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WFC Crowns 11th World Food Champion - Bethany Boedicker!!"
Chef Bethany Boedicker, two-time category champion (Dessert Category) from Galveston, TX, claimed the title of World Food Champion and the $150,000 top prize at the 11h World Food Championships’ Final Table in Bentonville, Arkansas. MORE
Full Results from Final Table - April 2024
The Final Table was nothing short of amazing, see the results from all challenges here! MORE
See All
  • SCA Ancillary Golden Ticket Holder


    in Various Locations, on January 1, 2024

    Any SCA Ancillary category golden ticket holder is qualified to compete in one of the following 2024 categories: Sandwich, Bacon, Dessert, Chef, Seafood, Vegetarian. Reserve your spot today! VIEW SITE
  • BaconFest MKE


    in Milwaukee, WI on February 25, 2024

    Bacon Mac & Cheese. Bacon smashed sliders. Bacon stuffed meatballs. Bacon rice crispies treats. Bacon jalapeno poppers. Bacon. More bacon. Sound like foods you’d like in your belly? If so, 102.9 The Hog's Baconfest MKE is for you. The 12th annual event, presented by Farmland and Patrick Cudahy, returns to Potawatomi Casino Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for another year of meatastic gluttony. PLUS select restaurants will compete for a 2024 Golden Ticket into the Bacon Category! VIEW SITE
  • SCA Steak Golden Ticket Holder


    in Various Locations, on February 29, 2024

    Any Any SCA golden ticket holder in Steak is qualified to compete in the Live Fire category at the 2024 World Food Championships in Indianapolis. Claim your spot today! VIEW SITE
  • The Gulf Coast Beer, Bacon & BBQ Festival


    in Gulfport, MS on March 2, 2024

    The Gulf Coast Beer, Bacon & BBQ Festival is held at the Hollywood Warehouse where they build movie sets and props and is the perfect backdrop for our event. We sell out each year with over 600 tickets and over 100 vendors and volunteers. Our event is a coast favorite and we have the best time showcasing some of the best Breweries, Restaurants and Chefs that the Coast has to offer. This year's winners in the Bacon and BBQ contests will receive a Golden Ticket to compete at the 2024 World Food Championships! VIEW SITE
  • Surf & Earth Culinary Competitions


    in Ocean City, MD on March 3-4, 2024

    The OCHMRA Expo (Ocean City Hotel Motel Restaurant Association) will be home to this exciting new Maryland WFC Qualifier where two Golden Tickets will be awarded in Chef and Seafood. VIEW SITE
  • The Truffle Masters


    in Houston, TX on March 4, 2024

    Celebrating 10 years in 2024, The Truffle Masters will host 30 top Houston chefs as they battle it out using one super-lux ingredient – the black truffle. VIEW SITE
  • Cowtown Burger Showdown


    in Fort Worth, TX on March 16, 2024

    Who has the best burger in North Texas? The Third Annual Cowtown Burger Showdown aims to find out! This is a family-friendly event. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Brotherhood For the Fallen, a Texas-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to responding to officer families who have been killed in the line of duty. Two Golden Tickets to compete in WFC 2024 will be awarded. VIEW SITE
  • Taste of Lake Murray


    in Columbia, SC on March 21, 2024

    The Lake Murray Country Region’s most popular “Party With A Purpose” is set for March 21, 2024, at the DoubleTree by Hilton! Dance the night away while listening to music from The Voltage Brothers on the main stage and Under the Sun on the outdoor stage. Sample flavors from around the region and vote for your favorite chef to join Team Lake Murray Country at the World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Iron Fork


    in Nashville, TN on April 4, 2024

    The Nashville Scene’s 15th Annual Iron Fork, presented by US Foods, returns with top chefs from Music City's best restaurants battling it out to vie for the coveted Iron Fork Champions trophy and entry to the 2024 World Food Championships. This year's catch? All of our competitors have already won Iron Fork before... and now they'll compete as the best of the best to be crowned the Ultimate Iron Fork Champion! VIEW SITE
  • Battle of the Burger


