We're excited to see the field of competitors who have already won their golden ticket and registered to compete at the 2023 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 2023 competitors!
I HEART BBQ
HEAD COOK: Brandon Mike Castaneda
COMPETITION: World Soup Championship
I'm a small town, home cook who loves everything about creating. I love anything food related and love to experiment with different flavors. I was named one of the top ten cooks in America on Food Network's All Star Academy and have won a few national cooking competitions as well. Honored to be representing Kansas at the World Food Championships. I have an amazing wife with three great kids.