From "Home Cook Extraordinaire " to being named one of the "Top Female Chefs of Houston, " Chef Manlove combined her passion for cooking and business savvy to pursue a culinary career. Her professional culinary career began in 2012 at Moody Garden Hotel Convention Center & SPA under the Award Winning Executive Chef Urs Schmid. As an intern she worked high volume for Banquet and Events on the Garde Manger team where she garnered unbelievable kitchen experience and knowledge. Later she was moved to the fine dining restaurant brigade duties for the 4-diamond and Trip Adviser Award of Excellence rated restaurant 'Shearn's Prime Steaks and Seafood' were she continued to grow and excel as a Pantry Cook. She is also known for her leadership, speaking and fundraising abilities. She is a cook that comes with a lot of business competencies, high energy, a deep passion and a can do attitude. All of this followed her many careers in corporate America that proved to be invaluable to her being a chef now.
Today she is not only a competitive chef but also a brand ambassador for Chef's Roll and the World Food Championships.
Her accomplishments are listed below...
Food Champ Recipe Club AssociateWorld Food Championship Ambassador CouncilGalveston College Alumni Success FeatureThe Champions Table 2018TOP 10 Chef Challenge Category - World Food Championships 2018Food Network Star Season 13 FinalistChef's Roll Chef Ambassador ProgramWINNER Barilla PASTA Month - BEST CHEF CreationsBarilla PASTA Month - TOP 10 - BEST CHEF CreationsWinner Vidalia Onions V-inspired ContestSemi-Finalist "Smithfield Hog Wild Throwdown" - Peppy Chipotle and Bacon Grilled Pork ChopsWinner - TEXAS - Taste of America Challenge - World Food Championships - Steak CategorySemi-Finalist "Smithfield Hog Wild Throwdown" - Pork Ribs - PorkRib-A-RitasTOP 50 - Semi-Finalist in the Callebaut Great Chocolate StoriesFood Network's Cutthroat Kitchen Time Warp Tournament 60's FinalistSemi-Finalist "Smithfield Hog Wild Throwdown - Pork LoinWinner Golden Ticket - Dessert Category Competition -World Food Championship 20161st Place Winner - IKEA Together We Eat - November 2015Winner Food Network's CUTTHROAT Kitchen September 6, 2015 - Grandma-Tage (Episode: KT0904H)Winner- Top Prize - WFC #FoodChamp Recipe Contest-Penobscot McCrum’s Baked Potato Skins and Seafood-June 2015Winner - Potato Goodness #Top Tater Hash Tag Recipe / Photo Contest - May 2015Elite 8 - Avocado Madness Chefs Roll Competition March 2015Winner - Potato Goodness #Top Tater Recipe / Photo Contest December 2014A menu Item Named in my Honor at Shearn's "Jumbo Lump Crab Salad "Nancy"SWAG Team Member World Food Championship 2014 - for Sandwich Champion & Final Table CompetitionCompetitor - Sandwich Category 2014 World Food Championship - Las Vegas - November 2014Featured Recipe of the Month - Cookmore (Kenmore) October 2014Winner - Sandwich America - Twist on a Classic Category 'Next Sandwich Champ Recipe Contest' October 20141st Place Winner - McCormick Go For Gourmet Recipe Contest March 20141st Place Winner - McCormick Go For Gourmet Recipe Contest February 2014Competitor - Recipe Category (Pasta) 2013 World Food Championship - Las Vegas - November 2013Winner - Better Recipes Reader's Choice - Best Vegan Recipe Ever Recipe Contest -2013Del Monte® Chili Cook-Off Challenge 2nd Place Winner - May 2013Feature in SCRUMPTIOUS SPRING SWEEPSTAKES April 2013 – SIMPLY BUTTER COOKIESWinner - Reader's Choice, Best Lamb Ever Recipe Contest - Better Recipes 2013Winner Roth Blue Cheese Foodservice Contest - 2013Finalist - St. Francis Winery Grilled Cheese Sandwich Contest - 2013Finalist - RITZ Kick Up the Kick Off Emeril Lagasse Recipe Contest – 2013Winner - Judge's Choice - Better Recipe Best Chocolate Recipe Ever - 2013Winner - "For the Love of Cooking" Essay Contest - (Zephyr.com) - 2013Grand Prize Winner - Cajun Celebrations Contest - May 2013Wildcard & Community Pick Winner - Your Best Recipe with Vinegar Recipe Contest - Food 52 - April 2013Ferrero USA - Nutella Recipe Creation Winner Food Service Contest - April 17, 2013Runner-up & Blue Ribbon Award - Just A Pinch - Decadent Dessert Contest - March 2013Blue Ribbon Award - Just A Pinch Test Kitchen CrockPot Recipe Contest - March 2013Winner - Roth Cheese Melt into Winter Photo/Recipe Contest - 2013