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Meet Our Judges: David Bayes, Head of Procurement, Sysco

David Bayes

Head of Merchandising with 20 years’ commercial experience within foodservice hospitality wholesale across Meat, Dairy, Grocery, Impulse, Bakery and Catering supplies & equipment.

Currently focused within the Frozen and Chilled Meat category across the Sysco group of companies; Brakes/Fresh Direct/Kff and Medina.

Taste of Kent showcases the best of products available within the Kent region, giving local producers the opportunity to elevate their products produced in Kent by gaining accolades that accompany the product and marketing through to the end consumer, highlighting the achievement as being recognised as independently judged the best within their field. The Taste of Kent awards event also provides a priceless opportunity to network with peers and customers alike, whilst showcasing exceptional local products. As a member of the judging panel, we are looking not only for the best taste but also products that stand out as innovative and best in class within their chosen category/application.