Judges – Eastern European 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.


Zsóka Áth-Horváth (Hungary), Tour De Zsokolat

Andras Bikov (Hungary), Medical Doctor

Gabriella Borbáth (Hungary), Pálinka Master

Graziano Cattaneo (Hungary), Ristorante Krizia

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

Mario De Stefani (Hungary), food and beveraggi export

Klaudia Erdesz (Hungary), Administrator

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

Elena Montini (Italy), Studente

Ildiko Nemeth (Italy), Catering

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

Diana Secman (Romania), chocomanifesto.ro

Nicolae Velciov (Romania), Choco Manifesto / Partner, Choco Manifesto

Elena Zuffa (Italy), studentessa, aspirante chef