Masters of Mastication: Darron Breeden

On Sunday, April 29, some of the world’s best professional eaters will gather on the field of battle to consume as much South Florida Sweet Corn as humanely possible at the annual Sweet Corn Fiesta. Held for the past 17 years at the South Florida Fairgrounds, this event allows mere mortals the chance to experience the power, the glory, and the inhuman chewing power of these amazing athletes as they prepare for the ultimate challenge: Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest!

We will see if  Darron Breeden has what it takes to become the next Sweet Corn Eating champion of the world!

What’s your favorite food? Sweet corn, corn pudding, and corn bread

How did you get started in eating competitions? I beat a Man vs Food-style restaurant challenge on my first attempt and was hooked from there.

There seem to be many different styles of eating in competition. What is your philosophy on eating? Go for broke!

Of all the events you’ve competed in, which is your favorite? I’m confident that this Sweet Corn Fiesta will be my favorite event!

Did you enjoy your time in the Palm Beaches? I’m sure I will!

Can you tell us a little bit about your previous experience in competitive eating? I’ve competed in a few contests during my rookie campaign, such as Nathan’s and Gyozas.

What is the funniest thing to happen to you in your career? There are so many funny moments that it would be difficult to pick just one. I’m sure something hilarious will occur at this upcoming corn contest.

What advice would you give to up and coming eaters interested in competition? Stay hungry and have fun!

What’s your next eating challenge? A Nathan’s qualifier in Maryland.

Anything else you’d like to add? Make sure to check my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/darroneats

Of course, the corn eating contest is not the only eating challenge in the Palm Beaches. Become a food fighter in your own right by entering the Pizza Ball Challenge at Mizner Pizzeria in Boca Raton. Do you have what it takes to make it onto the Wall of Balls?

Palm Beach Happening will be profiling one professional eater a week in advance of their “Super Bowl,” the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, and continuing the profiles for as long as we have food fights in our soul. We invite the competitors of the IFOCE to contact us  if you have the intestinal fortitude to be profiled here, as a true Master of Mastication!