HEAD COOK: Teresa Cardin
COMPETITION: Bacon World Championship
My culinary background is rooted in my upbringing in a family of traditional home cooks in the Missouri Ozarks. I learned traditional Midwestern and Southern American cooking from my mother, grandmothers, and aunts, and my interests and talents in this area have brought me many successes in recipe contests and cooking competitions. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019, I competed in the seafood category at the World Food Championships, finishing in the Top 10 for that category two times. In 2018 I was the Grand Champion in the Grand Tasting competition at WFC's Texas Super Chef Throwdown Series in Port Aransas. In 2021 I qualified for WFC by placing in the Taste of America contest.