ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Crestview’s grilling granny, Sherri Williams is counting down the days until her next appearance at the World Food Championships next weekend.

As the reigning champion in the Grilling Granny category, Williams was asked to return this year as a co-host for the revised competition called the Grand Throw Down in Orange Beach, Alabama. This year, instead of just grannies, two grandmothers and two grandfathers will compete for the grilling title.

“I think it’s gonna be really exciting because actually three of the competitors are friends of mine and they’re all great cooks, and the fourth guy, just looking at his credentials, he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with,” Williams said.

This won’t be the first time Williams has been on the big screen. She has cooked with the likes of Guy Fieri on Food Network’s “Guy’s Big Project” and has competed in and won multiple food competitions across the nation. This will be her first time to co-host a show, but Williams said she has no fear speaking in front of the camera.

“I don’t think I’ll be nervous at all,” she said. “Once I get to talking about food, I’m in my comfort zone. I want to make it fun, make it informative. I think it would be nice to give the audience some grilling tips, ‘cause I’m a grilling master myself.”

Williams will co-host the Grand Throw Down with another well-known television food personality, Nancy Manlove of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen.”

“She (Williams) and Nancy will be moderating and making sure the four contestants are abiding by the rules and having fun,” said Mike McCloud, president of World Food Championships. “Nancy is known for throwing curve balls at contestants and Sherri’s a great person, we love her. She’s a great competitor this year.”

While the main focus of the World Food Championships is the big money chef competitions, the surrounding events such as the Grand Throw Down encourage the public to interact with food in a new and exciting way.

“The main event is about performance and trying to win the ultimate prize in food, and that has a cash incentive, but we like doing some fun things that are more interactive with the public and display the love and the passion of the community,” McCloud said. “The Grand Throw Down is one of the things we like to offer to help the community take part in and get more involved with food in their lives.”