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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!


Good Buddies

HEAD COOK: Bobby King

COMPETITION: World Barbecue Championship

QUALIFYING EVENT: Smoke on the Water

Good Buddies is a professional competition BBQ team from Lakeland, Florida. The team is made up of two pitmasters who have a passion for BBQ and competition. During the 2014 BBQ season, Good Buddies has competed in two KCBS and 11 Florida BBQ Association events and is currently ranked 12th in Florida BBQ at the professional level. Accolades for the 2014 season include: Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Tampa, Florida event - Reserve Grand Champion Winter Haven, Florida - Smoke on the Water - Reserve Grand Champion Haines City, Florida - Ribs on the Ridge 4th overall, 2nd place Chicken, 3rd place Brisket Kissimmee, Florida - Rib Rodeo 3rd overall, 4th place Chicken, 1st place Brisket Dothan, Alabama - Tri-State BBQ Championship 5th overall, 1st place Chicken, 4th place Pork and 10th place Brisket. Stuart, Florida 5th overall, 4th place Chicken, 8th place Pork, 1st place Brisket Oviedo, Florida - Central Florida BBQ Blowout 13th overall, 7th place Ribs, 7th place Pork.