Judges

Judges – MFDH Awards

  • Tony Elvin

    Now head honcho at Touchwood Shopping Centre, Tony has a rich and varied hospitality/leisure background working in and operating hotels, bars, restaurants and health clubs for the likes of De Vere, Esporta, First Leisure and most recently Hotel du Vin, during which time he and the hotel won various awards and accolades including Hotel of […]

  • Lilith Holsey-Sheppard

    With a strong background in hospitality, Lilith worked in AND for a variety of food and beverage venues in the Midlands for over 15 years before joining the Fraser Urquhart Media team. A well know face and influencer on the West Midlands networking scene, Lilith draws from her hands-on F&B experience to support and develop […]

  • Adam Andrew Hayes

    Adam Andrew Hayes – Hospitality Professional and Fundraiser for the Stroke Association. Adam has worked in all aspects of hospitality industry, front and back of house respectively. Adam is a food writer and has his own site Hoot Hospitality to help maximise social media and marketing for anyone in the hospitality industry. Adam suffered a […]

  • Tara Tomes

    Having been both agency and client-side prior to EAST VILLAGE., Tara has worked with local independent retailers, internationally renowned fashion brands, acclaimed entertainment and event venues, large scale exhibitions, and everything in between. Tara founded EAST VILLAGE. in 2013 with the ambition of creating an agency that centred around a strong team culture and delivering… […]

  • Nitisha Patel

    Nitisha Patel is an award-winning chef and food consultant from Wolverhampton who has dedicated her life to exploring food and flavour. She has numerous achievements under her belt including first cookbook – My Modern Indian Kitchen, being recognised as the Black Country’s Master of Food, being awarded as the Midlands’ Rising Star in food, drink […]

  • David Colcombe

    David is a member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and the British Culinary Federation, as well as an Honorary Fellow and visiting professor at University College Birmingham. He has previously cooked for G8 leaders and ran a successful 2 AA restaurant for 10 years, which he grew to include a café bistro and […]

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