All In A Day’s Work | Local Chef Ricardo Heredia Wins Title, World Food Champion

San Diego Chef ricardo heredia Brings Home the Bacon & More! 2015 world food champion

Chef Ricardo Heredia makes San Diego proud to call him theirs as he wins world food champion & $110,000.

“I’m ecstatic. I can’t believe that I won,” said Heredia. “The key is not only your planning and proper execution, but it’s about bringing your full A-game. If you hinder or hesitate one second, then you’re second or third place. You’re not number one.”

The smoke has cleared and the dust has settled! Ricardo Heredia has been named the 2014 World Food Champion, winning $100,000 and bragging rights as the best competition cook/chef that will last a year. Heredia, qualified for the Final Table by winning the Bacon World Championship – one of nine categories represented at the World Food Championships – besting a packed playing field of more than 400 competitors over the weeklong, tournament-style event. The World Food Championships took place in Downtown las vegas, Nov. 12-18, culminating in a Final Table best-in-show matchup between the nine category champions in front of a panel of discerning celeb foodies who ultimately named Chef Heredia the World Food Champion.

Chef Ricardo Heredia is bringing national attention to himself and indirectly to the food culture in San Diego. Congrats Chef. Enjoy the spoils of your hard work! Can’t wait to see what you do next.

Talent in San Diego is vast and growing. All we can do is cross our fingers that San Diegans will choose to support and keep our rock stars in America’s Finest City. Recently Chef George Morris of Beaumont’s Eatery in La Jolla’s Birdrock neighborhood recently announced his departure and moved on to Scottsdale to join another departed loved, San Diego chef, Paul McCabe.