Judges – Italian/Mediterranean Craft Chocolatier Competition 2021-22

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 Banchetti (Italy), Impiegato azienda energetica – Chocolate taster 1 & 2 livello

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

Claudio Capaccioli (Italy), Food and Beverage Expert

MASSIMO Chielli (Italy), International institute for chocolate tasting

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

Jaclyn Di Meglio (Italy), Studentessa, commis di cucina e pasticceria

George Gensler (United States), Manhattan Chocolate Society, Permanent Grand Jury

Giovanna Gori (Italy), Chocolate Taster / Fotografa

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

Liudmila Musatova (Italy), Food stylist, https://milamusatova.com/

Mara Nocilla (Italy), Giornalist

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

marco stabile (Italy), Ristorante Ora d’aria, owner, http://www.oradariaristorante.com

Lauretta Vannini (Italy), Attualmente senza lavoro – Chocolate Taster 1 & 2 level