Knoxville, TN - Do you love watching cooking competitions? Well we've got you covered live under the big tent on Biscuit Boulevard at the 6th annual International Biscuit Festival in downtown Knoxville this Saturday, May 16. Southern Biscuit® Flour, famously known as the essence of Southern baking, is once again proud to be the official sponsor of the International Biscuit Festival Biscuit Baking Contest this year.

Finalists in the Biscuit Baking Contest will compete in four categories, Sweet Biscuits, Savory Biscuits, Special Biscuits and Student Biscuits, baking their secret biscuit recipes and vying for a Golden Biscuit trophy. Winners will be chosen by celebrity guest judges, including Kate Krader of Food & Wine magazine, James Beard-winning Southern author Cynthia Graubart, and award-winning Nashville pastry chef Lisa Donovan. One grand prize winner will be chosen among the winners of the four Biscuit categories. All the winners and audience members will take home Southern Biscuit's beloved Formula L Biscuit Mix and other Southern Biscuit Flour products.

“The competition is fun with amazing results that show the pride of bakers who for generations have counted on Southern Biscuit Flour for their families,” said Tommy Lynn CEO of Renwood Mills.

Chef Nikki Miller-Ka will be part of the competition fun sharing the secrets of Southern Biscuit soft wheat flour while demonstrating her cheddar and chive biscuits with bacon jam. She will also be at the Southern Biscuit booth along Biscuit Boulevard with the Southern Biscuit team handing out free samples of Southern Biscuit Formula L to festival-goers.

The Biscuit Baking Contest fun begins at noon and goes until 4:00 p.m. when the grand prize winner is crowned. So bring your family and friends and have a big biscuit time with Southern Biscuit and the Biscuit Baking Contest.