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FROM INSTAGRAM CONTEST WINNER TO WORLD CHILI CHAMPION
Kraatz posted her photo of a bowl of "Sweet Heat Turkey Chili" made with Hormel which earned her third place in the online contest, but more importantly garnered a Golden Ticket to compete in Orange Beach at the WFC. MORE
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  • Michigan Apple Recipe Contest


    in Lansing, MI on January 25, 2017

    The Michigan Apple Committee has sponsored the annual Michigan Apple Recipe Contest in Frankenmuth during Zehnder’s Snowfest for more than a decade. The 2017 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 2017 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
  • Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cookoff & Cruise-In - Day 1 and Day 2


    in Jamestown, TN on July 8-9, 2017

    Located on the Cumberland Plateau 1800 feet above the heat, the Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cookoff & Cruise-In is the fastest growing KCBS competition in Tennessee! Two days, July 8-9, 2017 – surrounded by 12,000 wilderness acres with campsites and cabins – Car Show! Tractor Show! Arts & Crafts! Live Music! $20K in prize money. Register at www.eastforkstables.com > Events. One Golden Ticket with waived entry to each day's winner as well as a $500 travel stipend. VIEW SITE
  • Gulf Coast Chili Cookoff


    in Biloxi, MS on March 4, 2017

    This year’s Cookoff event is a preferred qualifier for the 2017 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, AL. To register a team to compete, or to register as a vendor or 5K run participant, Visit http://www.gulfcoastchilicookoff.com or email Dynne.Easterling@mgccc.edu. Cookoff starts at 3PM. Admission and chili tasting tickets are $10 each and can also be purchased online or at the event. Like our Facebook Page “Gulf Coast Chili Cook Off” for updates. VIEW SITE
  • Saucy Mama's 2017 Recipe Contest


    online - April

    Saucy Mama’s 2017 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 the best recipe! Application deadline to be announced. VIEW SITE
  • BBQ Gives Back - KCBS Grand Champion


    in Urbanna, VA on March 24-25, 2017

    On March 24-25, 2017, the BBQ Gives Back contest will crown THREE GRAND CHAMPIONS: the KCBS contest Grand Champion, the 2016 Virginia Grands Champion, and the 2016 MABA Cup Grand Champion. This contest helps support Team Thanksgiving and gives a monetary donation to Operation BBQ Relief. The Golden Ticket for the BBQ Gives Back - KCBS Grand Champion receives a waived entry fee and travel stipend for the 2017 World Barbecue Championship. VIEW SITE
  • #Taste of America - 1st Place


    online on June 1-July 1, 2017

    Now in its second year, our #Taste of America is a United States qualifier to discover the best flavors and dishes American cooks have to offer! So get out your appliances, sharpen your skills and strap on those aprons. It’s time to cook your way into representing your state at the Ultimate Food Fight! Visit our facebook page for more details. Also, this year, WFC will launch a new online qualifier system to discover the best international flavors! It will work like #Taste of America, but will be devoted to foreign chefs and cooks who want to make their debut at WFC. Be on the lookout for our official announcement! 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 2017 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 on our logo. VIEW SITE
  • Zoofari -- Burgers, Brews and Bands


    in Billings, MT - August, 2017

    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
  • Bands, Burgers & Brews Burger Throwdown


    in Charleston, SC on May 22, 2017

    Who will be the LowCountry's 2017 Burger Throwdown Champion? Come watch your favorite LowCountry Chefs battle it out at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. George Motz, 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 2017 WFC! VIEW SITE
  • Shrimp on the Barbie Shrimp Throwdown


    in Charleston, SC on October 1, 2017

    Who will be named Charleston's 2017 Shrimp on the Barbie Champion and go on to compete at the World Food Championships' Seafood competition in November? Watch your favorite restaurants battle it out Sunday, 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
  • Atlanta Burger Wars - Judge's Choice


    in Atlanta, GA on May 6, 2017

    Atlanta Burger Wars is a new and exciting event hosted at Atlanta Motor Speedway where the competition pits some of the area's greatest burger masters against one another. All proceeds benefit the Speedway Charities. So bring out the whole family to enjoy a fun-packed day eating the state's best burgers! The grand prize winner of the Judge's Choice will win a waived entry and travel stipend to compete in the World Burger Championship! The Individual Category winner will have a waived entry fee. VIEW SITE
  • Canadian Food Championships


    in Edmonton, AB on July 21-23, 2017

    Events Edmonton has partnered with the World Food Championships to host one exclusive qualifying event in 2017 for Canadian residents. The Canadian Food Championships is a year long search for Canada’s best cooks. The search has produced two world champions so far, and promises to discover even more talented cooks as it expands in 2017. VIEW SITE
  • Atlanta Burger Wars - People's Choice


