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
Linda Hoskins has served as the Executive Director of the American Pie Council since 2000. Under Linda’s direction, the American Pie Council has presented the National Pie Championships, the Pie Learning Center and the Great American Pie Festival. Linda has been a judge for the Food Network and the Travel Channel and has been named to Baking Management’s Influential 20 in both 2009 and 2011.
In addition, Linda has authored two pie cookbooks; America’s Best Pies and America’s Best Pies: 2014-2015. Linda and her husband Rich, have two children and three grandchildren and reside in Lake Forest, IL.