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.