Cookery Theatre will stir-up the senses at this year’s Suffolk Show - April 2017

Visitors to this year’s Suffolk Show, on 31 May and 1 June, will be able to enjoy a packed programme of live culinary demonstrations in the popular Cookery Theatre area. Sponsored by Adnams and the Suffolk Agricultural Association, the Cookery Theatre is where visitors can grab some kitchen inspiration and learn some expert tips and recipe ideas from some of the county’s top restaurant chefs.


Emma Crowhurst and Robert Mace will be hosting a busy two-day programme of demonstrations from 16 talented Suffolk chefs. There will be Scott Taylor of the Barcelona inspired ICE Lunch Bar in Bury St Edmunds who will be constructing a gamekeeper’s brunch, and James Barber from Aldeburgh’s The White Lion who will demonstrate his homemade beef burgers followed by a delicious tarte tatin. Dean Horgan Dining and Hospitality will be teaming up with Mackenzie David Events for a celebration of Suffolk shellfish, and Chris Lee from the Bildeston Crown will be preparing a superb rabbit wellington.


Other chefs include Justin Kett (The Swan at Lavenham), Michael Bonaccorsi (Lucca Enoteca, Manningtree), Chris Lee (The Bildeston Crown), Mauli (The Turks Head, Hasketon), Julie Foster (forager), Tom Greening (The Dog and Duck, Woodbridge) and Jonny Nicholson (The Bell at Sax in Saxmundham and The Sail Loft in Southwold).


Teen chef Bethany Foster will also be returning to the Cookery Theatre with three courses, including her two-part dessert of jasmine-infused sugared strawberries and red grapes served with reduced fat local yoghurt, and lavender-infused lemon crisps served with reduced fat lemon cream and local lemon curd.


The Cookery Theatre will also showcase a host of local food producers, who will be sharing their passionate stories and ideas on how best to use their products at home. The East of England Co-Op’s Producer of the Year, Michael Coe from the Essex-based Great Tilkey Honey, will also be there sharing tips on how best to use their natural clear and set honeys in a range of recipes.


Show Director, Bee Kemball, said: “The Cookery Theatre is a popular feature at the Suffolk Show, so we’re pleased to produce another packed programme of demonstrations and talks this year. With a line-up of the county’s most talented and inspiring chefs, as well as passionate local producers, the Cookery Theatre is definitely worth a visit.”


Tickets for this year’s Suffolk Show are now on sale – save £5 per ticket by purchasing in advance. Advanced tickets cost £22 while children aged under 15 will once again receive free entry. For more information and to book tickets visit or call the ticket hotline on 01473 707117.




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