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WFC Announces Sweet New Partner for Chocolate Infusion
Thanks to our new partner, Olive & Sinclair Chocolate, WFC will be featuring artisanal chocolate as an infused ingredient for the first time at its 5th Anniversary in Orange Beach, Alabama. MORE
WFC Welcomes Alabama Crown As Official Wine & VIP Partner
Thanks to a new partnership between WFC and Alabama Crown Distributing, Top 10 competitors in the Steak Category have another reason to say “Cheers!” at the 5th Anniversary. Alabama Crown Distributing will provide Josh Cellars Merlot as the Infused Ingredient for the World Steak Championships. MORE
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  • Michigan Apple Recipe Contest


    in Lansing, MI on January 27, 2016

    The Michigan Apple Committee has sponsored the annual Michigan Apple Recipe Contest in Frankenmuth during Zehnder’s Snowfest for more than a decade. The 2016 Apple Recipe Contest includes three categories: pasta, desserts and sandwiches. Prizes are awarded in each category for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and the 1st place winner will also get a Golden Ticket to the 2016 World Food Championships. The Michigan Apple Committee sponsors this contest to celebrate the flavor and versatility of apples as an ingredient in many dishes. VIEW SITE
  • Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown


    in Huntsville, TX on January 25-27, 2016

    Our friend Shotgun Fred passed away from ALS on March 9, 2012. Before he died he asked several of old friends of his to make sure that a KCBS-sanctioned BBQ Cook Off takes place in Huntsville, Texas each year to raise funds to be added to his Scholarship Endowment. Now in its third year, the Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown will be held on January 25th, 26th and 27th. In addition to the four required meats, competitors can choose to compete in three ancillary contests: Beans, Dessert, and Chef's Choice Entree. We’re pleased to be a Preferred Qualifier for the 2016 World Barbecue Championship. VIEW SITE
  • WFC Food Champ Online Contests


    online - Monthly

    Each month the World Food Championships will feature a different online recipe contest. The winner of these contests will qualify for a sponsored trip to compete in the World Food Championships! VIEW SITE
  • Annual Mushroom Festival - Amateur Mushroom Cook-off


    in Kennett Square, PA on September 10-11, 2016

    Fungi lovers from near and far will burst into Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, the Mushroom Capital of the World, September 10-11, 2016 to celebrate its #1 cash crop – mushrooms! At the 31st Annual Mushroom Festival, the Amateur Mushroom Cook-off is one of the Festival's highlights along with cooking demonstrations and the Growers' Exhibit. The Golden Ticket qualifies one lucky winner to compete in the World Recipe Championship. VIEW SITE
  • River Falls Bacon Bash


    in River Falls, WI on September 17-18, 2016

    Here’s the thing: it’s not just about Bacon! The River Falls Bacon Bash is the largest free bacon festival in the U.S., with more than 16,000 attendees in 2015. Our Super Qualifier for 2016, the River Falls Bacon Bash, will feature WFC Golden Ticket chances in Chili, Dessert, Sandwich, Steak and of course, Bacon! VIEW SITE
  • Reinhart Foodservice Burger Competition Series


    in Various Locations, - Select Dates

    Reinhart Foodservice has teamed up with the World Food Championships to bring you a 2016 Qualifying Event Series! Through this series of select events, ten winners will become part of Team Reinhart to compete in the World Burger Championship. Think you have what it takes? Find out more by clicking the link above! VIEW SITE
  • Telluride Wine Festival (Bacon competition)


    in Telluride, CO on June 23-26, 2016

    The Telluride Wine Festival’s mission is to stimulate the local economy, educate our attendees and support the Telluride region’s food-producing community. Our partner, The Chef Ann Foundation, believes every child should have access to fresh, healthy food every day so they develop healthy eating habits. Our long-term goal is a community kitchen for cooking classes and as a low-cost production facility for local entrepreneurs to create their food-based products. VIEW SITE
  • Game Day Chef Challenge


    in Various Locations, - August 1, 2015 - January 1, 2016

    Back for its second year, the Game Day Chef Challenge provided amateur and professional chefs the opportunity to compete at the Grand Finale in Pasadena, CA on January 1, 2016. Congratulations to Julie Hession from Las Vegas NV on winning the $25,000 Grand Prize with her winning dish, the Southwestern Scrimmage burgers. All six (6) Regional Champions have received a Golden Ticket and will be competing in the 2016 World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Caribbean Food Championships