    in Atlanta, GA on May 6, 2017

    Atlanta Burger Wars is a new and exciting event hosted at Atlanta Motor Speedway where the competition pits some of the area's greatest burger masters against one another. All proceeds benefit the Speedway Charities. So bring out the whole family to enjoy a fun-packed day eating the state's best burgers! The grand prize winner of the People’s Choice will win a waived entry and travel stipend to compete in the World Burger Championship! The Individual Category winner will have a waived entry fee. VIEW SITE
  • Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown


    in Huntsville, TX on February 16-18, 2017

    Our friend "Shotgun Fred” Pirkle (inventor of the BBQ Guru temperature control units) passed away from ALS on March 9, 2012. Before he died he asked several friends to make sure that a KCBS sanctioned BBQ Cook Off took place in Huntsville, Texas each year to raise scholarship funds for his Scholarship Endowment at SHSU. We are pleased to be a Preferred Qualifier of the WFC for the second year in a row. 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
  • The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival


    in Orange Beach, AL on September 14-16, 2017

    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
  • Battle of the Bones


    in Central Point, OR on September 15-17, 2017

    Battle of the Bones is the premier Southern Oregon people’s choice BBQ competition. Teams compete over 3 days and several categories for the people’s votes! We encourage uniqueness, good food, good fun and comradery! The event is held at the Jackson County Expo and coincides with Brew Fest! Bones and Brew cannot be beat! VIEW SITE
  • Door County Coffee 2017 Recipe Contest


    online - 2017

    Share Your Recipe in the Door County Coffee 4th 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 Dessert Championship! VIEW SITE
  • Food Champ Online Recipe Contests


    online - February-August, 2017

    Every year, WFC partners with key brands to bring you an online way to cook your way to a Golden Ticket. We will begin announcing these contests in February and they will run through August of 2017. VIEW SITE
  • Annual National Shrimp Festival Restaurant Challenge


    in Gulf Shores, AL on August 30-31, 2017

    The Restaurant Challenge is the official cooking competition of the Annual National Shrimp Festival. The 10th 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, Royal Prestige cookware, prize money and an invitation to the World Food Championships. 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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For updates about 2017 Bloggers' Summit, please visit the Facebook page.

Topping The
News
FROM INSTAGRAM CONTEST WINNER TO WORLD CHILI CHAMPION
Kraatz posted her photo of a bowl of "Sweet Heat Turkey Chili" made with Hormel which earned her third place in the online contest, but more importantly garnered a Golden Ticket to compete in Orange Beach at the WFC. MORE
See All
Elite
Qualifiers
  • Michigan Apple Recipe Contest


    in Lansing, MI on January 25, 2017

    The Michigan Apple Committee has sponsored the annual Michigan Apple Recipe Contest in Frankenmuth during Zehnder’s Snowfest for more than a decade. The 2017 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 2017 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
  • Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cookoff & Cruise-In - Day 1 and Day 2


    in Jamestown, TN on July 8-9, 2017

    Located on the Cumberland Plateau 1800 feet above the heat, the Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cookoff & Cruise-In is the fastest growing KCBS competition in Tennessee! Two days, July 8-9, 2017 – surrounded by 12,000 wilderness acres with campsites and cabins – Car Show! Tractor Show! Arts & Crafts! Live Music! $20K in prize money. Register at www.eastforkstables.com > Events. One Golden Ticket with waived entry to each day's winner as well as a $500 travel stipend. VIEW SITE
  • Gulf Coast Chili Cookoff


    in Biloxi, MS on March 4, 2017

    This year’s Cookoff event is a preferred qualifier for the 2017 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, AL. To register a team to compete, or to register as a vendor or 5K run participant, Visit http://www.gulfcoastchilicookoff.com or email Dynne.Easterling@mgccc.edu. Cookoff starts at 3PM. Admission and chili tasting tickets are $10 each and can also be purchased online or at the event. Like our Facebook Page “Gulf Coast Chili Cook Off” for updates. VIEW SITE
  • Saucy Mama's 2017 Recipe Contest


    online - April

    Saucy Mama’s 2017 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 the best recipe! Application deadline to be announced. VIEW SITE
  • BBQ Gives Back - KCBS Grand Champion


    in Urbanna, VA on March 24-25, 2017

    On March 24-25, 2017, the BBQ Gives Back contest will crown THREE GRAND CHAMPIONS: the KCBS contest Grand Champion, the 2016 Virginia Grands Champion, and the 2016 MABA Cup Grand Champion. This contest helps support Team Thanksgiving and gives a monetary donation to Operation BBQ Relief. The Golden Ticket for the BBQ Gives Back - KCBS Grand Champion receives a waived entry fee and travel stipend for the 2017 World Barbecue Championship. VIEW SITE
  • #Taste of America - 1st Place


