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NOVEMBER 7-9, 2013

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.


Competition Structure

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

Pillsbury Bake-Off

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



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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