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!
Big Daveâs Cheese Steaks
HEAD COOK: Derrick Hayes
COMPETITION: World Sandwich Championship
Derrick Hayes born and raised in West Philadelphia, grew up cooking in the kitchen with his grandparents. He learned how to mix spices and season food for his family and extended family. Sometimes as many as 300 people at a time. He is a self taught chef and specializes in cheesesteaks and seafood. He mixes his on spices for seasoning different dishes at his restaurant.