Judges

Judges 2024

Colin Woodhead Chief Judge
Honorary Member & Past Chairman Bakers & Confectioners Association

158 Judges

NameTitle
Adam WhittakerBlogger/journalist
Adrian CrowtherPin-It Pastry Ltd, Makers of Fine Pastry - SPONSOR
Adrienne HollandVice Chair, Melton Mowbray Town Estate
Alan HewsonMayor, Melton Borough Council - SPONSOR
Alex ChambersSlow Food Movement UK (Warwickshire)
Alison PrattCharity Support Manager, for Lincolnshire Rural Support Network
Allison BennettAssistant Director for Housing Melton Borough Council - SPONSOR
Andrew CrookPresident - National Federation of Fish Friers - SPONSOR
Andy WadeMelton Pie Judge
Annette WoolcockHead of Wild Food, Eat Game - SPONSOR
Atul DawdaOwner Soi Restaurant
Austen DackEditor, Chippy Chat
Aysha RahmanAssistant Director, Customer and Communities, MBC - SPONSOR
Becky AshtonSocial Media Manager, Eat Game - SPONSOR
Becky JonesFreelance Journalist
Ben FarnsworthChapmans Financial - SPONSOR
Ben ShoulerPartner, Shouler & Son. Land & Estate Agents - SPONSOR
Bob PitchforkRetired proprietor of Pitchforks Pickles
Charlie TurnbullAcademy of Cheese
Charlotte PikeFood & Drink Writer & Consultant
Cheryl GodfreyJulia's Bakery
Chris FlanneryHousing Asset Manager, Melton Borough Council - SPONSOR
Chris MarshPie Blogger
Chris OgdenCommunications Officer, Vegetarian Society - SPONSOR
Chris ScarrettChef de Cuisine, New Farm Catering
Christarose MaphosaPie Buying Manager, Tesco
Christina FreemanPast Mistress of the Worshipful Company of Bakers
Christopher FreemanPast Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers
Cliff CongraveRetired Operations Manager at Henry Walker
Colin RichFounder, The Pastry Room - SPONSOR
Columbia CryanRound Corner Brewing - SPONSOR
Dave StanleyAccount Director, CMC
Dave RotherhamFood Services Director Wembley Stadium
David Greenwood-HaighInternational Chocolate Consultant, Coeur de Xocolat
David RobertsonRetired Senior Royal Air Force Officer
David HorsleyPin-It Pastry Ltd, Makers of Fine Pastry - SPONSOR
David ThomsonArea Sales Manager, Bako North Western
Debbie FreemanCordon Bleu Chef, Caterer
Diane HicklingPie Lover
Dinah HicklingFeoffee, Mowbray Town Estate SPONSOR
Elizabeth BatemanManaging Director Bentons Ltd - SPONSOR
Emma CrowtherPin-It Pastry Ltd, Makers of Fine Pastry - SPONSOR
Fiona LongMelton & Belvoir Agricultural Society
Gary BainbridgeAudience Editor, Reach North West
Gary BradshawHamm Tunn Foods
Gary BurnleyDirector, Inkreadible Labels - SPONSOR
Gill CliftThe Pastry Room - SPONSOR
Gordon NewlandsBrand Development Manager, QMS - SPONSOR
Graham BettChairman: Melton Mowbray Town Estate
Harry LomasExecutive Head Chef, Head of Culinary, Wembley Stadium (BEM MBE FIH )
Helen MacCarthyBBC Radio Leicester
Herlinda HerasRadio Host and TV Chef based in San Francisco
Ian BealeRetired Managing Director, Walkers Bakery & Pork Farms
Ian NealeChurchwarden, St Mary's Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Ian RichardsonManaging Director Permagrit Tools Ltd
Isabella KowalskiAssistant Buyer, Harrods
Jack BurkeChef and Food Writer
Jack SturgessAuthor & Channel 4s Sunday Brunch Bread Expert
Jacqui MarsdenLadies in Pigs
James ColcloughIndependent Consultant
James FreemanBakers & Confectioners Association
James FryerDirector Agriculture and Farm, SMB Group - SPONSOR
James SealyBentons Estate Agency - SPONSOR
James ThorneAssistant Principal, SMB College - SPONSOR
Jennifer JohnManaging Director Ceres PR
Jenny HowlingOwner, Sysonby Knoll Hotel - SPONSOR
Jill RustThe Pastry Room - SPONSOR
John DavisEvents Representative, Brook Food - SPONSOR
John SpencerChef
John StokesBusiness Unit Director, Kettle Meal Solutions - SPONSOR
John WaterfieldPast Chairman Bakers & Confectioners Association
Jon TeshAcademy of Cheese
Jonathan AgnewCricket Commentator
Judith NealeFormer Manager, The Dove Cottage Tea Room
