Cooking Competitions


Although I did not win the Seafood Category I came in really close to place top ten with a score of 91.185 not too shabby I just love this sport and lets not forget this is the biggest cooking competition in the world this was my 6th time qualifying for this food sport event.

My team Off the Hook on the Plate did awesome. This year I was one to be featured by Food Network for an upcoming show in spring 2018 what an honor to have been one of the 5 competitor to have been picked for the show.
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Below is my Team Off the hook on the plate with I as the head chef, my very best friend and foodie enthusiast Lori Artz
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in addition this year I also had the to have a 3rd helper awesome chef Hiram Quintana.

My Dishes first turned in was the Structure dish “Oyster Rockefeller” My dish scored a 89.5
My second turn in dish was our Signature dish which scored a nice 92.875 My beer & smoked gouda seafood bisquehref=””> I will announce when the show will air down the road when I am provided with the dates as well as more great times at WFC2017 in my next post.

Love their contest every year I cannot wait to enter love me some eggs!!
2017 Egglands Best Eggs Food Photography Finalist- Entrée Category winner
Representing Florida with my Macaroni and cheese soufflé prize $1,000.00


2016 FOOD NETWORK, Tv Show debut Cook- Off “COOKS VS CONS” Season two. 1ST ROUND WINNER” With my Fish and Chips and lime remoulade 2nrd round Thanks Giving leftover I presented my Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms with Cheese Fondue and Garlic baguette



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2016 Finalist at Gloria Ferrer cooking competition in Washington DC, Union Kitchen Glorious Bites Challenge cook- off. 3rd place with my Apricot Brie Pecan & Ham Puff Pastry Pop







World Food Championships commercial preview coming soon on Television in 2016 I will keep you posted what network it will air on yours truly is on a few times 😉 I feel very blessed to have been part of this competition for the 3rd year in a row!! Got to love it all of these cooks are so passionate about what they do!

2015 “World Food Championships” Kissimmee Florida update and more to come soon! On stage award ceremony accepting my win for 2nd Place in Seafood Category!

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me rebecka and veronica wfc 2015

me and debbie kelly veronica in action wfc 2015

me kelly and linda wfc 2015

2015 wfc steak challenge turn in
2015 wfc josee accepting 2nd place in Seafood
2015 wfc me on stage 2nd place

me at wfc 2015 stage medallion

2015 April- Chopped Challenge
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Me and Lori the placed bbq cookoff

Me and Lori smoking bbq

2014- Las Vegas, NV Top Ten Finalist Seafood Category “World Food Championships” Took 6th place
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wfc off the hook signature dish detailsMe turning in my dish wfc2014
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Me posing at WFC

2014 Charlotte, NC Finalist ” Macy’s Grilling Gury” Cook-off
Me at the cook off explaining my dish to Cat Cora

Me at the cook off plating my dish

Me at the cook off with host while prepping explaining my ingredients

Me at the cook off rolling my pork tenderloin

Me at the cook off in action
Me with Cat Cora

2013 Las Vegas, NV- World Food Championships Cooking Competitions
Josee at the wfc cooking

Josee wfc turning in dish
Josee featured on WFC 2013 show

2013- Grand Prize Winner ” Tostitos One Chip Wonder Recipe Contest”
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Scoops

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Scoops
2013- Grand Prize Winner “Country Crock Star”
Josee's country crock star
Josee with Carla on segment

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Josee's country crock star

Josee with carla on segment #2

2012 Finalist – Recipe Published “Taste of Home Magazine”
My Garlic Chicken & bacon  pizza in Taste of Home Magazine Simple & delicious

2011 Finalist- Savannah, GA “Real Woman of Philadelphia” Cook-off”



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2011 Finalist Atlanta, GA “New England Soup Cook-off”
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8 thoughts on “Cooking Competitions

  1. Josee is what we, as spectator, need to watch on Food Network. She is camera friendly and brings always some inovative food without breaking the bank. She has the flair of making something simple tastes and looks amazing. When will she gets her own show?

  2. Hi, Josee. Your blog is one of four recommended by Carole Resnick in my new book, “Smart Cookies: How Home Cooks Became Finalists in the Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest.” If you would like a review copy, just let me know where to send it! Thank you.

  3. Such a nice scrapbook of photos!!!! Isn’t this the best hobby ever????!!!! Love you, my friend! Hope we get together again soon!!!!!

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