    in Nashville, TN on April 25, 2024

    Battle of the Burger is an official World Food Championship Qualifying Event. The “Battle of the Burger Fan Favorite” winner will earn a waived entry to compete in the 2024 World Burger Championships in Indianapolis, November 8 - 12, where they will be one of 20 teams competing for the World Burger Champion title, $10,000 in cash and the opportunity to advance to WFC's Final Table and a $150,000 grand prize. Additionally, the winner will receive (2) VIP Lounge passes to take a break between all the epic culinary action. VIEW SITE
  • Arkansas Pie Festival


    in Cherokee Village, AR on April 27, 2024

    The Arkansas Pie Festival is set to return to Cherokee Village on April 29, 2023 as a partner of the World Food Championship, the biggest Food Sport event in the world. As an official qualifying event for WFC, the Arkansas Pie Festival will award one Golden Ticket to its champion making them eligible to compete in the Dessert category at the international cooking tournament this fall. VIEW SITE
  • Get Wild With Wild Rice


    in Online Recipe Contest, MN on May 6-June 10, 2024

    If you’ve got the “chops” to match your cooking skills against others in a competition of culinary creativity, then you’ll be in for a “wild” (rice) time! Get Wild with Wild Rice Recipe contest is open May 6 – June 10. WFC Golden Ticket into the 2024 World Soup Championship will be awarded. VIEW SITE
  • SmokeSlam


    in Memphis, TN on May 16-18, 2024

    ATTENTION BBQ TEAMS - WHO WANTS THAT CROWN? Is it a heavyweight championship competition? A concert? A carnival? A battle royale for braggin’ rights and big bucks? A celebration of all things Q? The best three days of your life? For fans of smoked meat and good times, the answer is all of the above. SmokeSlam will be a barbecue festival like no other – serious about competition and making the event a great experience for teams and guests alike. VIEW SITE
  • Miracle League Burger Competition- Little Rock


    in Little Rock, AR on June 9, 2024

    MLB (Miracle League Burger) Competitions in Little Rock, Sunday, June 11th. The competition is open to Food Enthusiasts, Home Cooks and Professional Chefs who will be stepping up to the plate in hopes of hitting it out of the park with the BEST BURGER in the competition! Judging will be "blind" plus a People's Choice. The overall winner will be awarded a Golden Ticket with entry to compete in the World Burger Championship at the WFC this November in Indianapolis! For more information contact miracleleaguear@yahoo.com. All proceeds benefit the Miracle League of Arkansas, which is a baseball league for kids and adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Miracle League…it’s more than baseball! VIEW SITE
  • Southeastern BBQ Showdown


    in Columbia, SC on June 15, 2024

    On Saturday, June 15, 30 BBQ teams from across the competition BBQ world will cook and provide samples to the public. One team will win a golden ticket into 2024 World Barbecue Championship! VIEW SITE
  • Eastside Games Cooking Competition


    in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 17, 2024

    This is a surprise ingredients challenge for a maximum of 10 chefs in Indianapolis, IN. $200 registration fee. www.edingames.com/registration.html This 90-minute competition features the utilization of a themed secret ingredient. This ingredient will be unveiled at the start of the competition at the host site. A culinary curve ball will be introduced 30-minutes into the competition. A non-mandatory bonus ingredient will be unveiled at 45-minutes, but will present a culinary challenge to competitors, who must decide whether it can be incorporated into their dish. Chefs must turn in a completed, composed dish. E.A.T Methodology will be used by a panel of professional chefs to judge final dishes. To enquire about registration, contact treddicks@partamountindy.org. VIEW SITE
  • Big Sky Bonanza


    in Billings, MT on June 23, 2024

    We are scouring the Magic City area for the best of the best entrees for lunch and dinner. Enjoy a live band while the Best Burger competition takes place, with beef sponsored by the Montana Beef Council. The winner of the Big Sky Burger Competition will receive a golden Ticket to participate at this year's World Food Championships in Indianapolis! VIEW SITE
  • Japan Burger Championship 2024


