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Show Me State Restaurant Owner Creates $10,000 Sandwich
Alone, these two sandwiches –– Cuban and Reuben –– are considered classics, but mix them together, and you’ve created a $10,000 culinary cuisine. At least, that’s what St. Louis Sugarfire Smoke House Restaurant Partner and Executive Chef David Molina successfully did at the World Food Championships (WFC) this past November. MORE
World Food Championships Expands Its Food Champ Recipe Club Program
The world’s largest Food Sport competition has partnered with Walmart for a second season of the Food Champ Recipe Club program (FCRC). As a result, FCRC –– an extension of the World Food Championships (WFC) enterprise –– will be adding culinary professionals to its team. MORE
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  • Super Chef Series


    in Port Aransas, TX -

    Live in Texas and wish to compete in 2019 World Food Championships? Then, start making plans now to compete in the 2019 Texas Super Chef Throwdown Series in Port Aransas, Texas this Fall! As the EXCLUSIVE Texas state partner, Port Aransas will award twelve Golden Tickets through this multi-day culinary battle. VIEW SITE
  • The Shed Steak Showdown


    in Ocean Springs, MS on January 25-26, 2019

    The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint combines the tastiest BBQ in the South with honest-to-goodness downhome blues for an experience you'll never forget! This year's Shed Steak Showdown will award 3 Golden Tickets (one each for BBQ, Chicken and Steak) with waived entry to be given to the winner of each category. VIEW SITE
  • SERTOMA CHILI COOKOFF


    in Springfield, MO on February 22-23, 2019

    The Sertoma Chili Cook Off is held annually at the Springfield, MO Expo Center. This will be the 38th year of the competition. All proceeds from this event go to the local children's charities. VIEW SITE
  • THE TASTE


    in Inverness, FL on April 13, 2019

    This is a one-day music, beverage and art festival that is also a qualifier for the World Food Championship (WFC)--the largest food competition in the world. This event invites top chefs and food trucks to compete in nine categories: Sandwich, Burger, Bacon, Chicken, Steak, Appetizer, Dessert and Chef. The chef with the highest score in the Bacon category will move onto the WFC in Dallas to compete for top honors. It's worth mentioning that 2018 Golden Ticket Winner James Cooke of Cattledog Roasters placed fourth worldwide in the WFC in November 2018. VIEW SITE
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  • Mike Callaghan

    2017 World Recipe Champion

    It took six years, but Mike Callaghan is not complaining. In fact, this Canadian cook — the only person to make a Top 10 appearance in all five previous championships of WFC — is now a living example of how persistence and performance truly can pay off.
    READ MORE

  • Nick Rickman

    2018 World Chef Champion

    According to Chef Nick Rickman, a recipe for success at the World Food Championships (WFC) has three main ingredients: passion, persistence and focus. This year, Nick managed to beat out a field of talented chefs to become the 2018 World Chef Champion. His performance brought home a $10,000 check and reserved his spot to compete at WFC’s Final Table challenge being held in early 2019.
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  • Tommy Shive

    2017 World Burger Champion

    They say “patience is a virtue.” For one Memphis chef, it’s also a path to victory.
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  • Ann Jones

    2017 World Dessert Champion

    Ann Jones experienced a sweet victory at the World Food Championships last month in Orange Beach, Alabama as she took home the World Dessert Championship title. But the story doesn’t end there. In fact, it’s even richer than the prize purse that she earned in the process. Turns out that it was a family victory of the sweetest kind.
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  • Liz Kraatz

    2017 World Chili Champion

    What does it take to defend a World Chili title at the World Food Championships? Apparently, it requires a major amount of commitment and consistency - and perhaps a touch of confection!
    READ MORE

  • Rebecka Evans

    2017 World Bacon Champion

    Rebecka Evans from Houston, Texas, knows how to bring home the bacon, $10,000 worth that is! The stay-at-home mom and self-taught home cook was named the 2017 World Bacon Champion title and awarded a $10,000 prize package for her Dutch Crunch Baby Pancakes at the World Food Championships, which was held Nov 8-12 at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala.
    READ MORE

