Martie Duncan is the Chief Party Thrower at MartieKnowsParties.com and was a finalist on Season 8 of Food Network Star. Martie was named the franchise’s “Fan Favorite” when she was brought back for the tenth anniversary edition of the show. A passionate cook, writer, party/wedding expert and Alabama girl, Martie wants to help people go back to a time when entertaining was fun.
Martie has thrown parties for her friends and family since her high school days in Birmingham, Alabama. Over the 20+ years she spent in the wedding industry, Martie worked with some of the best caterers, designers, and event planners around the country and learned how to translate their magnificent creations into affordable ideas for entertaining at home. Now, Martie helps her readers with resources for stress-free get-togethers including delicious but easy to make recipes. These days, Martie spends much of her time on the road, appearing at culinary shows, charity events, and food festivals. In September 2014, she was named to an elite list of “20 Women Making a Difference” in her hometown of Birmingham.