The Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards’ Judges

We are very grateful to all our judges, who taste and scrutinise hundreds of products every year, giving valuable feedback to the rest of the panel and every entrant.

Our esteemed judging panel is made up of food and drink industry experts from all areas, including chefs and nutritionists to packaging experts and food technologists.

If you’re interested in becoming a judge for this year’s Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards, please get in touch here.


Meet our esteemed judging panel below:

Assistant Lecturer in Food Science, Sensory and Product Development
Technological University Dublin
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Gin Distiller
Mór Irish Gin
Vice-President
N. Ireland Wine & Spirit Institute
Food Stylist/ Home Economist for Television and Film. Recipe developer
KB Foodstyling
CEO / Creator
The Skibbereen Food Company
Founder & Company Secretary
Richmount Cordial Company
Editor - Wine & Drinks
Hotel and Restaurant Times
Senior Enterprise Development Executive
Local Enterprise Office
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Food & Beverage Operations Manager
Lydon House Catering
Culinary Lecturer
Shannon College of Hotel Management, University of Galway.
Food writer
Food Marketer
Conquer Digital
Sales manager
Stillgarden Distillery
Business Owner & Founder
Dan & Monstro Homemade Sauces
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NPD and Innovation Manager
Oliver Carty/Do Me A Flavour
Lead food stylist and specialist
Zahra media group
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Managing Director
Oceanpath
Content Writer
easyFood Magazine, Zahra Media Group
MD
Riverwest Management
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Strategic Head of Buying
Odaios Foods
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Commercial Director
Oceanpath
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NPD Manager
Ballymaguire Foods
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Relationship Manager
Irish Exporters Association
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Owner/Director
L Mulligan Grocer
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Photographer & Stylist
Soulful and Healthy
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Chairman
Northen Ireland Wine & Spirit Institute
Managing Director
Irish Artisan Beverages
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Owner
Caboose
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TV Chef
TV Chef Jeeny Maltese
Head of Food Innovation and Development
Deli Lites
Business Consultant
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Hospitality Management Consultant
Deirdre McDonald Consulting
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Director
Burren Balsamics
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Invest NI
Freelance Food Photographer
Pink Haired Pastry Chef
Lecturer in Food Science
Atlantic Technological University
Owner/Wine Expert
Virtual Vineyards
Chef/Owner
The Cake Table
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Company Director / Founder
Kingfisher Fresh Ltd
Head of Spirits / Director
Stillgarden Distillery
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Head of NPD
National Organic Products
Wine & Spirits Professional
Food Innovation and Technology Specialist
Southern Regional College
Head of Ambient Food Buying
Avoca
Founder
Flavour.ie
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Publisher
YesChef
Owner
Fiona's Food For Life
Food Business Coach
Tracie Daly At Your Service
Managing Director
Oishii Foods Ltd
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Food Business Consultant
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Are you interested in becoming a 2024 judge?

If you're interested in joining our judging panel for 2024, we would love to hear from you!

Please click the button below, which will take you to a quick form to complete, then a member of the Irish Qs team will be in touch shortly.