Judges – 1.er Concurso Nacional de Chocolate de Origen Colombiano 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.

Melina Lucia Bertocchi Ramírez (Peru), Palabra de Vino/Revista Sommelier

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

Mireille Discher (United Kingdom), F&B Consultant

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

Jim Koper (United States), Aerospace Engineer, JK Chocolate Truffles

Dorothee Linke (Germany), Norderneyer Morgen / journalist

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

Maricel Presilla (United States), Chef, Restaurateur, Author, Permanent Grand Jury


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

Lucero Rodriguez Silva (Colombia), AGROSAVIA

Felipe Trujillo (Colombia), Independiente