BR blogger chosen to attend Florida summit _lowres

Susanne Duplantis

Susanne Duplantis, of Baton Rouge, has been selected for the FoodFightWrite Bloggers Summit set for Nov. 2-4 in Celebration, Florida.

Duplantis, a former local catering chef, retired from the restaurant world after a stroke. She then began a food blog and website to help combat food waste. Follow her at, on Facebook, Instagram and @makemyleftover on Twitter.

“The FoodFightWrite Bloggers Summit is bringing skilled communicators together with representatives of leading food brands to explore together the future of the food industry,” said Mike McCloud, CEO of summit sponsor World Food Championships. “But the summit is also exploring other hot food trends, especially in the world of food sport.”

After some study time, the bloggers will put their skills to the test, setting aside their keyboards and picking up spatulas as they enter the Kenmore Kitchen Arena to compete in the first annual Bloggers Challenge, a news release said. Bloggers will compete for cash and bragging rights.