    in San Juan, PR - July 2016

    The Caribbean Food Championships (CFC) are high stakes & high energy food fights. Held in San Juan Puerto Rico and scheduled for Spring 2017, it features 100 of the best chefs in the Caribbean. Each winning CFC local Culinary Team will qualify to compete at the World Food Championships for $350,000 in prize money and honors as the best chefs in the world. The CFC is the primary qualifier in the Caribbean. VIEW SITE
  • Annual National Shrimp Festival Restaurant Challenge


    in Gulf Shores, AL on August 24-25, 2016

    The Restaurant Challenge is the official cooking competition of the Annual National Shrimp Festival. The 9th Annual Restaurant Challenge, sponsored by Zatarain's, will feature the best chefs that Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and the surrounding area has to offer. Chefs will be battling for bragging rights, cookware, prize money and an invitation to the World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Whiskey Fried Classic


    in New York, NY on July 9, 2016

    The Whiskey Fried Classic is the latest food and drink extravaganza from Cannonball Productions, creators of the highly-acclaimed Bacon and Beer Classic. Take a bite of summer at this nationally-touring festival, which pairs dozens of whiskies, cocktails and craft beers with Southern-inspired dishes from 20+ local restaurants. Indulge in unlimited bites and sips, live music, a mustache bar, horseshoes, corn hole and more. VIEW SITE
  • Que at the View BBQ Fest


    in Gulfport, MS on April 8-9, 2016

    Island View Casino Resort offers a smokin’ good time each spring with ’Que at the View, an outdoor festival of food, drinks and live entertainment in conjunction with a KCBS-sanctioned competition. 'Que at the View is held on the grounds of Island View Casino, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulfport, Miss. www.IslandViewCasino.com VIEW SITE
  • Bull Burger Battles


    in Various Locations, - Monthly between May and October

    Bull Outdoor Products is on a nationwide search to find the country’s best burger. Six Bull Burger Battles will take place across the nation leading up to the 2016 World Food Championships. The winners of the Bull Burger Battles receive a coveted Golden Ticket to compete as a member of Team Bull at the WFC's World Burger Championship! VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (Chicago)


    in Chicago, IL on October 10, 2015

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-day bacon and craft beer-centric festival featuring Chicago's best chefs and breweries. And this year, one lucky competitor will earn a Golden Ticket to compete in the World Bacon Championships at the 2016 WFC! VIEW SITE
  • Grillstock Festival - (Burger competition)


    in Bristol, GBR, on July 2-3, 2016

    Grillstock Festival is the original celebration of barbecue culture in the UK. Centered around an American-style BBQ competition, the 2016 festival will see 30 teams competing in eight rounds: Brisket, Burgers, Chicken, Wings, Chefs Choice, Ribs, Pork, and a mystery round. Four winning teams will have the chance to compete in the 2016 World Food Championships including a WFC Preferred Qualifier entry for the winner of the Burger round. VIEW SITE
  • Culinary Fight Club


    in Various Locations, - 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. VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (San Jose)


    in San Jose, CA on November 14, 2015

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-day bacon and craft beer-centric festival featuring San Jose's best chefs and breweries. Restaurants will curate their bacon-inspired dish inside and on the field at Municipal Stadium. This year one lucky competitor will earn a Golden Ticket to compete in the 2016 WFC. VIEW SITE
  • Burger Battle at the View - Pre-Qualifier


    in Gulfport, MS - 2016

    Island View Casino Resort's newest event, the Burger Battle at the View has been postponed. The Pre-Qualifier for this competition received the Golden Ticket, along with paid entry fee and travel stipend to compete in the 2016 World Invitational Steak Championship. Come visit Island View Casino, located on the Gulf of Mexico in beautiful Gulfport, Miss. VIEW SITE
  • 395 Burger Battle


    in Mammoth Lakes, CA on August 5-6, 2016

    The 395 Burger Battle takes place in Mammoth Lakes, California in the Eastern Sierra neighboring Yosemite National Park. Qualified chefs up and down the Highway 395 corridor who are serious about their burgers and want to compete get invited to win the Golden Ticket that allows them to attend and compete at the 2016 World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Alabama Seafood Cook-Off


