Our Judges

We are very grateful to our judges, who taste and scrutinise hundreds of products every year, giving valuable feedback.  Our judges are made up of food industry experts from all aspects, from chefs and nutritionists to packaging experts and food technologists. 

If you would be interested in becoming a judge at the Quality Food and Drink Awards 2019 please complete the judging application form here


Agnes Zuberecz |Consultant | True
Amanda Pearson | Independent Consultant 
Amanda Clegg |Director & Founder |Upswing Innovation
Andy Johns | GB Brands
Andy Gray |Trade Marketing Manager | Seafish
Angie Johnson |Owner | Mrs Bun the Baker
Angus Murray |International Trade Advisor |Food & Drink Department for International Trade 
Anna Barna |Head of Sales & Operations | Rhythm 108 - 108 Foods 
Annemarie Penderis |Head of Corporate Reputation | Cirkle 
Antonia Syla |Commercial Manager |Fletchers Bakeries 
Austen Bushrod |Managing Director |Bushrod Consulting 

Benjamin Bartlett | President | British BBQ Association

Camilla Bond
|Director | Ideation Creation
Carolyn Hudson | Marketing Manager | England Marketing
Chris Beech |Founder & CEO |Luhv Drinks
Christalla Hadjievangelou | Social Media Executive & Influencer | Outreach Offblak - And Flavour
Christine Mitterbauer |Career & Business Coach|Christine Coaching
Christopher Faulkner |The Food Service Expert

Dave Brooks | Non Executive Director| DGB Advisory
David Koenig-Green |Technical Director | Food Industry Support 
Debbie Davies |Contigo Management
Denise Spencer-Walker | Food Communications Manager | Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board
Denise Charles | Head of Curriculum for Service Industries | West London College
Drew McIvor |Invest NI

Emily Foster |Director & Dietitian | Glowing Potential 

Frazer Rendell | e-Trinity Consultancy

Garry Dennis |Director / Consultant |GDT-Consultancy
Greg Emmerson | Chef | Georgette

Howard Smith |Key Account Manager Food & Drink Partnerships |Time Out

Ilias Alexopoulos
| Owner | Alexopoulos Family Products

Jackie Mitchell |Freelance Journalist & Blogger  
Jackie Marshall | The Fairtrade Foundation
James Kingham | Senior Technical & Process Development Specialist | FBDC
James Davidson | Executive Chef | Rich Sauces
Jan England |Managing Director | England Marketing
Jason Danciger | Managing Director | Hana Group
Jessica Chan | Owner |Ima Food 
John Glover | Managing Director| Rich Sauces
Jonathan Burr | Founder | Outfromthecrowd

Karen Sargant| Specification & Labelling Services Director |TQS Food Consulting
Karen Green |  The Food Mentor
Katy Moses | Managing Director |KAM Media

Laura Davis |Founder Brand |ID
Lawrence Trist |Managing Director |Finsbury Food Group
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne |Founder |Genius Foods
Luis Vargas | Strategos
Luisa Ruocco |Food Influencer |@luisainsta

Martin Lovell | Cash & Carry Management
Melissa Aplin |  Reflex Labels
Michelle Minnaar | Food Blogger | Greedy Gourmet
Morwenna Ellis | Absolute Research

Nathalie Vieira |General Manager UK | Salumificio Fratelli Beretta SpA
Nathalie Hinds | Executive Education Manager | School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Nicola Wordsworth | Branding Consultant |Nicola Wordsworth
Nicola Knight | Senior Analyst - Convenience & Food-to-Go | IGD
Nigel Dickie | Director Corporate & Government Affairs EMEA |Kraft Heinz
Nikki Hawkins | Trade Events Manager | Seafish

Olivier Geyer | Europe Culinary & Sales | Cuisine Solutions
Ovidiu Cheabac | Chef and International Cooking & Pizza Judge | Red Pizza Van

Peter Hargreaves | Partnership Business Development Director | Alexir Partnership

Rachel Davies |  Rachels Kitchen
Ramona Hazan | Managing Director | Ramona's Kitchen / Me Too! Foods
Rebecca Williams | Journalist | BBC
Rebecca Smith | Marketing Officer | The Vegetarian Society
Richard Herbage | Managing Director | Supply Chain Solutions Network

Sigrid Ottosen
| Nomad Foods
Simon Bell | Chief Executive | Donatantonio Group
Simon Harrington | Managing Director | Harringtons
Sophie Freeman | Business Development Manager | Sacla UK 
Stacy Cronly-Dillon | Marketing Consultant & Beekeeper | Sunnyfields Marketing, Honey & Home
Stefan Porter | Lidl UK
Steve Walpole | Food Consultant | Steve Walpole 
Steve Jackson | Sales Director | DJM Food Solutions
Steve Lee | Food Photographer | Steve Lee Studios
Steve Elkins | Fairoak Foods 
Susan Bolam | Managing Director | Jellybean Creative Solutions 

Theo Michaels | Executive Chef & Author | Elsewhere Events

Vishal Joneja | Head of Operations | Level39, Canary Wharf Group 

Yanfei Hu
| Surrey Business School


Zara Gugen |GB Hydration Portfolio Senior Brand Manager | Coca Cola