Judges – World Final 2015

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.

Thorald Abramowski (Germany), thorsoft / mixed-pixel

Zsóka Áth-Horváth (Hungary), Tour De Zsokolat

Françoise Authom (Belgium), Teacher Pastries

Andrew Baker (United Kingdom), Deputy Editor, Daily Telegraph, Telegraph Food

Sarah Barber (United Kingdom), Corinthia Hotel London / Head Pastry Chef

Anna Berrill (United Kingdom), Food writer

Gideon Black (United Kingdom), Student

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

Luke Blackall (United Kingdom), London Live / reporter and presenter

Deborah Bonetti (Italy), Il Giorno

Marie-Blanche Camps (Belgium), L’Echo Magazine / Managing Director, L’Echo Magazine

Claudio Capaccioli (Italy), Food and Beverage Expert

Katie Ka Yan Chan (Hong Kong), The Chocolate Club Hong Kong, Founder of The Chocolate Club HK

Tracy Chapman (United Kingdom), Chocolate Voyage

L Nitin Chordia (India), Cocoatrait, www.cocoatrait.com

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

Elle Coco (United Kingdom), Chocolate Expert, Elle Coco, Elle Coco

Natasha Collins (United Kingdom), Nevie Pie Cakes, www.neviepiecakes.com

Anjul Dutt (United Kingdom), Food Journalist

Jennifer Earle (United Kingdom), Chocolate Ecstasy Tours, Chocolate Ecstasy Tours

Nancy Feldman (United States), Professional Registered Nurse

Nadine Fricker (United Kingdom), Accent…on speaking the same language

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

Nancy Gilchrist (United Kingdom), Master of Wine

Clay Gordon (United States), The Chocolate Life, TheChocolateLife

Giovanna Gori (Italy), Chocolate Taster / Fotografa

David Greenwood-Haigh (United Kingdom), Coeur De Xocolat Ltd, www.coeurdexocolat.com

Lucinda Hamilton (United Kingdom), Cocolicious, Cocolicious

patricia hodgkinson (United Kingdom), I Wanna Cocoa

Isobel King (United Kingdom), Food Writer/ Seven Publishing, Homemade By You

Sunny Kleo (United Kingdom), Hotel Manager with Organic Chocolate Shop experience

Jeffrey Lee (Hong Kong), Cult de Choco Ltd. / Director, Cult de Choco

Judith Lewis (United Kingdom), Mostly About Chocolate, Mostly About Chocolate

Antonio Liccardo (Italy), Pasticciere

Per Liss (Sweden), Chokladakademien, Chokladakademien

Sian Lloyd (United Kingdom), TV Journalist

Bostjan Makarovic (United Kingdom), Aphaia

Janette Marshall (United Kingdom), freelance writer

Lee McCoy (United Kingdom), Chocolate Reviews, Chocolate Reviews

Sue McMahon (United Kingdom), Freelance Cookery Editor (Woman’s Weekly Specials)

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

Susannah Millen (United Kingdom), Editor, Confectionery Production

Jackie Mitchell (United Kingdom), Freelance Journalist, www.jackiemwriting.com

Adrienne Newman (United States), Madame Cocoa

Alessandro Palozzo (Italy), Agricultural WO

Lisa Parker (United Kingdom), Baker

Marianne Parry (United Kingdom), Chocolate Enthususiast, Doctor, Artist

Zoe Perrett (United Kingdom), Food writer

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

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

Debora Robertson (United Kingdom), Freelance food writer

Kanako Satsutani (Japan), Tomoé Saveur / Fine Chocolate Distributor, Chocolate Expert, Tomoé Saveur

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

Rachel Sellers (United Kingdom), Marketing

Sarah Shattuck (United Kingdom), Fortnum & Mason, Assistant Chocolate Buyer

Viesha Tews (United Kingdom), Seventy%

Sophie Vanderbecken (Mexico), Chocolatería Le Caméléon

Terese Weiss (Denmark), Interpreter / Chocolate Educator

Frankie Wynne (United Kingdom), Chief Sub, The Field magazine

Sela Yair (United Kingdom), chocolatewalks, London Chocolate Meetup