    in Orange Beach, AL on May 25, 2016

    Alabama Gulf Seafood is searching for its 2016 Alabama Seafood Cook-Off champion. The 2nd annual event is set for Wednesday, May 25, at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Finalists will be announced in late April. The winner of the May 25 event will go on to represent the state of Alabama in the 13th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off (GASCO) in New Orleans, Louisiana, and will be qualified to compete in the 2016 World Food Championship. VIEW SITE
  • Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbeque Series


    in Various Locations, on October 30, 2016

    Cowboy Charcoal, America's #1 lump charcoal brand, is kicking off the first ever Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbeque Series. This is a series exclusively for KCBS women's teams to vie for $15,000 in diamond prizes and qualification to compete at the World Food Championships. All KCBS Team of the Year sanctioned events from January 1, 2016, through October 30, 2016, will be points qualifiers for the Fire & Ice competition. The top 10 ladies teams will be determined on 10/30/16. VIEW SITE
  • Big Bacon Bonanza


    in Davenport, IA on April 9, 2016

    Churches United of the Quad City Area announces plans for the 3rd Annual Big Bacon Bonanza. The event, which is the largest fundraiser for the organization will take place April 9, 2016 at the Davenport River Center. All money raised stays with the organization to benefit its 26 food pantries, 3 hot meal sites and Winnie’s Place a shelter for women and children who are homeless or victims of domestic violence. Big Bacon Bonanza started in 2014 and features local restaurants, food vendors and so much more. All participants have to do is come up with a creative way to cook or bake with bacon. VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (New York)


    in New York, NY on April 22-23, 2016

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is returning to Citi Field for the third year in a row on April 22nd and 23rd, 2016. Over 30 local restaurants will provide mouth-watering bacon dishes and 70 regional breweries will offer refreshing craft beer and cider throughout the concourse. VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (Denver)


    in Denver, CO on April 16, 2016

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-day bacon and craft beer-centric festival featuring Denver's best chefs and breweries inside Sports Authority Field. Attendees will get unlimited bacon samples from 30+ local restaurants, a selection of 100+ craft beers, and more! And this year, one lucky competitor will earn a Golden Ticket to compete at this year’s World Bacon Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Door County Coffee 2016 Recipe Contest


    online on April 1-June 30, 2016

    Share Your Recipe in the Door County Coffee 3rd Annual On-line Recipe Contest for a chance to win up to $1,000 in coffee prizes! We bet you have a favorite recipe that uses coffee and we would LOVE for you to share it with us, using Door County Coffee as an ingredient. 6 total winners will be chosen, with one 1st place winner qualifying to compete in the World Recipe Championship! VIEW SITE
  • Saucy Mama's 2016 Recipe Contest - (Seafood Winner)


    online on April 6-13, 2016

    Saucy Mama’s 2016 Recipe Contest features some of the best home cooks and food bloggers in the nation! The first 25 qualified participants will receive any six Saucy Mama products to use during recipe creation and will have the opportunity to host a Saucy Mama giveaway to their own followers. A trip to the World Food Championships is awarded for winners in both Seafood and Steak. VIEW SITE
  • Zoofari -- Burgers, Brews and Bands


    in Billings, MT on September 30, 2016

    Zoofari - Burgers, Brews, Bands will take place on September 30, 2016 and WILL QUALIFY A WINNER TO COMPETE IN THE 2017 WORLD BURGER CHAMPIONSHIP! Get ready for a wild evening and take your taste buds on an adventure with local brews and incredible culinary creations from area vendors featuring the beloved beef burger, all while enjoying great live music! VIEW SITE
  • Saucy Mama's 2016 Recipe Contest - (Steak Winner)


    online on April 6-13, 2016

    Saucy Mama’s 2016 Recipe Contest features some of the best home cooks and food bloggers in the nation! The first 25 qualified participants will receive any six Saucy Mama products to use during recipe creation and will have the opportunity to host a Saucy Mama giveaway to their own followers. A trip to the World Food Championships is awarded for winners in both Seafood and Steak. VIEW SITE
  • Shrimp on the Barbie Shrimp Throwdown


