Judges – Asia-Pacific 2018

As part of our commitment to transparency, we publish the names of the judges for each competition. (If judges opt-in for their names to be made public.)

Each competition is judged by a panel of experts, food journalists, sommeliers and pastry chefs, including the names listed below. The competition is overseen by members of our international Grand Jury, who travel to each competition.

We would like to thank our judges for their hard work, including any who chose for their names not to be listed. You can find the full list of winners for this competition in our ‘Rounds & results’ section.

Katie Ka Yan Chan (Hong Kong), The Chocolate Club Hong Kong, Founder of The Chocolate Club HK

June Chan (Hong Kong), Clinical Dietitian

Christy Chan (Hong Kong), Chocolatey Christy, Chocolatey.Christy

Chi-hsiang Chang Chien (Taiwan), Puratos TW

Vio Cheung (Hong Kong), Chocolate taster

Martin Christy (United Kingdom), Seventy%, Permanent Grand Jury

George Gensler (United States), Manhattan Chocolate Society, Permanent Grand Jury

Kuo Jung Huang (Taiwan), Cacao Family / Sales Manager

Jeffrey Lee (Hong Kong), Cult de Choco Ltd. / Director, Cult de Choco

Weiting Lin (Taiwan), Coffee founded, Coffeeling coffee

Hsin I 欣宜 Lin 林 (Taiwan), Pastry Shop Owner

Monica Meschini (Italy), Chocolate/Tea Taster, Sommelier, Permanent Grand Jury

Jin Min Ng (Taiwan), Patissier Leafy

Maricel Presilla (United States), Chef, Restaurateur, Author, Permanent Grand Jury

Alex Rast (United Kingdom), Consultant, Reviewer, Seventy% , Permanent Grand Jury

Kanako Satsutani (Japan), Tomoé Saveur / Fine Chocolate Distributor, Chocolate Expert, Tomoé Saveur

Michaela Schupp (Partner) (Germany), Chocolats-de-luxe.de GmbH, Permanent Grand Jury

Fung Kwan Melissa Tung (Hong Kong), Hospital

I-Chin Yen (Taiwan), appledaily/journalist, https://tw.lifestyle.appledaily.com/lifestyle/realtime/20160628/896483/