• Paul Lindley, md, Ella's Kitchen (pictured)
• Lise Madsen, md, Honeyrose Bakery
• Ross Warburton, executive director, Warburtons; president, Food and Drink Federation
• Jimmy Doherty, TV presenter and farmer
• Kaarin Goodburn, secretary general, Chilled Food Association
• Fergal Leamy, ceo, Greencore USA
The winner will be announced at the prestigious Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards at the Savoy in London on November 2.