|San Diego's own Ricardo Heredia was the 2014 World Food Champion!|
The World Food Championships are taking place this November 5-10 in Kissimmee, Florida, and three San Diego chefs are competing, including the 2014 reigning World Food Champion Chef Ricardo Heredia! In addition to Heredia, two other competitors from America's Finest City are vying for thousands of dollars in prizes - Keoni Simmons from Ocean Beach's BBQ House and Kurt Metzger of Kitchen 4140 in BayHo.
Chef Ricardo Heredia was named the 2014 World Food Champion, winning over $100,000 in prizes. Heredia, who competed in and took the category title in the Bacon World Championship - one of nine categories represented at the 2014 World Food Championships - bested a packed playing field of more than 400 competitors over the weeklong, tournament-style event, which took place in Downtown Las Vegas. Heredia also won the Bacon World Championship in 2013 and has recently taken home the award for 2015 Avocado Madness Champion.
|Keoni Simmons and Kurt Metzger|
The World Food Championships is the largest competition in food sport, where champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of $300,000. In three short years, WFC has awarded more than $1 million in prizes and money, spawned a TV series, garnered more than 5 billion media impressions and launched numerous professional careers for successful contestants.
We will be sure to let you know if any of our San Diego competitors come out victorious at this year's World Food Championships. For more information, visit worldfoodchampionships.com.