We're excited to see the field of competitors who have already won their golden ticket and registered to compete at the 2017 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 2017 competitors!
2014 WFC Judge
Chef Jeff Quatraro believes, "A good wine can elevate a meal. A great wine can transform it." His culinary inspirations came from his Italian grandmother whose 6-course meals embodied sustainable practices long before they became fashionable.
When Jeff first came to Portland he was lucky enough to cook for James Beard "The Father of American Cooking". He held the position of Executive Chef, General Manager, and Director of Food and Beverage for various restaurants, hotels and resorts in the Portland area. He went on to become the owner/chef of his own wine country restaurant for nine years. He has been a member of Reser's culinary development team since 2005.
Cooking Tips from Chef Jeff
1. Try brining poultry and pork before cooking. Start with equal parts Kosher salt and brown sugar and then build your flavors around that.
2.You can add some wood smoke to your meats, poultry, fish and vegetables with a small outdoor smoker to build depth of flavor to your dishes