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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 2022 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 2022 competitors!


Gallery pastry shop

HEAD COOK: Ben Hardy

COMPETITION: World Dessert Championship

Chef Benjamin Hardy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Le Cordon Bleu International Culinary Academy with a degree in Pastry Arts. He has been studying pastries for 18 years; spanning his experience in specialty chocolate shops, hotels, high production facilities for local grocery stores, country clubs, and also an instructor to future pastry chefs. He has also received gold and medaled in a multitude of American Culinary Federation competitions, is a Certified Executive Pastry Chef through the ACF, a Certified ServSafe Instructor and Exam Proctor for the National Resaurant Association, and was most recently inducted into The Disciples of Escoffier, an elite chef's society. Chef Ben has now decided to further his passion and open his own unique shop in Indianapolis, IN focused on European pastry called The Gallery Pastry Shop.