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AWARDS JUDGING

TASTE AWARDS Finalists
are selected from nomination submissions by the ACADEMY OF MEDIA TASTEMAKERS, a diverse and respected association of food & wine editors, writers and bloggers, chefs, fashion journalists, television producers and stations, online video platforms, mobile device providers, retail and technology enterprises, previous award recipients, and others.

There is also a set of Viewer's Choice Awards, selected online by the general public. Winners of the TASTE AWARDS (aka the TASTY Awards) are announced in December, and receive their honors in January at a Red Carpet celebration in California.

Finalists are selected from all qualified nominees based on their level of excellence in the categories in which they have been nominated. Six Finalists are selected for each category.

See below for current names of the Academy's Judges Panel.

Judges are not excluded from making nominations, and may be past nominees and finalists.



AWARDS TIMELINE


- Nomination Submissions Open; May 26, 2014
- Nomination Submissions Close; August 28, 2014 (Extended to September 2nd)
- First Round Voting: September 2014
- Final Round Voting: October 2014
- Finalists announced: November 4, 2014
- Award Winners announced: December 2, 2014
- TASTE AWARDS Red Carpet Celebration: January 15th 2015, Hollywood


AWARDS JUDGES INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS: (sample listing):


CHARTER MEMBERS



Bruce Aidells

Delloakes, LLC; Livewell Network Host


Joann Natalia Aquino

Lifestyle Writer

http://missaquino.com


Adrienne Arieff

Arieff Communications

http://www.arieff.com


Alicia Arter

Zagat Survey

http://www.zagat.com


Meredith Arthur

CHOW.com

http://www.chow.com


Erielle Bakkum

Fancy Toast

http://www.fancytoast.blogspot.com


Laura Bashar

Family Spice

http://www.familyspiceblog.com


Shari Bayer

Bayer Public Relations

http://www.bayerpublicrelations.com


Renata Belash

Consulting


Sasha Bernstein

Culintro

http://www.culintro.com


Gena Berry

Culinary Works

http://www.culinaryworks.net


Naomi Bishop

the GastroGnome

http://www.thegastrognome.com


Willy Blackmore

Tasting Table

http://www.tastingtable.com


Exec. Chef Eddie Blyden

Joie de Vivre Hotels and Resorts

http://www.misspearlsoakland.com


Bobby Bognar

Food Tech

http://Www.bobbybognar.com


LuAnne Bonanno

Pleasant Valley Gardens

http://pleasantvalleygardens.com


Shelly Borrell

I Need Text Company

http://www.ineedtext.com/FoodBlog/


Rachelle Boucher

Standards of Excellence Appliances

http://www.chefrachelleboucher.com


Terry Boyd

Blue-kitchen.com

http://www.blue-kitchen.com


Brad Bradley

Eatnlisten.com

http://www.eatnlisten.com


Darin Bresnitz

Diabolik Productions, LLC

http://www.fotpnyc.com


Zach Brooks

Midtown Lunch

http://www.midtownlunch.com


Linda Busche

National Restaurant Association

http://www.restaurant.org


Javier Cabral

The Glutster

http://theglutster.com


Anthony Caporale

Lion's Cathedral Productions, LLC

http://www.artofthedrink.com


Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll's Life Bites News

http://www.lifebitesnews.com


Lynn Krielow Chamberlain

iWineRadio Wine and Dine

http://www.iWineRadio.com


Fiona Chandra

Gourmet Pigs

http://gourmetpigs.com


Jennifer Che

Tiny Urban Kitchen

http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com


Susannah Chen

PopSugar

http://PopSugar.com


Amy Chen

Frommers.com, Real Simple, Money MAGAZINE, DitchCity.com

http://ditchcity.com


Anya Cher

The Beverly Hills Report

 

Anita Chu

Dessert First, Cookbook Author

http://www.dessertfirstgirl.com


Aly Cleary

Cooking In Stilettos

http://www.cookinginstilettos.com


Kaye Cloutman

Gastronomique En Vogue MAGAZINE

http://www.gevmag.com


Debra Costner

Business Woman, LLC

http://www.babwnews.com


Carol Coutrier

The Launching Pad & Co.

