Meet our Judging Panel

We are very grateful to all our judges, who taste and scrutinise hundreds of products every year, giving valuable feedback to the rest of the panel and every entrant.

Our esteemed judging panel is made up of food and drink industry experts from all areas, including chefs and nutritionists to packaging experts and food technologists.

We are in the process of recruiting judges for this year's Quality Food Awards, and will be updating this page with their details over time.

If you’re interested in becoming a judge for this year’s Quality Food Awards, please get in touch here.

Head of Innovation
Mathiesons
Food Developer, Consultant and Lecturer
foodier
Freelance New Product Development Consultant
FABRIC-FOOD
Founding Partner and MD
Scandinavian Kitchen Ltd
Research and Operations Executive
Branding Innovations
Creative Director
Moore House Cocktail Company
Editor & Food PR Director
Consommé Magazine
CEO
Retail Trust
Non Executive Director
Ebuyer
Founder
Kinda Co.
Director
Food Innovation Solutions
Director/Chef
Caliendo’s Gelato
Product Development Manager
The Compleat Food Group
Business Development Director
Invest Northern Ireland
Director, Food Service UK
Circana
Lecturer and Food Industry Consultant
The Food Launchpad
Principal Research Chef
PepsiCo International Ltd.
Caterer, Chef, Catering Consultant
Hatters & Co.
Freelance Food and Wine Writer/Editor
Commercial Director
Tweakd
Founder
Foodie Roots UK
Founder and Director
Contigo Management
Consultant/ Director
GDT CONSULTANCY
Managing Director
FIS Group
Head of NPD & Innovation
Freshpak Chilled Foods
Head of Portfolio
Greencore
Director
TickEat Ltd
Food and Beverage Director
Amadeus
Food industry & mission-driven business consultant
Kate Gaskell Consulting
Director
In 2 Food Innovation Ltd
Insight Analyst
IGD
Director
Buyerology Ltd
Hospitality Marketing Strategist
DG Consulting
Head of Innovation
The Bart Ingredients Co Ltd.
Marketing Director
OOH Consulting
Group Business Development Director
The Alexir Partnership
Senior Innovation Manager
Empire Bespoke Foods
Co Creative Director
Lads That Feast
Head Development Chef
Shepherd Neame
Technical Manager
MNGP / SALSA
Technical Food Innovation Specialist
Pi Food Projects
Sales Director
DJM Food Solutions
Operations Director
Hoxby
Senior Marketing Manager
Puratos
CEO
Nix & Kix Ltd
NPD Controller
Farne Salmon & Trout (Labeyrie Fine Foods UK)
Commercial Manager
BUTLERS FARMHOUSE CHEESES LIMITED
Managing Director
Winlove Publications Limited
Marketing Project Manager
Hovis
Head of Commercial
Vegetarian Express
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Product Development Manager
Sainsbury's
Freelance Journalist
Freelance Journalist
Head of Category Development
En Route International
Executive Chairman
MorePeople
Marketing & Sales Manager
Facilit8 & Flourish
Director
Facilit8 & Flourish Ltd
Managing Director (UK)
BioPak
Product Developer
Greencore
Executive Life Coach, Consultant & Speaker
Executive Life Coach
Founder
Find me the Leads Ltd
General Manager
Natural Wholefoods Ltd
Head of Trends and Insights
Egg Soldiers
Director / Owner
e-trinity
Host, Presenter & Founder
Food Rebels, The Food Talk Show & Sharp Relations
Freelance Food & Drink Consultant
Food Curious Food
Managing Director
TQS Food Consulting Ltd
Food Communications Manager
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
UK Partner
IPLC
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NPD Technologist
Ex Genius
Senior Recipe Development Manager - Green Chef
HelloFresh
General Manager
Fratelli Beretta SpA
Head of Product Development for By Amazon
Amazon
Head of Sales
Food and Beverage Expert
Communications Specialist
Twelve Communications
Commercial Officer
Marine Stewardship Council
Channel Head
Bel UK Limited
Content Creator and Food Judge
Implausibleblog