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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!



HEAD COOK: Hiram Quintana

COMPETITION: World Invitational Steak Championship

Executive Chef Hiram Quintana Lions Den Catering Executive Chef Hiram Quintana born in Philadelphia Pa. Having 23+ years of culinary experience combined with ala cart, Banquet and Catering. Extensive experience in the culinary field and has worked in such places as, Epiqurean Restaurant, Phoenixville PA., The Lakeside Inn, Limerick PA, Galen Hall Country Club, Wernersville PA. Phoenixville Country Club Phoenixville Pa. Moshulu, Philadelphia Pa and Old and original Bookbinders.Phila. PA. Vittorios Italian Restaurant Ocean City NJ. Finally, Friendship Farm Market In Douglasville pa where I owned and operated my first restaurant (B.Y.O.B) Friendship Farm Market featuring local organic foods! Till Recently finally teaming up with long time friend and owner Vittorio to open Vittorio's Italian Restaurant located At 1018 Asbury in the heart of Downtown! Awarded Best of shore 2015, 2016 and best italian restaurant Ocean City, After 2016 I decided to operate my catering and private chef business where I hosted my own events in Tamamaqua pa named "taste of tamaqua" which quickly gained momentum and was featured in Local Times News and multiple media outlets. Featured in ed Hitzels radio show Table for 2 2015 Competed in The NYC food and wine festival for Rooftop chopped live. With Celbrity chef Jonathan Scinto 2016 Competed in the World Food Championships in )range Beach Alabama. In seafood and burger where we placed top 20 in the world. Continuing on I have built and created my own dining experience with my very own lions den food truck! Winner of world food championships Chicken challenge recipe entry contest 2017 Sous, Burger 2017 2nd overall Sous Steak 2018 1st overall 4the overall top 10 Sous Ancillary 2017 Bacon 1st place Souse seafood 2017 13th overall Sous 2017 Chef 15th overall Reserve grand champ with ribs within at springfield gone BBQ N.E.B.S completion in connecticut Culinary Fight Club philly blended burger 1st place Currently executive chef at Greenhouse Enoteca in Allentown Pa Experianced in Italian, French, American, Spanish, Mediteranean Cuisines with Talents ranging from professional artist to creating own ice sculptures. Trained Under chefs Ron Delmundo, of Moshulu, Micheal Markoski of Valley forge Towers and Christian Hipster of Water Works in Philadelphia.