http://www.thelaunchingpadandcompany.com


Debra Crestoni

Et Al


Soreya David

Narsai's Specialty Foods

http://www.narsai.com


Lisa Jey Davis

Jey Associates Marketing & PR

http://www.jey-associates.com


Lawrence Davis

Splash MAGAZINEs Worldwide

http://www.lasplash.com


Sunny De Jesus

The Tasty Chronicles

Http://www.tastychronicles.com


Meredith Deeds

Meredith Deeds

http://MeredithDeeds.com


Lulu del Rosario

Clout & About

http://www.cloutandabout.com


Susie Dobson

Susie Dobson Global PR

http://Www.sdgpr.com


Stuart Donald

Wannabe TV Chef

http://wannabetvchef.com

Lady Ducayne
www.ladyducayne.com


Michelle Dudash

Chef Dudash Nutrition

http://www.michelledudash.com


Nathalie Dupree

Nathalie Dupree Enterprises

http://nathaliedupree.com


Amy Edelman

Night Kitchen Bakery

http://NightKitchenBakery.com


Jason Elkin

JTE Productions and Entertainment

http://www.JTE-Productions.com


Yolanda Evans

Eater LA, Food Journalist

http://la.eater.com


Julie Fadda

NorthBay Biz MAGAZINE

http://www.northbaybiz.com


Lisa Farmer

Nutrion at Noon


Sarah Feinbloom

SarafinaProductions

http://www.sarafinaproductions.com


William Fertman

Culture MAGAZINE

http://culturecheesemag.com


Lizelle Festejo

Great Place to Work

http://www.greatplacetowork.com


Susan Filson

Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy

http://stickygooeycreamychewy.com


Anna Florio

La Cucina at the Market

http://lacucinaatthemarket.com


Linda Joyce Forristal

Mother Linda's

http://www.motherlindas.com


Rachel Gaffney

Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

http://www.Rachelgaffneys.com


Damon Gambuto

Serious Eats

http://seriouseats.com


Hubert Germain-Robin

Alambic & Craft Distillers

http://www.hubertgermain-robin.com


Linden Goh

Gastronomnom.com

http://www.gastronomnom.com


Kathy Gold

The Cooking Company/In The Kitchen Cooking School

http://www.inthekitchencookingschool.com


Flannery & Katherine Good

Fashionably Bombed

http://www.fashionablybombed.com


Diane Gordon

Diane Gordon Catering

http://www.dianegordoncatering.com


Lisa Gordon

Punk Dog Wines

http://www.punkdogwines.com


Kevin Gray

Cocktail Enthusiast.com

http://cocktailenthusiast.com


Sandy Green

Helicon Media/Sandy Green LLC

 

