We're excited to see the field of competitors who have already won their golden ticket and registered to compete at the 2023 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 2023 competitors!
HEAD COOK: Amber Johnson
COMPETITION: World Recipe Championship
Amber Johnson is a retired disabled Navy Corpsman, single mom of a 16-year daughter, and to a loving fur baby named Bandit. She grew up in Lilburn, Georgia and now lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Right after the military, she attended the Art Institute of Atlanta, where she graduated with both her Associates in Culinary, and Bachelor’s of Culinary Arts Management. Amber was the captain of the culinary competition ACF team at AIA. The team went on to compete in the hot foods and knowledge bowl events. Later on, she began working for Kevin Gillespie’s restaurant Revival while attending school. After working at Revival, she moved onto Lure. Amber loves to incorporate Paleo, Mexican, and Asian flavors into her food. She especially loves to promote Paleo and the healthy way of cooking due to her disabilities. This helps her maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. “Food is a way of life, it is essential to function and be healthy!