We're excited to see the field of competitors who have already won their golden ticket and registered to compete at the 2023 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 2023 competitors!
HEAD COOK: B-52 Burgers and Brew Reese
COMPETITION: World Burger Championship
QUALIFYING EVENT: Twin Cities Burger Battle
Raised in restaurants, I love being creative. My father is Japanese and had a successful run in sushi restaurants in the Twin Cities. My mother was a farmer's daughter from Valley City, ND. These two completely different backgrounds have brought me to where I am today. I love to absorb my surroundings and let them impact my recipes. We have a great team. I work with Adrian who is very talented in the Kitchen as well. Together we love to play with all sorts of fun combinations. Many things don't work but when we find success it turns into the best burger of the Twin Cities! I have no formal schooling other than my passion of cooking. It has never been a job; only the fun of feeding people food that we all like to eat. I think this approach to cooking has allowed us to think outside of the box and try literally everything!