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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 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!


OC Food Diva

HEAD COOK: Chelsea Madren

COMPETITION: World Vegetarian Championship

Chelsea Madren, also known as the OC Food Diva, is a food/travel writer/blogger/vlogger, competitive cook, and brand ambassador. She has 11 years of culinary experience from front to back of the house along with menu development and restaurant design. She is also an official KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society) Certified BBQ Judge and an E.A.T. Certified Judge for the World Food Championships. You may have seen her on episodes of Cooking Channel’s Eat St. and became champion of Johnsonville’s The Sausage Dome. At the World Food Championships, she came in 5th place in the 2017 World Recipe Championship, 3rd in the 2018 World Chicken Championship, and 24th in 2019 World Sandwich Championship, 2nd for California in the 2020 Taste of America Challenge, 2nd in the 2020 Virtual Food Sport: Holiday Charcuterie, 2nd in the 2020 Virtual Food Sport: Thankful Sides, and 7th in the 2021 World Soup Championship.