We regard our judges as at the heart of the prestige and integrity of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year.
We have been honoured over the years that so many great and illustrious international names have given their support, time and expertise. From legendary chefs Alice Waters, Yotam Ottolenghi and Michel Roux Jr to Pat Llewellyn, the producer who discovered Jamie Oliver and changed the face of film and food across the world. From Emily Luchetti, Chair Emeritus, the James Beard Foundation, NYC, to Chris Beetles whose gallery Beetles & Huxley has showcased the world’s most eminent names of photography - and many more.
Our judges range from photographers and magazine editors, to creative directors and film directors, to food retailers and chefs. All of them touch food and photography in their professional life and have many years, even decades, of experience. Each year, the panel is carefully crafted to maintain this incredible wealth of knowledge and experience.
Browse through our online Finalist and Commended galleries to enjoy the stunning, vibrant results this richness and diversity of expertise produces.
David Loftus is our Chair of Judges.
Presenter, The Food Chain
CEO, Fortnum & Mason
Publicist and Brand Consultant
Chef Patron, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
Chairman, Aho & Soldan Photo and Film Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
Viña Errazuriz Family Ambassador
Head of Commercial Development, Apple & Pear Australia Ltd
Chief Marketing Officer, MPB
Head of Marketing - Editor, The Eye of Photography
Managing Director, ProductionParadise.com
Photo Consultant, Speaker & Folio Editor
Freelance Creative Director
Art Editor, Decanter Magazine
Executive Pastry Chef
Executive Director of Action Against Hunger UK
Food Stylist & Consultant
Professor of Photography, Critic and Art Advisor
Head of unearthed®
British Photography, The Hyman Collection
Presenter, Chef’s Table, Cookbook Author and Founder, Darjeeling Express
Chef, Restaurateur, Author and Television Host
Food editor and Stylist for SARIE KOS magazine, cookbook author and TV presenter
Freelance Creative Director
Chair of Judges. One of the world's leading food photographers, known for his work with Jamie Oliver
Wine Writer and Communicator
SVP Group Publisher, Better Homes & Gardens, part of the DotDash Meredith Publishing Family
Filmmaker, Writer, TV Host and Hamburger Expert
President of the Guild of Food Writers
Co-Founder & Director at Camera Jabber, Founder of SheClicks
Managing Director, Hotel Art Group, Arena Imaging, One Vision Imaging Limited
Director of Education, The RPS
Executive Director of Curatorial Exhibitions, LA and former Head of Photographs, the National Portrait Gallery, London
BAFTA Photography Director
Chief Executive Officer, The James Beard Foundation
Art Director and Curator of Inter Art Center Gallery, Beijing
Head of Creative, M&S Food
Chef, Blogger and Food Photographer
Brand Manager EMEA, SAKATA Vegetables Europe S.A.S.
Multi-award winning Cookbook Author and Photographer, Chef and Molecular Biologist, Columnist
Head of Photography, Guardian News & Media
Wine and food writer, presenter and author
Senior Photographer and Photo Editor, United Nations World Food Programme
President, Champagne Taittinger
Head of Global Content Marketing at MPB
Art Director, Octopus Publishing
Zabar's & Co.
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