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!
Ain't it the Life
HEAD COOK: Brandon OGuin
COMPETITION: World Seafood Championship
I grew up on Memphis BBQ, but eating the best wasn’t enough. I joined a BBQ team and tried to perfect smoking ribs, shoulder, even whole hogs. My culinary talents also include seafood, steak, breakfast, burgers and jalapeño popper cooking contests. My backyard is a dedicated kitchen with an open pit for cooking 1/4 of a cow. Why make something easy when you can make something delicious? I share my passion for identifying the best BBQ in the world by training judges at the Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Cooking contest. I even had the honor to train Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl. Memphis BBQ is a magical thing, it even lead me to meet my wife Michelle. So what else can I say but "Ain't It The Life".