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Meet our Judges: Melissa Browne, Deputy Director of Commercial Services and Estates, University of Kent

Food Product Categories Judge

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Melissa is the Deputy Director of Commercial Services and Estates at the University of Kent, she has been in post since 2022 and is also the current Chair Elect of the CUBO (College, University and Business Officers) association.

At the UoK Melissa is responsible for and provides strategic management for a comprehensive range of value-added services including Catering, Conference and Events, Residential accommodation, Sport and recreation and Marketing.

Entering the Taste of Kent Awards provides a unique opportunity to showcase your products and gain recognition within Kent's vibrant food and drink community. As a judge, I look for innovation, quality, and authenticity in products that truly represent the essence of Kent's culinary landscape. Whether you're a small artisanal producer or a renowned establishment, these awards celebrate the passion and dedication behind every local creation, fostering pride and appreciation for Kent's rich gastronomic heritage.