Apple Valley BBQ
HEAD COOK: Justin White
COMPETITION: Bacon World Championship
Hi, My name is Justin and I am the Chef and owner of Apple Valley BBQ in Parkdale Oregon. My culinary career has taken me from a dishwasher to an Executive Chef, from Boston to Key West to San Juan Island before returning to my home town of Hood River Oregon. Having a BBQ restaurant and finding ways to add bacon to just about anything led me to compete in a local charity event "Aporkalypse Now, Hood River's Bacon Fest", a benefit for Helping Hands Against Violence. We have won this competition two years running, sweeping both the Judges and People's choice awards and winning the ticket to compete on the world stage. My team and I hope to use our diverse culinary backgrounds to represent what we do and our town, Parkdale Oregon in the World Food Championship. After finishing 3rd in the first round and moving on to the Top 10 round in the 2015 World Bacon Championship, we are ready to come back and show the world of food sport that we can bring home the bacon and a big cash prize!