Judges – Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier 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.

Alessandro Banchetti (Italy), Impiegato azienda energetica – Chocolate taster 1 & 2 livello

Sandro Bosticco (Italy), www.winesurf.it, Sandro Bosticco

Lucia Brandalesi (Italy), International negotiations and strategic managment

Lucia Buccheri (Italy), Teacher

Marianna Cotecchia (Italy), Events/tours

Giuseppe Di Chiano (Italy), FBM Boscolo, 2

Jaclyn Di Meglio (Italy), Studentessa, commis di cucina e pasticceria

Carla Gambina (Italy), Chocotaster di II Livello

Marco Gemelli (Italy), Marco Gemelli, www.ilforchettiere.it

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

Giovanna Gori (Italy), Chocolate Taster / Fotografa

Beatrice Guzzi (Italy), cook and now student at the University of Gastronomic Sciences

Giulia Maggini (Italy), Student

Stefania Marcuz (Italy), Food & Beverage Sensory Analysis Expert, F&B Taster & Consultant, Stefaniamarcuz.com

Mauro Martelli (Italy), Imprenditore Edile

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

Ilena Minguzzi (Italy), The international institute of chocolate and cacao tasting

Elena Montini (Italy), Studente

Diego Poli (Italy), Filippo mud ristorante

Daniele Portomeo (Italy), Impiegato

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

Stefano Stabili (Italy), impiegato/quadro

Stefano Tavella (Italy), Gelataio

Sara Trioni (Italy), Food Copywriter and Communication Consultant

Francesco Ugurgieri (Italy), Sommelier

Lauretta Vannini (Italy), Attualmente senza lavoro – Chocolate Taster 1 & 2 level

Terese Weiss (Denmark), Interpreter / Chocolate Educator