Our Judges


We are very grateful to our judges, who taste and scrutinise hundreds of products every year, giving valuable feedback.  Our judges are made up of food industry experts from all aspects, from chefs and nutritionists to packaging experts and food technologists. 

If you would be interested in becoming a judge at the Irish Quality Food Awards 2020 please complete the judging application form here. 

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R&D manager cheese
Dairygold
Registered Dietitian, Registered Sport & Exercise Nutritionist
University Of Limerick
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Head of Innovation
O Brien Fine Foods
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Brewer
JJS Craft Brewing Co
Owner/ Managing Director
The Gluten Free Kitchen Company
Food & Wine Buyer
Fallon & Byrne
Senior Waiter/Sommelier
No.1 Pery's Square Hotel & Spa
Food Innovation Manager
DELI LITES
Owner
Flavour.ie
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Technical Food Manager
Applegreen plc
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Head of Sales
The Good Fish Company
Lecturer Culinary Entrepreneurship
Tourism and Hospitality Dept Cork Institute of Technology
Food Business Consultant
Alpha Omega Consultants
Head of Technical and NPD
Pan Euro Foods Ltd.
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Owner
Hatter Coffee Co
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Project Officer
St Marys AID

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Aileen Deasy  |Seafood Technologist| BIM

Ailish Kennedy

Anna Murphy

Anthony Gray

Anthony O'Toole | Chef, Writer, Food and Drink Consultancy

Avril Molloy | Founder | Irish School of Cheese


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Caroline Mulcahy | Food Safety Manager | Roadbridge

Celine Hayes English | Couverture

Claire Farrelly


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David Black | Head Brewer | JJ's Craft Brewing Co.

Derek Cahill

Dermot Carey

Doireann Barrett | Food Producer and Brand Developer

Donal Flynn | Product Development Manager | Fallon & Byrne

Donal Lehane 


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Elizabeth Fox| Wine Expert & Hospitality Studies | Lecturer GMIT

Elke O'Mahoney | Food Writer- Food Event Management | Bia Sásta

Evangeline Leonard


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Gary McDowell | Food Innovation Manager | Deli Lites

George MacLeod | Head of Innovation & New Product Development | Dairygold

Grainne Whalley | Marketing Director |Traditional Cheese Co


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James Walsh | Manager | Fine Wines Off Licence Group

Jeeny Maltese | Chef | My Nutrition Ireland

Jim Fitzsimons | Consultant | Riverwest Management 

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Kate Ryan | Author & Editor | Flavour.ie

Kathryn O'Gorman | Technical Food Manager | Applegreen Plc

Keith McCarter | Sales Manager | Reflex Group


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Liam Lewis | Centre Manager, Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis | Cork Institute of Technology


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Mairead Moriarty | Home Economist | Ashmore Learning Solutions

Martin Lynch

Mary McCarthy

Matthew Wright | Head Baker | Adare Manor

Maura Kearney | Baker/Director | Kearneys Homebaking

Michelle Twohig | Senior Food Buyer | Applegreen PLC 


Patricia Dunne

Patricia McDonnell | Retired


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Richard Earls


Sarah Roarty | Beer and Spirits

Saundra Larsen | Baker | The Danes Bakery

Sharon Noonan |Radio Presenter | Best Possible Taste

Shirley Millar | Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality | Cork Institute of Technology

Sinead Keegan | Home Economics Teacher and National President of the Association of Teachers of Home Economics | ATHE

Siobhan O Neill | Food Tour Guide | Teacht Linn Tours

Sophie Van Dijk | Account Manager | Hilton Foods Ireland

Soren Larsen | Baker | The Danes Bakery

Sylvia Wadding | Technical Director | Enlightened 


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Tom Downes | Food Tour Guide | Teacht Linn Tours