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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!



HEAD COOK: John Billiau

COMPETITION: World Sandwich Championship

QUALIFYING EVENT: World Sandwich Championship

I've been cooking all my life. Fueled by a passion for eating and good food, but limited by budgets, the drive to cook came from necessity in university. Plus I learned cooking got me out of dishes duty. It quickly developed into more of a passion and hobby as I discovered more ingredients and moved away from the typical student style spaghetti. When I moved to Canada from Belgium several years ago I noticed I couldn’t find some of the breads, prepared meats and cheeses I was so fond off, so I started making them myself. What followed was an accelerated discovery of techniques, products, farmers, microbiology, purchases of obscure tools, the building of a fermentation fridge and many other experiments. Being completely self-taught, I never want to stop learning and applying old techniques to new modern products. I love to share this passion by teaching cooking classes, and showing everybody how easy it is to make authentic European style products at home!