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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!


Evolved Hospitality Group

HEAD COOK: Zack Trabbold

COMPETITION: World Seafood Championship

Chef Zack Trabbold earned his degree of Culinary Arts from The Restaurant School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before his culinary pedigree began, Chef Trabbold immersed himself into the restaurant industry beginning at the young age of 13. Chef Trabbold has had the opportunity to facilitate many restaurant openings, assist in restaurant rebranding, and travel the country to share his craft with the world. He has accrued numerous awards along the way, including Best New Restaurant 2022 by Baltimore Magazine, Best Chef RAM 2023 and has won Best Chef of Maryland in both 2022 & 2023. Among his many expertise, Chef Trabbold is known for creative menu development, restaurant consulting and ensuring consistent quality and a strong farm fresh focus with seasonal ingredients in all dishes. Chef Trabbold’s experience includes many well known establishments all over the East Coast and has worked under numerous award winning Chef’s. Today, he is the Executive Chef/Owner of The Local & Evolved Hospitality Group in Fallston Maryland who know has 4 concepts and growing strong!!!