Olivet The Magazine | Olivet Alumna Chef Cooks Her Way to the Top

Alumna crowned Food Network champion.

November 3, 2023 Alumni & Friends, Olivet The Magazine

Elizabeth Barrick competing on Guys Grocery Games

Elizabeth (Garcia) Barrick ’00 was crowned a Food Network champion after putting her culinary skills to the test this summer in an episode of the cooking competition show Guy’s Grocery Games.

In the educator-focused episode, teachers partnered up with all-star chefs in hopes of schooling the competition.

As a kindergarten teacher and regular guest chef for her local news station, Barrick was able to combine two of her passions for one exciting event. The three rounds of competition included a math and geography challenge to decipher the required ingredients for an upscale school lunch and, later, using only ingredients that began with the letters “B” and “C” to make a spectacular graduation dinner. The show debuted on June 12. Barrick celebrated the winning moment at a watch party surrounded by family, friends and colleagues.

From Olivet The Magazine, Strength & Hope – Autumn 2023. Read the full issue HERE.

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