Road to the WFC

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I’ve officially thrown my apron into the ring.
My goal – to become the next World Food Champion.
My weapon – the Zestuous courage to try any combination of food.

Join me on my journey as I experience trials, failures and ultimately successful Zestuous recipes that hopefully land me at the 2013 World Food Championships in Las Vegas November 7-9.

Zestuous Competes in 2014 WFC

By |2014-11-20T10:18:17-08:00November 1, 2014|

Two Las Vegas residents are competing against 500 cooks and professional chefs at the World Food Championships on Fremont Street Nov. 12-18 for a chance to win $100,000. Christie Vanover [...]

Zestuous competes in World Food Championships

By |2014-11-18T15:56:03-08:00November 8, 2013|

[slideshow_deploy id='9408'] Christie competed in the Sandwich category Nov. 7 on Fremont Street. For her signature recipe, she prepared a Grilled Bacon Drippings Filet Baguette with Saucy Mama Horseradish Bacon [...]

WFC: Grocery shopping in Vegas

By |2017-09-20T06:33:00-07:00October 12, 2013|

400 food competitors are about to flood downtown Las Vegas for the 2013 World Food Championships. The pantry will be stocked and pans will be on station, but what about [...]

#FoodChamp Challenge ~ Sandwich

By |2013-08-17T17:35:19-07:00June 15, 2013|

The World Food Championships #FoodChamp Challenge is still underway. The sandwich round is open until June 27. The bacon round begins July 2 and the recipe round opens August 1. [...]

#FoodChamp Challenge ~ Sandwich

By |2013-08-17T17:31:06-07:00June 5, 2013|

Well, I didn’t win the World Food Championships #FoodChamp Dessert Challenge. I took a big risk with my Macaroni Mascarpone Brulee. Macaroni in dessert is definitely outside the box. I [...]

If at first you don’t succeed…

By |2018-09-02T15:48:43-07:00June 1, 2013|

My journey to compete in the 2013 World Food Championships continues. I entered the St. Francis Vineyard “Say Cheese” Gourmet Grilled Cheese contest, hoping to land a spot in the [...]

#FoodChamp Challenge ~ Dessert

By |2013-08-17T17:24:31-07:00May 20, 2013|

I’ve officially thrown my apron into the ring. My goal – to become the next World Food Champion. My weapon – the Zestuous courage to try any combination of food. [...]

The Sunny Fontina

By |2014-03-04T20:26:23-08:00April 24, 2013|

If you love grilled cheese, you’re going to love The Sunny Fontina. It’s a recipe I created for the “Say Cheese” St. Francis Winery Gourmet Grilled Cheese Contest. To view [...]

New England Clam Sandywich

By |2014-09-12T06:43:06-07:00November 7, 2012|

This weekend, I learned that being a celebrity foodie isn’t as easy as it appears. I had the honor of competing as Ally Philips' sous chef in the World Food [...]