Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament


Judge : Jerry Edwards CPCE

Judge: Jerry Edwards CPCE

About the Judge

Jerry Edwards CPCE is owner and Corporate Chef of Chef’s Expressions Catering and Consulting, He is also owner of Wine Express and “Elements by Chef’s Expressions”, an event design firm.

He is a past National President of “The National Association of Catering Executives” NACE, having served an unprecedented three terms. In 2007, Jerry was inducted into the NACE Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed to only six other people in NACE’s 51 year history.

Besides having built one of the most successful Catering companies in his region, Jerry has traveled the world, training and assisting Caterers, Chefs and Event Planners to animate their guest’s culinary experience. Jerry is also a contributing Food editor for Catersource Magazine and writes a column entitled “From The Chef”.

Since his career in catering consulting and administration has taken off he finds peace and solitude in his custom-built Tuscan style kitchen where he creates wine dinners for family and friends. Jerry is currently working on two books, one for the industry titles, Catering from a Chef’s Perspective and for the general public “Seasons of the Grape” a book on seasonal cooking and wine pairing in wine growing regions from Australia to South Africa.

Awards & Competitions

Jerry was recognized by “Special Events Magazine” as a top 20 industry leader to watch; by “Catering Magazine” as Wedding Caterer of the Year 2000; by “The Academy of Tourism and Travel” as Caterer of the Year 2000 and nominated as Industry Leader of the Year 2004.

He was the first National Catering member of the Year for NACE in 1992 and 1993. In 2004, he won the Nation’s Capitol “Iron Chef” competition and also won the Baltimore NACE Iron Chef competition.

In 2010, Jerry was honored by his chapter as Caterer of the year. He has won over 30 industry competitions including three ACF Gold Medals and the prestigious “Best Chef” for the Meals on Wheels Culinary Extravaganza. In July of 2010, Jerry competed in the finals of the National Pork Taste of Elegance competition.

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