Judges

Judges

Colin Woodhead Chief Judge

Adrian Boswell Buyer, Cheese & Deli, Selfridges
Alan Hewson Deputy Mayor, Melton Borough Council
Alex Chambers Slow Food Movement UK (Warwickshire)
Alex Whittle Innovation Pastry Director Samworth Brothers Ltd
Alison Pratt Admin and PR Manager, Lincolnshire Rural Support Network
Allison Bennett Assistant Director for Housing
Andy Clarke Food & Drink Writer & TV Producer
Andy Wade Melton Pie Judge
Ann Markillie Great British Bake Off 2021 (Lincs) Stand Up To Cancer Winner
Anna Zastapilo Assistant Buyer, Selfridges
Annette Woolcock Taste of Game SPONSOR
Annie Gray Food Historian 
Atul Dawda Owner Soi Restaurant
Audrey Traynor Partner – Traynor Consulting & Training
Austen Dack Editor, Chippy Chat
Aysha Rahman Leisure, Culture & People Manager
Becky Jones Journalist, Leicester Mercury
Ben Farnsworth Chapman Associates – SPONSOR
Ben Shouler Partner, Shoulers Estate Agents
Bill Szajna-Hopgood  Business Development Manger, Vegetarian Society
Bishop Martyn Bishop of Leicester
Bob Pitchfork Proprietor of Pitchfork’s Pickles
BobThompson Melton Carnegie Museum
Charlotte Niederste-Ostholt Senior Buyer, Harrods
Chris Scarrett Chef de Cuisine, New Farm Catering
Christina Freeman Past Mistress of the Worshipful Company of Bakers
Christopher Freeman Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers
Clive Fretwell Former Executive Chef Blanc Brasseries
Colin Maxwell Sales Executive,  Foyle Group
Colin Rich Founder, The Pastry Room
Colin Woodhead Honorary member & Past Chariman British Confectioners Association
Columbia Cryan Round Corner Brewing
Craig Longshaw Business Development Officer, Vegetarian Society
David Greenwood-Haigh Coeur de Xocolat
David Mack TC-Group SPONSOR
David Robertson Royal Air Force Senior Aviator Officer 
David Thomson Area Sales Manager, Bako North Western
Dawn Garton Head of Finance, Melton Borough Council SPONSOR
Debbie Flint Melton Mowbray Building Society
Debbie Wilson Chairwoman: Ladies in Pigs
Des Smith Proprietor, Dukeshill Ham 
Di Login Owner, Sugarloaf Ab Kettleby
Douglas Scott Ex Chief Executive, Scottish Craft Butchers
Elaine Thomson Bakery Educator, ex National Bakery School
Elizabeth Evans MD Bentons Ltd
Eric Tindall Melton Matters Team Leader
Fiona Henderson Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Bakers
Fiona Lucas Founder and owner of the Lincolnshire Cookery School 
Gary Bainbridge Freelance Columnist
Gary Bradshaw Hamm Tunn Foods
Gary Wood Catering Consultant, Food Service Operations
Gemma Ufton Kiwa Agri Food SPONSOR
Giles Sciolti Proprietor, Goddard & Page Cheese
Gordon Newlands Brand Development Manager, QMS
Helen MacCarthy BBC Radio Leicester
Henry Jefferies Bakery Training
Herlinda Heras Writer and TV Chef based in San Francisco
Ian Beale Retired Managing Director, Walkers Bakery & Pork Farms
Ian Neale Churchwarden, St Mary’s Parish Church, Melton Mowbray
Ian Richardson Managing Director  Permagrit Tools Ltd
Jack Hammersley Buyer, Tesco
James Fryer SMB College
James Sealy Bentons Estate Agency
James Thorne Assistant Principal, SMB College
Jennifer John Managing Director Ceres PR
Jenny Howling Owner, Sysonby Knoll Hotel
Jo Pratt Cookbook author, food writer, food stylist and presenter
Joanne Price TC-Group SPONSOR
John Davis Events Representative, Brook Food
Jonathan Tull MD Inkreadible
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 Houliston Sales Director, British Bakels Ltd
Kevin Feltham Vice-Chairman, Leicestershire County Council
Laura Hadland Food and Drink Writer
Lee Freer Chair: Melton BID
Lisa Cadd The Fuss Free Foodie
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
Malika Andress Head of Marketing, National Space Centre
Maria Hodson Production Editor, Countryfile Magazine
Mark Garner Restaurant Critic and Publisher
Martin Tarbuck Author of Life of Pies
Martin Wienholt G Wienholt, Pastrycooks of Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Mary Ibbotson Ladies in Pigs
Matt Snowden Content Manager, Best Western Hotel
Matthew Rippon Protected Food Names expert, Queen Mary, University of London
Matthew Talbot Partner, Howes Percival LLP SPONSOR
Megan Roberts AB Mauri Centre of Excellence
Michael Autton Lesaffre
Mike Holling Sales Director, Birds of Derby
Mike Montgomery BASC Publications Officer
Miriam Carpenter Fresh product developer for Harrods (inc pies)
Mrs Janie Martin DL  Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Leicestershire
Natalie Kirkham Ladies in Pigs
Neil Woods President, Craft Bakers Association
Nick Cooper Director, HSSP Architects
Nick Galer The Miller of Mansfield, Goring on Thames
Nik Tooley Ops Director Delilah Deli
Norman Lack Area Sales Manager, Rondo
Olivia Burfoot Agricultural Business Consultant, Brown & Co.
Patrick Salmon Managing Director, Alfred Enderby
Peter Faulkner Mayor
Phil Pruden  Professional Wine taster and Pie Aficionado
Pippa Van Der Kooy World  Bread Awards 
Reverend Kevin Ashby Rector, Melton Mowbray Team Parish
Richard McIlwain Chief Executive, The Vegetarian Society
Richard Watkin  Watkins Butchers of Grantham
Richard Worton Sports Writer and Food Judge
Rita Bullevant Melton Mowbray Building Society
Rob Freck Cheese Shop proprietor in Nottingham
Rob Russell Needlers
Rupert Willday Head of Food, Charlie Bingham
Ryan Plummer Needlers
Sangita Tryner Owner, Delilah Fine Foods
Sara Autton Lesaffre
Sarah Hopcroft Image on Food Limited
Sarah Porter Past President Melton Mowbray WI
Shelagh Core Manager: Melton BID
Sian Slater Bedfordshire WI Bake-Off Champion
Simon Jarvis Owner of Fudge Glorious Fudge
Simon Kimberley Food Judge, Nottingham Post
Simon Taylor Rondo – SPONSOR
Stephanie Rich Taster, The Pastry Room
Stephen Wall Head of Assets, Borough Market
Stuart Alderton Executive Chef, RedCat Pub Company
Sue Woodall Pie Judge
Susan Haddleton Great Taste Awards Arbitrator 
Tanya Lousie Editor Nottingham Live
Teresa Bovey Professional Home Economist – www.teresabovey.co.uk
Tim Burke Restaurant Critic, Leicester Mercury
Tim Coleman Star Guest Judge from CakesvPies, CarFest North
Tim Heeley  Ex Journalist and PR Consultant
Tim Webster Feoffee, Mowbray Town Estate SPONSOR
Tom Heygate Heygates Flour Millers SPONSOR
Tracey Richardson Director and  Secretary Permagrit Tools Ltd
Trevor Shaw (Partner) TC-Group SPONSOR
Victoria Clarke Regulatory Services Manager,  Melton Borough Council
Will Dickinson  Head of Innovation, Billington Foods
William Hartson Writer (Beachcomber), Daily Express
Yukari Elliott Chef and Food Writer