The Judges

Head Culinary Judge: Chef Jeremy Fike, CEC, American Culinary Association Alaska Chapter

Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in the food industry and currently is the Executive Chef at Glacier Brewhouse. He moved to Anchorage in 2006 and shortly thereafter opened his own restaurant. His local resume includes work as Executive Chef for LSG Sky Chefs and as Executive Chef for the Marriott Hotel. Chef Jeremy brings with him a strong passion for culinary creativity and a desire to teach those he works with to share a similar culinary passion and care. 

Culinary Judge: Chef Kellie Puff, CWPC, King Career Center, Culinary Arts Instructor

Chef Puff is a dedicated chef instructor for King Career Academy in Anchorage, who recently coached Alaskan students in the 2016 national culinary competition SkillsUSA, taking home Alaska’s first prize in 30 years of a bronze, silver and gold medal. She will compete with a student in the Skills International Competition in Abu Dhabi in October 2017. Her active role in the community with her work involving young adults and culinary education has earned her admiration from Alaska’s culinary community. In 2015, Chef Puff received a Cutting Edge Award from the American Culinary Federation. She is a certified working pastry chef (CWPC) and frequently engages in various community projects, including her current role as a judge for Sweet Rivalry. Chef Puff provides valuable input for our competition rules and graciously starred in Sweet Rivalry promotional materials.

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