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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!


Tortugas Saltwater Grill

HEAD COOK: Chris Collins

COMPETITION: World Seafood Championship

My love for cooking started when I was just a kid. The first thing I learned to cook was buttered noodles, I started experimenting adding different ingredients to the buttered noodles and found the combinations that I liked the best. That’s where it all started. Later in life my older brother got me into the restaurant business. My first job was actually as a server at the classic cup café in Kansas City Missouri. Even though I was just a server at this restaurant I learned a lot about food and a lot about the business in general. I have had many different restaurant jobs since then and a lot more experience in the kitchen. I do not have any formal training as a chef but have learned everything through experience. I now own and operate three restaurants in Port Aransas, Tx. I love what I do and I am excited to be competing in WFC. In 2019 I came in 3rd place in the seafood category at WFC. I beleive this was a great accomplishment but it is also difficult to come that close and not take first. This year im coming for number 1!!!