Making the all important decisions will be our expert panel of judges, returning for 2020 after their Oliver Awards debut last year, and they will be working based upon the restaurant reviews published each week in the YEP.

Stephanie Moon

Consultant Chef
Steph is a previous winner of the Outstanding Achievement award after having gained experience at The Dorchester in London and cooking for the Queen at a state banquet.

Amanda Wragg

Food Writer
Food writer Amanda Wragg, has worked in the hospitality industry for years, starting off by pulling pints in her parents’ pub in the Peak District when she was 10. As well as judging for the Yorkshire Evening Post, she writes for the Yorkshire Post and The Sunday Times.

Simon Jenkins

Beer Writer, Author and Journalist
Simon began writing the pub column for the Yorkshire Evening Post in 1992 – and continues to do so, despite having left full-time journalism to join the University of Leeds in 2006. He is a former British Beer Writer of the Year and has written on food and drink for a host of publications in the UK and overseas. The second edition of his book, The Yorkshire Beer Bible, was published in August 2019.


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