HEAD COOK: Amy Freeze
COMPETITION: World Recipe Championship
Although Amy's been baking since she was 8 years old in 4-H, she didn't begin baking competitively until 2007, when she first entered the National Pie Championship. By 2013, she'd won the National Pie Championship with a key lime pie, which also qualified her for the 2013 WFC. Since then, she has competed in 5 WFCs and appeared in finals 4 times, in both desserts and sandwiches.
In 2015, Amy & her husband, Jeremy, combined their love of food, travel, beer, wine and photography into "Gourmet Everyday", a blog devoted to sharing recipes, breweries, wineries & distilleries around the world, and sharing travel adventures. In 2017, Amy appeared on Food Network's Cooks vs. Cons and Fox 13's Good Day Tampa Bay, became a judge for the American Pie Council, and became a guest chef at Historic Bok Tower Gardens hosting culinary classes and craft beer focused farm-to-table dinners.
In addition to competing at WFC, Amy also hosts WFC culinary demonstrations teaching and introducing guests to craft beer possibilities.