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:

Business Development Director
Innovate Solutions
Farmhouse Cheese Expert
Irish School of Cheese
Cheese Expert
Wine expert
Virtual Vineyards
Business Advisor
LEO Meath
Managing Director
Oishii Foods Ltd
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Home Economist
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Brewer
JJS Craft Brewing Co
Director
Deirdre McDonald Consulting
Consulting Horticulturalist
Ballincarey Farm
Owner/ Managing Director
The Gluten Free Kitchen Company
Food & Wine Buyer
Fallon & Byrne
General Manager
Bia Innovator Campus
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Taste & Season
Bia Sásta
Distiller
Arderin Distillery
Head of Sensory & Consumer Research
The Research Suite / Consumer Insight Ireland
Home Economist & Food Consultant
Food Innovation Manager
DELI LITES
Founder / Entrepreneur / CEO
Silver Spear Gin | Peak Vegan Vitamins
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Centre Manager
Centre For Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis
Home Economist / Business Owner
Ashmore Learning Solutions
Founder , Owner of Dan & Monstro Homemade Sauces
Dan & Monstro Homemade Sauces
Head of Sales
The Good Fish Company
Commercial Food Manager
Applegreen
Beverage Manager
Fitzers Catering
Business Transformation Consultant
MMcB Consultancy
Bakery and Restaurant Consultant
Director
Kearneys Homebaking ltd
Food Buying Manager
Applegreen
Founders
GRAN GRANS FOODS LTD
General Manager
Innovate Solutions
Manager
Abbert Lifestyle Store and Grocery / Gather Restaurant
Food Business Consultant
Alpha Omega Consultants
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Owner
Hatter Coffee Co
Founder, Executive Producer, Host
Beautiful Bites Productions
Cook and Teacher
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