    in Saitama, Japan on June 27-30, 2024

    Japan Burger Championship is a hybrid food event combined food festival and cooking competition and an official qualifier of the World Food Championships. Eighteen burger shops passed the qualifying round in Osaka and Tokyo. Now those 18 will face off in Saitama at the Saitama Super Arena and compete for a coveted Golden Ticket to represent Japan at the 2024 World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Golden Ticket Tapas Challenge


    in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 8, 2024

    This is a surprise ingredients challenge for a maximum of 5 chefs in Indianapolis, IN. $200 registration fee. This 90-minute tapas competition features the utilization of a themed secret ingredient, unveiled at the start of the competition. A culinary curve ball will be introduced 30-minutes into the competition, forcing the chefs to adjust their dish to include the new twist. A non-mandatory bonus ingredient (selected by audience vote) will be unveiled at 45-minutes, but will present a culinary challenge to competitors, who must decide whether it can be incorporated into their dish in the final 15-minutes. Judges must be served at the 60-minute mark, and then chefs will have 30 minutes to complete their service to all guests. Participants will arrive to a Spanish themed charcuterie and enjoy drinks from the bar. Participants will determine (via vote) the "bonus ingredient" for the evening, and then finish the night enjoying each competing chef's tapas offering. Participants will vote for their favorite tapas and that vote will help a panel of four expert judges determine the winner of the Golden Ticket using the E.A.T. methodology. VIEW SITE
  • Grilled Cheese Throwdown


    in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 20, 2024

    6 Chefs: $200 registration fee. Each chef must prepare a whole sandwich as a standout presentation for the entry’s evaluation at their station (Appearance), while also preparing a minimum of 54 bite-sized pieces for tasting over the course of the hour-long competition. There is no size limit for a Grilled Cheese sandwich for appearance or individual samples/bites. Chefs should consider the appropriate sample size for a judging participant to fully appreciate the flavor of the sandwich entry (Taste) and to deliver the desired combination of flavors and textures (Execution). Chefs should be prepared to create one display sandwich and a minimum of 54 Grilled Cheese samples within one hour. Beginning at 6 PM, samples should be prepared for the panel of 4 expert judges and 50 guests. Chefs have one hour to serve all guests and judges. To enquire about registration and contest rules, contact treddicks@partamountindy.org. VIEW SITE
  • Taste of Tennessee - Big Beef Showdown


    in Lebanon, TN on August 17, 2024

    The Wilson County Fair Board is pleased to partner with the World Food Championships (WFC) on its 4th Annual Taste of Tennessee - Big Beef Showdown! As a competitor at the Big Beef Showdown, you will be competing for the chance to win one of four (4) Golden Tickets to the 2024 World Food Championships held from November 8-12 in Indianapolis. VIEW SITE
  • Big Kahuna Wing Festival


    in Knoxville, TN on September 1, 2024

    The Big Kahuna Wing Festival has become one of the best culinary events in the region. In 2022, the festival drew over 5,000 attendees who enjoyed over 100 different sauces from 30 different teams representing restaurants, cooking teams, businesses, and The University of Tennessee Culinary Institute. Attendees and visitors come from all over the region. All for the love of the "Buffalo Wing" and to raise money for charity. VIEW SITE
  • Miracle League Burger Competition- Little Rock


    in Little Rock, AR on September 19, 2024

    MLB (Miracle League Burger) Competitions in Little Rock, Sunday, June 11th. The competition is open to Food Enthusiasts, Home Cooks and Professional Chefs who will be stepping up to the plate in hopes of hitting it out of the park with the BEST BURGER in the competition! Judging will be "blind" plus a People's Choice. The overall winner will be awarded a Golden Ticket with entry to compete in the World Burger Championship at the WFC this November in Indianapolis! For more information contact miracleleaguear@yahoo.com. All proceeds benefit the Miracle League of Arkansas, which is a baseball league for kids and adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Miracle League…it’s more than baseball! VIEW SITE
  • Perfect Bite Championships


