Joey Chestnut

BERLIN - MARCH 30: Golden chocolate easter bunny's are pictured on March 30, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Easter is among the main religious holidays in Germany.

Competitive Eating’s Take On Easter

What does Easter look like in the world of competitive eating world? Let’s take a look.


BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: French fries from a fast food outlet is seen on January 7, 2013 in Bristol, England. A government-backed TV advert - made by Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit - to promote healthy eating in England, is to be shown for the first time later today. England has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe - costing the NHS 5 billion GDP each year - with currently over 60 percent of adults and a third of 10 and 11 year olds thought to be overweight or obese.

Slam Dunk Food Competitions

Get out your wet wipes because these finger-licking food accomplishments will have your mouth watering.


SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 5 : Tubs of ice cream are displayed at Swensen's Ice Cream shop on July 5, 2007 in San Francisco, California. The California Department of Food and Agriculture has increased what dairy farmers receive for a gallon of milk to $1.98, up from $1.06 last year. The price increase comes as a result of a various shifts in supply and demand and rising costs of fuel.

Competitive-Eating Tournaments For The Sweet Tooth

Finish all of your vegetables before attending any of these sweet food-eating competitions.


SAN DIEGO - JULY 22: Editor in Chief of the Guinness Book of World Records Craig Glenday and World Eating Champion Joey Chestnut participate in Guinness World Record attempt at Tin Fish Restaurant during Comic-Con 2010 on July 22, 2010 in San Diego, California.

Joey Chestnut’s Journey To Becoming A Champion

Get to know IFOCE’s number one-ranked competitive eater — Joey “Jaws” Chestnut.


DENVER - APRIL 02: A fan has a loaded hotdog at the ready to celebrate Opening Day as the Arizona Diamondbacks face off against the Colorado Rockies on April 2, 2007 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.

Baseball Food And Competitive Eating

Whet your baseball appetite with these home runs of competitive eating.


NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut (L) and women's world record holder Sonya Thomas eat a hot dog during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn.

The Olympians Of Competitive Eating

These competitive eaters have eaten their way to the top of the rankings.


VENICE, LA - MAY 01: Keith Carter shucks Louisiana oysters during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on May 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Five zones of oysters as well as commercial and recreational fishing east of the Mississippi River had been closed due to the expanding oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stomach-Turning Food Records

Some eating records are really hard to stomach. Here are some of the more bizarre.


Golden Pancakes

Competitive Eaters Binge on Breakfast

Champions of breakfast… Competitive eaters tackle the day’s most important meal.


A carved up pumpkin, or jack-o-lantern is displayed during a jack-o-lantern competition to celebrate Halloween in Jakarta on October 31, 2009. Halloween -- a named taken from "All Hallows' Even" falls on the day before All Saints' Day on November 1 -- a holiday when Christians remember their deceased loved ones. Although the fete is largely devoid of religious meaning today, its antecedents are in fact pagan, with origins in ancient Celtic observances marking the end of summer and, some say, paying homage to the netherworld.

Competitive Eaters Gorge on Halloween Treats

Halloween is all about the sweet treats. Here are the competitive eaters who ate the most.


Brooklyn, UNITED STATES: Joey Chestnut (L) of San Jose, California celebrates winning the annual International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest by holding a plate of 66 hot dogs and buns with an unidentifed official, 04 July 2007, at the original Nathan?s Famous restaurant in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, NY. Chestnut won by eating 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes, a world record, beating defending and six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi of Nagano, Japan. The initial count was tied at 63 after the 12 minutes, but judges awarded Chestnut 3 more hot dogs after counting their plates. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Personalities of Competitive Eating

Competitive Eating is more than a sideshow. Who are the big names beyond Kobayashi?