Recipes For Our Daily Bread
HEAD COOK: Diane Roark
COMPETITION: World Dessert Championship
In 2018, I finished 5th at WFC in the dessert category with my second perfect score on my structured dish, a tart. In 2017, I finished 3rd in desserts with a rare perfect score on my structured dish, a Caramel Apple Swiss Roll. Two years of WFC competitions, two top-five finishes in dessert, and the only World Food Champion in any category to ever accomplish two perfect scores. With my top ten finish, I earned another Golden Ticket to compete in October 2019 at WFC in Dallas, Texas.
I have a passion for cooking and food. I work full-time developing recipes for my food blog, https://recipesforourdailybread.com, and brands I use and love.
Becoming a World Food Champ has opened up doors at Walmart where I demonstrate Easy Affordable Recipes using Marketside and Great Value products in Bentonville, Arkansas. Teaching customers about Walmart's products plus giving them kitchen tips and other recipes using the products has been a fabulous experience.
My spare time is spent competing in food competitions and being a food judge. In 2018, I trained to be an E.A.T. (Execution, Appearance, and Taste) certified food judge with the World Food Championships.
My family has always accused me of being "crazy competitive" and now I am thrilled to have an outlet for it with Food Sport competitions and WFC.
My husband, Jerry, and I have been married since August 1984. He is my sous chef. We have five children between the ages of 17 and 27. Our twin boys are named Casey and Caleb. Caleb was born with a brain bleed and has had seventeen brain surgeries. He has cerebral palsy, seizures, processing problems and rarely speaks. My husband's sister and my hero, Marsha Harper, is my other sous chef. She is a three-time cancer survivor. She is currently on a ten-year chemo treatment plan.
I am an extreme competitor in every sense of the word. I work hard, practice hard and always do my absolute best.
I believe that the best advertisement for a product is word of mouth. If I am looking to purchase a new product, I search for someone who has used the product to give me their opinion. I use both my recipe blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread, and travel blog, Our American Travels, Facebook, Instagram, 70,000 Pinterest followers, and over 5000 email followers to promote brands I use and love.