Food Network star and Kentucky native

Chef Jackie Joseph
Catch Jackie Joseph at the Crave Food Performance Tent on Saturday, August 14 at 4 p.m.

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Crowned Food Network's "Best Baker in America" in June 2021, Jackie Joseph is Kentuckian through and through. A coal miner’s daughter and Prestonsburg native, Joseph was born and raised in a “holler” in Eastern Kentucky. Growing up in a small town, Jackie felt that a career in pastry was far from obtainable. She began her studies at the University of Kentucky in hopes to pursue a career in dietetics, but her ever-growing passion
prompted her to enroll in Sullivan University’s Baking and Pastry program...and thus began her journey to discovering her true calling.

Joseph has found herself in high-profile roles such as Pastry Chef for Framboise Catering, the official caterer for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada and the U.S. Olympic Organizing Committee, where she baked for U.S. Olympic athletes, corporate partners and numerous visiting dignitaries. She has also built her pastry foundation at Martine’s Pastries, The Brown Hotel, the Omni Louisville Hotel and has staged at the Michelin rated restaurant, Lincoln Ristorante.

Joseph also appeared on Food Network’s "Chopped Sweets (2019)." She will give a baking demo at the CRAVE Food Performance Stage at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, accompanied by fellow "Best Baker in America" participant Clarice Lam.