Deborah Grossman

Grossman Writes

http://www.deborahgrossman.com


Manouschka Guerrier

Single Serving

http://singleservingbytes.com


Elizabeth Gunderson

Food Communication Services

http://www.foodcommunicationservices.com


Sara Hare

InGest MAGAZINE

http://ingestMAGAZINE.com


Leila Harmon

KRON 4 News

http://Kron4.com


Elaine and Scott Harris

Cuisineist.com / Vino Las Vegas

http://Cuisineist.com


Al Hernandez

The Vine Times

http://www.thevinetimes.com


Julia Hettiger

JH Creative


Stett Holbrook

Metro Publishing and Food Forward Productions

http://metrosiliconvalley.com, http://bohemian.com, http://foodforward.tv


Bags Hooper

BuzzFocus

http://www.buzzfocus.com


Nancy Hopkins

Better Homes and Garden's MAGAZINE

http://bhg.com


Darlene Horn

My Burning Kitchen

http://myburningkitchen.com


Leslie Horne

Aurelia's Spanish Chorizo

http://www.aureliaschorizo.com


Pamela Horowitz

Provence Catering

http://www.provencecatering.com


Elizabeth Howes

Saffron Lane

http://www.saffronlane.com


Meredith Hughes

The FOOD Museum

http://foodmuseum.com


Maria Hunt

The Bubbly Girl.com

http://www.thebubblygirl.com


Cara Lynn Huttinger

Dean & Deluca

http://www.deandeluca.com


Edie and David Ichioka

Bunrab.com

http://www.bunrab.com


Esi Impraim

Dishing Up Delights

http://dishingupdelights.blogspot.com


Susan Irby

Bikini Lifestyles

http://www.thebikinichef.com


Rita Jammet

Bouquet Ventures and La Caravelle Champagne

http://www.lacaravelle.com


Thushari Jayasekera

Jelly Jam, Actress

http://www.thushari.com


Jennifer Johnson

Chefs Collaborative

http://www.chefscollaborative.org


Susan Jones

TasteTV

http://TasteTV.com


Justin Kan

Justin.tv

http://justin.tv


Trina Kaye

The Trina Kaye Organization

http://www.TrinaKaye.com


Gayle Keck

BeenThereAteThat

http://www.BeenThereAteThat.com


Amir Kenan

Metromix

http://www.metromix.com


Shannon Kinsella

ROK Media, Inc.


Thea Klapwald

AAA Westways MAGAZINE


Dolores Kostelni

The Roanoke Times, Roanoke VA

http://roanoke.com


Mary Ladd

Food Journalist

http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/


Rebecca Lang

Rebecca Lang Cooks, LLC

http://rebeccalangcooks.com


Marilyn LaRocque

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

http://www.chaineus.org


Austin Lau

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com


Angela F Lazear

Food Apprecianado

http://eastbayfoodscene.blogspot.com/


Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Time Machine Chefs - ABC, Frommers South Korea

http://www.littlececilia.com


Michelle Lentz

Wine-Girl.net

http://www.wine-girl.net


Eddie Lin

Deep End Dining

http://www.deependdining.com


Robert Luce

Chicago Scene

http://chicago-scene.com


Joshua Lurie

Food GPS

http://www.foodgps.com


Amy Luu

The Roaming Belly

http://theroamingbelly.blogspot.com


Karen Marines

FAB Events & Public Relations

http://www.fab-pr.com


Phyllis Ann Marshall

FoodPower, Inc.

http://FoodPower.com


Carol Maybach

5280 MAGAZINE/and Author of "Creating Chefs"

http://www.5280.com


Caroline McDonald

Strategic Success LLC

http://www.strategicsuccess.biz


Alyssa McNees

San Diego MAGAZINE

http://www.sandiegoMAGAZINE.com


Madelyn Miller

Travellady Publications

http://www.travellady.com


Nancy Miller

Villanova University

http://www.villanova.edu


Virginia Miller

SF Guardian and The Perfect Spot

http://www.sfbg.com, http://www.theperfectspotsf.com


Matt Mitchell

Dig Lounge

http://www.diglounge.net


John Mitzewich

Food Wishes

http://foodwishes.com


Karletta Moniz

Karletta Moniz .com

http://www.KarlettaMoniz.com


Katreece Montgomery

The Chocolate Addict.com

http://www.thechocolateaddict.com


Angela Moore

Food Network

http://foodnetwork.com


Christina Mueller

Food Journalist, Christinamueller.com

http://christinamueller.com


Virginia Mure

The Culinary Institute of America

http://www.ciachef.edu


John Newlin

Zimbio.com

http://www.zimbio.com


Carol Newman

Writer

http://getartc.com


Kara Newman

Wine Enthusiast

http://www.winemag.com


James Norton

The Heavy Table, LLC 

http://www.TheHeavyTable.com


Sara O'Donnell

Average Betty

http://averagebetty.com


Kat Odell

Eater LA

http://www.LA.Eater.com


Mary Orlin

WineFashionista.com

http://WineFashionista,com


Bernard Pacyniak

Candy Industry MAGAZINE

http://www.candyindustry.com


Stefanie Paganini

Paganini School of Cooking, Inc.

www.lpscinc.com


Eleni Papadakis

Equilibrium

http://aiwf.org


Jane Park Smith

JaneParkSmith.com

http://janeparksmith.com


Beth Pav

Cooking by Design, llc

http://www.cookingbydesign.com


Shelley Pedersen

Les Dames d'Escoffier International

http://www.ldeiatlanta.org


Babette Pepaj

BakeSpace.com, TechMunch

http://www.bakespace.com


Tyffani Peters

The Culinary Institute of America

http://www.prochef.com


Valerie Phillips

Deseret News, Chewandchat.blogspot.com

http://Desnews.com


Libby Platus

Libby Platus

http://www.restaurant-hospitality.com


Penny Pollack

Chicago MAGAZINE

http://www.chicagomag.com


Michelle Poteaux

Bastille LLC

http://www.bastillerestaurant.com


Jessica Rae

Small Screen Scoop, ShesSmart.com

http://shessmart.com, http://smallscreenscoop.com


Chandra Ram

Plate MAGAZINE

http://www.plateonline.com


Seletta 'Luna'

