Franklin resident Judy Beaudin, owner of Scrumptious Catering and competitive cook and pastry chef, cooked and stirred her way to victory by winning first prize in the Holiday Happy Hour category of the first virtual food sport competition of the World Championships of food.
Beaudin’s winning cocktail and aperitif, sweet potato and toasted walnut biscuit sliders with nutcracker with iced ham with brown sugar and spicy berry jam, accompanied by the naughty Nutcracker cocktail, him won first place among more than 50 competitors in its category. Three finalists were named in each of the 10 categories via Facebook, with Facebook Live Zoom final round events for 5 of them broadcast on the Food World Championships Facebook page. Beaudin cooked and presented live on November 10 with the two remaining finalists and was named the winner that evening.
This is the third year that Beaudin has participated in the World Food Championships. She placed 4th at the 2018 World Dessert Championships and was among the top 12 at the 2019 World Dessert Championships.
The World Food Championships (WFC) are the highest stakes food competition in the world. Over the past nine years, this multi-day live cooking competition has featured some of the world’s best chefs competing in ten categories to win a title, a cash prize and a huge televised opportunity. Each year, a big winner takes home the title of world food champion and a cash prize of $ 100,000. In 2019, more than 1,500 participants from nearly 500 official teams from more than 40 U.S. states and 15 countries competed against each other. Over 20 million people have attended or seen the WFC on national television in the past nine years.
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