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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 2021 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 2021 competitors!


Brian Warmuth

COMPETITION: World Open Chili Championship

QUALIFYING EVENT: 2012 WildCard Draw

“Have Chili Pot Will Travel” has long been a motto of Brian Warmuth of Wheeling, WV, whose been cooking and winning chili competitions for about 25 years. Brian is the only person to win the West Virginia State ICS Chili Championship three times, has won many other regional cook-offs, and placed in the top ten at the ICS World Chili Cook-Off. He has accumulated a trunk full of trophies and awards in Red, Verde and Salsa competitions. Retired from the position of Vice President of Human Resources at West Liberty University, WV, Brian will be representing the WV State Chilifest Cook-off in Traditional Red Chili. Wife Rosemary,is also qualified in Traditional Red Chili with a first place win at the Cincinnati, Ohio "All Ohio Regional Cook-Off," They are the owners of a chili spice and hot sauce company: Brian and Rosemary regularly compete against one another and other chili heads in chili cook-offs across the Nation and look forward to "mix'in it up and stir'in the chili pot" in Vegas!