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Celebrity Chefs Duke It Out In Scottsdale Heat
Six local celebrity chefs go head-to-head in an all-star chef's challenge. MORE
Ten Competitors Earn Golden Tickets at Scottsdale Sizzlin' Showdown
World Food Championships announces winners of Scottsdale Sizzlin’ Showdown culinary competition MORE
  • Join us as we salute our Nine Category Champions and join in the food fun as we film Beauties & The Feast! Proceeds to benefit the Lou Ruvo Center
  • Burbon BBQ Pash
  • Get insider VIP access to a championship moment and special menu prepared by 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani!
  • It's All About The Ultimate Food Fight!
Preferred Qualifying Events
  • Michigan Apple Recipe Contest
    in Lansing, MI on January 22, 2014

    For nine years, the Michigan Apple Committee has sponsored the Michigan Apple Recipe Contest in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Amateur cooks from all over the state have participated in the event. This contest is a part of the Snowfest event at Zehnders of Frankenmuth and the contest has four categories: pies; breads/muffins; cobblers/crisps; and miscellaneous apple dishes.
  • Best-of-the-Best Burger Battle
    in Mammoth Lakes, CA on July 11, 2014

    Our 4th Annual two-day event kicks off Friday with the "Best-of-the-Best-Burger Battle." Includes wine and food seminars, Star Chef dinners, and the Saturday Grand Tasting featuring 25+ wineries pouring 100+ wines, culinary school teams competing in the “Great Outdoor Cooking Contest, auctions, and live entertainment all in support of education and the arts.
  • The Bacon Bowl
    in Bentonville, AR on September 13, 2014

    The 2nd annual Bacon Bowl is a bacon-infused food competition featuring professional chefs and amateur cooks going head-to-head in Entrée and/or Dessert Divisions with all hoping to win the Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships, as well as trophies, cash and prizes. Bacon is donated to the teams for their food entry(s.)
  • Gold Buckle Champion’s Taste of Idaho Adventures
    in Nampa, ID on September 5-6, 2014

    This is our first year for BBQ, but we have had great success with an International Chili Competition in conjunction with our nationally recognized Idaho Cutting Horse Association Futurity & Aged Event. This is a 10 day event with a little something different going on each day.
  • Saucy Mama's 2014 Food Blogger Contest
    online on April 16-23, 2014

    Saucy Mama's 2014 Recipe Contest features some of the best home cooks and food bloggers in the nation! Bloggers are given a kit of the company's favorite new products, and a $1000 grand prize is awarded for the best recipe.
  • Big Island BBQ
    in Albert Lea, MN on August 22-23, 2014

    Our Annual Event will host 50 plus teams and is one of the popular events in the Midwest. We are an Automatic Preferred Qualifier for Barbecue, Chili, and Dessert. Located in Albert Lea, Minnesota where Interstates 90 and 35 cross, the event is held at the county fairgrounds so the teams have all the necessary amenities.
  • River Falls Bacon Bash
    in River Falls, WI on September 13-14, 2014

    Come celebrate all things bacon! This free, two-day event promises to be even more “porktacular” in 2014 and features bacon-inspired food booths, cook-offs, pig-themed contests and more! “Like” us on Facebook. Sponsored by the River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, Presenting Sponsor Security Financial Bank and Media Sponsor St. Paul Pioneer Press/
  • WNC Battle of the Burger
    in Asheville, NC on August 10, 2014

    In the mountains of Western North Carolina, the small town of Asheville is earning its reputation as "Foodtopia." And where there are great chefs, great burgers abound. At the WNC Battle of the Burger on August 10 at The Renaissance in Downtown Asheville, Asheville's best Chefs will compete for the title of WNC's Best Burger.
  • BBQ on the Bow
    in Calgary, AB, Canada on August 31, 2014

    At Canada's oldest sanctioned BBQ competition, over 30 teams from across Western Canada will be competing this year for $10,000. The Alberta Championship is one of Canada's only Triple Crowns of Competitive BBQ! We are a KCBS-sanctioned American Royal qualifier, a Jack Daniels’ World Championship Barbecue Draw qualifying event, and now a WFC qualifying event!
  • River Grill Before the Big Chill
    in Cincinnati, OH on October 10-11, 2014

    River Grill Before the Big Chill is the first KCBS barbeque contest on the riverfront in downtown Cincinnati. This family friendly event will be an exciting experience as professionals and amateur teams vie for over $20,000 in prize money. Local BBQ restaurants, live music, and lots of fun within a beautiful, world-class Riverfront Park.
  • Tree Top Skewered Apple BBQ Championship
    in Selah, WA on September 6-7, 2014

    Now in its 5th year of attracting competitors and guests to the heart of Washington’s apple country! Tree Top is the producer of premium fruit products, including famous 100% USA apple juice, which many competitors use. Sanctioned by the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association, cookers compete for more than $27,000 including a grand prize of $10,000.
  • Homer's Backyard Ball
    in Amarillo, TX on May 17, 2014

    Seventeen years ago, a history-making event took place in a backyard in Amarillo, Texas. This BBQ & music festival is a charitable event that draws around 100 cook teams and over 5,000 attendees.
  • Culinary Fight Club
    in Chicago, IL - Monthly

    Think Top Chef meets Fight Club meets pop-up restaurant. If you can cook, then you can cook anywhere, with limited ingredients and on a time-crunch! Home chefs, students, moms, caterers, whoever you are, if you like to cook (and you think you're good at it), then step out of your kitchen and into the ring.
  • Tri-Cities Baconfest
    in Johnson City, TN on August 30, 2014

