Judges – British Chocolatier Competition 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.


Fija Callaghan (United Kingdom), Chocolatier

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

Claire Davies (United Kingdom), The Greedy Wordsmith

Mireille Discher (United Kingdom), Chocolatier / Chocolate maker

Mark Fowler (United Kingdom), Formerly Nestle Cocoa and Chocolate R&S manager

David Greenwood-Haigh (United Kingdom), Coeur De Xocolat Ltd, www.coeurdexocolat.com

Kathryn Laverack (United Kingdom), Cocoa Encounters

Cherrie Lo (United Kingdom), MARC Group – Business Development Manager

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

Sara Trioni (Italy), Food Copywriter and Communication consultant

Bethan Vincent (United Kingdom), Bright Ethics, Bethan Vincent Blog

Terese Weiss (Denmark), Interpreter