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Judges – Canadian National Competition 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.


Lisa Budd (Canada), Budding Nutrition, Lisa Budd RHN owner operator Gut Busters and Budding Nutrition

Jocie Bussin (Canada), Restaurant with chef training

Jennifer Chan (Canada), foodpr0n.com, foodpr0n

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

Annie Chu (Canada), Chu on This, Chu on This

Nettie Cronish (Canada), cookbook author/ vegetarian chef

Daniel Garcia-Herreros (Colombia), Pan American Food Festival

Anushka Garnier (Canada), nushnosh, www.nushnosh.ca

Voula Halliday (Canada), Chef & TV Personality, Media Spokesperson, Recipe Developer and Writer, https://about.me/voulahalliday

Andrew Hanna (Canada), Director of Sales / John Hanna & Sons Ltd., John Hanna & Sons Ltd.

Valerie Howes (Canada), Food Writer, valeriehowes.com

Drew Innes (Canada), Sommelier, Instructor, George Brown College

Alysha Kropf (Canada), Ecole Chocolat, Ecole Chocolat

Heather Lang (Canada), The Tasty Gardener

Signe Langford (Canada), self employed freelance food writer, Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs

Carol Mark (Canada), Tea Sommelier The Love of Tea

Yashy Murphy (Canada), Baby & Life – Writer, Baby & Life

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

Daphna Rabinovitch (Canada), Daphna Rabinovitch Culinary Consultants

Sue Riedl (Canada), Globe and Mail

Iris Roteliuk (Canada), Professor of Baking & Pastry Arts – George Brown College

Joanna Sable (Canada), JoannaSable Consults

Devon Scoble (Canada), Freelance Food Writer, Devon Scoble, Freelance Food and Lifestyle Writer

Adell Shneer (Canada), THP /Test Kitchen Manager

Mario Stojanac (Canada), Appetype, Appetype