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Judging

The Sydney Royal Fine Food Shows engages the most experienced and respected Judges in the industry and endorses the development of future judges with a strong succession plan through Associate Judges.

Judging panels of three to five Judges are constituted from a combination of the following:

  • Manufacturers and technologists from industry

  • Product users

  • Product retailers

  • Chefs

  • Other specialist and industry judges

The judging process

The judging process is overseen by Sydney Royal Fine Food Shows engages the most experienced and respected Judges in the industry and endorses the development of future judges with a strong succession plan through Associate Judges. 

Medals are determined by the Judges using the following point scale:

  • Gold medal for Exhibits gaining 90.0 points and over;

  • Silver medal for Exhibits gaining 82.0 points but less than 90.0 points;

  • Bronze medal for Exhibits gaining 74.0 points but less than 82.0 points.

Associate judging

The Committee has embarked on a path of growing the pool of Judges available and have adopted a rotation policy to refresh the judging panels and give them a different dynamic and capture potential new judges coming through the industry and therefore endorses the development of future judges by offering Associate Judging positions.

Click Here to register your interest to become a Sydney Royal Associate Judge.

Stewarding

Stewards play a valuable part in the judging of each Competition and ensure the day runs smoothly through the coordination and preparation of exhibits for Judges. Stewarding is a fantastic way of learning more about the industry, competitions and the judging process, with opportunities to develop into Associate Judge and Judge roles in the future.

Click Here to register your interest to become a Sydney Royal Steward.