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: James Clark
COMPETITION: World Chicken Championship
James got his first paid job as a dishwasher at 15 and now has over 25 years of experiences in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Having spent the first half of his career in upscale catering and fine dining, he is currently the Director of Food & Beverage for Mama Fu’s, an Austin, TX-based concept specializing in Asian comfort food. James is responsible for the Culinary and Purchasing departments for the company, but he is best known for creating unique, off the wall dishes like Crab Rangoon Queso, Citrus Cheesecake Wontons, and Jalapeno Brisket Fried Rice for Mama Fu’s “Spice Market Menu” LTO program. He is still an excellent dishwasher.