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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 2022 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 2022 competitors!


Burnt Finger BBQ

HEAD COOK: Jason Day

COMPETITION: World Barbecue Championship

QUALIFYING EVENT: 2012 WildCard Draw

Pitmaster for the Burnt Finger BBQ competitive cooking team, Jason Day is the mastermind behind the now world famous Bacon Explosion. Sporting it's iconic basket-weaved bacon exterior, the Bacon Explosion has received features by the New York Times, Fox News, CNN, Good Morning America, TODAY Show, Cooking Channel, and is considered to be the most downloaded recipe of all time. He also runs a successful barbecue mail order business at

In 2010 Jason co-authored his first cookbook "BBQ Makes Everything Better", which was named the Best Barbecue Book in the World at the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris, France.

Jason and his wife Megan have spent 2012 touring the Kansas City Barbecue Society's competition circuit, where they have racked up 8 category championships, 1 overall Reserve Grand Championship, and 2 overall Grand Championships.

You can follow Jason on Twitter and Instagram via the handle @BBQAddictsJason.