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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!


Treasure Bay

HEAD COOK: Calvin McCoy

COMPETITION: World Open Chili Championship

I am originally from Buffalo, New York and my first experience with cooking and food was watching father grilling. My first cooking job was at Erie Basin Marina as a fry cook. The family moved to Alabama where I graduated high school and had a scholarship to play baseball but my first love was cooking so that is the path I chose. I attended Culinary School in 1990 receiving a certificate of completion. In 1992, I moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and started working in the Casino Industry as a dishwasher. I quickly had the opportunity to advance to a prep cook then a station cook, lead cook and finally Sous Chef with several Casinos. I worked in Fine Dining for 10 years and then crossed over to Buffet Production. I currently hold the position of Chef De Cuisine at CQ in Treasure Bay Casino