The judging process is anonymous and confidential. To ensure anonymity in judging, no names of applicants or collaborating parties may appear on submitted images, drawings or written support materials.
Jurors and their practices are not permitted to enter the Eat Drink Design Awards in the year they are participating in the program. Jurors must declare any other perceived conflict of interest regarding an entry and step down from the panel for assessment of that entry.
The Jury reserves the right to re-classify the project to a more appropriate category, if deemed necessary.
Jury decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Iva Foschia is the founder, principal and lead architect at IF Architecture. Since launching IF Architecture in 2010, Iva’s original work and design expertise has attracted major projects from a broad range of significant clients. Iva has a naturally collaborative approach to her design process. She believes that open engagement with her clients inevitably leads to a more comprehensive and integrated expression of their objectives.
The studio has created a wide body of work that speaks for itself, encompassing the sectors of residential, retail, commercial and hospitality. Iva retains her curiosity, wonder and excitement for the design process, which always begins and ends in a new place.
Director and co-founder of Sydney-based practice Richards Stanisich, Jonathan Richards challenges preconceptions with the intention of staying true to great design. He is mindful that even aesthetically beautiful features must be practical and economical, and above all, he is relentless in his pursuit of elegant, refined results.
Jonathan was a director of SJB Interior Design NSW for 10 years before co-founding Richards Stanisich with Kirsten Stanisich. Jonathan’s love of design originated from a passion for fine art and architecture. His work is characterized by a sense of refinement and elegance. He enjoys the collaborative process of a project where the personalities of the client and architect become apparent in the design itself.
With a career that started in exhibition and gallery design, Jonathan has been responsible for creating many award-winning hospitality, residential and corporate projects. He works on a variety of interior design projects and also new-build residential architecture. Jonathan regularly participates in industry events and award systems. He receives frequent peer recognition with his work being widely published in local and overseas media.
Frank Camorra is executive chef and co-owner of the Movida group of restaurants. Born in Barcelona to Cordoban parents he grew up in Australia. As a young man he trained as an architect but the call of the kitchen grew too strong. He trained in some of the best restaurants in Melbourne before returning to Spain to rediscover his culinary roots. Frank has co-authored five cookery books. In 2009 Frank was awarded Chef of the Year by The Age Good Food Guide, and has received a host of other awards over the years,
Frank also overseas a successful importing and distribution business importing Spanish food and wines throughout Australia, Alimentaria.
Gemima Cody is the chief restaurant critic for The Age and a senior panellist for the Good Food Guide. She has been writing about food and drink in Melbourne since 2011. She helped launch Time Out Melbourne magazine and edited numerous food and drink guides for the brand before being hired by the Age in 2014.
Cassie Hansen is the editor of Artichoke, Australia’s interiors and design magazine. She has a degree in creative industries, majoring in journalism. Cassie has written for a range of publications, including Houses, Landscape Architecture Australia, and Kitchens + Bathrooms. She has served as juror on many national and international design awards, including the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards.