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Judges – Benelux Chocolatier Competition 2020

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.


Veronique Anastasie (France), Planetgout

Cat Black (United Kingdom), Food Writer, Food writer

Gideon Black (United Kingdom), Student

Gilles Brochard (France), Journaliste

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

Eva Knabl (Germany), Baeckerei Konditorei Josef Knabl / Chocolatier, Baeckerei Knabl

Kevin Lühmann (Germany), www.chocolate.vision

Annette Maydell (Germany), Förderschullehrerin

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

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

Michaela Schupp (Partner) (Germany), Chocolats-de-luxe.de GmbH, Permanent Grand Jury