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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

The Ruby Slipper Cafe

HEAD COOK: Edwin Vega

COMPETITION: World Seafood Championship


I started working in kitchens right after college. At that time, I had moved to Miami, Florida and met a chef named Chris Lukic who took me under his wing. I worked with him for a year until I moved to Orlando, Florida where I was a Sous Chef under Chef Jay Heinz, at Fifi\'s and Graze. I moved to Kansas City and was a kitchen manager for 2 restaurants, Stone Canyon Co. and Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge. I\'ve been in Pensacola about 6 years and was Sous Chef for Jaco\'s Bayfront Bar and Grill. I worked as Lead Line Cook for The Grand Marlin then Kitchen Manager for Red Fish Blue Fish on Pensacola Beach. Currently I\'m the Sr. Kitchen Manager and Interim GM for The Ruby Slipper Cafe Orange Beach.