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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 2019 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 2019 competitors!

COMPETITOR

Bo-Vine Boys

HEAD COOK: Mark Banick

COMPETITION: World Burger Championship


Grandfather was a cook on a 3 mast sail ship, and when I was a kid he taught me to bake bread. I did a majority of the cooking in my household as a single parent. As a stress relief from my career job as a systems analyst I volunteered in our church kitchen where we serve family style meals each week. When I remarried 9 years ago my wife was a food sport junkie and she started competing in the WFC in 2014. She competed by herself that year and the next year I joined her as her sous chef. In 2017 we won 1st place in the Seafood category. In 2018 I was encouraged to compete in the Grand Throwdown by my wife and one of my good friends Nancy Manlove. I won the Grandpa portion and here I am having to compete against my wife in 2019. I have supported the WFC as a cheferee for 3 years, and one interesting aspect of my life that I rarely share is that I was a radio operator for Air Force One for two presidents.