The YBFs was a great event. I think in the coming years it will be one of the most important industry awards in the UK. Tony Conigliaro, drinks legend, 69ColebrookeRow - YBFs Judge, Alcohol
I am really happy to be a part of the YBFs. Its focus is on unearthing independent greatness in food and I can't wait to see what this year turns up. Petra Barran, street-food maestro who runs KERB - YBFs Judge, Streetfood
Winning a YBF category is a hallmark stamp of quality for experienced foodists and aspiring novices alike. Those who triumph in the YBFs will help define what we eat and drink for the next decade. Sam Bompas, of food pros Bompas & Parr - YBFs Judge, Experimental
CONFIRMED JUDGES FOR THE YBFS 2013
The leading authority on all things bibulous, Tony C of 69 Colebrooke Row – there’s no one better – will be judging the rising stars of mixology.
As with last year, we have the scenesters’ top epicurean experimentalists, Sam Bompas and Harry Parr on board.
Marina O’Loughlin, the best restaurant critic in Britain to judge chefs, alongside the brilliant Nuno Mendes. Mendes is of course from El Bulli, Bacchus, now Viajante, the restaurant du jour in Bethnal Green.
Coffee king and rule breaker, Gwilym Davies to judge new cutting edge stars of the barista world, alongside Australia’s acclaimed Tim Styles of Workshop fame and Illy university’s revered mentor Marco Arrigo. It’s an august team.
Chocolatier and queen of the road Petra Barran confirmed to judge the mobile food movement.
Judges dough-doyen Daniel Stevens formerly of River Cottage and baker to the celebs, Lily Vanilli, are arbiters.
Meat doyen, Yianni Papoutsis of MeatLiquor fame will be looking over charcuterie, meat and butchery.
This is the wildcard. If you don’t fit into the above categories, feel free to enter here. Judges are the founders of The YBF awards.