Deb Basquez

Deb Basquez

Dutch Oven Cooking Competitor and Demonstrator

Dutch Oven outdoor camp cooking has been part of my life for the past 15 years. I love the versatility of the black pots. I am forever pushing the boundaries on what you can cook in them.

I grew up in a small Oregon town and learned at a young age how to use cast iron cookware. My family always did a lot of primitive camping trips when I was young. We would cook our meals out over the open fire in our cast iron cookware. Although I wasn’t introduced to Dutch Oven (camp oven) style cooking until the past 15 years or so, our camp meals are now primarily prepared this way. I enjoy fishing and camping to this day.

I have only recently become involved in Dutch Oven cook-off competitions. These are avenues to showcase my cooking skills and dishes on a competition level. I have a lot of fun doing these cook-offs and meeting so many wonderful people in the process.

I also am a Dutch Oven cooking demonstrator at local Sportsmen’s Shows and within our local dutch oven society. I enjoy talking to people and opening up a whole new style of camp cooking to them.

I have an extensive collection of cast iron cookware from small skillets to large camp ovens and all things in between.

About Deb Basquez


Deb Basquez




Tacoma, Washington


Dutch Oven Deb


Dutch Oven Demonstrator | Home Canning Instructor

Areas of Expertise

Member of

International Dutch Oven Society (IDOS) | North West Dutch Oven Society (NWDOS) | ACWA | Search Results Web results Griswold and Cast Iron Cookware Association (GCICA)

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