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2017 Judges

Jill dupleix

Jill Dupleix

CEO - Jill Dupleix


Jill is an award-winning Sydney-based food columnist, restaurant critic, editor and author of 16 books. Cookery Editor of The Times in London for many years, she now writes for the Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald and Food Service. Jill is co-director of The Australian Financial Review’s Australia’s Top Restaurants and founding ambassador ofAustralia’s Eat Drink Design Awards.

Design excellence

Dining is a social act – and great design doesn’t get in the way of that. It’s about creating a space in which both workers and diners can have a good time, and it should always translate into increased business. No point looking good and going broke.