Chef Line up announced for Taste of East Anglia
Woosters at Taste of East Anglia


The popular food & drink festival announces a very exciting line up of chefs this year.

`We’ve always just focussed 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 & drink scene which this festival will always want to champion.’ Stated festival organiser Justine Paul

Making his debut on the stage the executive chef now leading the kitchen at The Bildeston Crown, Freddie Fallon who joined the business last year having set up restaurants in London – he will be blending Asian influences into local produce from the Nedging Hall Estate.

Making a very welcome return and labelled by The Good Food Guide as the `chef to watch’ (which you will quite literally be able to do at the festival!) is James Carn – owner and chef of Lark restaurant.

Another award winner is Suffolk favourite Alan Paton. Alan won the Sausage Rolloff this year – a  very keenly annually contested Sausage roll competition and he will be showing off his Award-winning Black pudding Battenberg sausage roll, and as ever be handing out tasters.  

Festival favourite father and son combination – Will & Simon Wooster will be back to give insights into baking the best breads at home plus the festival theatre will also be showcasing the skills of Lee Cooper, head chef at Squires at the Bedford Lodge Hotel, Sam Sturman former Suffolk Chef of the year and now head chef at The Bull at Troston. Greg Strolenberg of Lavenham Butchers will also show off his butchery skills as he demonstrates the nutritional values of locally sourced Muntjac.

The kitchen theatre will be headed and compered by Jon Jackaman, a highly experienced and well-respected chef, having worked in a string of prestigious restaurants including The Marriot Marble Arch and The Ritz before starting Infusions and creating the ICE brand in Bury St Edmunds

A feast of wonderful chefs to enjoy this year at the kitchen theatre at the Taste of East Anglia Food & Drink Festival.

Tickets are just £6 for adults (18 years +)

Children go free (17 years and under)

10am – 5pm

15th June 2024

Dogs are welcome.

Tickets can be bought via the festival website –

FREE parking

Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, CO10 9BA