Our Judges

This year we will run our judging sessions with a reduced number of panel members to ensure the safety of judges and staff. Judges will be selected by the IQFA team who will ensure the panel represents diversity of background and expertise. Find out more about this year's judging here.

If you would be interested in becoming a judge at the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards please complete the judging application form here.

Meet the 2021 Judging panel below:

Farmhouse Cheese Expert
Irish School of Cheese
Owner/ Managing Director
The Gluten Free Kitchen Company
Food & Wine Buyer
Fallon & Byrne
Bia Sásta
Head of Sensory & Consumer Research
The Research Suite / Consumer Insight Ireland
Food Innovation Manager
Founder / Entrepreneur
O'Reilly Consulting / Various
Riverwest Management
Head of Sales
The Good Fish Company
Kearneys Homebaking ltd
Food Business Consultant
Alpha Omega Consultants