Judges – Eastern European Chocolatier Competition 2019

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.


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

Gilles Brochard (France), Journaliste

Claudio Capaccioli (Italy), Food and Beverage Expert

Massimiliano Cavicchiol (Italy), Consulente

Carla Gambina (Italy), chocotester di II livello

Daniele Garbagnati (Belgium), Agrotek srl

Carlo Grenci (Italy), ItalianEspresso.com

Giulia Maggini (Italy), Student

Stefano Mecatti (Italy), Sommelier, Consultant

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

Ildiko Nemeth (Italy), Catering

Mara Nocilla (Italy), Gambero Rosso

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

Maria Grazia Ravanelli (Italy), Pastry

Loris Sorito (Italy), Pasticcere

Stefano Tavella (Italy), Gelataio

Alessandro Tomao (Italy), Pasticcere

Mariella Tramontano (Italy), “DicoDolce”,ww Microimprendore nel settore pasticceria