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WFC Introduces 10th Anniversary “Game Changers”
Organizers of the World Food Championships (WFC) announced today that a new slate of rules and processes will be introduced in 2022 for a significant expansion in Food Sport. Some of the changes will be major, like adding and retiring categories, while others will involve streamlining processes to make the competition more efficient and prominent for competitors. MORE
Culinary Competitors Cash In On New Food Sport Program
As partners and competitors of Food Sport already know, the World Food Championships feature dozens of category competitions and challenges that are critical to the process of crowning the event's Final Table contestants. But one of the lesser known aspects is the event's "behind the scenes" challenges, where teams can earn additional money by featuring key products in their recipe creations. MORE
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  • Canadian Festival of Chili & BBQ


    in Langley, Canada - May 2022

    The 33rd Annual Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ returns to Langley as WFC’s official Food Championships of Western Canada. With two days of tasty fun for the whole family, this is the oldest and largest Chili and BBQ contest in Canada and the Pacific Northwest. On Saturday we host The Canadian International CASI Chili Championships and on Sunday The BC BBQ Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Dominican Food Championships


    in Santo Domingo, DR - TBD 2022

    VIEW SITE
  • Canadian BBQ Society


    online - August 2022

    As the official Canadian organization to promote and represent barbecue in our home country, we are proud to partner with the World Food Championships. The CBBQS will award two Golden Tickets to participate in both the EAT and IBCA rounds of the 2022 World Barbecue Championship. These invitations will be extended to a top team from Western Canada and a top team from Eastern Canada. VIEW SITE
  • Italy- Barbecue Paradise Invitational 2021


    in Torino, Italy on July 3-4, 2021

    BARBECUE IS ALL ABOUT: FIRE, FOOD, FRIENDSHIP AND FUN. The WBQA - World Barbecue Association is one of the largest organizations in the world that brings together barbecue and outdoor cooking enthusiasts from 5 continents. WBQA coordinates the organization of the European and World BBQ Championships, dedicated to having fun together. The WBQA in Italy is represented by the Outdoor Cooking Association (WBQA Italia). The Barbecue Paradise Invitational is awarding 3 Golden Tickets into WFC’s 2021 World Barbeque Championship. For more information on WBQA, visit: http://www.wbqa.it. VIEW SITE
  • Outdoor Cooking Championship


    in Puyallup, WA on February 5, 2022

    The Outdoor Cooking Championship is the largest competition in the Pacific Northwest incorporating 21 categories and 4 sanctioning bodies over 5 days! The Burger and Salmon competitions on Saturday are WFC gold ticket opportunities, but there are also other ways to qualify for the WFC with 3 Steak Competitions and 2 BBQ Competitions (Hot and Fast & Low and Slow). Love a challenge? Then try one of the other interesting and unique categories including game (red and bird), whole animal, Dutch oven, or Chili. As a fourth year event, every year it has grown to become an annual must come competition for your calendar. VIEW SITE
  • Sertoma Chili Cookoff


    in Springfield, MO on February 19, 2022

    This will be the 40 th Anniversary Chili Cook Off for the Benefit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield MO. The Competition is open to businesses and individuals alike with over 70 teams entered each year. The event usually draws 8-10,000 people. Attendees sample and vote for their favorite booth while enjoying live bands and activities throughout the day. Judging for the best overall chili is done by professional judges. This year's winner will receive a Golden Ticket with waived entry to compete in WFC’s 2022 World Soup Championship in Dallas this November. For team registration or tickets visit www.sertomachilicookoff.com/ for more information. VIEW SITE
  • Australian Food Championships


    in Melbourne,, Australia on July 8-10, 2022

    Australians have fallen in love with food and now there is something tangible you can see live, follow and get involved in! Australian Food Championships will be awarding 6 Golden Tickets into WFC2022. (2) into BBQ, (2) into Seafood and (2) into Dessert. In partnership with the World Food Championships, GL Exhibitions (owners/producers/managers of the Love Cooking Live Show and the Cake Bake & Sweets Show) brings a new cooking competition to Melbourne (NEW DATE: July 8-10, 2022) and Sydney (May 27-29, 2022) at the Love Cooking Live Show. Be sure to sign up to compete at this exciting event to win a Golden Ticket in one of three categories at WFC2022! VIEW SITE
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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...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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News
WFC Introduces 10th Anniversary “Game Changers”
Organizers of the World Food Championships (WFC) announced today that a new slate of rules and processes will be introduced in 2022 for a significant expansion in Food Sport. Some of the changes will be major, like adding and retiring categories, while others will involve streamlining processes to make the competition more efficient and prominent for competitors. MORE
Culinary Competitors Cash In On New Food Sport Program
As partners and competitors of Food Sport already know, the World Food Championships feature dozens of category competitions and challenges that are critical to the process of crowning the event's Final Table contestants. But one of the lesser known aspects is the event's "behind the scenes" challenges, where teams can earn additional money by featuring key products in their recipe creations. MORE
See All
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Qualifiers
  • Canadian Festival of Chili & BBQ


