The USA's leading awards celebrating the bread community



Our Judges

We regard our judges as at the heart of the prestige and integrity of Tiptree World Bread Awards with IBIE.

We have been honored over the years that so many great names have given their support, time and expertise. From Zachary Golper, James Beard Foundation nominee of Bien Cuit bakery, to David and Tracey Zabar of Zabars, to Dana Cowin, legendary past editor of Food & Wine – and many more.

Our judges range from bakers and retailers, to top food writers and chefs. All of them embrace baking in their professional life and have many years, even decades, of experience. Each year, the panel is carefully crafted to maintain this incredible wealth of knowledge.

Stephen Hallam is our Chair of Judges.

Meet the judges

Stephen Hallam (Chair)

Brand Ambassador

Dickinson & Morris

Charles Alexander, Jamel Lewis and Mark Edmond

Co founders

The Black Bread Company

Andy Bray

Managing Partner

Brook Bake

Jansen Chan

Pastry Chef


Lisa Clayton

Artisanal Baker

The Beach Cottage Bakery (LA)

Philippine Coste

Export Sales Manager

Wilkin & sons Limited

Lauren Dickerson

Vice Consul Food and Drink, Department for International Trade

Fany Gerson


La NewYorkina and Dough

Zachary Golper


Bien Cuit

Scott Goodfellow

Joint Managing Director

Bien Cuit

Dennis Gunnell

IBIE Chair, President

IBIE 2022

Abby Hocking

Food and Lifestyle Photographer

Abby Hocking

Jonathon Jones


Tregothnan Trading

Babette Kourelos

Owner, Baker and Educator

Babette's Bread

Gregory Lofts

Deputy Food Editor

Martha Stewart Living

Michael Romano

Executive Pastry Chef

Pierre Hotel

Claudia Sanchez

Publisher and editor

Edible Queens Magazine

Jorge Zarat

Global Operation and Engineering SVP

Grupo Bimbo