This week, Biscuitville named the grand champions of its 14th annual Bake-Off Competition, a biscuit-making contest where more than a hundred Biscuitville team members from the 54 company-owned restaurants across North Carolina and Virginia compete to be named the supreme biscuit maker. Chuck Alston, operator of the Wendover Ave. store in Greensboro, North Carolina, was named Grand Champion biscuit maker among managers and Alfonsa Martinez from the store in Sanford, North Carolina, took the 2014 title among crew members.
“At Biscuitville, we are known for our authentic southern food, consistent high quality and great-tasting, made-from-scratch biscuits,” says Biscuitville Chief Operations Officer Connie Bennett. “Our team members work incredibly hard day in and day out to deliver Biscuitville’s brand promise to all of our guests, and this competition is one that every biscuit maker in our company strives to win – not just for the cash prize, but for the sheer bragging rights.”
Contestants must first prevail at competitions in their home restaurants at the district level to qualify for the final round. At the Bake-Off Grand Finale held on June 23, the final four crew members competed against each other and the final four managers competed against each other, all showcasing their skills of measuring, mixing, and kneading mastery in the product development test kitchen at Biscuitville’s headquarters in Greensboro. Judges assessed each contestant’s ability to follow Biscuitville’s procedural criteria and certification techniques for making the perfect biscuit, including proper dough rolling and flexing, biscuit-making speed, correct sizing, and even the final product’s golden brown color.