    in Mount Pleasant, SC on October 1, 2016

    Who will be named Charleston’s 2016 Shrimp on the Barbie champion and go on to compete in the World Seafood Championship at the World Food Championships in November? Watch your favorite restaurants battle it out Saturday, October 1st on the beach at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. The best seafood chefs in the area will showcase their originality and creativity to compete for the Shrimp on the Barbie title. VIEW SITE
  • Bands, Burgers & Brews Burger Throwdown - Preferred Qualifier


    in Charleston, SC on May 22, 2016

    Who will be the LowCountry’s 2016 Burger Throwdown Champion? Come watch your favorite Lowcountry Chefs battle it out at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. George Motz, the host of the Travel Channel’s Burger Land, and our panel of chefs and culinary gurus will decide which restaurant will represent the LowCountry at the 2016 WFC! VIEW SITE
  • PorktoberQue


    in Dothan, AL on September 23-24, 2016

    This less-than-traditional Alabama Oktoberfest celebrates food, drink, culture, family activities, live music, merchandise, Ultimate Air Dogs dock diving competitions, a car show and much more! PorktoberQue, as an Elite Qualifier, is proud to present grand champions in the categories of Barbecue, Bacon and Steak a Golden Ticket to compete in the 2016 World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (Seattle)


    in Seattle, WA on May 7, 2016

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-day bacon and craft beer-centric festival featuring Seattle's best chefs and breweries inside Safeco Field. Attendees will get unlimited bacon samples from 30+ local restaurants, a selection of 100+ craft beers and more! And this year, one lucky competitor will earn a Golden Ticket to compete in the 2016 World Bacon Championship. VIEW SITE
  • A Very Berry Breakfast


    online on June 15-August 1, 2016

    Well•Pict Berries is proud to partner with The World Food Championships to bring you our "A Very Berry Breakfast" contest! Submit your very own, original breakfast recipe at the Well•Pict website between June 15 and August 1, 2016 for a chance to compete in the World Food Championships in Alabama! Be sure to include a photo of your finished dish and include our Well•Pict packaging in your photo. The winner will receive a prize valued at $1500 for their travel to the competition taking place November 9-13, in Orange Beach, Alabama, where you may be able to compete for the grand prize valued at $300,000 and be crowned the World Food Champion! It all starts with breakfast and Well•Pict Berries! VIEW SITE
  • The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival


    in Orange Beach, AL on September 15-17, 2016

    The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival features tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, demos from renowned chefs, live and silent auctions benefiting Make-A-Wish® Alabama, wine auctions and sales and more! Some of the top chefs on the Gulf Coast will put their skills to the test in our cooking competitions. It’s a fun weekend of wining and dining at The Wharf! VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (Santa Clara)


    in Santa Clara, CA on February 27, 2016

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-day bacon and craft beer-centric festival featuring Santa Clara’s best chefs and breweries. Chefs are asked to create 3,000 bacon-inspired samples that festival goers and judges will rate and vote upon at the event. One lucky competitor will earn a Golden Ticket to compete in the 2016 WFC. VIEW SITE
  • Canadian Food Championships


    in Edmonton, AB on July 22-24, 2016

    Events Edmonton has partnered with the World Food Championships to host one exclusive qualifying event in 2016 for Canada. The Canadian Food Championships is a year long search for Canada’s best cooks. The search will reach new levels during the multi-day competition to determine who will be part of Team Canada at the WFC. VIEW SITE
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Suzanne Clark

2014 World Pasta Championship

As an artist, creativity consumes my life-especially when it comes to cooking! I put my artistic touch on all my dishes along with years of skill earned in the kitchen while cooking for my family of seven! I bring “Mom Power” to the kitchen arena and the determination to win and to prove that Moms can take on anyone, including professional chefs at any time! I am a blogger, a Lifestyle Expert on a local... VIEW FULL BIO

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Turquoise Place

World Food Championships is set to kick off Food Sport's biggest tournament of the year with the World Food Championships Blogger Summit. The fun begins Nov. 7 and culminates with an opportunity to judge our first round of competitions - Dessert - on Nov 9. How sweet is that!? And, for the first time ever, WFC will be providing free accommodations for three nights at the luxurious Turquoise Place. It will be a special treat for sure, as 50 select bloggers join us in Orange Beach for a "Sweet Home Alabama" experience.

