Photo Gallery: BT Judges will appear here on the public site.

Our butter tart contest judges have the sweetest job in town!

See below for list of our 2024 Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival judges.

 2024 Judges

2024 Morning – Traditional Butter Tart Judges

Tara and 93.1 Contest Winner – Fresh 93.1

Harry Eisses - Egg Farmers of Ontario

Drew Hayden Taylor - Playwright, Novelist, Journalist, and Filmmaker

Gerry Downie - Baking Industry Expert

Dave Mottershall - Chef and Educator

Greg Bellefontaine - Butter Tart Connoisseur and Travel Blogger

Sabrina Falone - Chef and Owner of SF Creative

Maarten VanKooy - Bounce 104.1

Jill Dunlop - MPP Simcoe North

Catalina Gillies - CTV News

Todd Pittmen - OPP Detachment Commander

Don Bourne - Baker and Business Coach


2024 Afternoon – Wild Style Butter Tart Judges

Michelle McGarrity - Rotary Winner

Chelsea Riddell - Experience Simcoe County

Louise Jackson - FEO and Co-host of The Infinite and Louise Show

Infinite - Juno Award Winner and Co-host of The Infinite and Louise Show

Jeanine Jankowski - ToDoOntario.com

Chantal Braganza - Deputy Food Editor at Chatelaine

Rochelle Desouza - Bakery Owner and Contestant on Food Network's Spring Baking Championship

Stephanie Tucci - Bakery Owner and Contestant on Food Network's Summer Baking Championship

Laurie-Ann Fisher - Chef, Owner/Operator of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Jean Parker & Rachel Smith - The Baker Sisters

Big Z and Contest Winner - 101.1 BIG FM 


2024 Best in Show Butter Tart Judges

Harry Eisses - Egg Farmers of Ontario

Bill Gordon - Town of Midland Mayor

Vanessa Smith - Baker and Owner of Heart to Tart LLC


Please Note:

Judging opportunities are by invitation only and Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival does not accept unsolicited requests to be judges.