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HEAD COOK: Diane Roark
COMPETITION: World Dessert Championship
In 2019, I finished 4th at World Food Championships in the dessert category with a Golden Ticket to compete in Nov. 2020.
In 2018, I took 5th place 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 rare Perfect Scores at WFC.
Three years of WFC competitions, three top-five finishes in dessert, and two rare Perfect Scores at World Food Championships.
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, being a food judge, and baking birthday cakes for kids who might never receive one. 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 Sports competitions and WFC.
I am an extreme competitor in every sense of the word. I work hard, practice hard, and always do my absolute best. My saying is, "Do Your Best and Let God Do The Rest."
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, including a special needs son and two adoptive children. 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.