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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!


Chef's Table

HEAD COOK: David Hill

COMPETITION: World Burger Championship

QUALIFYING EVENT: Sacramento Burger Battle

A CIA Graduate, Hill did stints in his hometown of Oklahoma City under Kurt Fleisfresser at The Coach House and then made a pilgrimage to Atlanta Georgia to study under French Master Chef Jean Banchet and Tom Coohill at the acclaimed Ciboulette Restaurant. He then worked for the Peasant Restaurant group over two of their restaurants during the Atlanta Olympics, was partner in a upscale bohemian café, and Executive Chef of a prime steakhouse, Coohill’s, Executive Chef for Horseshoe Bar Grill and Beermann’s Beerwerks, before making the move to be the Executive Chef for Winchester County Club ,as a Chef Instructor at the Kitchen Academy culinary arts school in Sacramento, and as the Executive Chef for G.V. Hurley’s, featuring sustainably farmed earthy regional American foods with a southern twist on seafood. Hill is currently the Chef and owner of The Chef’s Table and Hill’s Kitchen in rocklin and Roseville California. Hill’s Style of cuisine is earthy European classic with a familiar emphasis on local products, organics, and farm specific foods. While always having a deep respect for the classical foundations, Hill is known for always putting a fanciful twist on his food. “Food should be fun”, says Hill, “it should not be over worked or architectural, by using the best and most local ingredients and flavors, blending in classical European techniques, and focusing on detail, the food will stand on its own and be spectacular." Media and Public Appearances Tyler’s Ultimate, Food TV (February 2004) PBS Festivals Across America, Eggplant Festival 2002 SOS Chef’s Night Off Inaugural Sacramento Dinner Coordinator (3)KOVR 13 Mornings with Dewey Hopper (2)KCRA 3 Walt Grey KXTV, News 10 Midday UPN 31, Good Day Sacramento Y92.5 FM Paul and Phil Show Cooking Demo Salmon Festival Demonstration Strawberry Festival Chef Demonstration Eggplant Festival Chef Judge Sierra College Chef Instructor Mandarin Festival of Auburn Chef Demonstration Sacramento Grape and Gourmet Show Chef Demonstration Memberships and Affiliations: Slow Food USA Share our Strength Chef’s Collaborative American Culinary Federation