This site uses cookies to bring you the best experience. Find out more
Skip to main content

The Judges

Across the Foodie Awards we are looking for guest judges to support in each category. These judges will be local experts from the food and drink and hospitality sectors.

The award categories will be judged in different ways depending on how best to determine the finalists and winners. Some will be on Public vote, others on taste tests, experience, interview or performance.

Would you like to be a judge? Email hello@foodieawards.co.uk with your details for consideration. 

 

GUEST JUDGES

Russell Allen - MD Aubrey Allen  
Andreas Antona - Simpsons Restaurant - The Cross Kenilworth 
Glynn Purnell - Purnells 

 

Streetfood Trader of the Year

Chris Hardy AKA - The Fat Foodie - is a multi-award-winning influencer and street food expert. Chris started his social media accounts because of his love of food, then with a fast-growing following decided to put them to good use to support local and independent businesses that don’t get the same exposure as big chains.

Katie Matthews  AKA - The Hangry Blonde  - Street food blogger, event coordinator for street food events and street food caterer. I’ve always been a huge foodie, and the world of street food is where I thrive. 
 

Artisan Drink Producer 

David Kelham - Managing Director Excelerate Resources

David is ‘deep in drink’, having been working with drinks companies all his life. He has had
board level experience in Asia and Europe in both the retail, leisure and beverage industry.
He has experience of building brands in beer, spirits and soft drinks before moving to work in
helping companies in that sector build successful teams. He has lived in Warwickshire for over 20 years and is a keen supporter of local producers.

 

 

lower banner01

                

  Russell Allen                        Andreas Antona

Glynn Purnell 

 The Fat Foodie    

  The Hangry Blonde

 

  David Kelham