Head Judges: Adrian Kirikmaa and Steve Ashworth


Born in Bristol, Adrian Kirikmaa has been Head Chef at Billesley Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon and was the founder of the original Chef’s Forum. He was also the inspirational RWE Curriculum Restaurant Manager at City of Bristol College, where he helped to train many of the city’s top chefs. Whilst teaching at the college, he won the Bristol Good Food Awards: Best Ambassador for Food 2014.

Adrian is currently Catering Development Manager at St Monica Trust, as well as being is involved in much charity work, including Bristol Soup Run Trust, ARA, Dementure and loneliness in the community. He champions cooking with the local community to outreach parts of Bristol that need support.


Steve Ashworth is one of the South West’s most well-known foodie faces. He has an unrivalled passion for good food, and will be a familiar face to anyone who enjoys eating out or attending food events in the South West.

A tax specialist by trade, Steve’s reputation as more than a gifted amateur was cemented in 2013 when he won the title of Best Dish at the South West’s Chef of the Year competition. Since then, he has gone on to organise charity pop-up restaurants, host several food and drink festivals in Taunton and performed a number of public food demonstrations where local produce was key to his dishes.