About me.

Happy! I enjoy making people happy good food makes people happy it’s my way to show love for family, friends, co workers, neighbors, I just love it! You have to eat to live right? I was born in Quebec, Canada the biggest French part of Canada. My parents had a restaurant when I grew up and grandma was a great teacher too!

I am a self taught home cook truly passionate about food.I am obsessed with cooking competitions. I have been doing this on the side for 6 years now and I have won numerous competitions from The Real Women of Philadelphia competition finalists with Kraft foods and Mrs. Paula Deen in Savannah, GA to winning the Country Crocks cooking star recipe contest and filming in New York with Carla Hall, assisting Robert Irvine in his first live dinner impossible to winning grand prize for Tostitos one chip wonder to New England soup challenge I competed in Atlanta, GA also Macy’s grilling guru cook-off in North Carolina, World Food Championships in Las Vegas 2 years in a row and placed top ten, with my recent win at World Food Championships in Orlando Florida placing 2nd in the world in the seafood category, I tell ya if there is a cooking or recipe contest/competition I am signing up the test kitchen is always open on my spear time I absolutely love it!

I also have a second passion and that is fishing I have been fishing since the age of 4 first in the rivers in Canada but then moved to Florida when I was 10 years old and fell in love with Saltwater fishing, If you don’t see me in the kitchen cooking you will see me out on my boat catching fish to create yet another fresh catch of the day dish! It just doesn’t get better than that and that is what I mean about simplicity at its best! Off the hook, on the plate! Sometime Off the hook is really off the hook but sometimes it’s an off the hook dish I just whipped up with a few simple on hand ingredients!! With over 100 fishing/cooking videos on You tube with a total views of 87,276 and 27,989 views on my website post just makes me smile. Got to love that!! Doing things you love and that lets’ you enjoy others and make others happy what else could you ask for really? Every day is a new day you never know what it will bring! Making the best of everyday is what I’m all about! Thank you all!!

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“The Taste” in Inverness Florida is next week yall!! April 14th, 2018

That’s right The Taste in Inverness Florida is 6 days,away Mark your calendars it’s off a beautiful lake with awesome local chefs wine a local breweries music art tons of fun come and join us I get to be a judge,again this year and I wouldn’t miss it local chef have the opportunity to place and earn a golden ticket to comoete,at #wfc2018 #Inverness #Thetaste #elizabeth Richardson

The Taste
April 14, 2018
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL
Organized the City of Inverness
Portion of the proceeds support the Citrus County Education Foundation (CCEF)
Questions? (352) 341-7820
TasteofInverness.com

How it works

It’s food, beverage and art festival with a $5 general admission. This does not cover the cost of food or beverage.

There will be 30 top regional chefs serving small serving known as a “taste” and entrée size if you prefer a larger serving .

Food Purchase Options
• “The Taste” small serving for $3 or less at each food vendor
• Regular serving prices will vary by food vendor

There will be 30 top regional chefs serving food and competing for top nods.

Beverage Purchase Options
• Beer Tasting Unlimited $20
• Wine Tasting Unlimited $20
• Beer & Wine Tasting Unlimited $35

Confirmed Restaurants

The Jamaican Jerk Hut
Barn Goddess Barbeque
Lynn’s Ice Cream
Rapoza’s
Bubbaques
Leapin Lizard’s Delicious Bites
Big Belly’s Big Island Food
Burger Lab
Deuce & A Half BBQ Co.
Willy T’s Crab Shack Food Truck
Gypsy Fish
Mr. Paella/Primos Kitchen
Pine Street Pub
Cattle Dog Roasters
Rising Sun Bistro, Brooksville
World Fusion Sushi
Yai Yai Style Lounge
Katch 22, Lecanto
Caribbean Islands Cuisine
Motor City Pasta Co.
Little Italy

Confirmed Breweries

Copp Brewery
Sea Dog Brewing Co. – Clearwater
Pair O’ Dice Brewing
Big Storm Brewing Company
Swamp Head Brewery
Infinite Ale Works
Inoculum Ale Wors
Brooksville Brewing Company
St Pete Brewing Company
Green Bench Brewing Company
3 Daughters Brewing
Tampa Bay Brewing Company Westchase
Cigar City Brewing
Brew Bus Brewing
DG Yuengling & Sons
Southern Brewing & Winemaking
Angry Chair Brewing
Tampa Beer Works
Marker 48 Brewing

Wines
• Copp Winery Crystal River
o Wines pending
• Whispering Oaks Winery
o Sassy Sangria
o Delightfully Dry
o Sensationally Sweet
o Blushing Blueberry
• Tuscany Distributors
o Italian wines pending

• Republic National Distributors
Art Displays Confirmed

1. Mark Brinkley
2. Jordan Shapot
3. John Romaine
4. Kerry McNulty

Food Judging
Done by food competitors and bloggers

Judges are certified in the EAT™ methodology, the scoring system that allows any WFC entry to be judged consistently using three key criteria: Execution, Appearance and Taste.
• Josee Lanzi
o Food Blog OfftheHookonthePlate.com
o Appeared on Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons, soon to appear on a new show
o Has competed many times in the World Food Championships, and placed second in seafood
o Passionate about seafood and using the best ingredients
• Jason Mayhew
o Food and Entertainment Blog “OrlandoFunandfood.com”
o Expert on all things fun and tasty in Central Florida
• Lori Artz
o Competitor and chef
• KC Quaretti
o Competitor and chef

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