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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!


Team Apple Smoke

HEAD COOK: Jason Wates

COMPETITION: World Open Chili Championship

I\\\'m Jason Wates Of Team Apple Smoke. We are a Backyard BBQ Team, From Matherville, Illinois. This is our 4th year competing in BBQ, in 2015 We Won Brimfeild Il Backyard Grand Champion, Morton Il Backyard Grand Champion, 2nd Place Ribs Princeton Il, 1st Place Ribs La Salle Il, Blues and BBQ Festival, 2016 QC Tailgate Cookoff, Davenport, Iowa 1st Place Breakfast That Won Me The Golden Ticket To Alabama. 1st Place Vegan, 1st Place Appetizer, 2nd Place Bacon, 1st Place And Grand Champion Burger. Hog Capital Challenge Kewanee Il, KCBS Backyard 1st Place Chicken, 1st Place Ribs Backyard Grand Champion, And 1st Place Ribs 2016 BBQ n-Blues Festival La Salle Back To Back Championships. I\\\'m Very Excited To Be Competing At The World Food Championship, World Recipe Challenge.