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I’m excited to be a part of this annual event in Portland this year, it will be my second time as a participant! Last year I did something with my favorite tool, the torch. This year I’m going to do the same, just different fruit and sauce.

As a HUGE foodie, admirer of professional chefs and fan of Food Network, I got to meet Michele Ragussis of the Next Food Network Star (that’s her, 2nd to right with the cool hair) at a press meeting last week. Hey Michele, my middle name is also Michele with one L, by the way! She was also on Chopped (one of my favorite shows); I told her I wanted Chopped to host a themed show for innkeepers, an all breakfast version as I love a good challenge! Maybe I’ll email the show… Also in the picture are Alison Pray and Tara Smith (far left and right) of Standard Baking Company in Portland.

Come visit us all at this delicious event!