Josh Cooper ’02 says he loves the rush of competition. The Furman political science graduate and former Paladin defensive back competed in the World Food Championships Oct. 19 in Dallas and came home with the title of World Seafood Champion. Over 1,400 cooks from 42 states and 15 countries participated in the Championships, now is in its eighth year. His team, which included his fiancee and another friend, earned the title for their dish, pan-seared scallops with caviar champagne beurre blanc. The news was covered in Tallahassee Table and Tallahassee Democrat.
Cooper, a political consultant in Tallahassee, Florida, got his first taste of political life during his time at Furman.