COMPETITION: World Recipe Championship
QUALIFYING EVENT: Just a Pinch - Recipe
I'm so excited to represent Just a Pinch! I’m a self-thought home cook truly passionate about food. I was born in Quebec, Canada but mostly lived in Florida so yes I have an accent my first language was French! My French Artisan background with my “Joy de Vivre” attitude shows in my creativity when I'm recipe developing it truly shows my passion for food and cooking. I love to take advantage of the local grown produce and fresh seafood we are so bless to have here on the West coast of Florida to create” Off the Hook recipes” and lots of time they are literally off the hook recipes because I’m a big time fisherman/woman and I go catch the fresh catch of the day weekly myself! I also have a website where I share both of my passion cooking/fishing called "Off the Hook on the Plate" and a second food blog called "Let's get cooking with Josee! I've been entering recipe contest now for a little over 3 years now My first contest was The Real Women of Philadelphia contest through Kraft Foods where I was a finalist in their second season we were flown to Savannah, GA for 5 days to compete. Last year I was top ten finalist for Eggland's Best eggs. I have won numerous contests since then and just recently won Country Crock recipe contest and was named Their new "Country Crock Star" and filmed my recipe with Carla Hall in New York. I also recently won this year best blogger recipe with Athen's fillo dough. But over the years competed in several cook-offs which I so love to do the most recent cook-off was at The New England Country Soup in Atlanta, GA not only it's fun but it pushes me to be even more creative each time it's like a self-test sort of and I just love the experience and challenge! I have several of my recipes in the past 3 years that got publish in cookbooks and featured in magazine like Taste of Home. Oh and I also love racing jet skis/waverunners! You wouldn’t believe it but by day I’m an Unclaimed Property Reporter for a large broker dealer firm no really lol! Happy cooking everyone!