Judges

Our prestigious judging panel

A number of the region’s most highly-esteemed chefs form our judging panel, bringing a vast array of knowledge and experience to the judging process.

Michael Caines

Michael Caines

Lympstone Manor, Lympstone
Paul Ainsworth

Paul Ainsworth

Paul Ainsworth at Number 6
Stephane Delourme

Stephane Delourme

The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
Mark Dodson

Mark Dodson

The Masons Arms, Knowstone
Chris Eden

Chris Eden

Driftwood Hotel, Portscatho
Liam Finnegan

Liam Finnegan

The Castle, Taunton
Peter Gorton

Peter Gorton

Peter Gorton
Neil Haydock

Neil Haydock

Watergate Bay Hotel
Darrin Hosegrove

Darrin Hosegrove

Ashburton Cookery School
Simon Hulstone

Simon Hulstone

The Elephant Restaurant
Hywel Jones

Hywel Jones

Lucknam Park
Niall Keating

Niall Keating

Whatley Manor, Malmesbury
Matt Mason

Matt Mason

The Jack in the Green
Nathan Outlaw

Nathan Outlaw

Nathan Outlaw
Scott Paton

Scott Paton

Boringdon Hall Hotel
Rob Potter

Rob Potter

Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe
Chris and James Tanner

Chris and James Tanner

Barbican Kitchen & The Kentish Hare
Seth Ward

Seth Ward

Bidfood
Ian Webber

Ian Webber

The Farmers Arms
Elly Wentworth

Elly Wentworth

Lucknam Park

Junior Category Judges

Finals are held in each of the six counties of the South West initially and we are delighted to welcome the following top chefs and lecturers to our junior judging panel.

Junior – Cornwall

Junior – Devon

Junior – Dorset

Junior – Gloucestershire

Junior – Somerset

Junior – Wiltshite