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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 2018 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 2018 competitors!


Makeover My Leftover

HEAD COOK: Susanne Duplantis

COMPETITION: World Open Chili Championship

I grew up on a step-stool in my grandmother's kitchen. I was her little sous chef way before I ever knew that term. I learned it and so much more in my 22 years as general manager and catering chef in the restaurant industry. In 2014, I suffered a stroke. I had to leave the business I loved but fortunately not my passion-cooking. Seeing my share of food waste over the years, inspired me to begin my food blog, Makeover My Leftover, to help families reduce food waste and save money. I cater intimate gatherings and teach small cooking classes. I enjoy doing cooking demos and have a monthly segment on a CBS affiliate station. I'm also writing my first cookbook- on leftovers, of course! I got a taste of the WFC competition as a blogger in 2015 and as a Certified E.A.T. Judge in 2016. I'm excited for my WFC 2017 experience!