    online on June 1-July 1, 2017

    Now in its second year, our #Taste of America is a United States qualifier to discover the best flavors and dishes American cooks have to offer! So get out your appliances, sharpen your skills and strap on those aprons. It’s time to cook your way into representing your state at the Ultimate Food Fight! Visit our facebook page for more details. Also, this year, WFC will launch a new online qualifier system to discover the best international flavors! It will work like #Taste of America, but will be devoted to foreign chefs and cooks who want to make their debut at WFC. Be on the lookout for our official announcement! 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 2017 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 on our logo. VIEW SITE
  • Zoofari -- Burgers, Brews and Bands


    in Billings, MT - August, 2017

    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
  • Bands, Burgers & Brews Burger Throwdown


    in Charleston, SC on May 22, 2017

    Who will be the LowCountry's 2017 Burger Throwdown Champion? Come watch your favorite LowCountry Chefs battle it out at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. George Motz, 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 2017 WFC! VIEW SITE
  • Shrimp on the Barbie Shrimp Throwdown


    in Charleston, SC on October 1, 2017

    Who will be named Charleston's 2017 Shrimp on the Barbie Champion and go on to compete at the World Food Championships' Seafood competition in November? Watch your favorite restaurants battle it out Sunday, 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
  • Atlanta Burger Wars - Judge's Choice


    in Atlanta, GA on May 6, 2017

    Atlanta Burger Wars is a new and exciting event hosted at Atlanta Motor Speedway where the competition pits some of the area's greatest burger masters against one another. All proceeds benefit the Speedway Charities. So bring out the whole family to enjoy a fun-packed day eating the state's best burgers! The grand prize winner of the Judge's Choice will win a waived entry and travel stipend to compete in the World Burger Championship! The Individual Category winner will have a waived entry fee. VIEW SITE
  • Canadian Food Championships


    in Edmonton, AB on July 21-23, 2017

    Events Edmonton has partnered with the World Food Championships to host one exclusive qualifying event in 2017 for Canadian residents. The Canadian Food Championships is a year long search for Canada’s best cooks. The search has produced two world champions so far, and promises to discover even more talented cooks as it expands in 2017. VIEW SITE
  • Atlanta Burger Wars - People's Choice


    in Atlanta, GA on May 6, 2017

    Atlanta Burger Wars is a new and exciting event hosted at Atlanta Motor Speedway where the competition pits some of the area's greatest burger masters against one another. All proceeds benefit the Speedway Charities. So bring out the whole family to enjoy a fun-packed day eating the state's best burgers! The grand prize winner of the People’s Choice will win a waived entry and travel stipend to compete in the World Burger Championship! The Individual Category winner will have a waived entry fee. VIEW SITE
  • Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown


    in Huntsville, TX on February 16-18, 2017

    Our friend "Shotgun Fred” Pirkle (inventor of the BBQ Guru temperature control units) passed away from ALS on March 9, 2012. Before he died he asked several friends to make sure that a KCBS sanctioned BBQ Cook Off took place in Huntsville, Texas each year to raise scholarship funds for his Scholarship Endowment at SHSU. We are pleased to be a Preferred Qualifier of the WFC for the second year in a row. 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
  • The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival


    in Orange Beach, AL on September 14-16, 2017

    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
  • Battle of the Bones


    in Central Point, OR on September 15-17, 2017

    Battle of the Bones is the premier Southern Oregon people’s choice BBQ competition. Teams compete over 3 days and several categories for the people’s votes! We encourage uniqueness, good food, good fun and comradery! The event is held at the Jackson County Expo and coincides with Brew Fest! Bones and Brew cannot be beat! VIEW SITE
  • Door County Coffee 2017 Recipe Contest


    online - 2017

    Share Your Recipe in the Door County Coffee 4th 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 Dessert Championship! VIEW SITE
  • Food Champ Online Recipe Contests


    online - February-August, 2017

    Every year, WFC partners with key brands to bring you an online way to cook your way to a Golden Ticket. We will begin announcing these contests in February and they will run through August of 2017. VIEW SITE
  • Annual National Shrimp Festival Restaurant Challenge


    in Gulf Shores, AL on August 30-31, 2017

    The Restaurant Challenge is the official cooking competition of the Annual National Shrimp Festival. The 10th 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, Royal Prestige cookware, prize money and an invitation to the World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
See All
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

See All
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ALL BLOGGERS

For updates about 2017 Bloggers' Summit, please visit the Facebook page.