Martie Duncan is an entrepreneur and the Chief Party Thrower at MartieDuncan.com, her website dedicated to stress-free entertaining and easy recipes.
Martie was runner-up on Season 8 of the competition cooking show Food Network Star and named the franchise’s “Fan Favorite” in 2014 for the 10th anniversary edition of the show. A passionate cook, writer, and Alabama girl, Martie wants to help people go back to a time when entertaining was fun.
Martie spends much of her time on the road, speaking at conferences or appearing at culinary shows, charity events, and food festivals. Her how-to videos and party ideas can be found on MyRecipes.com, and she is a contributor to the MSN.com Food Channel. In September 2014, Martie was named to an elite list of “20 Women Making a Difference” in her home of Birmingham. Martie acts as a spokesperson for the USDA’s Food Safe Families Campaign where she appears in videos aimed at preventing foodborne illness during holiday celebrations. Her recent book, Birmingham’s Best Bites, with co-writer Chanda Temple, features recipes from restaurants, bars, and food trucks around Birmingham including legendary favorites from days gone by as well.