The Judges

Stephen Hallam (Chair) 

Stephen Hallam (Chair)

Master Baker, MD Dickinson & Morris

 

Laura Altimari 

Laura Altimari

Events Director, Edible Queens

 

Jennifer  Baum 

Jennifer Baum

President and Founder, Bullfrog and Baum

 

Ed Brown 

Ed Brown

President, Restaurant Services, Restaurant Associates

 

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 and CEO of DBC Creative

 

Lauren Dickerson 

Lauren Dickerson

British Vice Consul, Food & Drink, NYC

 

Lexi Dwyer 

Lexi Dwyer

Food Writer & Editor

 

Charles Gibb 

Charles Gibb

CEO, Fever Tree North America

 

Zachary Golper 

Zachary Golper

Baker, James Beard Foundation Award nominee, Bien Cuit

 

Scott Goodfellow 

Scott Goodfellow

Joint Managing Director, Tiptree

 

Ben Hon 

Ben Hon

Instagrammer, NYC

 

Gareth Hughes 

Gareth Hughes

DUB Pies, Brooklyn

 

Emily Hyland 

Emily Hyland

Co-Founder, Pizza Loves Emily

 

Matt Hyland 

Matt Hyland

Founder and Executive Chef, Pizza Loves Emily

 

Rick Laakkonen 

Rick Laakkonen

Head Chef, Crosby Street Hotel

 

Jim Lahey 

Jim Lahey

Owner/Founder, Sullivan Street Bakery

 

Peiwen Lee 

Peiwen Lee

Head Baker, Hot Bread Kitchen

 

Darren Littler 

Darren Littler

Innovation & Product Marketing Director, Warburtons

 

Gregory Lofts  

Gregory Lofts

Deputy Food Editor, Martha Stewart Living

 

Rory Macdonald 

Rory Macdonald

Executive Chef Patisserie Chanson and Dessert Bar

 

Alexa Mehraban 

Alexa Mehraban

Founder of @EatingNYC

 

Steve Millard 

Steve Millard

Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Operations, Murray's Cheese

 

Aidan Monks 

Aidan Monks

Award-winning artisan baker, Lovingly Artisan, Cumbria

 

Ryan Morgan 

Ryan Morgan

Owner and Head Baker, Sixteen Bricks

 

Claudia Sánchez 

Claudia Sánchez

Publisher and editor of Edible Queens magazine

 

Megan O. Steintrager 

Megan O. Steintrager

Freelance Food Writer

 

Crissy Pascual 

Crissy Pascual

Marketing Campaign Manager USA, UK Department for International Trade

 

Amy Scherber 

Amy Scherber

Founder, President, Amy’s Bread

 

Mitch Stamm 

Mitch Stamm

Board Member, Bread Bakers Guild of America

 

Molly Tavoletti 

Molly Tavoletti

Food Influencer and Blogger, Across the Table

 

Mohammad Vorajee 

Mohammad Vorajee

Food is GREAT

 

Jeff Yoskowitz 

Jeff Yoskowitz

Program Director, School of Pastry & Baking Arts, Institute of Culinary Education

 

David Zabar 

David Zabar

Marketing Director, Zabar's & Co. NYC

 

Tracey Zabar 

Tracey Zabar

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