Martie Duncan

Birmingham, AL

  • Finalist on Season 8 of Food Network Star

Martie Duncan is an entrepreneur and the Chief Party Thrower at, 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, and she is a contributor to the 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.

“I absolutely love to catch, cook, and eat fresh Gulf seafood. It has always been part of my life. For my final Food Network Star challenge, I made my favorite party recipe, Citrus Pickled Shrimp, as I told stories of fond memories of fishing and shrimping on Mobile Bay. That recipe has become my signature dish. I use Alabama Gulf Seafood when I cook seafood at home, and I always ask for it in restaurants when I eat out. There is a huge difference in quality, taste, and texture, especially when it comes to shrimp.”

On The Menu

Check out and for tons of great recipes, photos, blog posts, party tips, and much more, including a ton of great Alabama Gulf Seafood content. You can find her on social media as well: @MartieParty on Twitter, @martieduncan on Instagram, Martie Party on Facebook, and Martie Duncan on Pinterest.