Raven

Luna's Kitchen Magic

http://lunaskitchenmagic.blogspot.com


Andrea Rademan
Former VP @ IFW&TWA

Tamara Rawitt

Rawitt Media


Amy Reiley

Life of Reiley

http://www.lifeofreiley.com


Denise Reynolds

CBC, Inc.

http://www.denisereynolds.com


Darryl Robinson

Cooking Channel

http://www.drmixologist.com


Lari Robling

http://www.endangeredrecipes.com


Lili Rollins

Lili's Culinary Adventures


Josie Roman
Buzz Hollywood
http://buzzhollywood.com

Anneli Rufus

Huffington Post, AlterNet, Gayot, AskMen

http://HuffingtonPost.com


Siiri Sampson

A Half Cup

http://www.aHalfCup.com


Patricia Savoie


Evanne Schmarder

RV Cooking Show

http://www.RVCookingShow.com


Bradford Schmidt

The Meatist/Freelance

http://meatist.com


Sara Schneider

Sunset MAGAZINE

http://www.sunset.com


Bev Shaffer

Les Dames d'Escoffier, Northeast Ohio Chapter

http://www.bevshaffer.com


Dave Shelton

Funstertainment Productions

http://www.snuggybear.com


Amy Sherman

Cooking with Amy

http://cookingwithamy.blogspot.com


Holly Simason

Mount Desert Islander Newspaper

http://fenceviewer.com/site/


Cate Simpson

Simpson Communications


Yvo Sin

The Feisty Foodie

http://feistyfoodie.com


Valerie Sindal

ValBeMar, Inc.

http://www.valbemar.com


Marlene Sorosky Gray

Culinary Advisor for Safeway Stores


Marlena Spieler

Food Journalist, Cookbook Author

http://marlenaspieler.com


Eileen Joy Spitalny

Fairytale Brownies, Inc.