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WFC Announces Sweet New Partner for Chocolate Infusion
Thanks to our new partner, Olive & Sinclair Chocolate, WFC will be featuring artisanal chocolate as an infused ingredient for the first time at its 5th Anniversary in Orange Beach, Alabama. MORE
WFC Welcomes Alabama Crown As Official Wine & VIP Partner
Thanks to a new partnership between WFC and Alabama Crown Distributing, Top 10 competitors in the Steak Category have another reason to say “Cheers!” at the 5th Anniversary. Alabama Crown Distributing will provide Josh Cellars Merlot as the Infused Ingredient for the World Steak Championships. MORE
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Qualifiers
  • Michigan Apple Recipe Contest


    in Lansing, MI on January 27, 2016

    The Michigan Apple Committee has sponsored the annual Michigan Apple Recipe Contest in Frankenmuth during Zehnder’s Snowfest for more than a decade. The 2016 Apple Recipe Contest includes three categories: pasta, desserts and sandwiches. Prizes are awarded in each category for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and the 1st place winner will also get a Golden Ticket to the 2016 World Food Championships. The Michigan Apple Committee sponsors this contest to celebrate the flavor and versatility of apples as an ingredient in many dishes. VIEW SITE
  • Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown


    in Huntsville, TX on January 25-27, 2016

    Our friend Shotgun Fred passed away from ALS on March 9, 2012. Before he died he asked several of old friends of his to make sure that a KCBS-sanctioned BBQ Cook Off takes place in Huntsville, Texas each year to raise funds to be added to his Scholarship Endowment. Now in its third year, the Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown will be held on January 25th, 26th and 27th. In addition to the four required meats, competitors can choose to compete in three ancillary contests: Beans, Dessert, and Chef's Choice Entree. We’re pleased to be a Preferred Qualifier for the 2016 World Barbecue Championship. VIEW SITE
  • WFC Food Champ Online Contests


    online - Monthly

    Each month the World Food Championships will feature a different online recipe contest. The winner of these contests will qualify for a sponsored trip to compete in the World Food Championships! VIEW SITE
  • Annual Mushroom Festival - Amateur Mushroom Cook-off


    in Kennett Square, PA on September 10-11, 2016

    Fungi lovers from near and far will burst into Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, the Mushroom Capital of the World, September 10-11, 2016 to celebrate its #1 cash crop – mushrooms! At the 31st Annual Mushroom Festival, the Amateur Mushroom Cook-off is one of the Festival's highlights along with cooking demonstrations and the Growers' Exhibit. The Golden Ticket qualifies one lucky winner to compete in the World Recipe Championship. VIEW SITE
  • River Falls Bacon Bash


    in River Falls, WI on September 17-18, 2016

    Here’s the thing: it’s not just about Bacon! The River Falls Bacon Bash is the largest free bacon festival in the U.S., with more than 16,000 attendees in 2015. Our Super Qualifier for 2016, the River Falls Bacon Bash, will feature WFC Golden Ticket chances in Chili, Dessert, Sandwich, Steak and of course, Bacon! VIEW SITE
  • Reinhart Foodservice Burger Competition Series


    in Various Locations, - Select Dates

    Reinhart Foodservice has teamed up with the World Food Championships to bring you a 2016 Qualifying Event Series! Through this series of select events, ten winners will become part of Team Reinhart to compete in the World Burger Championship. Think you have what it takes? Find out more by clicking the link above! VIEW SITE
  • Telluride Wine Festival (Bacon competition)


    in Telluride, CO on June 23-26, 2016

    The Telluride Wine Festival’s mission is to stimulate the local economy, educate our attendees and support the Telluride region’s food-producing community. Our partner, The Chef Ann Foundation, believes every child should have access to fresh, healthy food every day so they develop healthy eating habits. Our long-term goal is a community kitchen for cooking classes and as a low-cost production facility for local entrepreneurs to create their food-based products. VIEW SITE
  • Game Day Chef Challenge


    in Various Locations, - August 1, 2015 - January 1, 2016

    Back for its second year, the Game Day Chef Challenge provided amateur and professional chefs the opportunity to compete at the Grand Finale in Pasadena, CA on January 1, 2016. Congratulations to Julie Hession from Las Vegas NV on winning the $25,000 Grand Prize with her winning dish, the Southwestern Scrimmage burgers. All six (6) Regional Champions have received a Golden Ticket and will be competing in the 2016 World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Caribbean Food Championships


