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COMPETITION OVERVIEW
NOVEMBER 8-14, 2017
ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA

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, live cookoffs and award-winning chefs 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.

The theme for the 2017 World Recipe Championship is CHICKEN. All competitors will be creating dishes that highlight a featured ingredient as the star performer of their unique recipe.The list below indicates the events that will produce qualifiers for the 2017 World Recipe Championship.


WORLD RECIPE CHAMPIONSHIP
$10,000 GRAND PRIZE

Schedule and Rules

Competition Structure

The World Food Championships will feature three rounds of competition.  
Signature Dish:  competitors will create their best recipe for judging within each category.  
Structured Build:  this round separates the contenders from the pretenders by forcing everyone to create their own spin on the same basic dish.  
Infused Ingredient:  the top competitors in each category will face off for culinary supremacy using the same ingredient in their final category dish.

2016 Competitor Packets 

Competition Schedule and Rules 

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 following events are International Qualifiers for the 2017 World Recipe Championship: 
Caribbean Food Championships - Coco Beach, Puerto Rico - 6/10/17

The following events are Preferred Qualifiers for the 2017 World Recipe Championship:
Door County Coffee 2017 Recipe Contest - Online - 3/7/17-5/31/17

Porktoberque Dothan, AL - 9/29/17-10/1/17

Taste of America - 1st Place
 - Online - 6/1/17-7/5/17 

The following events are Elite Qualifiers for the 2017 World Recipe Championship:
 
Food Champ Online Recipe Contests - Online - Monthly
 
Wild Card Elite Division - Online - 4/5/17-10/1/17

The following competitions are automatic qualifiers for the 2017 World Recipe Championship:

United States Events

Event Location Date
Best Blogger Dish Ever: Chicken Dish (Better Recipes)US
Culinary Fight ClubVarious Locations, US
Springer Mountain Farms - Kimberly WhitestoneUS
Culinary Fight Club - RecipeVarious Locations, US
2016 World Recipe Champion - Anthony SerranoOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Recipe Championship - Top Ten - 2nd PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Recipe Championship - Top Ten - 3rd PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Recipe Championship - Top Ten - 4th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Recipe Championship - Top Ten - 5th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Recipe Championship - Top Ten - 6th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Recipe Championship - Top Ten - 7th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Recipe Championship - Top Ten - 8th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Recipe Championship - Top Ten - Tenth PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
PorktoberQueDothan, AL, USSep 29, 2017
PK Grills Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Little Rock, AR, US
Best of PhoenixNew Times: Best Fried ChickenPhoenix, AZ, US
Scottsdale Culinary Festival - Teen Challenge - 2nd PlaceScottsdale, AZ, USApr 8, 2017
Gloria Ferrar's Glorious Bites - Regional Semi-Finalist - CALos Angeles, CA, USSep 16, 2016
Gloria Ferrar's Glorious Bites - Regional Semi-Finalist - DCWashington, DC, USSep 22, 2016
Best of Orlando 2016 - Orlando Weekly - Best Fried ChickenOrlando, FL, US
2015 World Pasta Champion - Suzanne Kosnick-ClarkKissimmee, FL, US
Flora-Bama Grit 'N Game - Hunting for HealingPerdido Key, FL, USMar 18, 2017
Springer Mountain Farms Wingfest Winner - Chef Charlie LoomisAtlanta, GA, USAug 20, 2017
Sunrise Grilling Season OpenerBettendorf, IA, USMar 25, 2017
McGhee’s Chicago Mac+Cheese CookoffChicago, IL, USNov 5, 2016
Pits N Grills Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Springfield, MO, USMar 19, 2017
Best of 417 - Best Cashew ChickenSpringfield, MO, US
Best of 417 - Best Chicken SaladSpringfield, MO, US
Best of 417 - Best Chicken WingsSpringfield, MO, US
The Great Ruleville Grilling Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Ruleville, MS, US
2012 World Recipe Champion - Carmell ChildsLas Vegas, NV, US
2013 World Recipe Champion - Beth PetersonLas Vegas, NV, US
2014 World Recipe Champion - David GroverLas Vegas, NV, US
2014 World Pasta Champion - Suzanne Kosnick-ClarkLas Vegas, NV, US
High Steaks Rollin' (Appetizer competition)Sallisaw, OK, USJun 3, 2017
Milford Valley Chicken Recipe ContestONLINE, USNov 15, 2016
Old Croc's Most Aussome Recipe ContestONLINE, USOct 27, 2016
Your Best Fried Chicken (Food52)ONLINE, US
Big Game ChallengeONLINE, USJan 24, 2017
The Johnsonville Sausage Dome - Grand Prize WinnerONLINE, USOct 28, 2016
Golden Ticket Chicken Champ Contest - 1st PlaceONLINE, USMar 1, 2017
Sinful Food Recipe QualifierONLINE, USJun 15, 2017
Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw Recipe ContestONLINE, USSep 1, 2016
Golden Ticket Chicken Champ Contest - 2nd PlaceONLINE, USMar 1, 2017
Golden Ticket Chicken Champ Contest - 3rd PlaceONLINE, USMar 1, 2017
Egg-Cellent Baking ContestONLINE, USMay 31, 2017
2017 The Spice Lab's Online Recipe WFC Golden Ticket Challengeonline, USSep 18, 2017
National Cornbread Festival Championship CookoffSouth Pittsburg, TN, USApr 29, 2017
Springer Mountain Farms - Chef B.J. LofbackNashville, TN, USMar 7, 2017
Springer Mountain Farms - Chef Ben ParkChattanooga, TN, US
Cooks vs. Cons Season 4 Episode 10 - Troy DyeTV, USMay 24, 2017
The F Word on FOX - Episode 5 - Casey JonesTV, US
North Texas Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Keller, TX, USMay 27, 2017
Gloria Ferrar's Glorious Bites - Regional Semi-Finalist - TXAustin, TX, USSep 24, 2016

International Events

Event Location Date
Canadian Food Championships - Recipe - 1st and 2nd PlaceEdmonton, AB, CAJul 21, 2017
Taste of the World - FranceFRJun 1, 2017
Taste of the World - HaitiHTJun 1, 2017