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WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS

WED, NOV 7 - SUN, NOV 11

10am - 8pm

the WHARF at ORANGE BEACH

Want to take a bite out of the World Food Championships?! Trying to figure out what Food Sport really is?? Join us for the biggest event in the industry as we surround the MAIN EVENT with countless fun foodie activities! While more than 1500 chefs and home cooks battle it out for Food Fame & Fortune, you can join in on the action by attending one of our spirited cocktail gatherings or competing in our family focused, foodie-driven World Food Games!

General Admission: $10.00 for a day pass or $25.00 weekend pass at the gate Fri-Sun (children 12 years and under get in FREE!)

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VIP

November 8 - 11

The Wharf at Orange Beach

10:00am- 6:00pm

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Located in the heart of the action, the Walmart VIP Lounge is THE ultimate foodie experience! VIP ticket holders will enjoy celebrity chef demos, complimentary refreshments and a birds-eye-view of the turn-in action, all while getting a TASTE of the actual turn-in samples for the 2018 championship! So, if you want the hottest seat in town, secure one of the limited VIP Lounge passes ASAP!

The Yacht Club Dinner Party

November 10

The Wharf Marina, 4851 Wharf Parkway East, Orange Beach, AL 36561

4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Back by popular demand, our progressive dinner on million-dollar yachts, courtesy of Gulf Coast Yacht Group, will satisfy the most demanding taste buds! This culinary voyage includes award-winning recipes and samples from five of WFC’s past champions. Their combined winnings? More than $100,000! But YOU can taste all five dishes at a fraction of the cost! So jump aboard! Tickets are extremely limited but worth every penny!

Kid's Cuisine Cooking Class

November 10

The Palms 4830 Main St, Orange Beach, AL 36561

10am - 12pm

Reserve Your Spot!

Children in 3rd-12th grades can dive into some delicious fun during a hands-on cooking class offered by Chef Jonathan and Ms. Jessica Langston of the City of Orange Beach. Ingredients are included so just arrive ready to get messy and learn about classic techniques, cultural cuisines and the world of culinary arts! Each child and one adult will receive free entry to the championships included in the class fee.

Teen Green Challenge

November 11

The Wharf at Orange Beach

2:00PM

This year’s special Food Sport challenge will feature four champion teen cooks in a “Teen Green” challenge like no other! Their task? To create a healthy dish that meets the “My Plate” plan guidelines, published by the United States Department of Agriculture. Competitor dishes will be judged on the correct balance of food presented on their plate. Our pantry of goodies will give them plenty of options to choose from, and our celebrity judges will help determine the winner. But YOU get to watch and learn what makes a heart-healthy dish for free, and cheer on your favorite future celebrity chef in the process!

The Grand Throwndown

November 11

The Wharf at Orange Beach

11:00am - 1:00pm

WFC is challenging Food Sport grannies and grandpas to show-off their best culinary creations in a brand new challenge, The “Grand” Throwdown. The competitors will be tasked with creating a tasty dish with ingredients found in the WFC pantry with the hope that their culinary creations will please the panel of kid judges' palate. The winners will take home the “Grand” trophy, grandparent bragging rights and a Golden Ticket for WFC 2019. So be sure to stop by Grill Arena on Sunday to cheer on your favorite grandparent competitor!

BBQ Beach

November 9 - 11

The Wharf at Orange Beach

11:00am - 4:00pm

What’s better than sand between your toes and BBQ between your teeth?! Nothing! That’s why WFC is creating a new experience with some of the hottest smokers and ceramic grills on the market….at BBQ Beach! Once you’ve entered the WFC arena, just stroll over to the BBQ competition zone and pull up a beach chair! We’ll have Pitmasters and Celebrity Chefs sharing BBQ tips and serving up tasty samples all weekend long!

Tickets: Included with gate admission


Soup or Bowl

November 11

The Wharf at Orange Beach

11:00AM - 4:00PM

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While competitors who’ve won their way to the Top Ten rounds are battling it out in WFC’s Kitchen Arena, Soup-or-Bowl Sunday contestants will be dishing out samples to the public in hopes of taking home some cash for their charity or civic group. What’s the dish? Well, that’s entirely up to the Soup-or-Bowl contestants! The only rule is they have to sample Soup OR anything that can be served in a Bowl. Who will take home this SOUPer trophy? You decide! A ticket into Soup-or-Bowl Sunday grants you a vote in this sure-to-be-a-hit people’s choice competition.