http://www.brownies.com


Andrew Spuur

Bite Me TV

http://www.bitemetv.net


Susan Sterling

Frogwater Media

http://www.frogwatermedia.com


Renie Steves

Cuisine Concepts

http://www.reniesteves.com


Andrew Stover

Vino50 Selections

http://www.vino50.com


Cathy Strange

Whole Foods Market

http://wholefoodsmarket.com


Jolene Sugarbaker

The Jolene Sugarbaker Company

http://www.JoleneSugarbaker.com


Rachel Sugay

Today in Las Vegas MAGAZINE

http://www.todayinlv.com


Sarah Sung

UrbanDaddy

http://www.urbandaddy.com/home/sfo


Mika Takeuchi

Food Fashionista

http://www.FoodFashionista.com


Griffin Tamura

GriffinEatsOC.com

http://www.griffineatsoc.com


Joe Terpoghossian

Mignon Chocolate

http://mignonchocolate.com


Anthony Todd

Chicagoist

http://www.chicagoist.com


Amy Traverso

Yankee MAGAZINE

http://www.yankeeMAGAZINE.com


Niko Triantafillou

DessertBuzz

http://www.dessertbuzz.com


Roseann Tully

Intermezzo MAGAZINE, Intermezzo Media

http://www.intermezzoMAGAZINE.com


Julia M Usher

Recipes for a Sweet Life

http://www.juliausher.com


Dawn Viola

Dawn Viola

http://www.dawnviola.com


Carin von Berg

Luxlife MAGAZINE

http://www.luxlifela.com


Kin Vong

Teetik photography

http://Www.kinvongphotography.com


Sandy Wada

Foodhoe's Foraging

http://foodhoe.com


Siobhan Wallace

Blondie & Brownie

http://www.blondieandbrownie.com


Gwen Ashley Walters

Pen & Fork Communications

http://penandfork.com


Priscilla Ward

Schnucks Markets, Les Dames D'Escoffier Interantional

http://schnucks.com, http://ldei.com


Alie & Georgia, Ward & Hardstark

Alie & Georgia

http://alieandgeorgia.com


Theresa Watts

Ferrara Flame

http://www.ferraraflame.com


Laurie Werner

Forbes MAGAZINE

http://www.forbes.com


Viktoria Williams

Basil MAGAZINE, LLC

http://www.basilMAGAZINE.com


Sheree Williams

V. Sheree Publishing, LLC; Cuisine Noir MAGAZINE

http://www.cuisinenoirmag.com


CiCi Williamson

Independent Journalist

http://www.ldei.org


Scott Wilson

3 Wine Guys, Inc

http://www.3wineguys.com


Karol Wilson

K. Wilson Communications

http://www.karolwilsonpr.com


Jocelyn Wise

Miss Fork Catering

http://Www.Missforkcatering.com


Jeanne Wolf

JeanneWolfsHollywood.com

http://JEANNEWOLF.Com


Lynn Wong

Viva Cocolat

http://www.vivacocolat.com


Judiaann Woo

iSi North America

http://www.isinorthamerica.com





 

ADDED MEMBERS



Linda Almini
Lifestyle Resources MAGAZINE

Susie Anderson
We are not Martha

Carole Bloom
Cookbook Author

Virginie Boone
Wine Enthusiast MAGAZINE

Brenda Carey
Vegan Health & Fitness MAGAZINE

Alexandria Christakos
Draegers Market

Jenné Claiborne
The Nourishing Vegan

Jason Dooley
the stndrd

Barbara Drady
Affairs of the Vine

Stacee Edwards
SeattlesBestRestaurants.com

Jack Epstein
Chocolate Covered

Betsy Eves
JavaCupcake

Jameson Fink
Wine Without Worry

Ann Flood
Edible Chicago MAGAZINE

Susan Ford
Kitchen & Culture

Brian Garrido
BG Global

Sonya Grier PhD
American University

Lissa Gruman
Gruman & Nicoll Public Relations

Barbara Hansen
TableConversation.com

Leslie Harlib
Marinscope Newspapers

Kerith Henderson
Quintessential PR

Mike Hiller
EscapeHatchDallas.com

Colleen Jezersek
Coaction Public Relations, Inc.

Amy Kan
Vubiquity

Tia Kim
Bionic Bites

Andrew Kiraly
Desert Companion

Carrie Kommers
Table One Marketing

Alexandra Krasov
Art and Entertain Me

Lori Levenson Bailey
The Cupboard MAGAZINE

Paul Lowe
Sweet Paul MAGAZINE

Jennifer Lunz
Chicago Splash MAGAZINE

David Lytle
Fest300.com

Allyson Mace
Sauce MAGAZINE

Michael McKenna
APA

Stephanie Murphy
Access Hollywood & Access Hollywood Live

Andrea Nadel
Gourmet Walks

Maggie Nemser
BlackboardEats

Heather Noll
HypeHouse PR

Jennifer Olvera
Author "Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago"

Eric Orange
LocalWineEvents.com

Allison Pescosolido
Alli411

Mary Pflum
ABC News/ Good Morning America

Amy Prenner
The Prenner Group

Jessie Price

EatingWell MAGAZINE

Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Food & Travel Writer

Joel Riddell
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

Kayla Riley
Mount Desert Islander

David Rosengarten
DRosengarten.com

Janet Rudolph, DyingforChocolate.com

Zahid Sardar
Design Spot, Dwell MAGAZINE, SF Chronicle

Megan Smith
CAKE & WHISKEY Magazine

Jennifer Stein
Destination I Do MAGAZINE

Liza Swift
BrixChicks.Com

Stacie Tamaki
The Flirty Blog

Allison Tom
CBSi & HGTV

Mary Vincent
Gratitude Gourmet

Teri Williams
Great Taste MAGAZINE

TJ Williamson
Adventure TV

Tina Witherspoon
Glam.Spoon

Sarah Wyatt
Alaska Airlines MAGAZINE, Costco Connection

Athena Yang
Forays of a Finance Foodie

Lucy Zheng
Daily Disguise