European Semi-final 2013 – Judges

agosto 29, 2013 10:22 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Updates

As part of our comittment to transparency and as voted for in our 2012 review surveys, from the 2013 European Semi-final onwards, we will publish the names of the judges for each competition. (If judges opt-in for their names to be made public.)

The competition was overseen by members of our international Grand Jury, who travel to each competition. You can read profiles on each of the 2013 European Semi-final Grand Jurors here.

We send our thanks to all the judges who attended and for all their hard work, including those who chose for their names not to be listed or any that we were unable to contact for permission. Around 100 judges were present over the five days of the competition.

You can find the full list of winners for this competition here.

The 2013 International Chocolate Awards European Semi-final was judged  in London between 22-26 April 2013 a panel of experts, food journalists, sommeliers and pastry chefs, including the names listed below.

Adele Duthie, Editorial Assistant, Cakes & Sugarcraft Magazine

Alex English, Freelance Journalist

Alexander Breeze, Wine & Food Assistant, House & Garden

Alicia Miller, Deputy Editor, Food & Travel magazine

Anjul Dutt, Food Radio Journalist

Anna-Marie Julyan, Editor,  The Artful Diner

April Carter, Food Blogger,  Rhubarb & Rose

Bea Vo, Owner, Bea’s of Bloomsbury

Ben Axford, Chocolatier, Benjamin Chocolatier

Ben Reynolds, Editor, Jellied Eel

Cat Dresser, Great British Bake Off Contestant

Catherine Black, Chocolate Blogger/Freelance Journalist, Chocolate


Celia Brooks, Brown, Food Writer & Presenter

Charlotte Jones, Editor, GLAM

Chiara Freschi, Sommerlier, ASI

Chris Osburn, Freelance Journalist

Chris Pople, Food Blogger/Freelance Journalist, Cheese n Biscuits

Daniel Svensson, Head Pastry Chef, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

David Constable, Freelance Journalist

Dipak Nayar, Freelance Journalist

Dom Ramsey, Chocolate Blogger, Chocablog

Edd Kimber, Winner of Great British Bake Off, The Boy Who Bakes

Emma J Page, Freelance Journalist (Food, Lifestyle, Interiors & Travel)

Fiona Maclean, Blogger/Freelance Journalist, London Unattached

Gabrielle Sander, Freelance Journalist/ Travel Editor, The Arbuturian

G. Codd, Food Blogger, The Pud Hog Blog

Giulia Mule, Food Blogger/Food Photographer, Mondo Mulia

Hayley Merrick, Blogger

Hazel Paterson, Freelance Journalist

Helen Best-Shaw, Food Blogger, Fuss Free Flavours

Helen Steel

Helenka Bednar, Editor,

Ivan de Chiara, Sommelier

Jack Steijn, Chocolate & Friends

Jackie Mitchell, Freelance Journalist

James Overstall

Janette Marshall

Jennifer Earle, Director, Chocolate Ecstasy Tours

Jenny Linford , Food Writer and Member of the Guild of Food Writers

John Whaite, Winner of Great British Bake Off

Judith Decabbit, Chocolate Blogger, Mostly About Chocolate 

Kalyan Karmakar, Food Blogger, Finely Chopped

Kassia St Clair, Editorial Assistant, Intelligent Life

Katie Napper, Chocanory

Kavita Favelle, Food Blogger, Caveats

Lee McCoy, Food Blogger, Chocolate Reviews

Maggie Rosen, Freelance Journalist

Marie-Pierre Moine, Freelance Journalist

May Chong, Food Blogger, Eat Cook Explore

Michaela Schupp, Chocolate Shop Owner,

Mourad Khiat, Head Pastry Chef, The Berkeley

Nadine Fricker

Nancy Gilchrist, Master of Wine

Natalie Griggs, Confectionery & Bakery Buyer, Fortnum & Mason

Natasha Collins, Cake Artist, Nevie-Pie Cakes

Nick Maes, Writer and Broadcaster

Paloma Minter, Food Writer, South London Press

Penny Wabbit, Head Pastry Chef, OXO Tower

Qin Xie, Freelance Journalist

Rachel McCormack, Spanish Food Expert, Catalan Cooking

Rob Quilter, Chocolate Maker

Samantha Lyster, Deputy Editor, FJP (Fresh Produce Journal)

Sarah McRitchie, Editorial Director, Confectionery Production

Sarah Shattuck, Confectionery & Bakery Assistant Buyer, Fortnum &


Sarah Sysum, Deputy Editor, Easy Cook

Sejal Sukhadwala, Freelance Journalist

Sheena Correa, Deputy Editor, eat in magazine

Sophie Devonshire, Lifestyle Journalist, Hello! Magazine

Steven Pierce, Freelance Journalist, Adventures of a Foodie

Sudi Pigott, Freelance Journalist, Sudi Foodie

Sunny Karir

Susan Low, Deputy Editor, Delicious magazine

Vivien Lloyd, Preserves Expert

Yael Rose, Festival Director, The Chocolate Festival

Zoe Perrett, Freelance Food Journalist, Culinary Adventures of The Spice Scribe