The contest respects the standards of the International Oil Council. The jury is made up of experts from the olive industry and of food industry professionals:
Nick Hamilton, sommelier-conseil, Canada
Denise Langevin, CEO of the chilean company Agroindustrial Nuevos Campos Limitada, Chili
Jennifer Thornton, olive oil expert, USA
Celine Pennisi, sommelier, Argentina
Kevin Smith, Grocery Business magazine co-publisher and content director, Canada
Since the competition's creation, Christine Cheylan has been the chairperson of the Jury. Ms. Cheylan is an olive industry expert and has presided over numerous national and international competitions. She is intensely involved in the olive production industry and trained as a professional taster. She is an olive producer, an oil mill manager, an olive production consultant and a competition juror.