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Judges – Cuarto Concurso Nacional de Chocolate Peruano 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.


Carolina Aguilar (Nicaragua), Lutheran World Relief

Narada Brind´Amour (Canada), Le Cacaoyer

Joao Castillo (Peru), Le Cordon Bleu Peru

Julio Castillo (Peru), Le Cordon Bleu Peru

Wilton Céspedes Del Pozo (Peru), UNIQ (Universidad Nacional Intercultural de Quillabamba-Cusco)

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

Andrew Carlos Gibbon Bustamante (Peru), Le Cordon Bleu Perú

Luc Gielen (Canada), ChocoMotive

Moises Gomez (Costa Rica), Independent

Juan Carlos Gomez Alva (Peru), Le Cordon Bleu Peru

Giovanna Maggiolo Espinosa (Peru), Xocolaltl, Xocolatl Perú

Nubia Martínez Guerrero (Colombia), Federación Nacional de Cacaoteros

Andrea Mejía Aguila (Peru), Centro de Innovación del Cacao (CIC), Centro de Innovación del Cacao

Victor Padilla Prado (Peru), Chocolatier

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

Yamily Quispe Camacho (Peru), Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

Naner Zilpa Reynoso Espinoza (Peru), Universidad Agraria Nacional La Molina

Miryam Rodriguez Yzaga (Peru), Asociacion Peruana de Chefs, Cocineros y Afines, www.apccaperu.org

Ana Maria Rojas Gonzales (Peru), IWCA – Perú

Vanessa Rolfini Arteaga (Peru), Journalist

Zara Saavedra (Peru), Alianza Cacao Perú

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

Pedro Schiaffino Salazar (Peru), Schiaffino Gastronomica

Flavio Solorzano Alvarez (Peru), Senorio de Sulco

Mario Vandeneede (Belgium), Chocolatoa

Vanessa Milagros Villanueva Bejarano (Peru), Le Cordon Bleu