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Final Table QA - Scott Lockhart


Final Table QA - Scott Lockhart
Name: Scott Lockhart
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Currently Resides: Edgewater, MD

Q: Who or what is your inspiration?
A: Making people have a memorable experience. Seeing the joy and revelation on their face that excites them and brings a “wow” moment.

Q: How long have you been cooking?
A: 22 years

Q: What motivated you to get into Food Sport?
A: I am a member of the Coast Guard as a culinary specialist. The opportunity presented itself to me. Very thankful it did.

Q: How many times have you competed at WFC?
A: First time.

Q: What is the name of the dish you won your category with at the 2023 WFC?
A: Steak and black bean mole

Q: Can you tell us a little about that dish?
A: It was a combination of a lot of dried chiles that were blended to make a mole sauce. Steak and black beans were added to give some texture and depth. Then it was served over polenta as an homage to masa thickening a chili.

Q: What do you like most about competing in WFC?
A: The competition and the meeting of other competitors.

Q: What was the biggest challenge you faced at WFC?
A: Delegation with my Sous Chefs

Q: What would a Final Table win mean to you?
A: Everything. Competing against the best, it is an honor and privilege.

Q: What type of competitor do you identify as
A: Home Cook

Q: Any advice you'd like to share with competitors new to WFC?
A: Take your time and be still in the moment. Enjoy yourself and take in the moment.
Q: What is something few people know about you?
A: I love to be outdoors…fishing, camping, kayaking, and hiking.

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