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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 2017 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 2017 competitors!


Burnt Finger BBQ

HEAD COOK: Jason Day

COMPETITION: Bacon World Championship

Burnt Finger BBQ is comprised of Kansas City based pitmasters Jason and Megan Day. The duo is also the mastermind behind the world famous Bacon Explosion! Sporting it\'s iconic basket-weaved bacon exterior, the Bacon Explosion has received features by the New York Times, Fox News, CNN, Good Morning America, TODAY Show, Cooking Channel, and is considered to be the most downloaded recipe of all time.\r\n\r\nSince founding their team in 2008, Burnt Finger BBQ has amassed hundreds of awards on the professional barbecue circuit, including 1st place chicken at the prestigious American Royal World Series of Barbecue. In 2010 Jason released his first cookbook \"BBQ Makes Everything Better\", which was later named the Best Barbecue Book in the World at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris, France. Later this year Megan will be making her national television debut on Food Network\'s as competes on the Grill Masters edition of the hit show Chopped!\r\n\r\nBurnt Finger BBQ\'s line of \"Smokey Kansas City\" barbecue sauces and seasonings can be found in stores across the country. You can learn more about Burnt Finger BBQ and their food sport adventures by visiting their website