  • Kim Banick

    2017 World Seafood Champion

    Kim Banick set out this year to represent the female home cooks on the world’s largest Food Sport stage. Many people question her choice of competing in a category mostly comprised of men and professional chefs, and that wasn’t missed by this multi-year competitor.
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  • Fred Robles

    2017 World Barbecue Champion

    In his first appearance at the World Food Championships, Pitmaster Fred Robles of Team Rio Valley Meat advanced through the first Dual Duel BBQ Sanctioned Challenge at WFC to take home the World Barbecue Champ title.
    READ MORE

  • Robert Mansfield

    2018 World Invitational Steak Champion

    Robert Mansfield entered the World Food Championships (WFC) with only five previous steak events under his belt, proving it’s anyone's game in Food Sport! Not only was he crowned the 2018 World Invitational Steak Champion and took home $10,000, he now has a chance at WFC’s $100,000 Final Table prize purse.
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  • Lisa Gwatney

    2017 World Steak Champion

    Raised in a big Italian family where food was at the heart of everything, home cook Lisa Gwatney is quite comfortable in the kitchen. However, competing in the largest Food Sport competition proved to be quite intimidating for the Memphis, Tenn., native. So intimidating in fact, she almost didn’t compete at all.
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  • Chef Jacqueline Seavey spiced things up at the World Food Championships (WFC) in Orange Beach, Alabama, by winning over the judges’ taste buds with a non-traditional chili cuisine. Her combination of advanced culinary skills and unique ingredients earned this Long Beach, Mississippi Chef the 2018 World Open Chili Champion title.
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  • Craig Baker

    2017 World Chef Champion

    “Go big or go home” is competitor Craig Baker’s strategy when it comes to competing in the world’s Ultimate Food Fight. Turns out that this Indianapolis restaurant owner did both...as he took home the big prize after executing a “big game plan” in Orange Beach, Alabama, where he was awarded the title of the 2017 World Chef Champion.
    READ MORE

  • Neil Daniell

    2018 World Burger Champion

    KirbyG’s Owner Wins $10,000 at the World Food Championships
    READ MORE

  • Acie Vincent

    2017 World Sandwich Champion

    With three years of World Food Championships experience under his belt, Chef Acie Vincent from Oviedo, Fla., cinched up his expectation for 2017 and set his sights on a Top Ten finish. His vision was crystal clear….in fact, it was spot on perfect.
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  • Lisa Gwatney

    2017 World Food Champion

    The World Food Championships crowned a home cook as its 6th annual World Food Champion on Sunday, April 22, in Bentonville, Arkansas. Lisa Gwatney from Memphis, Tennessee beat out nine other category champs to claim the coveted food crown at the World Food Championships Final Table which was presented by Walmart. Gwatney’s $100,000 prize-winning steak dish, “The Last Supper,” featured a Wagyu Ribeye F...
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  • Beau Smith

    2018 World Seafood Champion

    Food Sport newcomer Beau Smith reeled in a big win against a field of talented cooks to become the 2018 World Seafood Champion this past November in Orange Beach, Alabama. His winning dish titled, “Oscar la Vista baby,” earned him $10,000 and a spot at the World Food Championships’ (WFC) Final Table challenge.
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  • Peter Radjou

    2018 Bacon World Champion

    Chef Peter Radjou knows how to bring home the bacon –– $10,000 worth that is! The India-native Chef took home the Bacon World Championship title with his “Acorn Squash Stuffed with Bacon and Fall Vegetables” entry at the World Food Championships (WFC), which was presented by Walmart and held Nov. 7-11 at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala.
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  • Greg Buerger

    2018 World Dessert Champion

    His last name might have you thinking he has a finesse for flipping burgers, but home cook Greg Buerger’s culinary talent for whipping up delicate desserts is what earned him “sweet” success at the World Food Championships (WFC). With an overall score of 94.01666 out of 100, he was crowned the 2018 World Dessert Champion, won $10,000 and earned a spot to compete at the Final Table challenge being held...
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  • Lidia Haddadian

