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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 MalekPoland

    World Champion Flair Bartender 

  • Alan Palmer

    Alan Palmer

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

  • 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