The Uk's leading awards celebrating the bread community



Our Judges

We regard our judges as at the heart of the prestige and integrity of Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food.

We have been honoured over the years that so many great names have given their support, time and expertise. From Andrew Whitley, founder of the Real Bread Campaign to Richard Bertinet, legendary baker, from the late Louis Troyano, much loved of the Great British Bake Off to Apollonia Poilane, of the historic Poilane bakery – and many more.

Our judges range from bakers and retailers, to top food writers and chefs. All of them embrace baking in their professional life and have many years, even decades, of experience. Each year, the panel is carefully crafted to maintain this incredible wealth of knowledge.

Stephen Hallam is our Chair of Judges.

Meet the Judges

Stephen Hallam (Chair)

Brand Ambassador

Dickinson & Morris

Dipna Anand

Celebrity Curry Chef, Author and Restaurateur

Dipna Anand

Claire Andrew

Brand Manager

Andrew Ingredients

Sara Autton

Technical Manager

Lesaffre UK & Ireland

Liz Baker

Marketing Manager


Chris Beaney

Beaney's Bakery and former President of the National Association of Master Bakers

Beaney's Bakery

Ilgin Beaton


Just Sourdough

Pauline Beaumont

Writer & Therapist

Pauline Mary Beaumont

Britt Box

She Who Bakes

Steven Carter-Bailey

GBBO 2017, Winner - Great New Year Bake Off 2019

Steven Carter-Bailey

Linda Collister

Author, The Great British Book of Baking and the Great British Bake Off

Peter Cook

Head Baker and Co-founder

Peter Cooks Bread

Christine Cousins

Events Manager

Food Northern Ireland

Becky Cummings

Restaurateur, Freelance Writer and Gluten-free Baker

Pin Up Pantry

Lydia Downey

Lead Tutor

Demuths Cookery School

Ericka Durgahee

Marketing Manager

The Vegan Society

Aba Edwards-Idun


Real Bread Campaign

Danielle Ellis

Bread Baker and Tutor

Severn Bites

Clare Fairs


Hillfarm Oils Ltd

James Freeman

Recently retired baker and owner, Victoria Bakery

Mike Gibson



Duncan Glendinning


The Thoughtful Bread Company

Nicky Goldsack

Head of Tea Room Operations

Tiptree Wilkin & Sons

Alex Gooch

Baker & Managing Director of Alex Gooch Artisan Baker Ltd & Alex Gooch Ltd

Alex Gooch Artisan Baker Ltd

Scott Goodfellow

Managing Director


Rachel Green

Chef, Broadcaster and Food Campaigner

Rachel Green

Birgit Gunz


Frankonia The Bread House

Emmanuel Hadjiandreiou

Author, How to Bake Bread, Tutor

School of Artisan Food

Grace Hall

Vegan baker of Bootsy Bakes, author of "The Little Book of Scones"

All 'Scone

Jane Hall


Y Felin

Philippa Hallam-Parker

Park Ranger, Croxley Green Council

Marcia Harris

Ambassador, Real Bread Campaign

The Flour Union

Nick Harris


Craft Bakers Association

Finbar Haughey

Part-Time Bakery Tutor at Belfast Metropolitan College

Andrew Ingredients Ltd

Anna Herbert

Marketing Director

Hobbs House Bakery

Henry Herbert

Fabulous Baking Brothers

Hobbs House Bakery

Les Hewett

Amateur Baker

Linda Hewett

Home Baker, Tutor and WI Cookery School host

Linda Hewett Food

David Higgins

Specialist suppliers of coffees and teas. Holders of the Royal Warrant

HR Higgins (Coffee Man) Ltd

James Hillery

GBBO 2017, Great Christmas Bake Off 2020

Cluck, Muck, Cook

Chris Holister

Artisan Support and Sales Manager

Shipton Mill

John Holland


Baker on Board

Mike Holling

Craft Baking Industry Expert

Birds Bakery (Derby)

Sue Hudson

Bread Baker and Tutor

Bread Workshops

Henry Jeffries

HTJ Bakery Training

Simon Lawton-Hayes

Technical Sales Manager

Brook Food Processing Equipment

Rebecca Levell

Product Development Manager

Hobbs House Bakery

Tess Lister

Head of Brand, Shipton Mill

The Miller's Daughter

Harry Lomas MBE BEM FIH

Head of Culinary, Wembley Stadium

Darcie Maher

Pastry Chef & Consultant


Ruth Macintyre

Food Editor, Cookery Teacher

Ruth' Little Kitchen

Jane Mason

Founder and Director

Virtuous Bread

Lisa Marley

Pastry Chef

Daren McGrath

Managing Director

Tiptree Patisserie

Paul Milsom

Managing Director

Milsom Hotels & Restaurants

Mike Moran

Head of UK Sales

Brook Food Processing Equipment

Karen O'Donoghue

Founder & CEO

The Happy Tummy Company

Devon Petrie

Course Director

National Bakery School

Tony Rodd

Executive Chef

Copper & Ink

Sarah Sargeant

General Sales Manager

Wright's Flour

Roger Saul

Mulberry founder, Sharpham Park and author of SPELT

Kilver Court

Fiona Sciolti


Sciolti Botanical Chocolates

Giles Sciolti


Sciolti Botanical Chocolates

Juliet Sear

Baking Expert, Cook, Food Stylist, Author & TV Presenter

The Wonder Baker

Hilary and Nick Sinclair


The Edinburgh Butter Co.

Carl Shavitz

Founder & Director

Artisan Bread School

Michele Shirlow


Food NI

Alasdair Smith

Chief Executive

Scottish Bakers

Andrew Smith

Bakery Director

Bread and Roses [Northumberland]

Christiana Solinas

Pastry and Patisserie Chef

National Bakery School

Jack Sturgess

Author & Channel 4s Sunday Brunch Bread Expert

Bake With Jack

Patrick Thornberry



Phil Thorne

Great British Bake Off contestant 2019


Chris Tomkins

Master Baker, Liveryman

Bakers Company

Helen Underwood

Advocate for the Real Bread Campaign

White Cottage Baking School

Ian Waterland

Director of Resources

The School of Artisan Food

Steve Wells

Managing director and Owner

Brook Food Processing Equipment

Charlotte White

Author and Cake Designer

Restoration Cake

Andrew Whitley

Co-founder, Bread Matters, Real Bread Campaign and Scotland The Bread

Emma Williams


Y Felin

Neil Woods

National President

Craft Bakers Association

Annette Woolcock

Head of Wild Food, The British Association for Shooting and Conservation

Eat Game

James Wright

Commercial Director

Wright's Flour

Sally-Jayne Wright

Freelance Writer and Contributor

Sally-Jayne Wright

Chris Young


Real Bread Campaign

Cindy Zurias

Artisan Baker Consultant

26 Degrees