    in Langley, Canada - May 2022

    The 33rd Annual Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ returns to Langley as WFC’s official Food Championships of Western Canada. With two days of tasty fun for the whole family, this is the oldest and largest Chili and BBQ contest in Canada and the Pacific Northwest. On Saturday we host The Canadian International CASI Chili Championships and on Sunday The BC BBQ Championships. VIEW SITE
  • Dominican Food Championships


    in Santo Domingo, DR - TBD 2022

    VIEW SITE
  • Canadian BBQ Society


    online - August 2022

    As the official Canadian organization to promote and represent barbecue in our home country, we are proud to partner with the World Food Championships. The CBBQS will award two Golden Tickets to participate in both the EAT and IBCA rounds of the 2022 World Barbecue Championship. These invitations will be extended to a top team from Western Canada and a top team from Eastern Canada. VIEW SITE
  • Italy- Barbecue Paradise Invitational 2021


    in Torino, Italy on July 3-4, 2021

    BARBECUE IS ALL ABOUT: FIRE, FOOD, FRIENDSHIP AND FUN. The WBQA - World Barbecue Association is one of the largest organizations in the world that brings together barbecue and outdoor cooking enthusiasts from 5 continents. WBQA coordinates the organization of the European and World BBQ Championships, dedicated to having fun together. The WBQA in Italy is represented by the Outdoor Cooking Association (WBQA Italia). The Barbecue Paradise Invitational is awarding 3 Golden Tickets into WFC’s 2021 World Barbeque Championship. For more information on WBQA, visit: http://www.wbqa.it. VIEW SITE
  • Outdoor Cooking Championship


    in Puyallup, WA on February 5, 2022

    The Outdoor Cooking Championship is the largest competition in the Pacific Northwest incorporating 21 categories and 4 sanctioning bodies over 5 days! The Burger and Salmon competitions on Saturday are WFC gold ticket opportunities, but there are also other ways to qualify for the WFC with 3 Steak Competitions and 2 BBQ Competitions (Hot and Fast & Low and Slow). Love a challenge? Then try one of the other interesting and unique categories including game (red and bird), whole animal, Dutch oven, or Chili. As a fourth year event, every year it has grown to become an annual must come competition for your calendar. VIEW SITE
  • Sertoma Chili Cookoff


    in Springfield, MO on February 19, 2022

    This will be the 40 th Anniversary Chili Cook Off for the Benefit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield MO. The Competition is open to businesses and individuals alike with over 70 teams entered each year. The event usually draws 8-10,000 people. Attendees sample and vote for their favorite booth while enjoying live bands and activities throughout the day. Judging for the best overall chili is done by professional judges. This year's winner will receive a Golden Ticket with waived entry to compete in WFC’s 2022 World Soup Championship in Dallas this November. For team registration or tickets visit www.sertomachilicookoff.com/ for more information. VIEW SITE
  • Australian Food Championships


    in Melbourne,, Australia on July 8-10, 2022

    Australians have fallen in love with food and now there is something tangible you can see live, follow and get involved in! Australian Food Championships will be awarding 6 Golden Tickets into WFC2022. (2) into BBQ, (2) into Seafood and (2) into Dessert. In partnership with the World Food Championships, GL Exhibitions (owners/producers/managers of the Love Cooking Live Show and the Cake Bake & Sweets Show) brings a new cooking competition to Melbourne (NEW DATE: July 8-10, 2022) and Sydney (May 27-29, 2022) at the Love Cooking Live Show. Be sure to sign up to compete at this exciting event to win a Golden Ticket in one of three categories at WFC2022! VIEW SITE
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Meet The
Champions

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

See All
Join Our
State Program

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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