We're excited to see the field of competitors who have already won their golden ticket and registered to compete at the 2023 World Food Championships. And we are always proud to announce our special guests and celebrity judges participating in our judging events across the nation - we're sure the championship food certainly helps! Best of luck to our 2023 competitors!
Recipes for Daily Bread
HEAD COOK: Diane Roark
COMPETITION: World Dessert Championship
2022, I finished 7th at WFC in dessert with a score 100.125 in the first round. 2021, I finished 5th at WFC in dessert. 2019, I finished 4th in dessert. 2018, I finished 5th in dessert with my second perfect score on my structured dish, a tart. 2017, I finished 3rd in dessert with a rare perfect score on my structured dish, a Caramel Apple Swiss Roll. Five years of WFC competitions, five top-ten finishes in dessert, and two rare Perfect Scores at the World Food Championship. Diane is the author of Heartaches to Blessings, An intimate, captivating, and inspiring memoir by a World Food Championship Top Ten Competitor. Baking is messy. So is the story of Diane Roark’s life. This book tells the intensely riveting story of how Diane grew up with an alcoholic mother. How she had a special needs son who underwent eighteen surgeries and died twice in her arms. Diane chronicles the many heartaches she faced in honest and raw detail. The story doesn’t end in heartache. This memoir is about finding God’s blessings in the midst of difficult circumstances. It’s about how one woman ultimately found God’s love in the journey of forgiveness, healing, hope, and joy. I am 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, constantly take classes, 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. We have five children between the ages of 19 and 29, including a special needs son who has had 17 brain surgeries, twins, plus two adoptive children. My husband's sister and my hero, Marsha Harper, is my sous chef. She is a three-time cancer survivor. She is currently on a ten-year chemo treatment plan.