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WFC Announces Destination for Its 2022 “Final Table”
As the 9th Annual World Food Championships (WFC) came to a close in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, the producers of the competition announced the next key step for its ten category champions as they now set their sights on the event’s $100,000 Final Table culinary challenge. MORE
Florida Baker Makes Food Sport History With Three-Peat Dessert Champion Title
Professional Baker Evette Rahman entered the World Food Championships’ (WFC) 9th Annual Main Event at its newest location of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, with a “BIG” target on her back as she prepared to defend her reigning World Dessert Champion title. Not only did she succeed in being crowned a consecutive-year champion, but she has broken records being named the only competitor to ever become a three-time Category Champion. MORE
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  • East Coast Invitational Steak Championship – Dessert


    in John's Island, SC on April 16, 2022

    Loblolly Farm is hosting the first annual “East Coast Invitational Steak Championship”, crowning the winner the King/Queen of the East Coast. This event is sanctioned by the SCA (Steak Cookoff Association) and the winner will receive a Golden Ticket to the SCA World Championship in 2023 and a Golden Ticket to the 2022 World Food Championship – Dessert Category. Participation in the East Coast Invitational Steak Championship is open to any Top 5 winner at all SCA Sanctioned Events in the East Coast region scheduled for 2021. Entry to qualify for the WFC Golden Ticket is waived, however participants must be signed up to participate in the East Coast Invitational Steak Championship. Entry $150. Sign up at steakcookoffs.com VIEW SITE
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  • Ryan Hegland

    2019 World Invitational Steak Champion

    For most cooks, climbing the ranks in Food Sport can take years. But for one Minnesota Food Champ, it only took two appearances to claim a Category Championship title at the World Food Championships (WFC). As the newest World Invitational Steak Champion, Ryan Hegland’s $10,000 award-winning steak earned him a seat at the $100,000 Final Table Challenge this May.
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  • Ryan Murphy

    2019 World Barbecue Champion

    Kansas City is arguably one of the best barbecue and tailgating cities in America, in addition to being home to some of the nation’s most award-winning pitmasters. Well, make no bones about it. At this year’s 8th annual World Food Championships (WFC), that fact came through loud and clear as pitmaster Ryan Murphy impressed certified judges from around the world with his hometown flavors during WFC’s c...
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  • Morgan Cheek

    2019 World Burger Champion

    When Morgan Cheek started competing in cooking contests three years ago, he could have never imagined that he would one day be crowned a champion at the largest culinary competition in the world. This past October, Cheek, who is from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, traveled to the World Food Championships (WFC) in Dallas, Texas where he beat out a field of talented cooks and chefs to win the 2019 World Burger Champ...
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  • Lidia Haddadian

    2019 World Recipe Champion

    They say it’s hard to strike gold twice, especially in professional competitions. But home cook Lidia “Diamond Chef” Haddadian proved that it can be done in Food Sport, as she just claimed her second consecutive category champion title at the World Food Championships (WFC) in October as the event made its debut in Dallas. After an intense five-day tournament with over 450 other competition teams, Hadd...
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  • Evette Rahman

    2019 World Dessert Champion

    Professional Baker Evette Rahman registered for the world’s largest Food Sport event with an already impressive culinary repertoire including several competition titles and years of experience under her belt. Adding to her list of accolades, Rahman managed to repeat as a Category Champion in the World Food Championships’ (WFC) Dessert division this past October in Dallas, Texas.
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  • Jodi Taffel

    2019 Bacon World Champion

    “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.” That has been a proven motto for veteran World Food Championships’ (WFC) competitor and home cook Jodi Taffel throughout her Food Sport career. Taffel’s strategy finally paid off this past October at WFC’s 8th annual Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas, Texas, where she was crowned the 2019 Bacon World Champion. The Altadena cook’s long-awaited category...
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  • Evette Rahman

    2021 World Dessert Champion

    Professional Baker Evette Rahman entered the World Food Championships’ (WFC) 9th Annual Main Event at its newest location of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, with a “BIG” target on her back as she prepared to defend her reigning World Dessert Champion title. Not only did she succeed in being crowned a consecutive-year champion, but she has broken records being named the only competitor to ever become a thr...
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  • Rocky Julianelle

    2019 World Open Chili Champion

    You may not find home cook Rocky Julianelle training to the famous Stallone theme song and running the steps of the Philadelphia Museum. But his performance at this year’s World Food Championships (WFC) proved to be an equally compelling moment in Food Sport. Julianelle left the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas, Texas this October with more than the title of World Open Chili Champion. The East Haven, Connect...
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  • 2019 World Chef Champion

    Matthew Statham

    General Manager and Chef of SAW’s Soul Kitchen in Birmingham, Alabama, Matthew Statham, displayed his culinary skills at the World Food Championships (WFC) in October by taking first place in the tournament’s Chef category. After three rounds of culinary challenges, he was awarded $10,000 in cash and secured a spot at the final event to compete for the overall World Food Champion in spring 2020.
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Become an Official WFC State Partner!

The World Food Championships (WFC) has appointed tourism marketing veteran, Larry D. Dickerson, to oversee the execution of the event’s state partnership initiative. The focus of the new initiative is to develop and foster culinary talent for the competition, raise awareness of culinary offerings within individual states and promote food tourism across the country. 

Click here to learn more about becoming an Official WFC State Partner.
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WFC Announces Destination for Its 2022 “Final Table”
As the 9th Annual World Food Championships (WFC) came to a close in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, the producers of the competition announced the next key step for its ten category champions as they now set their sights on the event’s $100,000 Final Table culinary challenge. MORE
Florida Baker Makes Food Sport History With Three-Peat Dessert Champion Title
Professional Baker Evette Rahman entered the World Food Championships’ (WFC) 9th Annual Main Event at its newest location of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, with a “BIG” target on her back as she prepared to defend her reigning World Dessert Champion title. Not only did she succeed in being crowned a consecutive-year champion, but she has broken records being named the only competitor to ever become a three-time Category Champion. MORE
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  • East Coast Invitational Steak Championship – Dessert


    in John's Island, SC on April 16, 2022

    Loblolly Farm is hosting the first annual “East Coast Invitational Steak Championship”, crowning the winner the King/Queen of the East Coast. This event is sanctioned by the SCA (Steak Cookoff Association) and the winner will receive a Golden Ticket to the SCA World Championship in 2023 and a Golden Ticket to the 2022 World Food Championship – Dessert Category. Participation in the East Coast Invitational Steak Championship is open to any Top 5 winner at all SCA Sanctioned Events in the East Coast region scheduled for 2021. Entry to qualify for the WFC Golden Ticket is waived, however participants must be signed up to participate in the East Coast Invitational Steak Championship. Entry $150. Sign up at steakcookoffs.com VIEW SITE
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Meet The
Champions

Ryan Hegland

2019 World Invitational Steak Champion

For most cooks, climbing the ranks in Food Sport can take years. But for one Minnesota Food Champ, it only took two appearances to claim a Category Championship title at the World Food Championships (WFC). As the newest World Invitational Steak Champion, Ryan Hegland’s $10,000 award-winning steak earned him a seat at the $100,000 Final Table Challenge this May.
READ MORE

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Join Our
State Program

Become an Official WFC State Partner!

The World Food Championships (WFC) has appointed tourism marketing veteran, Larry D. Dickerson, to oversee the execution of the event’s state partnership initiative. The focus of the new initiative is to develop and foster culinary talent for the competition, raise awareness of culinary offerings within individual states and promote food tourism across the country. 

Click here to learn more about becoming an Official WFC State Partner.

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