SteakOut People's Choice

November 10

The Wharf at Orange Beach

2:00pm - 4:00pm

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How do you get the perfect grill marks on a steak? What’s the secret to perfect searing? Find out at WFC’S newest edition, The Steak Out, where grilling professionals will be vying for the World Steak Championship. Be sure to come out on Saturday when Steak Grillmasters will be competing in the Steak Out People’s Choice! A ticket gets you five samples and one vote. With an anticipated field of 20 steak competitors, you’ll need to map out the area and choose wisely! Tickets are going fast. Get yours today!

Allergy Symposium with Elizabeth Faulkner

November 9

The Palms 4830 Main St, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Reserve Your Spot!

The Allergy & Asthma Network and World Food Championships have teamed up to take a closer look at the highly talked about topic of Allergies in Food Service Industry. Come hear our panel of experts: Ruchi Gupta, MD Michael Pistiner, and MD Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Falkner discuss some of the major factors to consider when dealing with food allergies. Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis ... and they're FREE.

Yelp's Interactive Seminar

November 9

The Palms 4830 Main St, Orange Beach, AL 36561

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Reserve Your Spot!

WFC invites restaurant owners, caterers and Food Champs alike a chance to gain exclusive insight from Yelp’s expert team on best practices for posting info, responding to reviews and maximizing their restaurant’s visibility. This event is FREE to the public, but hurry and reserve your ticket because space is limited! 

A Blue Sky Bounty

November 9

Heron Pointe at the Wharf 4985 Wharf Parkway East Orange Beach, AL 36561

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) is hosting a fundraising event will be an evening of grit and grace promises to be a night of amazing food, great friends and excitement as funds are raised for disaster relief missions. Blue skies are the times OBR is not called upon for disaster relief and are the times to spend with our supporters, volunteers and sponsors. The evening will showcase tasting stations prepared by some of our favorite chefs and local celebrities, live entertainment and silent auction.

No host bar. Tickets are limited. Operation BBQ Relief is a nonprofit 501c3 disaster organization (www.operationbbqrelief.org). All proceeds go to disaster relief mission. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information call 707-953-3909 or email no-ca-lead@operationbbqrelief.org.

If you're looking to add a bigger helping of food fun to your plate, check out WFC FOOD FEST events below!

Food Champ Judging

November 11

The Wharf at Orange Beach

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Reserve Your Spot

Curious how we judge the biggest food fight in the world? This is YOUR chance to become a Gold Card-carrying expert as a certified Food Champ Judge! This kitchen classroom experience is hosted by a certified food sport professional who takes you through our proprietary E.A.T Methodology so you can be eligible to judge at any future WFC event! Upon completion of the class, you will join our growing community of WFC Judges and receive a CERTIFIED FOOD CHAMP Judge GOLD CARD to prove it!


World Food Games

November 10-11

The Wharf at Orange Beach, 23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561

11:00am - 4:00pm

Got a Foodie Family? Then we have the perfect place for you - the 2nd Annual World Food Games! Yes, it's actually a series of games where we will be exploiting the eating etiquette: because at WFC, you CAN play with your food! Some of the highlights include Speed Cup Stacking, Team Egg Tossing, Marshmallow Challenge, Orange Relay Races, a Corn Shucking Contest, and much more! Bring the entire family because The World Food Games has something for all ages!

Tickets: Included with gate admission


Tasting Pavillion

November 9 - 11

The Wharf at Orange Beach

11:00am - 4:00pm

The Walmart Tasting Pavilion – one of WFC's most popular attractions – is returning bigger and better than ever! Our showcase of savory samples from local, regional and national food brands is a tempting tour for any palate! Our entire Walmart Tasting Pavilion is designed to introduce you to fantastic flavors, tasty morsels, and culinary culture at a price you can easily swallow - FREE when you show the Walmart app on your phone. 


Plus

Each year the WFC features an entertaining and informative Showcase of demonstrations by leading Food Champs from around the world! These award-winning foodies are full of ideas and tips on how to spice up your cooking at home. So don't miss out on these FREE demos as we aim to provide more Kitchen IQ, more fun, and more food sampling for YOU than ever!