GUEST JUDGES 2020
Chan Hon Goh C.M
Entrepreneur, Former Ballerina, Producer
With an illustrious stage career of over 20 years as Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Canada. Ms. Goh serves as a jury member for several international competitions. She guest instructs and sets choreography for some of the most renowned companies in the world and since 2009 has been the Executive Producer of Goh Ballet’s critically acclaimed The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition in the City of Vancouver.
Ms. Goh is a founding member of Vancouver’s Arts and Culture Policy Council, which assists in giving the creative community a voice. Her accomplishments, with irrepressible devotion to the enhancement of the cultural life of Canada, have garnered several prestigious awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the New Pioneers Arts Award and the Best Teacher Award at the World Ballet Competition. In 2019, Ms. Goh was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada for her excellence in ballet as a principal dancer, artistic director and cultural ambassador. Most recently, Ms. Goh recognized as the recipient of an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia for her significant contributions to society.
Jacqueline Ariette Kendall
TV Personality, Lifestyle expert & Publicist
Jacqueline Ariette Kendall is an on-air Television Personality, Lifestyle Expert and Publicist. She appears nationally on Global Television’s The Morning Show speaking to a range of subjects from fashion and beauty to health and wellness. Jacqueline has extensive knowledge of brand marketing, promotions, public relations and digital content strategy. She donates her time to notable committees including Soho House Toronto, Toronto International Film Festival and Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.
Food and Travel Writer, TV Personality
Creator of FollowMeFoodie.com, and a Top Chef Canada resident judge and guest judge on Iron Chef Canada. An advocate for culinary tourism and educator of culture and food, The Sunday Times once named her one of the world’s “Most Extreme Foodies." Mijune also judged The Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards, Bocuse d'Or Canada National Selections, Air Canada's Best New Restaurants, Taste Canada Awards, BC Product of the Year Awards, Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship, and many other notable awards/competitions.
Alongside judging and on-camera work, Mijune is a curator and host for culinary and lifestyle events, public speaker, collaborator and spokesperson. This year she launched her first product - limited edition chocolate bars - which sold out on a daily basis. She is currently working on more products and will be releasing them soon.
In the realm of social media, Mijune holds a strong and respected voice on food and travel. She maintains a loyal following on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. With an ever-increasing audience of social media users and food enthusiasts, she continues to influence the food industry and social media community locally and worldwide.
Speaker, Life & Performance Coach, Podcaster
With over 15 years at the top of the fashion industry, Sonia’s expertise covers all areas of running a multimillion-dollar corporation, from conception and startup to development and growth.
Taking her skills and transforming them into tangible takeaways, Sonia has built a thriving consulting business. From personal and professional life coaching to corporate consultation, Sonia teaches people to connect to what they love and help them forge their path toward emotional and financial success. Sonia has worked with a plethora of professionals worldwide across many industries. With her customized approach to developing a brand, increasing visibility, building a business and growing profit margins, Sonia has created an unparalleled business consulting technique that she imparts through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and conferences.