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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your details for consideration.
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.