A Word About Cooking Competitions Cooking competitions are the rage right now! This is Chef Scott, founder of Chefsville. I found an interesting article about cooking competitions and wanted to comment on the remarks made. There were some very true insights in this article by 2 extremely influential forces in the food industry, Alice Waters and Jacques Pepin. Chef Alice Waters is one of the original founders of the farm to plate movement from back in the late 1970s.