Judges

Please find below a list of our 2020 judges.We’re very grateful to all of them for helping us judge all those amazing pies.

2020 Judges

Colin Woodhead (Chairman)
Steve Foster (Deputy Chairman)

Name Title
Alan Pearson SAQ International and Melton Borough Councillor
Alex Chambers Squisito Deli, Slow Food
Alicia Kearnes MP Rutland & Melton
Alison Pratt Admin and PR Manager, Lincolnshire Rural Support Network
Andrea Corbett Agricultural Secretary, Bentons
Andrea Wallace Free lance cookery demonstrator and teacher at Leith’s
Andrew Cooper Town Bailiff, Melton Mowbray Town Estate SPONSOR
Andrew Denton Head Member Services, Best Western Hotels
Andy Clarke Food & Drink Writer & TV Producer
Annabelle Percy Engagement Lead, Melton Borough Council
Annette Woolcock Taste of Game SPONSOR
Audrey Traynor Partner – Traynor Consulting & Training
Becky Jones Journalist, Leicester Mercury
Ben Farnsworth Chapman Associates – SPONSOR
Ben Wass Senior Accountant, TC-Group SPONSOR
Bill Szajna-Hopgood Business Development Manger, Vegetarian Society
Bob Pitchfork Proprietor of Pitchfork’s Pickles
BobThompson Melton Carnegie Museum
Catherine Rose-Bloom Product Developer, Harrods
Charlie Turnbull Academy of Cheese
Charlotte Hannah Bentons Estate Agency
Chris Ball Former Principle – Brooksby Melton College
Chris Marsh Pie Blogger
Chris Scarrett Chef de Cuisine, New Farm Catering
Christina Freeman Mistress of the Worshipful Company of Bakers
Christopher Freeman Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers
Cindy Baxter PA/Business Support, TC-Group SPONSOR
Claire Holland Q Guild of Butchers
Colin Maxwell Sales Executive,  Foyle Food Group
Colin Rich Founder, The Pastry Room SPONSOR
Colin Woodhead Honorary member & Past Chariman British Confectioners Association
Daniel Bennett Senior Manager, Duntop
David Greenwood-Haigh Coeur de Xocolat
David Matchett Head Food Policy Development, Borough Market
David Thomson Area Sales Manager, Bako North Western
Dawn Garton Head of Finance, Melton Borough Council SPONSOR
Dawn Whitemore Principle, SBM College
Debbie Wilson Chairwoman: Ladies in Pigs
Diane Hickling Belvoir B & B at Woodside Farm
Elaine Thomson National Bakery School, Course Director
Eric Tindall Melton Matters Team Leader, Presenter Radio 103 The Eye
Gary Bainbridge Mirror Columnist
Gary Bradshaw Hamm Tunn Foods
Gary Wood Catering Consultant, Food Service Operations
Giles Sciolti Owner Sciolti Ltd
Graeme Sharpe Market Development Analyst, Quality Meat Scotland
Henry Jefferies Bakery Training
Henry Norman Editor – H2O Publishing
Hugh Brown CEO Gillstream Markets
Ian Beale Retired Managing Director, Walkers Bakery & Pork Farms
Ian Neale Churchwarden, St Mary’s Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Isaac Fisher General Manager, Pukka
Janine Lishman-Peat Ladies in Pigs
Jimmy Carpenter Presenter, BBC Radio Leicester
Jo Pratt Food Writer, chef and presenter
Joe Piliero Director, School of Artisan Food
John Davis Events Representative, Brook Food
John Turner MD, Roast Restaurant
Jordan Dennis Partner, TC-Group SPONSOR
Judith Neale Manager, The Dove Cottage Tea Room
Judy Simpson Ladies in Pigs
Julia Blant Ladies in Pigs
Julia Roberts Creative Director, Ginger and Spice Festival
Karen Thomson Melton Carnegie Museum
Katie Peal Pie Blogger
Keith Fisher Chief Executive, Institute of Meat
Laura Hadland Leicestershire Food Writer
Les Hewitt Artisan sausage and pie maker. Food judge
Liam Nash Partner Chapman Associates
Linda Hewitt Home Baker, Fulbeck Bread, tutor and broadcaster
Linda Machin Town Centre Officer, Loughborough