    The Tri-Cities Baconfest is the tastiest event in Tennessee! The festival features dozens of Pork Partners sampling delicious bacon-infused dishes. The Tri-Cities Baconfest is a celebration of America’s Favorite Meat..BACON!
  • Chilli Fiesta Slovakia
    in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia on August 23, 2014

    Chilli Fiesta is an annual event of chilli madness in Slovakia. More than 32 restaurants and chefs will compete to be crowned Slovakian champion. We lay on the entertainment, food and lots for you to do and discover, while you provide the enthusiasm for all things Hot! Hot! Hot! Come and get involved!
  • Bynum School's Best of the Basin BBQ Championship
    in Midland, TX on April 26, 2014

    Best of the Basin BBQ Championship will take place at the Commemorative Air Force and will pit the area's best cookers against each other to be crowned the best in the basin. We are partnering with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) and their 15,000 members to compete for the West Texas Champion!
  • Barks and Burgers
    in Orlando, FL on October 11, 2014

    This will be an exciting day of gourmet burger sampling, fantastic music and fun with proceeds benefitting The Urban Pet Project. There'll be a showdown of area restaurants and chefs as they compete to be Orlando's Best Burger. Enjoy burgers from vendors catering to all palates from seafood to vegan and then cast your vote!
  • Ribs, Pigs and Watermelons
    in Huntington Beach, CA on August 8-10, 2014

    The 3rd Annual Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons Professional BBQ Competition and Beer Festival will have about 65 BBQ teams competing for $10,000.00 prize money on both Saturday and Sunday in the three-day event from August 8-10, 2014 at the Huntington State Beach in CA.
  • Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ
    in Langley, B.C., Canada on June 21-22, 2014

    This family-friendly festival allows the public to sample the teams' delicious BBQ with donations going to The BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. The two-day event includes The British Columbia Chili Championship and The BC BBQ Championship has four categories: pork shoulder, brisket, chicken and ribs.
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#FF to some of our faves! @IACPculinary @WorldFoodChamp @DoleFoodCorp @HappyEggCoUSA @FoodDay2014 @BigGreenEgg @LCBSchools
Oct 31, 2:49pm PST
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Vegas is about to be hotter than ever! Red-hot championship chili will be heating things up in November!
Oct 31, 2:00pm PST
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Did you know? @BullOutdoor is the Official Grill Sponsor for the World Food Championships! #bulloutdoor #foodchamp
Oct 31, 12:00pm PST
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Happy Halloween to all you foodies out there! We'll see you Vegas in less than 2 weeks!
Oct 31, 10:35am PST
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Jon Clancy from @LevyRestaurants threw down at the #Scottsdale Celebrity Chef's Challenge! Thanks for coming out!
Oct 30, 9:45pm PST
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The Phoenician's Exec. Sous Chef @ChefLeeHillson competed in the "ShrimpNGrits" Chef's Challenge! Thanks for coming!
Oct 30, 9:00pm PST
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You can see @ladyantebellum @DavidNail & @MaddieandTae together at the @dlvec on Sat. December 5th! Don't miss it!
Oct 30, 7:30pm PST
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Another huge thank you to Chef Michael DeMaria @HeirloomDCRanch for competing in the Scottsdale Chef's Challenge!
Oct 30, 6:35pm PST
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A huge thank you to @eddiematney for hosting the Sandwich Slam & participating in the Chef's Challenge in Scottsdale!
Oct 30, 6:30pm PST
Pizza Rock Las Vegas @PizzaRockLV
Calling all VIFs (Very Important Foodies) for the Nov 16 @WorldFoodChamp event at Pizza Rock! Tickets at: #FoodChamp
Oct 30, 4:26pm PST
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Thank you to M Culinary's Executive Sous Chef, Pietro Vitelli, for competing in the #Scottsdale #SizzlinShowdown!
Oct 30, 2:13pm PST
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Tennessee home cooks and restaurant chefs are Vegas-bound! via @tennessean
Oct 30, 12:56pm PST
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Thank you @chefjph for competing in this weekend's All-Star Chef's Challenge at the #sizzlinshowdown!
Oct 30, 11:10am PST
DLV Events Center @DLVEC
Hundreds of pro chefs & amateur cooks will be competing at @WorldFoodChamp happening Nov. 12-16th here at #DLVEC!
Oct 30, 11:01am PST
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Some of Scottsdale's favorite chefs battled in an all-star chef's challenge! Check it out:
Oct 29, 9:00pm PST
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Only one city can host a food competition as epic as the World #FoodChamp. Plan your @Vegas trip now
Oct 29, 4:46pm PST
flipsidepa @flipsidepa
Harrisburg-area chef Michael Meyer is packing his spatulas for the @WorldFoodChamp in Las Vegas. #foodfight
Oct 29, 3:41pm PST
the D Casino Hotel @theDlasvegas
Ultimate food fight at @DLVEC w/ @WorldFoodChamp Nov 12-18! Pro chefs & amateur cooks compete 4 food, fame & fortune
Oct 29, 2:07pm PST
Craig Baker @Cbchef88
I will be in Vegas in two weeks. Are you ready @WorldFoodChamp? @AlaskanSeafood @BullOutdoor @PunchBurger @ChefRasco Time to rumble!
Oct 29, 11:50am PST
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Competitors at our Scottsdale Sizzlin' Showdown proved they could take the heat! Read more here:
Oct 29, 11:30am PST

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