    in San Juan, PR - July 2016

    The Caribbean Food Championships (CFC) are high stakes & high energy food fights. Held in San Juan Puerto Rico and scheduled for Spring 2017, it features 100 of the best chefs in the Caribbean. Each winning CFC local Culinary Team will qualify to compete at the World Food Championships for $350,000 in prize money and honors as the best chefs in the world. The CFC is the primary qualifier in the Caribbean. VIEW SITE
  • Annual National Shrimp Festival Restaurant Challenge


    in Gulf Shores, AL on August 24-25, 2016

    The Restaurant Challenge is the official cooking competition of the Annual National Shrimp Festival. The 9th Annual Restaurant Challenge, sponsored by Zatarain's, will feature the best chefs that Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and the surrounding area has to offer. Chefs will be battling for bragging rights, cookware, prize money and an invitation to the World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Whiskey Fried Classic


    in New York, NY on July 9, 2016

    The Whiskey Fried Classic is the latest food and drink extravaganza from Cannonball Productions, creators of the highly-acclaimed Bacon and Beer Classic. Take a bite of summer at this nationally-touring festival, which pairs dozens of whiskies, cocktails and craft beers with Southern-inspired dishes from 20+ local restaurants. Indulge in unlimited bites and sips, live music, a mustache bar, horseshoes, corn hole and more. VIEW SITE
  • Que at the View BBQ Fest


    in Gulfport, MS on April 8-9, 2016

    Island View Casino Resort offers a smokin’ good time each spring with ’Que at the View, an outdoor festival of food, drinks and live entertainment in conjunction with a KCBS-sanctioned competition. 'Que at the View is held on the grounds of Island View Casino, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulfport, Miss. www.IslandViewCasino.com VIEW SITE
  • Bull Burger Battles


    in Various Locations, - Monthly between May and October

    Bull Outdoor Products is on a nationwide search to find the country’s best burger. Six Bull Burger Battles will take place across the nation leading up to the 2016 World Food Championships. The winners of the Bull Burger Battles receive a coveted Golden Ticket to compete as a member of Team Bull at the WFC's World Burger Championship! VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (Chicago)


    in Chicago, IL on October 10, 2015

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-day bacon and craft beer-centric festival featuring Chicago's best chefs and breweries. And this year, one lucky competitor will earn a Golden Ticket to compete in the World Bacon Championships at the 2016 WFC! VIEW SITE
  • Grillstock Festival - (Burger competition)


    in Bristol, GBR, on July 2-3, 2016

    Grillstock Festival is the original celebration of barbecue culture in the UK. Centered around an American-style BBQ competition, the 2016 festival will see 30 teams competing in eight rounds: Brisket, Burgers, Chicken, Wings, Chefs Choice, Ribs, Pork, and a mystery round. Four winning teams will have the chance to compete in the 2016 World Food Championships including a WFC Preferred Qualifier entry for the winner of the Burger round. VIEW SITE
  • Culinary Fight Club


    in Various Locations, - 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. VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (San Jose)


    in San Jose, CA on November 14, 2015

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-day bacon and craft beer-centric festival featuring San Jose's best chefs and breweries. Restaurants will curate their bacon-inspired dish inside and on the field at Municipal Stadium. This year one lucky competitor will earn a Golden Ticket to compete in the 2016 WFC. VIEW SITE
  • Burger Battle at the View - Pre-Qualifier


    in Gulfport, MS - 2016

    Island View Casino Resort's newest event, the Burger Battle at the View has been postponed. The Pre-Qualifier for this competition received the Golden Ticket, along with paid entry fee and travel stipend to compete in the 2016 World Invitational Steak Championship. Come visit Island View Casino, located on the Gulf of Mexico in beautiful Gulfport, Miss. VIEW SITE
  • 395 Burger Battle


    in Mammoth Lakes, CA on August 5-6, 2016

    The 395 Burger Battle takes place in Mammoth Lakes, California in the Eastern Sierra neighboring Yosemite National Park. Qualified chefs up and down the Highway 395 corridor who are serious about their burgers and want to compete get invited to win the Golden Ticket that allows them to attend and compete at the 2016 World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Alabama Seafood Cook-Off


