HEAD COOK: Lidia Haddadian
COMPETITION: World Recipe Championship
Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lidia's love for cooking began at an early age as she watched both her grandmas cooking and baking around-the-clock. For the last 33 years, while cooking for family and friends, Lidia has developed a unique style of cooking and exotic unique recipes which she refers to as 'elevated ethnic comfort food'. Within the last 5 years, her passion for food competition has gained momentum. She recently hit her 46th contest win (November 2019) after winning 1st place in the World Food Championship Recipe category, making it her two-time consecutive win as a Top 10 WFC Final Table contestant. With hard work and strong determination Lidia continues to strive for excellence in her culinary journey.