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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 2021 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 2021 competitors!


Jim Modesitt

HEAD COOK: Jim Modesitt

COMPETITION: World Invitational Steak Championship

Chef Jim Modesitt is owner and executive chef for Big Jims BBQ in San Rafael, Ca (20 miles north of San Francisco) . He has won several food and bbq competitions in California in the last 10 years, 4 Grand Championships and Best Pork Ribs in San Francisco for 3 years in a row are his most notable trophies. He has been seen on Bbq Pitmasters TV show and Travel Channel. Chef Jim just reciently started the food distribution center for the first responders in fires at Santa Rosa on day one. He teamed up with Operation Bbq Relief and Guy Fieri to complete food orders. Today he teaches bbq classes in Northern California and has taught over 10,000 students. He has a passion of cooking California Style Bbq and entertaining the public. You may see him at NASCAR events, local concerts and private party's.