2021 Judges

Many of the UKs most renowned chefs have competed in our competitions over the years and then have continued to be involved whether as judges or mentors to those competing. Below is our panel of 2021 judges but watch this space for announcements on our 2022 judges!

Chairs of Judges

Stephen Scuffell

Consultant chef restaurateur and college lecturer
@ Craft Guild of Chefs

David Mulcahy

Culinary Ambassador - Food development & Innovation
@ Sodexo UK & Ireland

Mark Hill MBE

Executive Chef
@ House of Commons

Lesley Herbert

Author and College Lecturer

Other Judges

Phil Dixon

Chef Lecturer
@ Hull College

Mark Reynolds

Executive Head Chef
@ Tottenham Hotspur at Levy Restaurants

Matt Owens

Interim National Chair
@ Craft Guild of Chefs

Andy Ditchfield

Pastry Chef
@ House of Commons

Sean Owens

Deputy Chief Expert
@ World Skills Europe

Peter Joyner

Food Development Director
@ Elior UK

Christopher Basten

Chef Lecturer
@ Westminster Kingsway College

Tony Cameron

Lecturer in Culinary Arts and Hospitality
@ Westminster Kingsway College

Frank Coughlan

Executive Head Chef
@ British Airways UK Lounges

Mark Flanagan

Royal Chef & Assistant to the Master
@ The Royal Household - Buckingham Palace

Jim Eaves

Vice President of The British Culinary Federation and Exec Chef
@ University of Warwick

Gary Devereaux

Executive Chef
@ House of Lords

Ian Simpson

Chef Patron
@ Osteria Odette in Nizza Monferrato, Italy

Ian Jaundoo

Executive Chef
@ The City of Liverpool College

Kevin Clark

Regional Manager and former Exec Chef at Luton Hoo Hotel
@ Rational

Mat Shropshall

Chef Lecturer & FdA Year Manager
@ University College Birmingham

Gary Kilminster

Chef and Business Development Manager
@ Essential Cuisine

Hayden Groves

Chef Consultant
@ Hayden Groves Consultancy

Richard Bowden

Chef Consultant
@ Bowden Enterprises

Graham Crump

Chef Consultant / Group Exec Chef
@ GSC Catering / University of Warwick

Richard Hunt

Executive Chef
@ Wentworth Club

Nick Wort

Senior Sous Chef
@ House of Commons

Ian Nottage

Head of Food Development
@ Fresh Direct (UK)

Paul Gayler MBE

Chef Consultant
@ Bespoke Culinary Solutions

Mark Rigby

Executive Chef & Food Developer
@ Premier Foods

Daniel Ayton

Culinary & Foodservice Consultant
@ Chefbytes

Henry Brosi

Executive Chef
@ Four Seasons Park Lane

Lee Corke

Catering Manager
@ Clare College. Cambridge

Jim Wealands

Group Food Development Directort
@ CH & Co

Dennis Mwakulua

Executive Chef
@ Lexington

Harry Lomas

Head of Culinary
@ Wembley Stadium

Neil Rippington

Instructor in Culinary Psychology
@ Harvard University

Dominic Owen

Executive Chef, Catering Manager
@ Royal Air Force

Adam Smith

Executive Chef
@ Cowarth Park, Dorchester Collection

Ben Purton

Culinary Director
@ Off to Work

Rob Kennedy

Executive Chef
@ Compass Group UK & Ireland

Ian Sneddon

Hospitality Lecture
@ Hull College

Tony Murphy

Product Development Chef
@ Compass Group UK & Ireland

Omero Gallucci

Food & Beverage Specialist
@ Gallucci

Michael Kitts

Director of Culinary Arts
@ The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Steve Groves

Executive Chef
@ Roux at Parliament Sq

Bob Mcdonald

Chef Director
@ Burren Balsamics

Miranda Quantrill

Historic & Vintage Food Developer, Lecturer in Culinary Arts
@ Westminster Kingsway College

Victoria Scupham

Chef de Partie
@ The Royal Household

Ross Sneddon

Executive Pastry Chef
@ Balmoral Hotel

Rod Naylor

Freelance Culinary Artist and Consultant

Candice Webber

Head of Food Development
@ Vacherin

Darren Creed

Curriculum Manager & Senior Chef Lecturer
@ Loughborough College

Fergus Martin

Executive Development Chef
@ Major International

Julie Sharp

Head of UK Chocolate Academy
@ Barry Callebaut