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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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Central City BBQ

HEAD COOK: James Cruse

COMPETITION: World Barbecue Championship - EAT Division


James Cruse Central City BBQ I'm from Arabi, Louisiana. I have been smoking meats and barbecuing for over 24 years, and competing for 16 years. I became Louisiana's first ever bbq world champion with a win in ribs at Memphis In May in 2021. I am also the current whole hog national champion. I have 30 grand championships, including 3 grand championships at Hogs For The Cause in New Orleans.