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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!


Cupcakes by Jordan James

HEAD COOK: Jordan James

COMPETITION: Bacon World Championship

My story begins when my mother proposed a Cupcake War-style challenge over a spring break to fill the time away from school. I loved the show and threw myself into the challenge, baking more than 200 cupcakes over the week. Without any planning as to what to do with the cakes, we passed them around to grateful neighbors and friends, one of whom suggested I sell them as a means of paying for a summer fashion camp in New York. That was the spark. Five years later, Cupcakes by Jordan James has grown to a business that serves the cupcake needs of weddings, farmers markets, and special events throughout the Midwest with a commitment to organic, all-natural ingredients and a dedication to including options that meet a variety of dietary restrictions. I made my debut at World Food Championships in 2022 and I am excited to have fun with the amazing competitors and judges in 2023. When I’m not baking, you can find me performing on stage, playing the mellophone and French horn in my high school’s marching and concert bands, sewing, spending time with my friends, or preparing for a future in fashion design.