Rachel Wharton’s former HRN co-host is her guest on today’s Meet Your Maker! Matt Timms has been responsible for the food competitions The Takedowns for the past ten years. Matt’s next event is the Meatball Takedown, taking place on January 27th, 2013 at Brooklyn’s The Bell House. Hear why Matt decided to start hosting food competitions, and some of the roadblocks he hit during his earliest Takedowns. Find out why roller girls are the ideal contestants in Matt’s competitions. Listen in to hear Matt and Rachel talk about the world of food professionals and enthusiasts, and why Matt wants to make his events accessible to everyone. What ideas for Takedowns have been failures, and what cities are great for food competitions? Find out on this installment of Meet Your Maker! This program has been brought to you by 360 Cookware.

“I like the term ‘fooder’ (as an alternative to ‘foodie’) because it implies something active. Pushing food through your face – anyone can do that!” [3:50]

“At the end of the day, all I’ve ever wanted to do is throw parties. And it’s worked out very well!” [8:30]

Matt Timms on Meet Your Maker