Judy SimpsonLadies in Pigs
Julia RobertsCreative Director, Ginger and Spice Festival
Karen DearDirector, Craft Bakers Association
Katie PealPie Blogger
Keith BaileyMelton & Belvoir Agricultural Society
Kerry PoehlmanThe Pastry Room - SPONSOR
Laura HadlandFood and Drink Writer
Lee FreerChair: Melton BID - SPONSOR
Liam NashManaging Partner, Chapmans Financial - SPONSOR
Linda HewittFood expert for Magimix Cook Expert
Lisa BullenDirector of Operations - Melton Mowbray Building Society - SPONSOR
Lisa CaddThe Fuss Free Foodie
Lizzy OwersLimestone Farming
Louise Potts (Bushell)Former Proprietor, Miss B's Tea Rooms, Melton Mowbray
Louise Rhind TuttFreelance Food Writer
Malika AndressHead of Marketing, National Space Centre
Marcus TaylorFood Innovation and Development Solutions PUKKA
Maria GreenAssistant Product Developer, Harrods
Mark FlanaganRoyal Chef
Mark GarnerRestaurant Critic and Publisher
Mark WilliamsMelton Mowbray Building Society - SPONSOR
Martin TarbuckAuthor of Life of Pies
Martin WienholtG Wienholt, Pastrycooks of Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Mary FentonMelton & Belvoir Agricultural Society
Mary IbbotsonLadies in Pigs
Matt DawsonLead on Red Meat, Poultry & Christmas, Marks & Spencer
Matthew TalbotPartner, Howes Percival LLP SPONSOR
Matthew WiddowsonIT Services, Bramble Foods
Michael AuttonLesaffre UK & Ireland
Michael BuddMarketing Coordinator, ABP UK - SPONSOR
Mike HollingSales Director, Birds of Derby
Murray WoodwardRegional Officer, BASC - SPONSOR
Neil Broomfield2015 Supreme Champion - Great North Pie Co
Neil DavyFreelance travel/food writer
Neil WoodsFormer President, Craft Bakers Association
Nicholas SmithMelton & Belvoir Agricultural Society
Nick CooperDirector, HSSP Architects SPONSOR
Nick GalerHead Chef, The Pot Kiln Hunting Lodge, Frilsham
Nick HarrisChairman Craft Bakers Association
Nick RooneyBradshaw Mills
Nikita GordonChef Manager, Vegetarian Society - SPONSOR
Patrick SalmonManaging Director, Alfred Enderby - SPONSOR
Patrick WilkinsPresident, Craft Bakers Association
Paul AldermanFormerly The Butcher and The Baker
Penny CoatesDeputy Lord Lieutenant Leicestershire
Phil PrudenProfessional Wine taster and Pie Aficionado
Pippa Van Der KooyWorld Bread Awards
Rachel GreenTV Chef, author and food ambassador for Lincolnshire!
Rachel LinsteadChief Energy Sparker, Firecracker
Richard WortonSports Writer and Food Judge
Rita WellsLadies in Pigs
Rob BiddissIceberg Press
Rob FreckCheese Shop proprietor in Nottingham
Rob JohnsonOwner, Complete Fleet UK - SPONSOR
Rob RussellGroup Sales Director, RS Safety Solutions - SPONSOR
Roberta HallOwner Mr Pitchfork Pickles
Ryan PlummerSenior Director, RS Safety Solutions - SPONSOR
Sally ElkingtonHome Economist Retired
Sam ChapmanHead of Hospitality/Head Chef, The SMB Group - SPONSOR
Sangita TrynerOwner, Delilah Fine Foods
Sara AuttonBakery Consultant
Sarah PorterPast President Melton Mowbray WI
Scott WalshComplete Fleet - SPONSOR
Shelagh CoreManager, Melton BID SPONSOR
Sian SlaterBedfordshire WI Bake-Off Champion
Simon KimberleyFood Judge, Nottingham Post
Sophie NeillEx Vegan Piemaker
Stephanie RichTaster, The Pastry Room - SPONSOR
Stephen WallHead of Assets, Borough Market
Steve EnvisRetired Bakery Production Manager
Steven Lamb40 years Baking Experience
Stuart BennettCharnwood Food Safety
Susan HaddletonGreat Taste Awards Arbitrator
Tanya LousieEditor Nottingham Live
Teresa BoveyProfessional Home Economist - www.teresabovey.co.uk
Tim BurkeGreat Food Club
Tim ColemanStudent studying MSc in Forensic Accounting
Tim HeeleyFormer Journalist and PR Consultant
Tim WebsterDeputy Mayor Melton Borough Council - SPONSOR
Tom HeygateHeygates Flour Millers SPONSOR
Tracey RichardsonDirector and Secretary Permagrit Tools Ltd
William HartsonWriter (Beachcomber), Daily Express
Yumiko TiversJapanese Guide