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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!


Red Cow

HEAD COOK: Luke Shimp

COMPETITION: World Burger Championship

QUALIFYING EVENT: Tastemaker's Choice

Luke retired from NASCAR after seven seasons & one championship. After working for Roush-Fenway Racing & Joe Gibbs Racing, Luke was ready for an entrepreneurial challenge. In 2001 Luke purchased an interest in Blue Plate Restaurant Company of Minnesota. As owner, Luke held many roles in & out of the kitchen. With his love of business & hospitality, a talented team & tenacious work ethic BPRC became a Twin Cities' dining staple. In 2009 he & his partners were awarded Restaurateurs of Year by MN Restaurant Association. Luke left BPRC in 2012 and created: Red Cow - Fine Burgers, Beer & Wine. Since opening in February of 2013, Red Cow’s success has been nothing short of phenomenal—winning several culinary awards and recognition for their gourmet burgers, craft beer & fine wines.