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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 2023 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 2023 competitors!


Cristian Shinya

HEAD COOK: Cristian Shinya

COMPETITION: World Chef Championship

Born in the province of Talagante on 02-01-1985, Santiago de Chile with Japanese and Chilean roots. The first Gastronomic steps were when I decided to study collective feeding at Liceo Politecnico N 120, at 13 years, when I finished the 4 years of training, I went to do an internship at the restaurant Kuchen Haus (7 forks, from the mercury newspaper) by Chef Juan Carlos Bozzo (les blanches), when I finished the internship offered me my first job as a kitchen assistant, earning the minimum and working many hours ... During this period, enter the gastronomy school Diego Portales in the center of Santiago, working and studying for 3 and a half years.