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We're excited to see the field of competitors who have already won their golden ticket and registered to compete at the 2018 World Food Championships. And we are always proud to announce our special guests and celebrity judges participating in our judging events across the nation - we're sure the championship food certainly helps! Best of luck to our 2018 competitors!


NaNa's Place

HEAD COOK: Brenda Watts

COMPETITION: World Dessert Championship

I am thankful to be competing again at the WFC, and so Excited..this will be my coming up 4 th year attending :-) I'm retired, married 35 yrs, have 3 beautiful grown children 2 son\'s 1 daughter and 4 precious grandchildren . My faith, family and cooking/baking are my Life's Loves~ ~ My sweet grandma Mae and Dad were my inspirations in life especially my passion for cooking/baking. In my later years I remembered how much my grandma dreamed of being in the Pillsbury Bake Off but sadly her dream didn't come, and I wanted to fulfill her dream and over joyed to be in the Pillsbury Bake Off 45th, 46th and 47th and won a award plus had my recipe on the cover of Pillsbury Bake Off Cookbook and hope now my grandma is smiling in heaven. In the road to fulfill grandma\'s dream I realized just how much I loved cooking too and I have been fortunate in several contests. I was blessed for this 2018 to come in WFC Walmart Fresh Food Champ 1st place to win the Dessert Category golden ticket spot and also earn 2nd. place in WFC's Taste of America Contest for my cake , also to come in first place for my dessert for the Lucky Leaf contest,and win the grand prize in the healthy Royalty Pecan Contest and also won my 5th blue ribbon on Just A Pinch and have a recipe feature in this upcoming Nov. 2018 Taste of Home magazine. For 2017 WFC I felt so honored to of made Top 10 in the dessert category, plus place 2nd in the WFC's "Taste Of America" Contest and win the Grand prize in White Castle Contest, also won the Grand prize in the Flavors of Your Heritage Recipe Contest and also win Sugardale Hot dog Grand Prize. For 2016 King Arthur contest I placed 2nd, and the Trump Towers contest and recently won the Midwest Living contest. So grateful through the years entering these contest I have been in like the above mentioned, fulfilling grandmas dream with Pillsbury Bake Off 45th, 46th, & 47th and I also won the first Martha White Muffin Mix Contest with the Grand Prize, and many times with the Betty Crocker Cookie Contest, Crisco Contest Placed 2nd, Gold Medal Flour Contest, Martha White Cornbread Cook Off, Grand Prize for Vidalia Onion Contest and Miracle Whip Contest won, Nestle Holiday Contest 2nd, and I feel very blessed to of did so well in these cooking contest as well as other cooking contest I am fortunate to of been apart of. I truly owe great thanks for all of this to the good Lord above blessing me with the ability and my teacher here on earth my sweet grandma Mae.