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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!


Dockside Deli/ Island View Casino

HEAD COOK: Calvin Lipe

COMPETITION: World Vegetarian Championship

Calvin has worked in the field of culinary arts throughout coastal south Mississippi for the past 27years and has honed his skills at many establishments during that time. He is now the Head Chef at the Dockside Deli at the Island View Casino specializing in Creole-Cajun and Southern cuisine focusing on fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, and seafood. Over the years he has won several competitions for his talent in cooking, fruit/vegetable carving, and ice sculpting. Chef Calvin has served as Sous Chef to Chef David Crabtree at the WFC in the seafood category placing 3rd in 2018 and 4th in 2019. In 2021 placed 14 in world soup competition.