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: Melvin Johnson
COMPETITION: World Chef Championship
A Sous Chef with one of the best culinary teams in Vegas and Mandalay Bay Resort. Ran a very successful Gourmet food truck, Slow Cal BBQ, in San Diego before moving to Vegas. Opened my first resturant and the age of 29 in Downtown San Diego called The Juke Joint Cafe. Worked in NYC for Bobby Flay at Mesa Grill. A member of Cutthroat Culinary, a group of rebel chefs. BEING A CHEF IS NOT A CAREER, ITS A LIFESTYLE!!!