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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!


The Salt Block

HEAD COOK: Nick Rickman

COMPETITION: World Chef Challenge

Chef Nick Rickman is The Executive Chef of The Salt Block Restaurant in Marianna Florida Specializing in Multi cultural traditional cuisines such as Italian, French, Cajun, Greek, Southern, and Asian inspired fusion foods. Nick is The 2018 World Chef Champion, Nick Finished 2nd Place at The World Food Championships 2019 Final Table in New Orleans which Aired on CNBC and was a Top 3 Finalist @ The 2016 World Steak Championships. Nick says his late grandfather a pioneer of the family style steakhouse movement is his strongest source of motivation and inspiration. Chef Nick has no desire to compete unless it’s against the best of the best at the highest and most intense levels!