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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 2023, we will be celebrating World Food Day with our third 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 that must be inspired by one of the countries or regions 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! Tune in to Rise Against Hunger’s social media channels October 10-13, 2023, to cast your vote in this year’s Chef Showdown competition.

Who will win the Golden Whisk Award?

Winner will be announced October 16!

This World Food Day,

It Starts With a Meal™

The Chef Showdown is part of Rise Against Hunger’s campaign, It Starts With a Meal™, which inspires people across the globe to take action today and end hunger tomorrow. For a child facing hunger, a nutritious meal makes a world of difference. This World Food Day, It Starts With a Meal™, and it starts with you.

It Starts With a Meal
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Get to know the participating chefs.

We have three chefs from across the United States and around the world competing this year. Check out their bios to learn more about each of them.

Nacho Aguirre and Susana Mijares Owners of Delice Bakery in San Antonio, Texas, chefs Nacho and Susana are competing for the second consecutive year.

Cristina Bowerman Cristina is a Michelin-star-rated chef at Glass Hostaria, a restaurant in Rome, Italy, with a passion for creating dishes with a blend of flavors from around the world.

Nicole McLaughlin – Nicole is from Birmingham, Alabama. She is the culinary producer for All Recipes with over 20 years of experience in the culinary industry.

Michelle Adrillana — Michelle is a chef, food and beverage consultant, content creator and Filipino cuisine advocate from the Philippines. 

Who will win the
Golden Whisk Award?