Judges 2023

Colin Woodhead Chief Judge

140 Judges

No Name Title
1 Adrian Boswell Buyer, Cheese & Deli, Selfridges
2 Adrian Crowther Pin-It Pastry Ltd, Makers of Fine Pastry – SPONSOR
3 Adrienne Holland Vice Chair, Melton Mowbray Town Estate – SPONSOR
4 Alan Hewson Mayor, Melton Borough Council
5 Alex Chambers Slow Food Movement UK (Warwickshire)
6 Alison Pratt Charity Support Manager, for LRSN
7 Allison Bennett Assistant Director for Housing Melton Borough Council – SPONSOR
8 Andrea Wallace Free lance cookery demonstrator and teacher at Leith’s
9 Andrew Crook President – National Federation of Fish Friers
10 Andy Clarke Food & Drink Writer & TV Producer
11 Andy Wade Melton Pie Judge
12 Anna Zastapilo Assistant Buyer, Selfridges
13 Annette Woolcock Head of Wild Food, Eat Game – SPONSOR
14 Atul Dawda Owner Soi Restaurant
15 Audrey Traynor Partner – Traynor Consulting & Training
16 Austen Dack Editor, Chippy Chat
17 Aysha Rahman Assistant Director, Customer and Communities, MBC – SPONSOR
18 Becky Jones Journalist, Leicester Mercury
19 Ben Farnsworth Chapman Associates – SPONSOR
20 Ben Shouler Partner, Shouler & Son. Land & Estate Agents – SPONSOR
21 Bob Pitchfork Retired proprietor of Pitchforks Pickles
22 Bob Thompson Melton Carnegie Museum
23 Charlie Turnbull Academy of Cheese
24 Cheryl Godfrey Julia’s Bakery
25 Chloe Davies Poppin for a Cuppa
26 Chris Flannery  Housing Asset Manager, Melton Borough Council – SPONSOR
27 Chris Marsh Pie Blogger
28 Chris Ogden Communications Officer, Vegetarian Society – Sponsor
29 Christina Freeman Past Mistress of the Worshipful Company of Bakers
30 Christopher Freeman Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers
31 Claire Robinson Heygates Flour Millers – SPONSOR
32 Colin Maxwell Sales Executive,  Foyle Group – SPONSOR
33 Colin Rich Founder, The Pastry Room – SPONSOR
34 Colin Woodhead Honorary member & Past Chairman British Confectioners Association
35 Columbia Cryan Round Corner Brewing – SPONSOR
36 Craig Longshaw Business Development Officer, Vegetarian Society – Sponsor
37 David Greenwood-Haigh International Chocolate Consultant, Coeur de Xocolat
38 David Horsley Pin-It Pastry Ltd, Makers of Fine Pastry
39 David Robertson Retired Senior Royal Air Force Officer
40 David Thomson Area Sales Manager, Bako North Western
41 Dawn Garton Head of Finance, Melton Borough Council SPONSOR
42 Dawn Whitemore Principal, The SMB Group – SPONSOR
43 Dinah Hickling Feoffee, Mowbray Town Estate SPONSOR
44 Elizabeth Evans Managing Director Bentons Ltd – SPONSOR
45 Emma Crowther Pin-It Pastry Ltd, Makers of Fine Pastry – SPONSOR
46 Eric Tindall Melton Matters Team Leader
47 Fiona Henderson Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Bakers
48 Fiona Lucas Founder and owner of the Lincolnshire Cookery School 
49 Gary Bainbridge Audience Editor, Reach North West
50 Gary Bradshaw Hamm Tunn Foods
51 Gary Burnley Director, Inkreadible Labels
52 Graham Bett Chairman: Melton Mowbray Town Estate – SPONSOR
53 Harry Lomas                Executive Head Chef, Head of Culinary, Wembley Stadium (BEM MBE FIH )
54 Helen MacCarthy BBC Radio Leicester
55 Herlinda Heras Writer and TV Chef based in San Francisco
56 Ian Beale Retired Managing Director, Walkers Bakery & Pork Farms
57 Ian Neale Churchwarden, St Mary’s Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
58 Ian Richardson Managing Director Permagrit Tools Ltd
59 Isabella Kowalski Assistant Buyer, Harrods
60 Jackie Mitchell Food Writer
61 James Colclough Mortgate Analyst – Chapmans Financial – SPONSOR
62 James Pinchbeck Marketing Partner – Streets Chartered Accountants 
63 James Sealy Bentons Estate Agency – SPONSOR
64 James Thorne Assistant Principal, SMB College – SPONSOR
65 Jay Cooledge Manager, Stockyard, Melton Mowbray – Sponsor
66 Jennifer John Managing Director Ceres PR
