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: Rick Muterspaugh
COMPETITION: World Burger Championship
I started competing on the KCBS circuit with Smokedout BBQ in 2015. In 2018 I was introduced to the World Food Championships and competed for 2 years with Josh and Jessica Dae. In 2021 I competed for the first time as a head cook in the Steak Category. I finished in 4th Place. In 2022 I entered the Burger Category, made the finals and finished 11th overall. I also compete in the Steak Cookoff Association and have been to the World Championships in Fort Worth, Texas on two occasions. In 2023 I look forward to competing in the Burger Category once again.