Judges – Canadian Craft Chocolatier Competition 2021-22

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.

Barbie Accogli (Canada), Pastry Chef

Mary Anne Alton (Canada), Lemm Communications Inc.

Wayne Blythe (Canada), Weston Foods / Director of Culinary and Sensory

Jocie Bussin (Canada), Restaurant with chef training

Jan Calkins (Canada), Calkins & Burke Ltd., Calkins & Burke Ltd.

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

Cyndi Clement (Canada), Self Employed – Artist – Dental Assistant, Canadian Chocoholic

Elizabeth Ede (Canada), Culinary Manager, Corporate Chef

Steven Hellmann (Canada), The Foodies Group, The Foodies Group

Sally Hildebrandt (Canada), Centennial College Professor of Baking & Pastry Arts Management, http://www.youtube.com/c/BiteandChiu

Jennifer Lakhan-D’Souza (Canada), George Brown College

Theresa Lemieux (Canada), Tea sommelier, tea and food blogger with The Everything Kitchen.ca, The Everything Kitchen.ca

Shirley Lum (Canada), S Chocolate Magic

Carol Mark (Canada), Tea Sommelier The Love of Tea

Audrey Ooi (Canada), Tasty Tours, Tasty Tours

Katie Rosenberg (Canada), VP of Operations; Head of Product Development – ELXR Juice Lab

karla schade (United States), Opening Chocolate

Shenin Yazdanian (Canada), Centennial College