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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 2024 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 2024 competitors!


The Pit Crew

HEAD COOK: Tina Cannon

COMPETITION: Fire & Ice Women's BBQ Championship

I went to Culinary School years ago, wanting to be in hustle and bustle of a busy kitchen. I loved the action packed business that that kept you working for 14-16 hours a days. It was fun; I was single and it was the 80's! Now retired from that part of my life, married and settled down, currently I cater and compete on the BBQ circuit. Cooking for me is not just preparing a meal, its expressing your creative interests and your love for others, sometimes its the only way I can show it! I have a bumper sticker that says "Love People, Cook them Tasty Food" I think that sums me up! Since 2009, I have been one of the few female Pitmasters and I compete in the Southeast. 2015 was a great year for me, I won the Georgia BBQ championship, the first woman to do that! In 2014 I competed on Travel Channels American Grilled and won 10K for Grilling Skills! In 2013 I was the first woman to win a Grand Championship for the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour as well as the Prestigious Dillard Georgia Contest, 19 years and I am the first woman to win, Wow, what a honor! I was also the 2015 Georgia BBQ Champion, again the first woman to accomplish that! I am so excited to be able to compete in the WFC again this year and also in the Fire and Ice all female Pitmasters grilling contest.