Judges – Eastern European 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.


Alessandro Grimaldi (Italy), Freelance journalust

Giulia Maggini (Italy), Student

Stefano Mecatti (Italy), Sommelier, Consultant

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

Ildiko Nemeth (Italy), Catering

Loris Sorito (Italy), Pasticcere

Stefano Tavella (Italy), Gelataio

Alessandro Tomao (Italy), Pasticcere