The judging is conducted by WACS certified judges and tea tasters and assessed in accordance with the global chefs standards.

Bernd Uber

Bernd UberAustralia

Black Hat Chef & WACS Reference Judge

Simon Gault

Simon GaultNew Zealand

Entrepreneurial Chef & MasterChef NZ Judge

Peter Kuruvita

Peter KuruvitaAustralia

Chef, Restaurateur and Media Personality

Dilhan C. Fernando

Dilhan C. Fernando

Tea Judge

Tomek Malek

Tomek Malek Poland

World Champion Flair Bartender

Alan Palmer

Alan Palmer

Honorary Lifetime WACS Member, Founding Member and Honorary Ambassador of the Singapore Chefs Association

Bernard Ricolleau

Bernard Ricolleau

Maître d’hôtel & Manager – “Seasons” – Institut de Paul Bocuse

Eric Neo

Eric NeoSingapore

Vice President - Singapore Chefs’ Association

Fabrice Sommier

Fabrice Sommier

Head sommelier of Georges Blanc Group

Hidde De Brabander

Hidde De BrabanderNetherlands

Owner - Dreams of Magnolia

Chef Jamnong Nirungsan

Chef Jamnong NirungsanThailand

President - Thailand Chefs Association

Chef KK Yau


Executive Chef - Dorsett Regency Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Malcolm Goh

Malcolm GohMalaysia

Culinary Executive/Supervising Chef - PRIME restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

Matias Palomo

Matias PalomoChile

Culinary advisor & Chef

Robert Schinkel

Robert SchinkelNetherlands

Star Mixologist & Dilmah Ambassador

Tony Khoo

Tony KhooSingapore

Corporate Executive Chef - Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Uwe Micheel

Uwe MicheelDubai

President of Emirates Culinary Guild

Vindex Tengker

Vindex TengkerIndonesia

Advisor - Association of Culinary Professionals Indonesia

“Tea Inspired festivities” seeks to achieve respect for, and an understanding of tea and its various personalities. At the heart of gastronomy is the harmony of several apparently disparate flavours on the tongue. The tea has the ability to complement gastronomy beautifully, either paired with food, or as an ingredient in food or beverage”

Dilhan C. Fernando,
Son of Dilmah Founder Merrill J Fernando