    in Orange Beach, AL on May 25, 2016

    Alabama Gulf Seafood is searching for its 2016 Alabama Seafood Cook-Off champion. The 2nd annual event is set for Wednesday, May 25, at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Finalists will be announced in late April. The winner of the May 25 event will go on to represent the state of Alabama in the 13th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off (GASCO) in New Orleans, Louisiana, and will be qualified to compete in the 2016 World Food Championship. VIEW SITE
  • Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbeque Series


    in Various Locations, on October 30, 2016

    Cowboy Charcoal, America's #1 lump charcoal brand, is kicking off the first ever Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbeque Series. This is a series exclusively for KCBS women's teams to vie for $15,000 in diamond prizes and qualification to compete at the World Food Championships. All KCBS Team of the Year sanctioned events from January 1, 2016, through October 30, 2016, will be points qualifiers for the Fire & Ice competition. The top 10 ladies teams will be determined on 10/30/16. VIEW SITE
  • Big Bacon Bonanza


    in Davenport, IA on April 9, 2016

    Churches United of the Quad City Area announces plans for the 3rd Annual Big Bacon Bonanza. The event, which is the largest fundraiser for the organization will take place April 9, 2016 at the Davenport River Center. All money raised stays with the organization to benefit its 26 food pantries, 3 hot meal sites and Winnie’s Place a shelter for women and children who are homeless or victims of domestic violence. Big Bacon Bonanza started in 2014 and features local restaurants, food vendors and so much more. All participants have to do is come up with a creative way to cook or bake with bacon. VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (New York)


    in New York, NY on April 22-23, 2016

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is returning to Citi Field for the third year in a row on April 22nd and 23rd, 2016. Over 30 local restaurants will provide mouth-watering bacon dishes and 70 regional breweries will offer refreshing craft beer and cider throughout the concourse. VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (Denver)


    in Denver, CO on April 16, 2016

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-day bacon and craft beer-centric festival featuring Denver's best chefs and breweries inside Sports Authority Field. Attendees will get unlimited bacon samples from 30+ local restaurants, a selection of 100+ craft beers, and more! And this year, one lucky competitor will earn a Golden Ticket to compete at this year’s World Bacon Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Door County Coffee 2016 Recipe Contest


    online on April 1-June 30, 2016

    Share Your Recipe in the Door County Coffee 3rd Annual On-line Recipe Contest for a chance to win up to $1,000 in coffee prizes! We bet you have a favorite recipe that uses coffee and we would LOVE for you to share it with us, using Door County Coffee as an ingredient. 6 total winners will be chosen, with one 1st place winner qualifying to compete in the World Recipe Championship! VIEW SITE
  • Saucy Mama's 2016 Recipe Contest - (Seafood Winner)


    online on April 6-13, 2016

    Saucy Mama’s 2016 Recipe Contest features some of the best home cooks and food bloggers in the nation! The first 25 qualified participants will receive any six Saucy Mama products to use during recipe creation and will have the opportunity to host a Saucy Mama giveaway to their own followers. A trip to the World Food Championships is awarded for winners in both Seafood and Steak. VIEW SITE
  • Zoofari -- Burgers, Brews and Bands


    in Billings, MT on September 30, 2016

    Zoofari - Burgers, Brews, Bands will take place on September 30, 2016 and WILL QUALIFY A WINNER TO COMPETE IN THE 2017 WORLD BURGER CHAMPIONSHIP! Get ready for a wild evening and take your taste buds on an adventure with local brews and incredible culinary creations from area vendors featuring the beloved beef burger, all while enjoying great live music! VIEW SITE
  • Saucy Mama's 2016 Recipe Contest - (Steak Winner)


    online on April 6-13, 2016

    Saucy Mama’s 2016 Recipe Contest features some of the best home cooks and food bloggers in the nation! The first 25 qualified participants will receive any six Saucy Mama products to use during recipe creation and will have the opportunity to host a Saucy Mama giveaway to their own followers. A trip to the World Food Championships is awarded for winners in both Seafood and Steak. VIEW SITE
  • Shrimp on the Barbie Shrimp Throwdown