    2018 World Chicken Champion

    Why did the chicken cross the road? Don’t know? Perhaps you should consult an expert like Lidia Haddadian. The home cook from Pasadena, California was recently crowned the 2018 World Chicken Champion at the 7th Annual World Food Championships (WFC) in Orange Beach, Alabama.
    READ MORE

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WFC Invites Media to Attend Final Table Event

The ten champions who won their respective categories in November at WFC's main event in Orange Beach, Ala., will now convene to see who will take home the $100,000 prize purse and ultimate bragging rights as the World Food Champion.

Don't miss your chance to experience the food fighting action for yourself. Click here to request media credentials to the biggest crowning event in Food Sport!. More details will be revealed soon. 

 

Topping The
News
Show Me State Restaurant Owner Creates $10,000 Sandwich
Alone, these two sandwiches –– Cuban and Reuben –– are considered classics, but mix them together, and you’ve created a $10,000 culinary cuisine. At least, that’s what St. Louis Sugarfire Smoke House Restaurant Partner and Executive Chef David Molina successfully did at the World Food Championships (WFC) this past November. MORE
World Food Championships Expands Its Food Champ Recipe Club Program
The world’s largest Food Sport competition has partnered with Walmart for a second season of the Food Champ Recipe Club program (FCRC). As a result, FCRC –– an extension of the World Food Championships (WFC) enterprise –– will be adding culinary professionals to its team. MORE
See All
Elite
Qualifiers
  • Super Chef Series


    in Port Aransas, TX -

    Live in Texas and wish to compete in 2019 World Food Championships? Then, start making plans now to compete in the 2019 Texas Super Chef Throwdown Series in Port Aransas, Texas this Fall! As the EXCLUSIVE Texas state partner, Port Aransas will award twelve Golden Tickets through this multi-day culinary battle. VIEW SITE
  • The Shed Steak Showdown


    in Ocean Springs, MS on January 25-26, 2019

    The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint combines the tastiest BBQ in the South with honest-to-goodness downhome blues for an experience you'll never forget! This year's Shed Steak Showdown will award 3 Golden Tickets (one each for BBQ, Chicken and Steak) with waived entry to be given to the winner of each category. VIEW SITE
  • SERTOMA CHILI COOKOFF


    in Springfield, MO on February 22-23, 2019

    The Sertoma Chili Cook Off is held annually at the Springfield, MO Expo Center. This will be the 38th year of the competition. All proceeds from this event go to the local children's charities. VIEW SITE
  • THE TASTE


    in Inverness, FL on April 13, 2019

    This is a one-day music, beverage and art festival that is also a qualifier for the World Food Championship (WFC)--the largest food competition in the world. This event invites top chefs and food trucks to compete in nine categories: Sandwich, Burger, Bacon, Chicken, Steak, Appetizer, Dessert and Chef. The chef with the highest score in the Bacon category will move onto the WFC in Dallas to compete for top honors. It's worth mentioning that 2018 Golden Ticket Winner James Cooke of Cattledog Roasters placed fourth worldwide in the WFC in November 2018. VIEW SITE
See All
Meet The
Champions

Mike Callaghan

2017 World Recipe Champion

It took six years, but Mike Callaghan is not complaining. In fact, this Canadian cook — the only person to make a Top 10 appearance in all five previous championships of WFC — is now a living example of how persistence and performance truly can pay off.
READ MORE

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Calling All
MEDIA
WFC Invites Media to Attend Final Table Event

The ten champions who won their respective categories in November at WFC's main event in Orange Beach, Ala., will now convene to see who will take home the $100,000 prize purse and ultimate bragging rights as the World Food Champion.

Don't miss your chance to experience the food fighting action for yourself. Click here to request media credentials to the biggest crowning event in Food Sport!. More details will be revealed soon. 

 

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