Lauraine Jacobs is one of New Zealand's leading food professionals. A longtime food editor of Cuisine, she is also a food and restaurant judge and the author of three books. A great ambassador for new Zealand food producers, she has held high profile positions on culinary organisations both here and abroad. Dean Brettschneider is the author for five books on baking. Currently based in Shanghai, where he works for a global baking company, he is an expert bakers of breads, cakes and desserts. Aaron McLean is one of New Zealand's leading food photographers, with several outstanding books to his credit.