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Our esteemed panel comprises of celebrity chefs, Michelin-starred restaurateurs, popular food critics, influencers, buyers and food writers, all known for their love and knowledge of British food and produce.
One of the world’s most respected chefs, Raymond Blanc is founder of the visionary Oxford restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Raymond has had such an influence on the world of food that he is the only person to have been awarded an OBE from Britain and
Olly Smith is a multi award-winning broadcaster, wine expert, TV personality, author and columnist. He is best known for his finely-tuned taste buds, boundless knowledge and infectious enthusiasm especially in the world of food and drink. He is the weekly
Sally is one of London’s leading chefs, having worked in some of the capital’s most illustrious restaurants including The Ledbury, The Harwood Arms, and The Square. She runs the critically acclaimed fine dining restaurant, The Pem, at 5* Conrad London St J
Michelin-starred Chef Adam Handling started out at Gleneagles 16 years ago where he was the first ever apprentice chef, before he went on to become Fairmont’s youngest ever Head Chef. Adam has a number of impressive awards under his belt, including Scottis
Chef, presenter and best-selling author, Miguel Barclay is the creator of the #onepoundmeals phenomenon. Through his @miguelbarclay Instagram account, Miguel has amassed a 250k Instagram following and inspired the nation to get cooking at home. Writing sev
William Sitwell is one of Britain’s leading food writers restaurant critic for The Telegraph and a longstanding judge on the BBC show MasterChef. He’s the author of a number of internationally best-selling books too.
Chilled Ready Meals Buying Director for Aldi. James has overseen sourcing innovative and competitively priced own-label ready meals despite the pressures of inflation. He's passionate about keeping abreast of emerging flavour and culinary trends.
Paul Askew is one of the UK’s most pioneering figures in hospitality. Chef Patron for the last eight years at The Art School in Liverpool, Paul creates classic and innovative fine dining whilst working with many excellent young chefs under his tutelage.
Jacob runs Jiddlers Tipple, a multi award-winning, carbon-negative, gluten-free beer business based in North London. Most recently the business’s Pale Ale won Best Beer in the Great British Food Awards 2022. Jacob is a registered BJCP Beer Judge and in the
As editor in chief of Great British Food, Holly is passionate about celebrating – and enjoying – the very best food and drink the UK has to offer. She’s judged at various food awards across the UK, covering everything from cheese to chocolate, spirits and
With over a decade of experience working for Tom Kerridge, Tom De Keyser is the Head Chef of The Hand & Flowers, the two-Michelin starred pub in Marlow. Tom grew up in Essex and spent much of his youth helping in his parent’s local pub The Ship, so from an
Hero is a regular judge at the World Cheese Awards and won their ‘Cheesemonger of the Year’ title in 2012. She has been a training partner for the Academy of Cheese since its inception, delivering both level 1 and 2 courses to hundreds of delegates. She is
Laura is the founder of the world’s largest mindful drinking movement, Club Soda, and the UK’s foremost expert in low and no alcoholic drinks. Receiving an MBE for services to the community in 2004, Laura’s devotion to Club Soda means hundreds of thousands
Shirley is Food Development and Buying Manager for Harvey Nichols, and previously spent many years working in premium food retail at M&S and Fortnum & Mason. Shirley understands many aspects of food and customers, having developed new products and packagin
Lucy has worked in hospitality and operations for over 20 years and has been part of the Borough Market team since 2015, following a year out to pen her own cookbook. Responsible for overseeing the operations and trader development, she is deeply passionat
Restaurateur, food writer and TV chef Shelina was crowned BBC’s MasterChef Champion in 2023. She soon published her first book, Sunshine on a Plate – which showcased her Mauritian heritage – and her second book, The Sunshine Diet, was published in 2015. He