    in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 22, 2024

    20 Chefs: $200 registration fee. The competition will center in three Golden Ticket categories - Noodle, Rice & Chef. All 20 participating chefs will be competing in one of the three categories. In this way, winners will move on to the World Food Championships in the same category they competed in at the Perfect Bite Championships. Beginning at 6 PM and lasting for one hour, guests will have a single ticket for voting for their favorite bite. With 150 in attendance, Chefs should be prepared to serve a between 150 and 175 bites. At the end of the first hour, all tickets will be counted. The chef with the most tickets in each category will automatically make the finals and have a chance for a World Food Championship Golden Ticket. A team of culinary experts (who will also be judging the finals) will determine the second chef moving on to the finals using the E.A.T. Methodology. The six finals chefs will compete in a 45-minute head-to-head “perfect plate” challenge. A team of culinary experts will judge the finals using the E.A.T. methodology from the World Food Championships. The winning chef receives $1,000. 2nd place receives $750, and 3rd place receives $500. To enquire about registration and contest rules, contact treddicks@partamountindy.org. VIEW SITE
  • World Open Chili Championship


    in Myrtle Beach, SC on September 29, 2024

    Do you have a GREAT chili recipe? Are your friends and neighbors always telling you that you should enter a cook-off? Well, now is your chance! The World Open Chili Challenge is open to amateurs and experts alike. This category allows chili cooks, pro chefs and home cooks to focus on making their best chili creation outside the confines of a traditional, sanctioned chili cook-off. The winner earns a Golden Ticket into the 2024 World Soup Championships in Indianapolis! VIEW SITE
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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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  • Lori McLain

    2021 World Soup Champion

    Home Cook Lori McLain was one of 67 Texans who convened at Fair Park in Dallas for the 9th Annual World Food Championships looking to land a respectable Top Ten finish among the competition’s ten categories. The seasoned competitor scooped up the most coveted prize of all –– $7,500 in winnings and the title of 2021 World Soup Champion, which gives her a seat at WFC’s $100,000 Final Table Challenge t...
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  • Acie Vincent

    2021 World Sandwich Champion

    It’s not Texas Hold’em, but Chef Acie Vincent left Dallas, Texas, with two “Acies” in his pocket as he was just crowned a two-time World Sandwich Champion at the the largest Food Sport event –- World Food Championships (WFC).
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  • Liz Waters

    2021 World Recipe Champion

    Competition cook Liz Waters entered the World Food Championships’ (WFC) 9th Annual Main Event at its newest location of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, as a seasoned competitor looking to land a respectable Top Ten finish in the recipe category. Turns out she left Dallas with the most coveted prize of all — $7,500 in winnings and the title of 2021 World Recipe Champion, which gives her a seat at WFC’s $1...
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  • Robert Smith

    2021 World Barbecue Champion

    Pitmaster Robert Smith entered the World Food Championships’ (WFC) 9th Annual Main Event at its newest location of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, looking to land a respectable Top Ten finish in the barbecue category. Turns out he left Dallas with a smokin’ prize — $7,500 in winnings and the title of 2021 World Barbecue Champion, which gives him a seat at WFC’s $100,000 Final Table Challenge this April...
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  • Preston Nguyen

    2021 World Chef Champion

    Chef Preston Nguyen entered the World Food Championships’ (WFC) 9th Annual Main Event at its newest location of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, as a rookie competitor looking to land a respectable Top Ten finish in the chef category. Turns out he left Dallas with the most coveted prize of all — $7,500 in winnings and the title of 2021 World Chef Champion, which gives him a seat at WFC’s $100,000 Final Ta...
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  • Jack MacMurray

    2021 World Bacon Champion

    Competition Chef Jack MacMurray entered the World Food Championships’ (WFC) 9th Annual Main Event at its newest location of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, looking to land a respectable Top Ten finish in the bacon category. Turns out he left Dallas with the most coveted prize of all — $7,500 in winnings and the title of 2021 World Bacon Champion, which gives her a seat at WFC’s $100,000 Final Table Chall...
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  • Mike Johnson

