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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!



HEAD COOK: Diego Buik

COMPETITION: World Burger Championship

started my career as a chef at age of 14 in the restaurant scene in rotterdam, when I got my college degree I worked in Amsterdam , London , The Hague and rotterdam The most expensive hamburger in the world can soon be enjoyed by foodies around the world. In the Netherlands chef Diego is already famous for his burgers and this year he set a Guinness World Record for the most expensive burger anywhere. Which sparked interest in other countries. So now burger chef Diego is setting sail to Saudi-Arabia. Diego Buik is by now the best known burger chef of the Netherlands, even more so because of this year’s mention in the Guinness World Records. With his passion for burgers this chef has already been paving the way for a long time. In 2016 chef Diego gained second place in the competition Best Burger of Rotterdam and in 2015 he became rst. This year he opened local pop-up restaurants Burger Atelier By Chef Diego. And his aim of conquering the world with top burger goes on. Chef Diego has a number of endorsements and partnerships. While he has enjoyed success with several projects, he has several grand ventures ahead including goals of opening burger restaurants and growing his brand further.