Crestview woman quits job, focuses on cooking

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Crestview chef and frequent cooking contest winner Sherri Williams recently won a "Good Morning America" recipe competition with her Barbecue Pulled Pork Pepper Poppers.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 04:32 PM.

CRESTVIEW — One of the community's top prize-winning home chefs has fared so well in nationwide competitions that she quit her job to make cooking her main focus.

"I wanted to concentrate on my cooking adventures," Sherri Williams said. "I'm an actual homemaker right now and I enjoy it."

Recently, she defeated hundreds of competitors from across the nation to win "Good Morning America's" Game Day Grub Contest with her Barbecue Pulled Pork Pepper Poppers.

"They are so good and they are so easy," Williams said. "You can make them the day before. Even if you don't eat pork you can use any kind of protein in them. You can use veggie crumbles or veggie cheese and they will still be just as good."

When area residents learned that a Crestview cook was a finalist in the contest, Williams' Facebook page, Cooking With Love and Passion, was swamped with "friend" requests.

"They were excited when they saw someone from Crestview was on 'Good Morning America,'" Williams said. "I've met a lot of friends from my cooking."

They can look forward to Williams' next nationwide appearance later this spring when she appears on the A&E network's World Food Championship, taped a couple months ago in Las Vegas.

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