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

 

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

 

Jean-Luc Deguines 

Jean-Luc Deguines

General Manager, Knickerbocker Club

 

Lauren Dickerson 

Lauren Dickerson

Vice Consul Food and Drink, Department for International Trade

 

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

 

Ben Hon 

Ben Hon

Food Photographer, 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

 

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

 

Alexa Matthews 

Alexa Matthews

Founder of @EatingNYC

 

Ryan Morgan 

Ryan Morgan

Owner and Head Baker, Sixteen Bricks

 

Ari Nieminen 

Ari Nieminen

Head Chef Crosby Street Hotel

 

Megan O. Steintrager 

Megan O. Steintrager

Senior Digital Food Editor, EatingWell.com

 

Crissy Pascual 

Crissy Pascual

Marketing Campaign Manager USA, UK Department for International Trade

 

Michael Romano  

Michael Romano

Executive Pastry Chef, Pierre Hotel NYC - Perrine NYC

 

Claudia Sánchez 

Claudia Sánchez

Publisher and editor of Edible Queens magazine

 

Amy Scherber 

Amy Scherber

Founder, President, Amy’s Bread

 

Mitch Stamm 

Mitch Stamm

Board Member, Bread Bakers Guild of America

 

David Zabar 

David Zabar

Marketing Director, Zabar's & Co. NYC

 

Tracey Zabar 

Tracey Zabar

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