NOVEMBER 7-9, 2013
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
The Reuben. The Monte Cristo. The Dagwood. The Muffaletta. Sandwiches have so much personality we give them their own names. As a beloved staple of American cuisine, there could be no World Food Championships if the sandwich was not represented.
The World Sandwich Championship will pit 50 of the world’s best sandwich-smiths against each other for the title of World Sandwich Champion. Home cooks, restaurateurs and chefs will all compete to see whose cuisine reigns supreme. The champion will then take their winning stack to the Final Table for a chance to win the World Food Championship.
WORLD SANDWICH 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 Sandwich 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 Sandwich 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 Sandwich Championship.
Best Sandwich in the South
British Sandwich Designer of the Year
The Big Cheesy
Endless Simmer's Americas Best New Sandwich 2013
Time Out New York - Best Sandwich Shop
Chicago Magazine - Best Sandwich in Chicago
SandwichFest - Best Sandwich
Tucson Weekly - Best Sandwich in Tucson
Monterey Co. Weekly - Best Deli Sandwich
Village Voice - Best Sandwich (Editors Choice)
SF Bay Guardian - Best of 2013 (Sandwich)
Fresno Magazine - Best of Fresno (Sandwich)
Philadelphia Magazine - Best of Philly (Sandwich)
Inland Empire - Best Sandwich Shop 2013
Cleveland Hot List - Best Sandwich 2013
WA's Best Steak Sandwich Competition
Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship
Cuban Sandwich Festival - Best Sandwich
Grilled Cheese Invitational
St Francis "Say Cheese" Recipe Contest
Mezzetta Make that Sandwich Contest
Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando - Best Sandwich
Washington City Paper - Best Sandwich
Best Sandwich - Eater New Orleans
Food & Wine - Best Sandwich Shop
Bakersfield Life - Best Sandwich
Kretschmar Build a Sandwich Fit for a King
Best Recipe Ever - Sandwich
WFC SPECIAL INVITATIONS
The Top Ten Overall finishers in the 2012 World Sandwich 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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