Lisa Buck The Vegan Owl – Triple Award winning Pie Maker
Lisa Cadd The Fuss Free Foodie
Lisa Williamson Assistant Buyer, Heygates Flour Millers
Lizzy Owers Ladies in Pigs
Louise Bushell Former Proprietor, Miss B’s Tea Rooms, Melton Mowbray
Louise Farmer British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Louise Lee Gonalston Farm Shop
Louise Rhind-Tutt Editor in Chief, I Love MCR
Lucy Ferris Ladies in Pigs
Malika Andress Head of Marketing, National Space Centre
Maria Hodson Production Editor, Countryfile Magazine
Marianne Lumb Chef, Restaurateur, BBC’s Professional Masterchef
Martin Tarbuck Author of Life of Pies
Martin Weinholt G Weinholt, pastrycooks of Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Mary Ibbotson Ladies in Pigs
Matt Gisby Officer, Taste of Game
Matthew Rippon Protected Food Names expert, Queen Mary, University of London
Matthew Talbot Partner, Howes Percival LLP SPONSOR
Matthew Widdowson IT Services Manager, Somerbys IT.
Matthew Wright Editor, Great Food Club
Maureen Rhoden Organiser of the Lincolnshire Poacher Awards
Mayor Malise Graham Mayor of Melton Borough
Milly Stokes Proprietor, Farndon Fields Farm Shop, Market Harborough
Nathan Tyler Head of Digital and Communications, Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation
Neale Hollingsworth Proprietor, Dukeshill Ham
Neil Broomfield 2015 Supreme Champion – Director, Great North Pie Co
Neil Woods Bakery consultant formally with Ireks GmbH
Nick Galer Chef/Owner The Miller of Mansfield, Goring
Nik Tooley Ops Director Delilah Deli
Patrick Salmon Managing Director, Alfred Enderby
Phil Pruden Professional Wine taster and Pie Aficionado
Pippa Van Der Kooy World  Bread Awards
Rachel Linstead Chief Energy Sparker, Firecracker
Reverend Kevin Ashby Rector, Melton Mowbray Team Parish
Richard Tearle General Manager, Rondo
Richard Watkin Watkins Butchers of Grantham
Richard Worton Sports Writer and Food Judge
Rita Wells Ladies in Pigs
Rob Freck Cheese Shop proprietor in Nottingham
Rod Adlington Turkey Farmers & cooked meat suppliers of Merit from Coventry
Roger Cornish Health & Safety, Melton Borough Council
Roger Stocks Retired Design Teacher
Rupert Willday Head of Food, Charlie Bingham
Sally Elkington Retired Food Presenter for Lincs FM
Sally-Jane Wright Columnist, Specialty Food Magazine
Sangita Tryner Owner, Delilah Fine Foods
Sarah Hopcroft Image on Food Limited
Sarah Porter Past President Melton Mowbray WI
Simon Jarvis Owner of Fudge Glorious Fudge
Stefan Rice UK’s Most Skillful’ Title, Master Butcher A Hindle & Son, Stafford
Steve Foster ex-Dunkleys
Stuart Alderton Executive Chef, Little Britain Pubs
Sue Woodall Regional Support Q Guild Butchers
Teresa Bovey Professional Home Economist – www.teresabovey.co.uk
Tim Burke Restaurant Critic, Leicester Mercury
Tim Coleman Star Guest Judge from CakesvPies, CarFest North
Tom Adams Retired Master Baker, Northampton
Tom Heygate Heygates Flour Millers SPONSOR
Tony Spencer Retired Master Baker, Boston
Trevor Bush Ret. Chairman, Lincoln Diocesan Trust. Ret MD Loganair(Scotland’s Airline)
Trevor Shaw Partner, TC-Group SPONSOR
Vanessa Brown Head of Business & Catering Service, Vegetarian Society SPONSOR
Victoria Clarke Regulatory Services Manager, Melton Borough Council
Will Dickinson Head of Development, Billington Food Service
Will Pocklington Head of Publications, The British Association for Shooting and Conservation
William Hartson Writer (Beachcomber), Daily Express
Xanthe Clay Food Writer, Daily Telegraph
Zara Matthews Manager, Melton Carnegie Museum