Fresh Awards 2024 Fresh Content Judging Panel

Anna Polyviou

Anna Polyviou is an award-winning pastry chef like no other… with her quirky urban style, distinctive pink mohawk and her contagious fun attitude will have everyone wanting more. She creates talked about food experiences that has everyone wanting more. A TV personality, author, Sweet Creator, but most importantly, she makes Sweet Dreams Come Alive.

Robyn Foyster

Robyn Foyster, an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and experienced executive, is the owner and editor of The Carousel, Women Love Tech, and Game Changers. With a remarkable career, she's the only person to have edited and published Australia's top three flagship magazines: The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day, and New Idea. Recognized as one of B&T's 30 Most Powerful Women In Media and awarded the Magazine Publisher Association’s Editor of the Year, Robyn has led successful publications like Woman's Day and Harper’s BAZAAR. Her extensive experience includes roles as Lifestyle Editor for Seven Network’s Sunrise, Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly and New Idea, and work as a feature writer and consumer columnist on Fleet Street newspapers in London and as a US correspondent in Los Angeles.

Edwina Bartholomew

Edwina Bartholomew is an experienced reporter and presenter on Sunrise, Australia's top breakfast show, with over 13 years of expertise in television and radio news. She has covered major events like the Christchurch earthquake and the Brisbane floods and has interviewed prominent figures such as Al Gore and Hugh Jackman. In addition to her work on Sunrise, Edwina has hosted corporate events and is dedicated to supporting small businesses, as evidenced by her hobby farm, 'Warramba,' in the Blue Mountains. She also demonstrates her commitment to philanthropy as an Ambassador for the Nelune Foundation and Y House in Melbourne.

Lyndey Milan OAM

Lyndey Milan OAM, a familiar face on television and in print, has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think about food and wine for over 30 years via her own nine best-selling cookbooks, nine TV series and influence as former Food Director of the iconic Australian Women’s Weekly. She is an award-winning multi-media presenter, MC, speaker, food & wine teacher, consultant, debater, judge and regional Australian specialist who makes numerous TV & culinary appearances.

Manel Ahmad

Manel is a banker by day and a Sydney food blogger and caterer by night. She specialises in cafe-style food and has a strong passion for dessert making. Manel is inspired by her family of cooks as well as her extensive travel experiences around the world. Cooking brings her joy and happiness and she hopes to inspire people to cook amazing recipes for their family.