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We're excited to see the field of competitors who have already won their golden ticket and registered to compete at the 2022 World Food Championships. And we are always proud to announce our special guests and celebrity judges participating in our judging events across the nation - we're sure the championship food certainly helps! Best of luck to our 2022 competitors!


Chatham Artillery BBQ

HEAD COOK: Bill Anderson

COMPETITION: World Barbecue Championship

QUALIFYING EVENT: Smokin on the Suwannee BBQ Festival

Bill Anderson has been BBQing for 30 years and has been competing since 2006 with the Chatham Artillery BBQ Team. We have won a lot of competitions in the Southeast including Grand Championships in Albany, GA (FBA), and KCBS Grands in Daytona FL, Kennesaw GA, Greenwood SC (Food Network Challenge Episode), Dillard GA, Lyons GA, and back to back wins in one of the biggest contests on the East Coast... Tryon NC. We cook on two Cookshack FEC-100 pellet smokers and our specialty is KCBS contests and the four categories chicken, ribs, butts, and brisket. We also make our living in the BBQ World... our book, Competition BBQ Secrets, was one of the first books on the subject of competition BBQ when it was written in 2006. It’s still a best seller today and is the “go to” book for many a BBQ Team. Our website is For teams, restaurant owners, and back yarders that want to step it up a notch, we have a complete set of online BBQ instructional videos at Again, we are the pioneer in this form of BBQ instruction. includes members like the Swine Assassins (KCBS Team of the Year runner up) and Git-R-Smoked (FBA Team of the Year). We also have our own rub - Chatham Artillery BBQ Southwest rub available at Other web properties include our very popular BBQ Newsletter site at with over 35,000 subscribers and our blog at