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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!


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HEAD COOK: Linwood Kennedy

COMPETITION: Bacon World Championship

Chef Linwood Kennedy’s Brief Bio Chef Linwood Kennedy born and raised in Atlanta Georgia where he has the pleasure of being owner of an Atlanta based catering company, Eliza Catering, since 2002. He holds the winning title of the “2014 Culinary Fight Club Bougie Burger Battle” Atlanta, the “Food Fight Night at Avocado” Florida, “Beer Bourbon BBQ Festival Atlanta and New York” “2014 World Food Championship Pasta Challenge” 2017 Country Living Fair Stone Mountain, Georgia and Nashville, TN. 2017 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. 2017 Taste of Lancaster/ 2017 Taste of Philadelphia. 2018 Bullseye Player Tailgate Superbowl Show down in Atlanta Georgia. In 2019 Chef Kennedy became President of the National Black Chef Association (NBCA). During his rising fame, he continues to work alongside some of the Food Network’s most prominent chefs. He has developing his special sauce Bourbon BBQ blend. In September 2018 Chef Kennedy Participate at Middle Georgia Community Food Bank where he won the Golden Ticket to the World Food Championship for 2019. In May 2019 Chef Kennedy Competed in the Blended Burger Challenge where he won People Choice Award and Tied for First Place..