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World Food Day

World Food Day is an impactful opportunity every year for us to grow our global movement and generate action toward addressing the critical issue of global hunger. In 2022, we will be celebrating World Food Day with our Second Annual Chef Showdown, a culinary battle royale between talented chefs to create the dish that generates the most social media engagement and awareness for the Rise Against Hunger mission.

A Culinary Showdown to End World Hunger

Each chef in our Chef Showdown will create a dish must be inspired by one of the countries or regions that Rise Against Hunger serves. The chef who collects the most likes, shares and comments on their Chef Showdown video segment wins the Golden Whisk Award!

Stay tuned to our Rise Against Hunger social media channels. Our chef videos will be posted in early October leading up to World Food Day on October 16!

The 2021 Chef Showdown

Our first-ever Chef Showdown broadcast aired on October 15, 2021 and was hosted by Jesús Alberto Díaz, better known as Chef Yisus, a popular chef, author and kitchen presenter on Univision’s Despierta América program.


Chef JJ Johnson is the Founder of FIELDTRIP, a cultural eatery focusing on rice, grains and fresh global ingredients with multiple locations in New York City. He is also a James Beard Award- Winning Author. His dish, Grits with Mango Glazed Halibut was inspired by our work in the Caribbean.

Chef Ali Khan is a television personality, author and cook who lives in Austin, Texas. You know him from the Food Network or Cooking Channel. His dish, Nashville Hot Chicken Meets Indian Butter Chicken Sandwich, was inspired by our work in India.

Chef Ali Khan took home the 2021 Golden Whisk Award!