    2021 World Burger Champion

    Competition cook Mike Johnson entered the World Food Championships’ (WFC) 9th Annual Main Event at its newest location of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, as a seasoned competitor looking to land a respectable Top Ten finish in the burger category. Turns out he left Dallas with the most coveted prize of all — $7,500 in winnings and the title of 2021 World Burger Champion, which gives her a seat at WFC’s $...
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  • Carol Koty

    2021 World Seafood Champion

    Professional Chef Carol Koty entered the World Food Championships’ (WFC) 9th Annual Main Event at its newest location of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, as a seasoned competitor looking to land a respectable Top Ten finish in the seafood category. Turns out she reeled in the most coveted prize of all — $7,500 in winnings and the title of 2021 World Seafood Champion, which gives her a seat at WFC’s $100,0...
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  • Sunny Moody

    2021 World Steak Champion

    Grillmaster Sunny Moody entered the World Food Championships’ (WFC) 9th Annual Main Event at its newest location of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, as a rookie looking to land a respectable Top Ten finish in the steak category. Turns out she left Dallas with a “sear”ious prize — $7,500 in winnings and the title of 2021 World Steak Champion, which gives her a seat at WFC’s $100,000 Final Table Challen...
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  • Lori McLain

    2021 World Soup Champion

    Home Cook Lori McLain was one of 67 Texans who convened at Fair Park in Dallas for the 9th Annual World Food Championships looking to land a respectable Top Ten finish among the competition’s ten categories. The seasoned competitor scooped up the most coveted prize of all –– $7,500 in winnings and the title of 2021 World Soup Champion, which gives her a seat at WFC’s $100,000 Final Table Challenge n...
    READ MORE

  • Carol Koty

    2021 World Seafood Champion

    Professional Chef Carol Koty entered the World Food Championships’ (WFC) 9th Annual Main Event at its newest location of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, as a seasoned competitor looking to land a respectable Top Ten finish in the seafood category. Turns out she reeled in the most coveted prize of all — $7,500 in winnings and the title of 2021 World Seafood Champion, which gives her a seat at WFC’s $100,0...
    READ MORE

  • 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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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 Crowns 11th World Food Champion - Bethany Boedicker!!"
Chef Bethany Boedicker, two-time category champion (Dessert Category) from Galveston, TX, claimed the title of World Food Champion and the $150,000 top prize at the 11h World Food Championships’ Final Table in Bentonville, Arkansas. MORE
Full Results from Final Table - April 2024
The Final Table was nothing short of amazing, see the results from all challenges here! MORE
See All
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  • SCA Ancillary Golden Ticket Holder


    in Various Locations, on January 1, 2024

    Any SCA Ancillary category golden ticket holder is qualified to compete in one of the following 2024 categories: Sandwich, Bacon, Dessert, Chef, Seafood, Vegetarian. Reserve your spot today! VIEW SITE
  • BaconFest MKE


    in Milwaukee, WI on February 25, 2024

    Bacon Mac & Cheese. Bacon smashed sliders. Bacon stuffed meatballs. Bacon rice crispies treats. Bacon jalapeno poppers. Bacon. More bacon. Sound like foods you’d like in your belly? If so, 102.9 The Hog's Baconfest MKE is for you. The 12th annual event, presented by Farmland and Patrick Cudahy, returns to Potawatomi Casino Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for another year of meatastic gluttony. PLUS select restaurants will compete for a 2024 Golden Ticket into the Bacon Category! VIEW SITE
  • SCA Steak Golden Ticket Holder


    in Various Locations, on February 29, 2024

    Any Any SCA golden ticket holder in Steak is qualified to compete in the Live Fire category at the 2024 World Food Championships in Indianapolis. Claim your spot today! VIEW SITE
  • The Gulf Coast Beer, Bacon & BBQ Festival


