Sebastien and Catherine Guilbard
Sebastien and Catherine both come from families of restaurateurs in France and Cayman, respectively. Combining his love of French cuisine with hers of Jamaican Chinese food gives them their distinct ‘FrancoJam' style — elegant and spicy! They are Slow Food junkies who love nothing better than sharing food and wine with friends on any occasion.  On a Sunday afternoon you may even spot them at Rum Point dining with friends from a paddle board buffet complete with Champagne and cheese course. For this couple food is love.

Nigel and Rosie Twohey
Nigel and Rosie both work in the financial services industry in the Cayman Islands. When not contributing their talents in that direction, they travel the world and together have visited over 30 countries in the past 10 years.
Nigel has been a world traveller since the tender age of seven. As a lifetime traveller and lover of good food, he has become a connoisseur of sorts, with an excellent nose for wine.
Rosie has been cooking since age 12. Her guilty pleasure is watching cooking shows; secretly she wants to be a judge on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’.

Stephen and Wanda Trench
Stephen, a trained chef, studied at The Culinary Institute of America before moving to Cayman to work as a chef at Cayman's oldest fine-dining restaurant. Unable to locally source top-grade fresh seafood in the quantities his restaurant needed, he eventually left to set-up Caribbean Gourmet Foods, a local seafood supply company, which he continues to own and operate. A passionate foodie, he enjoys the thrill of brokering the best grade seafood, direct from its source, and ensuring it arrives fresh in Cayman and on time to be served for dinner at Cayman's finest restaurants.
Wanda, who is a lawyer, enjoys assisting in her husband's business; particularly in his job of regularly visiting Cayman's finest restaurants to sample latest fare and to test new menus. They both enjoy food of all types and ethnicities but, unsurprisingly, prefer seafood.
They agree on food, not drink. Stephen is impartial to French reds from the right bank, while Wanda prefers Champagne.


Richard Barton
Richard has been a judge in the Cayman Islands Food Awards since its inception in 2015. He is married to Caroline Barton with a daughter Monroe. The couple is currently expecting their second daughter.
An attorney and businessman by profession, Richard has a keen palate for fine cuisine and exotic wines. Richard’s time was split between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica in his formative years, with summers in New York City. He also lived in Europe whilst attending the Bar Course, all of which has presented him with an array of diverse culinary delights.
Richard has attended the past two consecutive Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards ceremonies in Kingston and very much cherishes the experience. Caroline accompanied him this year and the event is very much now a permanent fixture on their calendar. He highly recommends travelling to Jamaica to witness what many have come to know as the “Oscars night for food”.


Maureen Cubbon
Maureen Cubbon is an award-winning chef achieving first place in the Food & Wine Cayman Cookout Amateur Chef Competition in 2013 and was a finalist in 2012, cooking for the likes of Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, Jose Andres and His Excellency the Governor Mr Duncan Taylor. She currently hosts and runs healthy cooking classes and food-focused team-building programmes for corporate clients, is the creator and lead instructor for the Budding Chef Cooking Classes for kids and is a proud coach for the Youth Services Culinary Team for the annual Cayman Islands Agricultural Show.  Maureen co-hosted the Quick & Easy Cooking Show on Daybreak for three years and is a member of the Slow Food Group in Cayman.
She has lived in the Cayman Islands for 14 years and is an active member of the local food and wine scene. As a speaker at the TEDx Seven Mile Beach event in April 2013, Maureen is working on sparking a Cayman Style Food Revolution with the goal to empower people, especially children, to know where their food comes from and hopefully inspire everyone to get into their kitchens and cook!

Alistair Walters and Julie McLaughlin
Alistair and Julie make enjoyment of food a priority in their lives whether eating at home or eating out. Their first thought when travelling abroad is where and what they are going to eat. Whether it is a "hole in the wall" local café or a Michelin star restaurant, they love adventurous and unusual dishes and menus. Julie lived in Central America for a number of years experiencing the local cuisine, culminating in being served the only meat in a local family’s home: their pet parakeet.