    in Mount Pleasant, SC on October 1, 2016

    Who will be named Charleston’s 2016 Shrimp on the Barbie champion and go on to compete in the World Seafood Championship at the World Food Championships in November? Watch your favorite restaurants battle it out Saturday, October 1st on the beach at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. The best seafood chefs in the area will showcase their originality and creativity to compete for the Shrimp on the Barbie title. VIEW SITE
  • Bands, Burgers & Brews Burger Throwdown - Preferred Qualifier


    in Charleston, SC on May 22, 2016

    Who will be the LowCountry’s 2016 Burger Throwdown Champion? Come watch your favorite Lowcountry Chefs battle it out at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. George Motz, the host of the Travel Channel’s Burger Land, and our panel of chefs and culinary gurus will decide which restaurant will represent the LowCountry at the 2016 WFC! VIEW SITE
  • PorktoberQue


    in Dothan, AL on September 23-24, 2016

    This less-than-traditional Alabama Oktoberfest celebrates food, drink, culture, family activities, live music, merchandise, Ultimate Air Dogs dock diving competitions, a car show and much more! PorktoberQue, as an Elite Qualifier, is proud to present grand champions in the categories of Barbecue, Bacon and Steak a Golden Ticket to compete in the 2016 World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (Seattle)


    in Seattle, WA on May 7, 2016

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-day bacon and craft beer-centric festival featuring Seattle's best chefs and breweries inside Safeco Field. Attendees will get unlimited bacon samples from 30+ local restaurants, a selection of 100+ craft beers and more! And this year, one lucky competitor will earn a Golden Ticket to compete in the 2016 World Bacon Championship. VIEW SITE
  • A Very Berry Breakfast


    online on June 15-August 1, 2016

    Well•Pict Berries is proud to partner with The World Food Championships to bring you our "A Very Berry Breakfast" contest! Submit your very own, original breakfast recipe at the Well•Pict website between June 15 and August 1, 2016 for a chance to compete in the World Food Championships in Alabama! Be sure to include a photo of your finished dish and include our Well•Pict packaging in your photo. The winner will receive a prize valued at $1500 for their travel to the competition taking place November 9-13, in Orange Beach, Alabama, where you may be able to compete for the grand prize valued at $300,000 and be crowned the World Food Champion! It all starts with breakfast and Well•Pict Berries! VIEW SITE
  • The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival


    in Orange Beach, AL on September 15-17, 2016

    The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival features tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, demos from renowned chefs, live and silent auctions benefiting Make-A-Wish® Alabama, wine auctions and sales and more! Some of the top chefs on the Gulf Coast will put their skills to the test in our cooking competitions. It’s a fun weekend of wining and dining at The Wharf! VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic (Santa Clara)


    in Santa Clara, CA on February 27, 2016

    The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-day bacon and craft beer-centric festival featuring Santa Clara’s best chefs and breweries. Chefs are asked to create 3,000 bacon-inspired samples that festival goers and judges will rate and vote upon at the event. One lucky competitor will earn a Golden Ticket to compete in the 2016 WFC. VIEW SITE
  • Canadian Food Championships


    in Edmonton, AB on July 22-24, 2016

    Events Edmonton has partnered with the World Food Championships to host one exclusive qualifying event in 2016 for Canada. The Canadian Food Championships is a year long search for Canada’s best cooks. The search will reach new levels during the multi-day competition to determine who will be part of Team Canada at the WFC. VIEW SITE
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Meet The
Champions

Suzanne Clark

2014 World Pasta Championship

As an artist, creativity consumes my life-especially when it comes to cooking! I put my artistic touch on all my dishes along with years of skill earned in the kitchen while cooking for my family of seven! I bring “Mom Power” to the kitchen arena and the determination to win and to prove that Moms can take on anyone, including professional chefs at any time! I am a blogger, a Lifestyle Expert on a local... VIEW FULL BIO

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Calling
ALL BLOGGERS

World Food Championships is set to kick off Food Sport's biggest tournament of the year with the World Food Championships Blogger Summit. The fun begins Nov. 7 and culminates with an opportunity to judge our first round of competitions - Dessert - on Nov 9. How sweet is that!? And, for the first time ever, WFC will be providing free accommodations for three nights at the luxurious Turquoise Place. It will be a special treat for sure, as 50 select bloggers join us in Orange Beach for a "Sweet Home Alabama" experience.

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