2021 Judges

Judges for 2021

Colin Woodhead Chief Judge

Name Title/Organisation
Alan Hewson Deputy Mayor, Melton Borough Council
Alex Whittle Innovation Pastry Director Samworth Brothers Ltd
Alicia Kearns MP Rutland & Melton
Alison Clague Senior Curator, Leicestershire County Council
Alison Pratt Admin and PR Manager, Lincolnshire Rural Support Network
Andrea Corbett Bentons Estate Agency SPONSOR
Andrew Denton Head Member Services, Best Western Hotels SPONSOR
Andy Wade Melton Pie Judge
Ann Markillie Great British Bake Off (Lincs) Stand Up To Cancer Winner
Atul Dawda Owner Soi Restaurant, Melton Mowbray
Audrey Traynor Partner – Traynor Consulting & Training
Austen Dack Editor, Chippy Chat
Becky Jones Journalist, Leicester Mercury
Ben Shouler Partner, Shoulers Estate Agents SPONSOR
Bill Szajna-Hopgood  Business Development Manger, Vegetarian Society SPONSOR
BobThompson Melton Carnegie Museum
Catherine Rose-Bloom Product Developer, Harrods
Chris Marsh Pie Blogger
Christina Freeman Mistress of the Worshipful Company of Bakers
Christopher Freeman Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers
Colin Maxwell Sales Executive,  Foyle Group SPONSOR
Columbia Cryan Round Corner Brewing SPONSOR
Craig Longshaw Business Development Officer, Vegetarian Society SPONSOR
Dan Harrison Chairman, Leicestershire County Council
Daniel Bennett Senior Manager, Duntop
David Greenwood-Haigh Coeur de Xocholat
David Thomson Area Sales Manager, Bako North Western
Dawn Garton Head of Finance, Melton Borough Council SPONSOR
Dawn Whitemore Principle, Stephenson Brooksby Melton College SPONSOR
Debbie Freeman Cordon Bleu Chef, Caterer
Debbie Wilson Chairwoman: Ladies in Pigs
Des Smith Proprietor, Dukeshill Ham 
Di Login Retired Landlady
Dinah Hickling Feoffee, Mowbray Town Estate SPONSOR
Elisabeth Luard Award-winning food writer, journalist and broadcaster
Elizabeth Evans Bentons Estate Agency – Managing Director SPONSOR
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
Giles Sciolti Proprietor, Goddard & Page Cheese
Gordon Newlands Brand Development Manager, Quatity Meat Scotland SPONSOR
Helen Dooley American Pan UK SPONSOR
Helen MacCarthy BBC Radio Leicester
Helen Omara TC-Group SPONSOR
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
Isaac Fisher General Manager, Pukka
Jack Hammersley Buyer, Tesco
James Freeman Bakers and Confectioners Association
James Fryer Stephenson Brooksby Melton College – Head of Farm Estate and Grounds SPONSOR
James Sealy Bentons Estate Agency SPONSOR
Jenny Howling Owner, Sysonby Knoll Hotel SPONSOR
Jessica Carter  Editor – Crumbs
Joanne Price TC-Group SPONSOR
John Hendy (was Colin Rich) Founder, The Pastry Room SPONSOR
Jordan Hughes American Pan UK SPONSOR – SUPREME CHAMPION
Julia Blant Ladies in Pigs
Julia Roberts Creative Director, Ginger and Spice Festival 
Karen Kelso Foyle Group SPONSOR
Karen Thomson Melton Carnegie Museum
Katie Peal Pie Blogger
Kieran Stockley Assistant Director for Governance and Democracy, Melton Borough Council SPONSOR
Laura Hadland Food and Drink Writer
Lee Freer Chair: Melton BID SPONSOR
Les Hewitt Artisan sausage and pie maker. Food judge
Lesley Parr  Splat marketing & PR. Great Taste Awards judge
Liam Nash Partner, Chapman Associates SPONSOR
Linda Hewitt Home Baker, Fulbeck Bread, tutor and broadcaster
Linda Machin Markets Manager, Loughborough
Lisa Cadd The Fuss Free Foodie
Lizzy Owers Limestone Farming
Lord Lieutenant Lord Lieutenant for Leicestershire
Louise Bushell Former Proprietor, Miss B’s Tea Rooms, Melton Mowbray
Louise Rhind-Tutt  Editor in Chief, I Love MCR
Malika Andress Head of Marketing, National Space Centre
Marianne Lumb Chef, Restaurateur, BBC’s Professional Masterchef
Mark Garner Restaurant Critic and Publisher
Martin Tarbuck Author of Life of Pies
Mary Ibbotson Ladies in Pigs
Matt Gisby Officer, Taste of Game SPONSOR
Matthew Rippon Protected Food Names expert, Queen Mary, University of London
Matthew Widdowson IT Services Manager, Somerby IT.
Matthew Wright Editor, Great Food Club
Maureen Rhoden Organiser of the Lincolnshire Poacher Awards
Megan Roberts AB Mauri Centre of Excellence and British Society of Baking
Michael Autton Worshipful Company of Bakers
Mike Holling Sales Director, Birds of Derby
Neil Major Needlers SPONSOR
Neil Woods Bakery consultant formally with Ireks GmbH
Nick Cooper Director, HSSP Architects
Nick Galer The Miller of Mansfield, Goring on Thames
Norman Lack Rondo UK SPONSOR
Owain Locke    TC-Group SPONSOR
Patrick Salmon Managing Director, Alfred Enderby
Paul Edwards Bakery World
Peter Faulkner Mayor of Melton Borough Council
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 Worton Sports Writer and Food Judge
Rita Wells Ladies in Pigs
Roger Stocks Retired Design Teacher
Rupert Willday Head of Food, Charlie Bigham
Ryan Ebdale Housing & Communities Melton Borough Council SPONSOR
Ryan Plummer Needlers SPONSOR
Sally Elkington Home Economist Retired
Sangita Tryner Owner, Delilah Fine Foods
Sarah Auton Technical Manager Lesaffre UK & Ireland
Sarah Hopcroft Image on Food Limited
Shelagh Core Manager Melton BID SPONSOR
Sian Slater Bedfordshire WI Bake-Off Champion
Simon Fairey Owner, Christopher Deli
Simon Jarvis Owner of Fudge Glorious Fudge
Simon Kimberley Food Judge, Nottingham Post
Simon Taylor Rondo UK – SPONSOR
Stephen Wall Head of Assets, Borough Market
Stuart Alderton Executive Chef, Little Britain Pubs
Stuart Bennett Charnwood Food Safety
Sue Woodall Regional Support Q Guild Butchers 
Susan Haddleton Great Taste Judge
Tanya Lousie Editor Nottingham Live
Teresa Bovey Professional Home Economist – www.teresabovey.co.uk
Tim Burke Restaurant Critic, Leicester Mercury
Tim Heeley  Former Journalist & PR Consultant
Tim Webster Feoffee, Mowbray Town Estate SPONSOR
Tom Heygate Heygates Flour Millers SPONSOR – SMALL PRODUCER AWARD
Tony Spencer Retired Master Baker, Boston
Tracey Richardson Director and Secretary Permagrit Tools Ltd
Trevor Bush Ret. Chairman, Lincoln Diocesan Trust: Ret. MD Loganair (Scotland’s Airline)
Trevor Shaw Partner TC-Group SPONSOR
Victoria Clarke Environmental & Safety Manager,  Melton Borough Council SPONSOR
Xanthe Clay Food Writer, Daily Telegraph