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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 2021 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 2021 competitors!

COMPETITOR

Caffe Nonna

HEAD COOK: Danny Maggipinto

COMPETITION: World Pasta Championship

QUALIFYING EVENT: Best Italian Restaurant - Nashville Scene


I have owned Caffe Nonna for 16 years with my business partner Bob Sillers. Caffe Nonna has received many awards for it's food, service and ambiance. Caffe Nonna has also been featured on Food Network's #1 show....Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Right next door we have Nonna's Pizzeria & Wine Bar where we serve award winning wood-fired pies, calzones and piadinis. Our wine list, created by John Michael Thurman, features boutique vineyard wines from around the world. Nonna's Gourmet Foods is our online company. Here you can purchase our sauces, jellies and other Italian food products. Each purchase raises money for the Zoe Marie Brain Tumor Research Fund. This fund is set up in the memory of my daughter Zoe. Check it out at nonnasgourmetfoods.com I Graduated from the NY Restaurant School in Manhattan. Worked in France, China, NYC, New England, Colorado and Tennessee. Currently I teach cooking classes at Whole Foods, present demonstrations on the Celebrity Chef Stage at the Southern Woman Show and have done cooking segments on local tv in Nashville.