The Judges

Stephen Hallam (Chair) 

Stephen Hallam (Chair)

Master Baker, MD Dickinson & Morris

 

Laura Altimari 

Laura Altimari

Events Director, Edible Queens

 

Ken Blanchette 

Ken Blanchette

Director of Sourcing, Import and Specialties Expert, FreshDirect, NY

 

Jansen Chan 

Jansen Chan

Director of Pastry Operations, International Culinary Center

 

Philippine Coste 

Philippine Coste

Export Sales Manager, Wilkin & sons Limited

 

Dana Cowin  

Dana Cowin

Founder, Speaking Broadly

 

Rhonda Crosson 

Rhonda Crosson

Executive Head Baker, MeyersUSA

 

Jean-Luc Deguines 

Jean-Luc Deguines

General Manager, Knickerbocker Club

 

Lauren Dickerson 

Lauren Dickerson

Vice Consul Food and Drink, Department for International Trade

 

Sara Dima  

Sara Dima

Co-owner, RD Foods

 

Lexi Dwyer 

Lexi Dwyer

Food Writer & Editor

 

Fany Gerson 

Fany Gerson

Founder, Dough

 

Zachary Golper 

Zachary Golper

Baker, James Beard Foundation Award nominee, Bien Cuit

 

Scott Goodfellow 

Scott Goodfellow

Joint Managing Director, Tiptree

 

Meghan Harlow 

Meghan Harlow

Editor, Edible Long Island, Edible East End, Edible Brooklyn, Edible Manhattan

 

Abby Hocking 

Abby Hocking

Food and Lifestyle Photographer

 

Ben Hon 

Ben Hon

Food Photographer, NYC

 

Gareth Hughes 

Gareth Hughes

DUB Pies, Brooklyn

 

Matt Hyland 

Matt Hyland

Founder and Executive Chef, Pizza Loves Emily

 

Jonathon Jones 

Jonathon Jones

MD, Tregothnan Trading

 

Heather Koehle 

Heather Koehle

Director of Food and Beverage, Knickerbocker Club

 

Jim Lahey 

Jim Lahey

Owner/Founder, Sullivan Street Bakery

 

Gregory Lofts  

Gregory Lofts

Deputy Food Editor, Martha Stewart Living

 

Emily Elyse Miller 

Emily Elyse Miller

Author of Phaidon's BREAKFAST: The Cookbook

 

Alexa Matthews 

Alexa Matthews

Founder of @EatingNYC

 

Ari Nieminen 

Ari Nieminen

Head Chef Crosby Street Hotel

 

Judith Norell 

Judith Norell

Owner, Silver Moon Bakery, NY

 

Henry Rittenberg 

Henry Rittenberg

Strategy, Fever-Tree USA

 

Michael Romano  

Michael Romano

Executive Pastry Chef, Pierre Hotel NYC - Perrine NYC

 

Ilene Rosen 

Ilene Rosen

Co-owner, RD Foods

 

Claudia Sanchez 

Claudia Sanchez

Publisher and editor of Edible Queens magazine

 

Amy Scherber 

Amy Scherber

Founder, President, Amy’s Bread

 

Daniel Skurnick 

Daniel Skurnick

Executive Pastry Chef, Le Coucou and Buddakan

 

Amanda Stackman 

Amanda Stackman

Marketing Director, Fever-Tree USA

 

Dave Watson 

Dave Watson

Vice President – Engineering (Retired), Campbell Soup Company/Pepperidge Farm

 

Melissa Weller 

Melissa Weller

Operating Partner and Head Baker, High Street on Hudson

 

David Zabar 

David Zabar

Marketing Director, Zabar's & Co. NYC

 

Tracey Zabar 

Tracey Zabar

Baker and Cookbook Author, Zabar's & Co. NYC