2018 Chef Competition Judges

Jim Smith, Editor for the Daily Democrat

Jim Smith, 55, has been editor of The Daily Democrat newspaper in Woodland since 1994. He has received many awards for news writing, column writing, photography, newspage design and public service. He is the published author of “Dead Cat Alley,” a murder-mystery set in the year 2025, under the pen name of James Chatfield. In his spare time, of which he has little, Smith enjoys doing yardwork, exercise, and reading. He has served as a Tomato Festival judge for four years.

James Bailard, Business owner

James Valles, Chef for the Natomas Unified School District

Aide Silva, Woodland Farmers Market Board Member