67 Jenny Howling Owner, Sysonby Knoll Hotel – SPONSOR
68 Jo Pratt Cookbook author, food writer, food stylist and presenter
69 John Davis Events Representative, Brook Food – SPONSOR
70 Judith Neale Manager, The Dove Cottage Tea Room
71 Judy Simpson Ladies in Pigs
72 Julia Blant Ladies in Pigs
73 Julia Roberts Creative Director, Ginger and Spice Festival 
74 Karen Thomson Melton Carnegie Museum
75 Katie Peal Pie Blogger
76 Keiji Hayashi Manager, Hankyu Hanshin Express 
77 Keith Bailey Melton & Belvoir Agricultural Society
78 Laura Hadland Food and Drink Writer
79 Lesley Parr  Food PR specialist & food blogger
80 Liam Nash Partner Chapman Associates – SPONSOR
81 Lisa Bullen Director of Operations – Melton Mowbray Building Society – SPONSOR
82 Louise Lee Gonalston Farm Shop
83 Louise Potts (Bushell) Former Proprietor, Miss B’s Tea Rooms, Melton Mowbray
84 Louise Rhind Tutt Freelance Food Writer
85 Malika Andress Head of Marketing, National Space Centre
86 Mark Day MD, RS Safety Solutions – SPONSOR
87 Mark Garner Restaurant Critic and Publisher
88 Mark Williams Melton Mowbray Building Society – SPONSOR
89 Martin Tarbuck Author of Life of Pies
90 Mary Fenton Melton & Belvoir Agricultural Society
91 Mary Ibbotson Ladies in Pigs
92 Matt Gisby Officer, Taste of Game SPONSOR
93 Matthew Leask  Salmon Scotland SPONSOR
94 Matthew Talbot Partner, Howes Percival LLP SPONSOR
95 Matthew Widdowson IT Services, Bramble Foods
96 Michael Autton Lesaffre UK & Ireland
97 Mike Holling Sales Director, Birds of Derby
98 Mike Kapur Lord Lieutenant for Leicestershire
99 Mike Montgomery BASC Publications Officer SPONSOR
100 Miriam Carpenter Product Developer (Harrods)
101 Neil Woods President of the Craft Bakers Association 
102 Nicholas Smith Melton & Belvoir Agricultural Society
103 Nick Cooper Director, HSSP Architects SPONSOR
104 Nick Harris                                                        Chairman Craft Bakers Association
105 Patrick Salmon Managing Director, Alfred Enderby
106 Phil Pruden  Professional Wine taster and Pie Aficionado
107 Pollyanna Coupland Delicious Magazine
108 Richard Watkin  Watkins Butchers of Grantham
109 Richard Worton Sports Writer and Food Judge
110 Rita Wells Ladies in Pigs
111 Rob Freck Cheese Shop proprietor in Nottingham
112 Rob Russell Group Sales Directory, RS Safety Solutions SPONSOR
113 Roberta Hall Owner Mr Pitchfork Pickles
114 Rod Adlington Turkey Farmers & cooked meat suppliers of Merit from Coventry 
115 Roy McVoy Reverend
116 Rupert Willday Head of Food, Charlie Bingham
117 Sally Elkington Home Economist Retired
118 Sally Herrick Melton & Belvoir Agricultural Society
119 Sally-Jayne Wright Trends Columnist for Speciality Food magazine 
120 Sam Chapman Head of Hospitality/Head Chef, The SMB Group – SPONSOR
121 Sangita Tryner Owner, Delilah Fine Foods
122 Sara Autton Technical Manager at Lesaffre UK & Ireland
123 Sarah Porter Past President Melton Mowbray WI
124 Shelagh Core Manager: Melton BID SPONSOR
125 Sian Slater Bedfordshire WI Bake-Off Champion
126 Simon Kimberley Food Judge, Nottingham Post
127 Simon Taylor Rondo – SPONSOR
128 Sophie Neill Ex Vegan Piemaker
129 Stephanie Rich Taster, The Pastry Room
130 Stephen Wall Head of Assets, Borough Market
131 Tanya Lousie Editor Nottingham Live
132 Teresa Bovey Professional Home Economist – www.teresabovey.co.uk
133 Tim Burke Great Food Club
134 Tim Coleman Senior Consultant in Machinery Valuation & Disposal
135 Tim Heeley  Ex Journalist and PR Consultant
136 Tim Webster Feoffee, Mowbray Town Estate SPONSOR
137 Tom Heygate Heygates Flour Millers SPONSOR
138 Tracey Richardson Director and  Secretary Permagrit Tools Ltd
139 Trevor Bush Retired MD of Loganair (Scotland’s Airline) and Chair Lincoln Diocesan Trust and Board of Finance
140 William Hartson Writer (Beachcomber), Daily Express