About Your New Partner, Diane Roark
Diane has been in love with cooking ever since she got tossed into the kitchen when she was 13 years old. At 13, Diane’s mom left her family. That experience leads her to discover her love for cooking.
In 2011, she started a recipe blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread. She works fulltime developing recipes for her food blog, and brands she uses and loves. Recipes For Our Daily Bread includes quick and easy recipes designed to help people have a homecooked meal around the table. Diane has a passion for building healthy families with communication. She believes one of the best places to communicate as a family and build trust is eating meals around the table.
Because She has raised five children with hectic schedules, she understands how difficult it is to have a homecooked meal. Now that they are grown, she knows the importance of spending time together around the table sharing a meal, communicating, and making memories.
TODAY Show Competition
In 2017, she competed in the TODAY Show recipe contest and won a trip to demonstrate her recipe live on the TODAY Show. After her TODAY show experience, she quickly got the food competition bug.
World Food Championships Competitor 2017, 2018, 2019
In 2017, she also entered the World Food Championships, WFC. It is the largest culinary competition in the world. In her first year of competition at WFC, she finished in 3rd place in desserts plus had a rare perfect score.
In 2019, she finished 4th at World Food Championships in the dessert category with a Golden Ticket to compete in Nov. 2020. Diane is thrilled to have three consecutive years of WFC competitions, three top-five finishes in dessert, and the only World Food Champion in any category to accomplish two perfect scores.
Her family has always accused Diane of being “crazy competitive,” and now she is thrilled to have an outlet for it with Food Sport competitions. She gives God the Glory for all her accomplishments. Diane works hard and always does her absolute best at everything she does. She loves to encourage everyone to “Do Their Best and Let God Do The Rest.” That is what she strives to live by every day. She wants to inspire everyone to do their best at whatever they do and Trust God.
Certified Food Judge
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family plus competing in food competitions. When not competing, she enjoys being a food judge. In 2018, she trained to be an E.A.T. (Execution, Appearance, and Taste) certified food judge with the World Food Championships.
Diane’s family includes her best friend, Jerry, her husband, who she married in 1984. They have raised five children who are now amazing adults, including her special needs son, Caleb. Caleb has had 17 brain surgeries, shunt, cerebral palsy, and seizures. One of Caleb’s favorite things to do is being Diane’s sous chef. You will often see him in her cooking classes. See her cooking classes on the homepage of her blog. Diane is so thankful to have Caleb who teaches their family, unconditional love.