Our Judges


This year we will run our judging sessions with a reduced number of panel members to ensure the safety of judges and staff. Judges will be selected by the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards team who will ensure the panel represents diversity of background and expertise. Find out more about this year's judging here.


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


Meet the 2022 Judging panel below:

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Assoc. Prof. Food Science
University College Dublin
Head of Ambient Food Buying
Avoca
Food Innovation Expert
Southern Regional College
Director
Perry St Market Cafe
Wine Expert
Virtual Vineyards
Business Advisor
LEO Meath
Editor
Easy Food magazine
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Category Manager - Fresh & Frozen Foods, Fruit & Veg, Wine, Bakery
Avoca Food Markets
Chef, Photographer, Blogger
Diced & Spiced
Senior Enterprise Development Executive
LEO Fingal
General Manager
The Old Spot
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Sales Director
Traditional Cheese Co Ltd
Food Producer & Brand Developer
The Gluten Free Kitchen Company
Managing Director
Irish Artisan Beverages
Owner Of Nourish Me/Nutrition and Health Coach
Nourish Me
General Manager
Bia Innovator Campus CLG
Master brewer
Dublin City Brewing
Owner
Fiona's food for life
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Teacher of Home Economics
Loreto College, Foxrock
Research & Development Manager
Pilgrims Food Masters
Lecturer in Food Science
Atlantic Technological University
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Baker
Gourmet tart co.
Head of Food and Innovation
Deli Lites
Founder / Entrepreneur / CEO
Silver Spear Gin / Peak Vegan Vitamins
CEO & Founder
BlueKaizen
Wine Professional
Taste Vin
Independent Board Member
Business Consultant
James Burke & Associates
Wine and Spirit specialist
Fine Wines
Chef and Journalist
Irish Country Living
TV Chef
TV Chef Jeeny Maltese
Business Development Manager RoI
Invest Northern Ireland
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Coffee Quality and NPD Executive
Applegreen
Technical Food Manager
Applegreen
Account Manager
&Smyth Creative Communications
Sales Manager
Reflex Labels / Packaging
Founder: Digital Growth Strategist
Urban Brand Creative
Centre Manager
CAPPA Centre MTU
Wine & Drinks Writer and WSET Approved Educator
Consultant
Food First Consulting
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Managing Director
Kingfisher Fresh Ltd
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New Product development & Specifications Manager
Galmere Fresh Foods
Relationship Manager
Irish Exporters Association
Food Business Consultant
Alpha Omega Consultants
Head Sommelier
Chapter One Restaurant
Director
Perry St Market Cafe
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Head of Food
Zahra | Easy Food Magazine
Head chef
Perry street cafe
Food Product Lecturer
Atlantic Technological University
Freelance Food Photographer
Pink Haired Pastry Chef
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Head Confectioner
The Dane’s bakery
Assistant Food Buyer
Avoca Handweavers
Product Development Manager
Dunn's of Dublin