Paul is a Judge in the British and Irish Great Taste Awards, a Judge in the Hotel and Restaurant Gold Medal Awards, Publicist, hospitality consultant and event manager. He has worked extensively with many Irish Food Producers to promote their product and has worked with many food festivals particularly The Savour Kilkenny Food Festival for several years. He has presented radio shows that have a focus on food and is a regular contributor to discussions on food on many radio stations in Ireland. Paul has a large online following on social media in particular in the food community. He owns Farmhill restaurant in Goatstown, Dublin and absolutely loves curries!
Joris Minne has been writing a food column every week in the Belfast Telegraph for 10 years. He has reviewed 520 restaurants in that time. His background is in journalism. He trained at National Geographic in Washington DC in the 1980s, joined London publishing giant IPC Magazines and moved to Madrid in 1990 where he was a researcher for Time, Sports Illustrated and Irish Times correspondents.
He has been a director of leading Belfast PR agency Jcomms since 2001. He is devoted to his adopted city of Belfast having chaired the MAC arts centre through funding and eventual construction. He is a director of Women in Business and a contributor to BBC Northern Ireland current affairs and magazine programmes. He chairs the judging panel of the Hospitality Ulster Top 100 and is a member of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Academy of Judges.