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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!


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HEAD COOK: Kelli Fairchild-Cochran

COMPETITION: World Sandwich Championship

A Custom Caterer out of Merced , Ca., specializing in Creative menu planning and creating unique handmade appetizers . Coming up with fun, new innovative menus for clients is one of Kellis fondest attributes. Starting out as a self- taught home cook, she went on to take a hospitality management course at Columbia College in Sonora . They say home is where your heart is and Kellis passion is preparing home- style comfort food with a little twist and lots of love! Growing up in the small Hispanic farming community of Planada , Ca. , Kelli has a deep love and appreciation of scratch made Mexican food and loves preparing homemade sauces of dried chiles , salsas and tortillas... Her love and passion of food and cooking shines thru in every dish! This will be Kellis 5th year competing in the World Food Championships where she has remained a consistent competitor placing in the Top 3 each year. Crowned WORLD SANDWICH CHAMPION of 2014 , World Sandwich Champion Runner up in 2015 and placing 3rd in both 2016 and 2017.