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Barbecue team "The Smoking Hills" named 2015 World Food Champions
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  • River Falls Bacon Bash

    in River Falls, WI on September 19-20, 2015

    The third Annual River Falls Bacon Bash Cook-off will pit culinary enthusiasts against one another in a unique format that could send them to the world's largest food stage - the World Food Championships. Competitors will battle in four categories: bacon, dessert, sandwich and chili. Twelve lucky winners will receive a coveted Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Game Day Chef Challenge

    in Pasadena, CA on August 1-January 1, 2016

    Back for its second year, the Game Day Chef Challenge provides amateur and professional chefs the opportunity to compete to win $25,000 in Chevron Gift Cards at the Grand Finale in Pasadena, CA on January 1, 2016. ALL Regional Winners who compete at the Grand Finale will receive an invitation to compete in the 2016 WFC. VIEW SITE
  • Bands, Burgers and Brews Burger Throwdown

    in Charleston, SC on May 3, 2015

    Who will be the LowCountry’s 2015 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 2015 WFC! VIEW SITE
  • Food Champ Online Recipe Contest

    in Online Contest, - Monthly Event

    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 in Kissimmee, Fla.! VIEW SITE
  • Bear's Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships

    in Hartford, CT on September 5-6, 2015

    Riverfront Recapture will partner with Hartford's new celebrity restaurant owner, Jamie "The Bear" McDonald of Bear's Smokehouse to bring you the Bear's Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships. This 2-day event will showcase the talent of 30 cooking teams who will compete for $20,000 in prize money. VIEW SITE
  • Smokin' On the River

    in Jeffersonville, IN on June 12-13, 2015

    Smokin' on the River is celebrating its seventh year bringing great BBQ, Blues and Brew to the banks of the Ohio River. Last year over 50,000 attended a competition that drew 60 of the finest BBQ Competition teams from across the nation. Crafted beer, competition style BBQ and some great Blues music make this event one you can't miss. VIEW SITE
  • Culinary Fight Club

    in Chicago, IL - Monthly

    Think Top Chef meets Fight Club meets pop-up restaurant. If you can cook, then you can cook anywhere, with limited ingredients and on a time-crunch! Home chefs, students, moms, caterers, whoever you are, if you like to cook (and you think you're good at it), then step out of your kitchen and into the ring. VIEW SITE
  • Annual National Shrimp Festival Restaurant Challenge

    in Gulf Shores, AL on August 26-27, 2015

    The Restaurant Challenge is the official cooking competition of the Annual National Shrimp Festival. The 8th Annual Restaurant Challenge, sponsored by Zatarain's, will feature the best chefs that Gulf Shores and the surrounding area has to offer. Chefs will be battling for bragging rights, cookware, prize money and an invitation to WFC. VIEW SITE
  • Bacon and Beer Classic

    in Chicago, Illinois 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. For the first time ever, Soldier Field is allowing outside food vendors to curate their bacon-inspired dish inside the stadium on October 10. This year one lucky competitor will earn a Golden Ticket to compete in the 2016 WFC. VIEW SITE
  • River Grill Before the Big Chill

    in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 9-10, 2015

    River Grill Before the Big Chill is the second annual KCBS contest on the riverfront in downtown Cincinnati. This family friendly event will be an exciting experience as professionals and amateur teams vie for over $20,000 in prize money. Local BBQ restaurants, live music, and lots of fun within a beautiful, world-class Riverfront Park. VIEW SITE
  • Saucy Mama's 2015 Recipe Contest

    in Online Contest, on April 29-June 10, 2015

    Saucy Mama’s 2015 Recipe Contest features some of the best home cooks and food bloggers in the nation! Bloggers will receive any six Saucy Mama products to use during recipe creation, and a $500 cash prize – along with a trip to WFC! - is awarded for the best recipe. Application deadline is May 6, 2015. VIEW SITE
  • Culinary Fight Night Pasta

    in Chicago, IL on August 19, 2015

  • Michigan Apple Recipe Contest

    in Lansing, MI on January 21, 2015

    For a decade, the Michigan Apple Committee has sponsored the Michigan Apple Recipe Contest in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Amateur cooks from all over the state have participated in the event. The 2015 categories are pies, desserts and sandwiches. The competition celebrates the versatility of Michigan Apples as an ingredient. VIEW SITE
  • Murphysboro Barbecue Cookoff

    in Murphysboro, Illinois on September 24-26, 2015

    The 28th Annual Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off will feature up to 60 home cooks, chefs and restaurateurs as they battle for a spot in the World Food Championships. Three lucky competitors will win the chance to compete at the world's largest live food event in the bacon, sandwich and dessert categories. VIEW SITE
  • Canadian Food Championships

    in Edmonton, Canada on July 22-25, 2015

    Events Edmonton has partnered with the World Food Championships to host one exclusive qualifying event in 2015 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
  • Hill City Wine, Brew and BBQ

    in Hill City, SD on August 21-22, 2015

    Welcome to Hill City, South Dakota. Home of the KCBS sanctioned “Wine, Brew and BBQ” event on August 21 & 22, 2015. This year will be the best yet! Not only do we have a $10,000 prize purse, but we are also a Preferred Qualifier for the 2015 WFC! Come enjoy family, friends, great entertainment and amazing Wine, Brew & BBQ. VIEW SITE
  • Best of the Basin BBQ Championship

    in Midland, TX on April 17-18, 2015

    This is the second year Bynum School is hosting this fundraising event. Bynum School is partnering once again with the Kansas City Barbeque Society to bring a premier cook-off competition to the area. Bynum School is a private nonprofit school for students/adults with special needs starting at age 3. Fundraising is two-thirds of our budget. VIEW SITE
  • 'Que at the View BBQ Fest

    in Gulfport, Mississippi on April 3-4, 2015

    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. VIEW SITE
  • Bull Burger Battles

    online on May 16, 2015

    Bull Outdoor Products is on a nationwide search to find the country’s best burger. Five Bull Burger Battles will take place across the nation leading up to the 2015 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
  • Saucy Mama's 2015 Tailgate Cookoff

    in Salem, Oregon on August 28, 2015

    Ten lucky competitors will give it their all to create the best tailgate dish featuring at least one Saucy Mama product. Contestants will bring their dishes to the Creative Living Stage at the Oregon State Fair on August 28th where Suzie “Saucy Mama” Barhyte, and a panel of judges will critique each recipe and select a grand champion. VIEW SITE
  • Mac Madness

    in Columbia, South Carolina on July 11, 2015

    One day, one town - who will wear the crown? Mac Madness will declare the best mac and cheese in Columbia S.C. on Saturday July 11th at Carolina Walk Park from 5pm to 9pm. The $25 all inclusive ticket includes unlimited samples of cheesy goodness from some of the south's most revered mac and cheese chefs. Guests will also enjoy, skeet shooting, mechanical bull riding, the human hamster ball run, craft beers and live music. Proceeds benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank. 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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The 2015 World Food Championships Blogger Summit, set for on Nov. 2-4, 2015, is seeking applications from 50 Bloggers who are ready to roll out their pens, put on their aprons and throw it down in the Kenmore Kitchen Arena as the Opening Round Competition of this year's World Food Championships! There will be 3 jam-packed days of "Yummie" info, demos and competition. But only 50 bloggers will be chosen for this FREE experience. Click here to submit your application!

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