Judges

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

  • Bernd Uber The Chef

    Bernd UberAustralia

    Black Hat Chef & WACS Reference Judge

  • Simon Gault The Chef/Judge

    Simon GaultNew Zealand

    Entrepreneurial Chef & MasterChef NZ Judge

  • Kurivita The Chef

    Peter KuruvitaAustralia

    Chef, Restaurateur and Media Personality

  • Dilhan Fernando The Son of Dilmah Founder

    Dilhan C. Fernando

    Tea Judge

  • Tomek Malek the World Champion Flair Bartender

    Tomek MalekPoland

    World Champion Flair Bartender 

  • Alan Palmer the Ambassador of the Singapore Chefs Association

    Alan Palmer

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

  • Eric Neo The Chef

    Eric NeoSingapore

    Vice President - Singapore Chefs’ Association

  • Fabrice Sommier The Head sommelier of Georges Blanc Group

    Fabrice Sommier

    Head sommelier of Georges Blanc Group

  • Hidde De Brabander Dreams of Magnolia Owner

    Hidde De BrabanderNetherlands

    Owner - Dreams of Magnolia

  • Jamnong Nirungsan The Chef

    Chef Jamnong NirungsanThailand

    President - Thailand Chefs Association

  • KK Yau The Chef

    Chef KK YauMALAYSIA

    Executive Chef - Dorsett Regency Hotel Kuala Lumpur

  • Malcom Goh The Chef

    Malcolm GohMalaysia

    Culinary Executive/Supervising Chef - PRIME restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

  • Matias Palomo The Chef

    Matias PalomoChile

    Culinary advisor & Chef

  • Robert Schinkel The Star Mixologist & Dilmah Ambassador

    Robert SchinkelNetherlands

    Star Mixologist & Dilmah Ambassador

  • Tony Khoo The Corporate Executive Chef

    Tony KhooSingapore

    Corporate Executive Chef - Pan Pacific Hotels Group

  • Uwe Micheel The President of Emirates Culinary Guild

    Uwe MicheelDubai

    President of Emirates Culinary Guild

  • Vindex Tengker The Chef

    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