have announced the line-up for this year's festival featuring local and award-winning chefs. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Jon Jackaman and Alan PatonJon Jackaman and Alan Paton (Image: Suffolk Market Events)

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Freddie Fallon, who leads The Bildeston Crown, is making his debut on the stage and will be blending Asian influences into local produce from the Nedging Hall Estate. 

Returning chefs for this year include The Good Food Guide's chef to watch James Carn and Alan Paton, who will be handing out tasters of his award-winning black pudding Battenberg sausage roll. 

Will and Simon Wooster, of Wooster's Bakery, Lee Cooper, of Bedford Lodge Hotel, Sam Sturman, of The Bull at Troston, and Greg Strolenberg of Lavenham Butchers, will also be giving demonstrations in the festival theatre. 

The kitchen theatre will be headed by Jon Jackaman, a highly experienced chef with experience working in prestigious restaurants including The Ritz before starting Infusions and creating the ICE brand in Bury St Edmunds. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Freddie Fallon is making his debutFreddie Fallon is making his debut (Image: Suffolk Market Events)

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Festival organiser Justine Paul said: "We've always just focused on showcasing the best local chefs and artisan producers on our kitchen stage and this year is no different - but it is probably the most exciting line-up for many years.

"These chefs are a perfect fit for the Taste of East Anglia; they represent all the best values of our local food and drink scene which this festival will always want to champion."

Tickets for the all-day event cost £6 for adults and children 17 years and under go free.