Judges

Please find below a list of our 2019 judges.We’re very grateful to all of them for helping us judge all those amazing pies.

2019 Judges

Colin Woodhead (Chairman)

Name Description
Aisling Kemp Group Commercial Development Director , Billingtons
Alex Chambers Slow Food Movement UK (Warwickshire)
Alison Green Senior Manager, Duncan & Toplis Accountants
Alison Pratt Admin and PR Manager, Lincolnshire Rural Support Network
Andrea Corbett Agricultural Secretary, Bentons
Andrea Wallace Teaches at the Nottingham School of Food; also northern trainer  for Prue Leith’s
Andrew Cooper Town Bailiff, Melton Mowbray Town Estate SPONSOR
Andy Clarke Food & Drink TV Producer (Currently ITV series with James Martin)
Annette Woolcock Taste of Game SPONSOR
Ashleigh O’Mahony Food Trends Reporter, The Grocer
Audrey Traynor Chair of Governors at Loughborough College
Becky Ashton Social Media Officer – BASC
Ben Farnsworth Chapman Associates
Bob Pitchfork Proprietor of Pitchfork’s Pickles
Carole Hubbard National Space Centre
Charles Campion Food critic, Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Independent
Charlie Turnbull Turnbulls Deli, Shaftesbury
Chris Ball Former Principle – Brooksby Melton College
Christina Dunn Dunns Bakery – Artisan Craft Bakery since 1826
Christina Freeman Dunns Bakery – Artisan Craft Bakery since 1826
Christine Stocks Food Writer, Melton Times
Christopher Dunn Dunns Bakery – Artisan Craft Bakery since 1826
Christopher Freeman Dunns Bakery – Artisan Craft Bakery since 1826
Clare Coleman Bentons
Cliff Congrave Retired Operational Manager for Henry Walker
Colin Rich Founder, The Pastry Room SPONSOR
Colin Woodhead Honorary member & Past Chariman British Confectioners Association
David Greenwood-Haigh Coeur de Xocholat
David Thomson BAKO
David Westerman Proprietor, Melton Toys
Dawn Garton Head of Finance, Melton Borough Council
Di Login Golden Fleece, Nether Broughton
Diane Hickling Woodside Farm Award winning B&B; Co-founder Vale of Belvoir Tourism
Dinah Hickling Senior Town Warden, Melton Mowbray Town Estate SPONSOR
Emma Crowther Pin-It Pastry Ltd, Makers of Fine Pastry SPONSOR
Eric Tindall Feoffee Melton Mowbray Town Estates
Frances Slade Past National Chairman, Ladies in Pigs
Gary Bainbridge Mirror Columnist
Gemma Ufton Kiwa
Giles Sciolti Owner Sciolti Ltd
Graeme Sharp Marketing for Quality Meat Scotland
Henry Norman Editor – H2O Publishing
Herlinda Heras Writer and TV Chef based in San Francisco
Ian Beale Retired Managing Director, Walkers Bakery and Pork Farms
Ian Neale President Melton Mowbray Rotary Club
James Buffey Senior Development Chef, Billington Food Service
James Colclough Proprietor, Melton Toys
Jennifer John Managing Director Ceres PR; Craft Bakers Week 2014
Jessica Carter Editor – Crumbs
Jimmy Carpenter Presenter, BBC Radio Leicester
Jo Hunter Piglets Pantry
Joe Piliero Director, School of Artisan Food
John Turner MD Roast Restaurant
John Waterfield Waterfields of Leigh, Lancashire; British Confectioners Assn Chairman
John Westerman East Midland Toy Company Ltd
Judy Simpson Ladies in Pigs
Julia Blant Ladies in Pigs
Julia Roberts Rocket Marketing
Katie Peal Blogger – friend of Pierate
Laura Hadland Leicestershire Food Writer
Laurie Pearson Heygates Flour Millers SPONSOR
Linda Hewitt Home Baker, proprietor Fulbeck Bread, tutor and broadcaster
Lisa Cadd Fuss Free Foodie
Lisa Osman All Hallows AGA Approved Cookery School
Lizzie Cornish Pasties
Lizzy Owers Ladies in Pigs
Louise Bushell Proprietor, Miss B’s Tea Rooms, Melton Mowbray
Louise Farmer British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Louise Lee Gonalston Farm Shop
Louise Rhind-Tutt Writer Wow247
Malika Andress Head of Marketing, National Space Centre
Martin Tarbuck Author of Life of Pies
Martin Weinholt G Weinholt, pastrycooks of Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Mary Ibbotson Ladies in Pigs
Mathew Westerman East Midland Toy Company Ltd
Matthew Rippon Protected Food Names expert, Queen Mary, University of London
Matthew Widdowson Hallmark
Maureen Rhoden Organiser of the Lincolnshire Poacher Awards
Mayor Mayor of Melton
Michaela Bowles Saturday Kitchen, Home Economist
Mike Holling Birds of Derby
Milly Stokes Proprietor, Farndon Fields Farm Shop, Market Harborough
Neale Hollingsworth Proprietor, Dukeshill Ham
Neil Broomfield 2015 Supreme Champion – Great North Pie Co
Neil Woods Bakery consultant formally with Ireks GmbH
Nick Pearce Brook Foods SPONSOR
Nigel White Secretary, Stilton Cheese Makers Association
Norman Lack Rondo
Paul Shearing ROAST Executive Chef
Pev Manners Proprietor, Belvoir Fruit Farms and Sponsor
Phil Pruden Professional Wine taster and Pie Aficionado
Pippa Van Der Kooy World  Bread Awards
Rachel Green TV Chef, author. Ambassador for Lincolnshire Farmers & their produce!
Rachel Linstead Food, Nutrition & Business Advisor at Firecracker
Reverend Kevin Ashby Rector, Melton Mowbray Team Parish
Richard Warton Sports Writer and Food Judge
Richard Watkin Watkins Butchers
Rita Wells Ladies in Pigs
Rob Freck Cheese Shop proprietor in Nottingham
Rob Pierateer Blogger on www.pierate.co.uk critiquing pies
Rod Addy Editor, Meat Trades Journal / Global Meat News
Roger Stocks Retired Design Teacher
Sally Elkington Retired Food Presenter for Lincs FM
Sally-Jane Wright BBC Good Food Freelance
Sarah Hopcroft Image on Food Limited
Sarah Porter Past President Melton Mowbray WI
Simon Gribbon Head of Communications, Leicestershire Promotions
Simon Jarvis Owner of Fudge Glorious Fudge
Simon Kimberley Food Judge, Nottingham Post
Stef Rice A Hindle & Son, Stafford
Steve Foster ex-Dunkleys
Sue Woodall Q Guild
Susan Haddleton Great Taste Judge
Tanya Lousie Editor Nottingham Live
Teresa Bovey Professional Home Economist – www.teresabovey.com
Tim Brown Proprietor, Melton Mowbray Cheeseboard
Tim Burke Restaurant Critic, Leicester Mercury
Tim Heeley PR Manager East Midlands Airport, Past Editor at Radio Trent
Tom Adams Master Baker, Oliver Adams Bakery, Northampton
Tom Heygate Heygates Flour Millers SPONSOR
Trevor Bush Retired Chairman, Lincoln Diocesan Trust and Board of Finance
Vanessa Brown Cookery School Coordinator
Victoria Clarke EHO Melton Borough Council
Viv Jones Food Stylist and Home Economist
William Hartson Express