HEAD COOK: Julie Beckwith
COMPETITION: World Recipe Championship
I have competed in 5 out of the 6 World Food Championships, winning all-expense paid trips to the competition twice. I have missed the World Food Championships just once, in order to compete for a grand prize of $1 Million in the Pillsbury Bake-Off. I’m a well-seasoned competitive home cook, having competed in numerous cooking competitions such as Sutter Home's Build a Better Burger Contest and Beringer’s Great Steak Challenge, winning the Chicago regional competition and competed in the finals at Beringer Vineyards in Napa. I have also competed in Macy’s America’s Best Grilling Guru Competition, among many other cooking competitions. Although I’m a home cook, I have experience competing against teams consisting of chefs and restaurateurs. In the first Word Food Championships in Las Vegas, I placed in the top 10 of the sandwich category using a panini maker I carried in my suitcase. I’m thrilled to be competing once again at the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama and excited to share my unique twist on chicken with the judges.