    in Gulfport, MS on March 2, 2024

    The Gulf Coast Beer, Bacon & BBQ Festival is held at the Hollywood Warehouse where they build movie sets and props and is the perfect backdrop for our event. We sell out each year with over 600 tickets and over 100 vendors and volunteers. Our event is a coast favorite and we have the best time showcasing some of the best Breweries, Restaurants and Chefs that the Coast has to offer. This year's winners in the Bacon and BBQ contests will receive a Golden Ticket to compete at the 2024 World Food Championships! VIEW SITE
  • Surf & Earth Culinary Competitions


    in Ocean City, MD on March 3-4, 2024

    The OCHMRA Expo (Ocean City Hotel Motel Restaurant Association) will be home to this exciting new Maryland WFC Qualifier where two Golden Tickets will be awarded in Chef and Seafood. VIEW SITE
  • The Truffle Masters


    in Houston, TX on March 4, 2024

    Celebrating 10 years in 2024, The Truffle Masters will host 30 top Houston chefs as they battle it out using one super-lux ingredient – the black truffle. VIEW SITE
  • Cowtown Burger Showdown


    in Fort Worth, TX on March 16, 2024

    Who has the best burger in North Texas? The Third Annual Cowtown Burger Showdown aims to find out! This is a family-friendly event. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Brotherhood For the Fallen, a Texas-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to responding to officer families who have been killed in the line of duty. Two Golden Tickets to compete in WFC 2024 will be awarded. VIEW SITE
  • Taste of Lake Murray


    in Columbia, SC on March 21, 2024

    The Lake Murray Country Region’s most popular “Party With A Purpose” is set for March 21, 2024, at the DoubleTree by Hilton! Dance the night away while listening to music from The Voltage Brothers on the main stage and Under the Sun on the outdoor stage. Sample flavors from around the region and vote for your favorite chef to join Team Lake Murray Country at the World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Iron Fork


    in Nashville, TN on April 4, 2024

    The Nashville Scene’s 15th Annual Iron Fork, presented by US Foods, returns with top chefs from Music City's best restaurants battling it out to vie for the coveted Iron Fork Champions trophy and entry to the 2024 World Food Championships. This year's catch? All of our competitors have already won Iron Fork before... and now they'll compete as the best of the best to be crowned the Ultimate Iron Fork Champion! VIEW SITE
  • Battle of the Burger


    in Nashville, TN on April 25, 2024

    Battle of the Burger is an official World Food Championship Qualifying Event. The “Battle of the Burger Fan Favorite” winner will earn a waived entry to compete in the 2024 World Burger Championships in Indianapolis, November 8 - 12, where they will be one of 20 teams competing for the World Burger Champion title, $10,000 in cash and the opportunity to advance to WFC's Final Table and a $150,000 grand prize. Additionally, the winner will receive (2) VIP Lounge passes to take a break between all the epic culinary action. VIEW SITE
  • Arkansas Pie Festival


    in Cherokee Village, AR on April 27, 2024

    The Arkansas Pie Festival is set to return to Cherokee Village on April 29, 2023 as a partner of the World Food Championship, the biggest Food Sport event in the world. As an official qualifying event for WFC, the Arkansas Pie Festival will award one Golden Ticket to its champion making them eligible to compete in the Dessert category at the international cooking tournament this fall. VIEW SITE
  • Get Wild With Wild Rice


    in Online Recipe Contest, MN on May 6-June 10, 2024

    If you’ve got the “chops” to match your cooking skills against others in a competition of culinary creativity, then you’ll be in for a “wild” (rice) time! Get Wild with Wild Rice Recipe contest is open May 6 – June 10. WFC Golden Ticket into the 2024 World Soup Championship will be awarded. VIEW SITE
  • SmokeSlam


