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!
HEAD COOK: Benjamin Goode
COMPETITION: Bacon World Championship
I come from a small town in the mountains of Southeast Idaho. I'm a finance professional by day and a backyard BBQ hero most of the rest of the time. Although I've cooked occasionally for a good portion of my life, the crazy year that was 2020 allowed me to spend more time refining my skills and gave birth to the moniker "Smokin' Idahoan." Wild game and Wagyu beef from a local ranch are my favorite cooks, and I like inventing unique sides to accompany dishes.