The Judges

Judges for the Food & Drink and the Home & Health Awards are selected on the basis of past and current experience with product concepts, packaging, quality, product performance, supply chain management, and retail marketing and merchandising. Judges are divided into panels of six to eight members. Every panel also includes consumer representation.

Carol Angrisani

Food Writer/Blogger

Marvin Benjoya

V.P. (Retired)

Perrigo Co.

Tom Branna

V.P. /Editorial Director


Faye Brookman

Contributing Editor


Kathie Canning

Former Editorial Director

Store Brands

James Feustel

Culinary and Hospitality Instructor

Drexel University

Nick Hahn

Director, Corp Brands (Retired)

The Kroger Co.

Julie Hartigan

Food Writer

Julimar Productions, LLC

Eileen K. Kaufman

Executive Director
Social Accountability Int'l.

Lois Kaufman, Ph.D.


Integrated Marketing Services

Mark Krakauer


MWK Marketing, Inc.

Len Lewis


Lewis Communications

Mark Marandola

Restauranteur & Co-owner

Scalini Fedeli

Larry Markowitz


Baker & Hostetler

Sandra Palmer

Bakery Manager

Ella’s Bellas Bakery

Dominique Payraudeau

Chef Instructor

International Culinary Center

Laraine Perri

Food Writer
Recipe Developer

Thomas Smyth

Culinary Arts Program Director

Kingsborough Community College

Marie Strasser


Strasser & Associates

Michael Strasser

Executive Director

MetroClean Express

Angela White

Marketing Consultant

Talk Shop Agency

Tom Vierhile

Innovation Insights Director


Jim Wisner


Wisner Marketing Group

Jeff Woldt

Editorial Director

Chain Drug Review

Arthur Zimbalist

Consumer Insights/ Research Professional