    in Memphis, TN on May 16-18, 2024

    ATTENTION BBQ TEAMS - WHO WANTS THAT CROWN? Is it a heavyweight championship competition? A concert? A carnival? A battle royale for braggin’ rights and big bucks? A celebration of all things Q? The best three days of your life? For fans of smoked meat and good times, the answer is all of the above. SmokeSlam will be a barbecue festival like no other – serious about competition and making the event a great experience for teams and guests alike. VIEW SITE
  • Miracle League Burger Competition- Little Rock


    in Little Rock, AR on June 9, 2024

    MLB (Miracle League Burger) Competitions in Little Rock, Sunday, June 11th. The competition is open to Food Enthusiasts, Home Cooks and Professional Chefs who will be stepping up to the plate in hopes of hitting it out of the park with the BEST BURGER in the competition! Judging will be "blind" plus a People's Choice. The overall winner will be awarded a Golden Ticket with entry to compete in the World Burger Championship at the WFC this November in Indianapolis! For more information contact miracleleaguear@yahoo.com. All proceeds benefit the Miracle League of Arkansas, which is a baseball league for kids and adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Miracle League…it’s more than baseball! VIEW SITE
  • Southeastern BBQ Showdown


    in Columbia, SC on June 15, 2024

    On Saturday, June 15, 30 BBQ teams from across the competition BBQ world will cook and provide samples to the public. One team will win a golden ticket into 2024 World Barbecue Championship! VIEW SITE
  • Eastside Games Cooking Competition


    in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 17, 2024

    This is a surprise ingredients challenge for a maximum of 10 chefs in Indianapolis, IN. $200 registration fee. www.edingames.com/registration.html This 90-minute competition features the utilization of a themed secret ingredient. This ingredient will be unveiled at the start of the competition at the host site. A culinary curve ball will be introduced 30-minutes into the competition. A non-mandatory bonus ingredient will be unveiled at 45-minutes, but will present a culinary challenge to competitors, who must decide whether it can be incorporated into their dish. Chefs must turn in a completed, composed dish. E.A.T Methodology will be used by a panel of professional chefs to judge final dishes. To enquire about registration, contact treddicks@partamountindy.org. VIEW SITE
  • Big Sky Bonanza


    in Billings, MT on June 23, 2024

    We are scouring the Magic City area for the best of the best entrees for lunch and dinner. Enjoy a live band while the Best Burger competition takes place, with beef sponsored by the Montana Beef Council. The winner of the Big Sky Burger Competition will receive a golden Ticket to participate at this year's World Food Championships in Indianapolis! VIEW SITE
  • Japan Burger Championship 2024


    in Saitama, Japan on June 27-30, 2024

    Japan Burger Championship is a hybrid food event combined food festival and cooking competition and an official qualifier of the World Food Championships. Eighteen burger shops passed the qualifying round in Osaka and Tokyo. Now those 18 will face off in Saitama at the Saitama Super Arena and compete for a coveted Golden Ticket to represent Japan at the 2024 World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Golden Ticket Tapas Challenge


    in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 8, 2024

    This is a surprise ingredients challenge for a maximum of 5 chefs in Indianapolis, IN. $200 registration fee. This 90-minute tapas competition features the utilization of a themed secret ingredient, unveiled at the start of the competition. A culinary curve ball will be introduced 30-minutes into the competition, forcing the chefs to adjust their dish to include the new twist. A non-mandatory bonus ingredient (selected by audience vote) will be unveiled at 45-minutes, but will present a culinary challenge to competitors, who must decide whether it can be incorporated into their dish in the final 15-minutes. Judges must be served at the 60-minute mark, and then chefs will have 30 minutes to complete their service to all guests. Participants will arrive to a Spanish themed charcuterie and enjoy drinks from the bar. Participants will determine (via vote) the "bonus ingredient" for the evening, and then finish the night enjoying each competing chef's tapas offering. Participants will vote for their favorite tapas and that vote will help a panel of four expert judges determine the winner of the Golden Ticket using the E.A.T. methodology. VIEW SITE
  • Grilled Cheese Throwdown


