Suffolk Food and Drink Awards - winners revealed
PUBLISHED: 21:30 29 April 2019 | UPDATED: 00:13 30 April 2019
This evening chefs, restaurateurs, producers and retailers gathered to celebrate Suffolk's finest food and drink at Milsom's Kesgrave Hall.
And here we bring you the winners of the EAT Suffolk food and drink awards - see our live feed below.
In his opening speech, editor-in-chief Brad Jones said: “We are very proud of our food and drink industry in Suffolk. The sector is worth hundreds of millions of pounds to the county, and supports at least 20,000 jobs.
“And in the last year, there has been much to shout about.
“Many new independent restaurants and cafes have opened - bucking the national trend which has seen some big national chains struggle and make closures.
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“It's never been so easy to eat vegetarian, vegan, gluten or dairy free in Suffolk.”
He went on to highlight some of our greatest food events happening this summer.
He said: “The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival and Bury Food and Drink Festival continue to showcase what a serious player Suffolk is on the national stage.
“We've seen great Suffolk producers come into the heart of Ipswich with a new monthly Sunday market on the Cornhill.
“And food and drink continues to be such a compelling part of our tourism offer. I'm in no doubt it will once again play a key part in this year's Suffolk Day big weekender, starting on June 21.” Good luck to all the finalists - for full listing, see here
We will be bringing you the winners as they are announced here and on twitter @EADT24 - join us using #SuffolkFADA