NOVEMBER 7-9, 2013
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Food is America's true obsession. Online and local recipe competitions give home cooks a venue for showing off their best stuff and competing with their own culinary creations.
The World Food Championship will select 50 winners from branded competitions, online recipe contests and live cookoffs to receive automatic invitations to enter and compete at The World Food Championships. The competitors in the World Recipe Championship will be creating dishes that focus on one highlighted ingredient or theme. The champion will earn their right to fight for the grand prize and the coveted title of World Food Champion.
WORLD RECIPE CHAMPIONSHIP
$25,000 CATEGORY COMPETITION
In 2013, the World Food Championships is unveiling a “tournament-style” cook-off process for all of its category competitions. The competition structure will be split into multiple rounds, including an opening “Challenger” round, a Category Finals round, after which each category champion will advance to the Final Table.
Competition Schedule & RULES
Competition Schedule, Rules and Information are provided in the COMPETITOR PACKET linked above.
The World Recipe Championship will be limited to the first 50 entrants who are fully qualified, registered and confirmed. Any qualified entrant who wants to compete after the field is full must seek a special exemption from the WFC competition committee.
The entry fee for the World Recipe Championship is $150 per competitor/team. The registration period for the World Food Championships will begin on April 15 and end on October 22, 2013.
WFC Qualifying Events
As of this announcement, the following events have been identified as Automatic Qualifiers into the World Recipe Championship.
Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission's Sweet Rewards
Better Recipes - Best Recipe Ever (Lamb)
Maggiano's Best Italian Chef Contest
2013 National Cornbread Cook-off
Nature's Favorite Recipe Contest
Bella Sun Luci Facebook Holiday Recipe Contest
Ritz Kick up the Kickoff Contest
Great Garlic Cook-off
International Dutch Oven Society World Championship Cookoff
Best of the Midwest Recipe Contest
Georgia Egg Commission Egg Recipe Contest
Healthy Lasagna Cookoff (NBC's Today show)
Sun-Maid Naturally Irresistable Recipe Contest
The Great Eggo Waffle-Off
2013 Bella Sun Luci Recipe Contest
Big Bite CrocktoberFest
Tyler Florence Wines Ultimate Recipe Pairings Contest
Roth Cheese - Melt into Winter
Kerrygold Classic Cheese Recipe Contest
Contadina - Escape to Tuscany
New England Country Soup Challenge
Frabelle Foodie Contest
Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off
24th Annual World Championship Steak Cookoff
2013 Man o Manischewitz
Dole California Cookoff Recipe Contest
Memphis Italian Fest
Fiji Water Earth's Finest Foodie
Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Challenge
Better Recipes - Best Pasta Salad Ever
Hellmann's Bringing the Best Together
Kenmore 100th Anniversary Home Cooked Contest
Mushroom Council Swap it or Top it
Buitoni Supper STar Recipe Contest
National Lentil Festival - Lentil Cook Off
Discover Duck Recipe Contest
Tyson Grilled & Ready Whats in your Basket
Country Crock Stars Contest
Sweet Rewards Recipe Contest
Fage Total Plain Kitchen Contest
Cremette Pasta Food Recipe Contest
WFC SPECIAL INVITATIONS
The Top Ten Overall finishers in the 2012 World Recipe Championship
Additional qualifying events and opportunities, including a possible Wild Card entry process, will be announced in the future and added to this list. Check back here for the latest information.
If a contest or competition winner is unable to accept the invitation and participate in The World Food Championships, invitations will be extended to an alternate winner at the same event or the winner of an additional event.
Rules, processes and tournament structure for the WFC are subject to change, but all decisions made by the WFC competition committee are final.
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