    in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 20, 2024

    6 Chefs: $200 registration fee. Each chef must prepare a whole sandwich as a standout presentation for the entry’s evaluation at their station (Appearance), while also preparing a minimum of 54 bite-sized pieces for tasting over the course of the hour-long competition. There is no size limit for a Grilled Cheese sandwich for appearance or individual samples/bites. Chefs should consider the appropriate sample size for a judging participant to fully appreciate the flavor of the sandwich entry (Taste) and to deliver the desired combination of flavors and textures (Execution). Chefs should be prepared to create one display sandwich and a minimum of 54 Grilled Cheese samples within one hour. Beginning at 6 PM, samples should be prepared for the panel of 4 expert judges and 50 guests. Chefs have one hour to serve all guests and judges. To enquire about registration and contest rules, contact treddicks@partamountindy.org. VIEW SITE
  • Taste of Tennessee - Big Beef Showdown


    in Lebanon, TN on August 17, 2024

    The Wilson County Fair Board is pleased to partner with the World Food Championships (WFC) on its 4th Annual Taste of Tennessee - Big Beef Showdown! As a competitor at the Big Beef Showdown, you will be competing for the chance to win one of four (4) Golden Tickets to the 2024 World Food Championships held from November 8-12 in Indianapolis. VIEW SITE
  • Big Kahuna Wing Festival


    in Knoxville, TN on September 1, 2024

    The Big Kahuna Wing Festival has become one of the best culinary events in the region. In 2022, the festival drew over 5,000 attendees who enjoyed over 100 different sauces from 30 different teams representing restaurants, cooking teams, businesses, and The University of Tennessee Culinary Institute. Attendees and visitors come from all over the region. All for the love of the "Buffalo Wing" and to raise money for charity. VIEW SITE
  • Miracle League Burger Competition- Little Rock


    in Little Rock, AR on September 19, 2024

    MLB (Miracle League Burger) Competitions in Little Rock, Sunday, June 11th. The competition is open to Food Enthusiasts, Home Cooks and Professional Chefs who will be stepping up to the plate in hopes of hitting it out of the park with the BEST BURGER in the competition! Judging will be "blind" plus a People's Choice. The overall winner will be awarded a Golden Ticket with entry to compete in the World Burger Championship at the WFC this November in Indianapolis! For more information contact miracleleaguear@yahoo.com. All proceeds benefit the Miracle League of Arkansas, which is a baseball league for kids and adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Miracle League…it’s more than baseball! VIEW SITE
  • Perfect Bite Championships


    in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 22, 2024

    20 Chefs: $200 registration fee. The competition will center in three Golden Ticket categories - Noodle, Rice & Chef. All 20 participating chefs will be competing in one of the three categories. In this way, winners will move on to the World Food Championships in the same category they competed in at the Perfect Bite Championships. Beginning at 6 PM and lasting for one hour, guests will have a single ticket for voting for their favorite bite. With 150 in attendance, Chefs should be prepared to serve a between 150 and 175 bites. At the end of the first hour, all tickets will be counted. The chef with the most tickets in each category will automatically make the finals and have a chance for a World Food Championship Golden Ticket. A team of culinary experts (who will also be judging the finals) will determine the second chef moving on to the finals using the E.A.T. Methodology. The six finals chefs will compete in a 45-minute head-to-head “perfect plate” challenge. A team of culinary experts will judge the finals using the E.A.T. methodology from the World Food Championships. The winning chef receives $1,000. 2nd place receives $750, and 3rd place receives $500. To enquire about registration and contest rules, contact treddicks@partamountindy.org. VIEW SITE
  • World Open Chili Championship


    in Myrtle Beach, SC on September 29, 2024

    Do you have a GREAT chili recipe? Are your friends and neighbors always telling you that you should enter a cook-off? Well, now is your chance! The World Open Chili Challenge is open to amateurs and experts alike. This category allows chili cooks, pro chefs and home cooks to focus on making their best chili creation outside the confines of a traditional, sanctioned chili cook-off. The winner earns a Golden Ticket into the 2024 World Soup Championships in Indianapolis! VIEW SITE
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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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