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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!


Thomas Cuisine

HEAD COOK: Richard Thorp

COMPETITION: World Recipe Championship

Like most I started at a young age in food service in the dish room because I needed a job. I worked my way up into kitchens quickly but became disenfranchised with the work. My world changed when I was 19 and saw an episode of Great Chef's of the World and a chef made a dish called "Salt Crust Duck". I immediately realized that it was not just a job but a passion of art through the soul of food. There was a science and showmanship involved along with many humbling experiences. It was like being able to go see the Mona Lisa but every time you looked at it, it changed. I taught myself through trial, error, ambition and mental fortitude how to dedicate myself to the universal language of food. It is this universal language, this ever changing art, that ignited the flame of passion that as burned inside me ever since.