The World Food Championships is the ultimate Food Sport event in the world. Over 1,500 chefs, home cooks and pro teams will be battling Oct. 16-20 at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, TX for the title of World Food Champion.
Chef James Aptakin and TEAM HAWAII recently won the Seafood Title at the 5th Annual World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama. Chef James competed in ten categories over the week-long competition against more than 400 three-chef teams from around the world, vying for over $300,000 in cash & prizes.
If there had been a Junior Master Chef Competition when James Aptakin was ten-years-old, there is no question that he would have won the big prize. Baking shortbread and jam cookies at the age of eight and making complete dinners for family and friends by 5th grade, James was on his way to winning enough awards to last a lifetime, garnering his first Executive Chef position at 25 years of age.