First and foremost, we are parents to 2 kids, 2 dogs, and 20 chickens. After that, we’re competitive cooks, cyclists, recipe writers, craft beer enthusiasts, and world travelers. Amy’s been cooking most of her life, learning to cook when she was 8 years old in 4-H. Jeremy, on the other hand, didn’t join in the fun until he met Amy in 2009. Since then, he’s become a veteran on the competitive cooking scene.
In 2007, after seeing the National Pie Championships on Food Network, Amy entered her first pie championship. “I thought it would be a breeze. I was awful…No, I sucked! The fact that I’d never actually made a pie crust didn’t help.” She didn’t give up and by the next year, she won two categories–cream cheese and custard–all while huge and pregnant. Amy continued with the American Pie Council for the next several years, and then, in 2013, after only winning one category–citrus–she won the National Championship with my “Sittin on a Sandbar Key Lime Pie.”
Amy’s 2013 championship earned her her first Golden Ticket to World Food Championships in Las Vegas. Once there, “I felt completely out classed. Everyone was in a chef’s coat; everyone was a professional or so I thought; everyone was waaaayyy out of my league.” However, with Jeremy as her sous chef, she made the top 10 and earned her way back to the 2014 World Food Championships and again to the 2015 World Food Championships.
Jeremy’s love of cycling and craft beer is still relatively new. Having been quite unhealthy and considerably overweight a few short years ago, Jeremy began competing in triathlons in 2009 and has now progressed to duathlons, 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and full marathons. While running is no longer his fitness goal, cycling is a mainstay and many weekends are spent cycling on Central Florida trails.
Since meeting in 2009, Jeremy and Amy have never slowed down. Having both been victims of unhealthy lifestyles, bad marriages, and complacent attitudes, they vowed to truly live their life, to see the world, the raise their kids on an adventure, and to enjoy every day…together. In the few years that they’ve been together, Amy & Jeremy have traveled throughout the Caribbean, Ireland, and the US, bicycled the Outer Banks of North Carolina, visited more breweries, distilleries, and wineries than should probably be allowed, and never looked back.