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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
Kenmore's Fully Loaded Idaho Potato Cook-Off-RecipeUS
Culinary Fight ClubVarious Locations, US
Culinary Fight ClubVarious Locations, US
Blend The RulesUSJan 1, 2017
Springer Mountain Farms Special InvitationUS
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 - 9th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Recipe Championship - Top Ten - Tenth PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
PorktoberQueDothan, AL, USSep 29, 2017
Grillin In the Ozarks (Chicken Wing competition)Rogers, AR, USFeb 25, 2017
Rockin' Wings at the RidgeWalnut Ridge, AR, USSep 15, 2017
Rockin' Wings at the Ridge (People's Choice)Walnut Ridge, AR, USSep 15, 2017
Grilling in the Ozarks (Recipe competition)Rogers, AR, USFeb 25, 2017
Mad Butcher Pink Tomato Festival Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Warren, AR, USJun 10, 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 - Grand Prize WinnerSonoma, CA, USOct 15, 2016
Spud Nation's ThrowdownSan Francisco, CA, USJan 4, 2017
Gilroy Great Garlic Cook-OffGilroy, CA, USJul 28, 2017
Gloria Ferrar's Glorious Bites - Regional Semi-Finalist - CALos Angeles, CA, USSep 16, 2016
Bakersfield Baconfest (Recipe competition)Bakersfield, CA, USOct 15, 2016
Gloria Ferrar's Glorious Bites - Regional Semi-Finalist - DCWashington, DC, USSep 22, 2016
Washington City Paper - Best Fried Chicken SandwichWashington, DC, US
Jacksonville Magazine - Best Restaurants BashJacksonville, FL, USJan 26, 2017
Summer Splash Steak & Chicken Wing Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Jacksonville, FL, USAug 5, 2017
Helpful Hands Sizzlin Summer Cooking Challenge (Recipe competition)Oviedo, FL, USAug 26, 2017
Oviedo Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Oviedo, FL, USAug 26, 2017
Double T's Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Davenport, FL, USSep 8, 2017
2015 World Recipe Champion - Alethia ShihKissimmee, FL, US
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
The Taste Beer & Food FestivalInverness, FL, USApr 8, 2017
Springer Mountain Farms Wingfest WinnerAtlanta, GA, USAug 20, 2017
Waikiki SPAM JAM� FestivalHonolulu, Oahu, HI, USApr 29, 2017
Chicago's Best WingfestChicago, IL, USMar 5, 2017
Taste of Blanchard Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Shreveport, LA, USJan 13, 2017
Boston Magazine - Best of Boston - Best Fried ChickenBoston, MA, USJul 18, 2017
Big Island BBQ (Chicken competition)Albert Lea, MN, USAug 25, 2017
Minnesota State Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Albert Lea, MN, USAug 25, 2017
Pits N Grills Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Springfield, MO, USMar 19, 2017
Taste of KCKansas City, MO, USMay 18, 2017
Grilling by the Lake Steak Cookoff - Day 1 (Chicken Wing competition)Climax Springs, MO, USAug 5, 2017
Grilling by the Lake Steak Cookoff - Day 2 (Chicken Wing competition)Climax Springs, MO, USAug 6, 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
Cashew CrazeSpringfield, MO, USMay 21, 2017
The Great Ruleville Grilling Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Ruleville, MS, US
Bikers Blues and BBQ Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Salsbury, NC, USSep 16, 2017
Food Network Challenge: $100,000 Chicken Challenge (Episode: CC0201H)Charlotte, NC, US
GOBS Grilling Championship Series 2 (Appetizer competition)Omaha, NE, US
Munch Madness Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Rahway, NJ, USApr 1, 2017
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
Cincinnati CityBeat - Best ChickenCincinnati, OH, USFeb 1, 2017
Chili and Wing Cook Off (Wing Cook Off - Individual Division)Mansfield, OH, USJun 10, 2017
Chili and Wing Cook Off (Wing Cook Off - People's Choice)Mansfield, OH, USJun 10, 2017
Chili and Wing Cook Off (Wing Cook Off - Restaurant Division)Mansfield, OH, USJun 10, 2017
Tripp Haggard Memorial Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Broken Arrow, OK, USJul 15, 2017
High Steaks Rollin' (Appetizer competition)Sallisaw, OK, USJun 3, 2017
Mills Fleet Farm and Roundy's BBQ Chicken Recipe Contest (USA Today - Wisconsin)ONLINE, USMay 20, 2016
Milford Valley Chicken Recipe ContestONLINE, USNov 15, 2016
Sandra's Chicken Recipe ContestONLINE, USNov 15, 2016
Wine Pairings Instagram ContestONLINE, USJan 31, 2017
Old Croc's Most Aussome Recipe ContestONLINE, USOct 27, 2016
Portland's Best Fried Chicken SandwichONLINE, US
Your Best Fried Chicken (Food52)ONLINE, US
#Taste of America - 1st PlaceONLINE, USJul 21, 2017
Big Game ChallengeONLINE, USJan 24, 2017
Door County Coffee 2017 Recipe ContestONLINE, USMar 7, 2017
#Taste of America - 2nd PlaceONLINE, USJul 21, 2017
#Taste of America - 3rd PlaceONLINE, USJul 21, 2017
The Johnsonville Sausage Dome - Grand Prize WinnerONLINE, USOct 28, 2016
Taste of Home Modern Comfort Food Recipe Contest (#187)ONLINE, USJul 10, 2017
#WeLoveWFC Facebook ContestONLINE, USFeb 14, 2017
Golden Ticket Chicken Champ Contest - 1st PlaceONLINE, USMar 1, 2017
"Get Wild With Wild Rice" Recipe ContestONLINE, USMay 8, 2017
Royalty Pecans Recipe Contest - Special Ingredient ChallengeONLINE, US
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
Keystone – Beef Up Family Time Recipe Contest (using Keystone All Natural Chicken)ONLINE, USMay 31, 2017
Taste of Home Chicken & Chops Recipe Contest (#186)ONLINE, USMay 25, 2017
#Taste of America - 4th PlaceONLINE, USJul 21, 2017
#Taste of America - 5th PlaceONLINE, USJul 21, 2017
Challenge Butter - Online Contest - 1st PlaceONLINE, US
Challenge Butter - Online Contest - 2nd PlaceONLINE, US
Challenge Butter - Online Contest - 3rd PlaceONLINE, US
Challenge Butter - Online Contest - 4th PlaceONLINE, US
Challenge Butter - Online Contest - 5th PlaceONLINE, US
TOA - Michigan ApplesONLINE, USJul 24, 2017
TOA - Fiesta SeasoningsONLINE, USJul 24, 2017
Ernie's Best Wings Chicken Wing Cook-OffErie, PA, USJan 28, 2017
Philly Mag - Best Fried Chicken SandwichPhiladelphia, PA, US
Annual Mushroom Festival - Amateur Mushroom Cook-off - Judge's ChoiceKennett Square, PA, USSep 9, 2017
Annual Mushroom Festival - Amateur Mushroom Cook-off - People's ChoiceKennett Square, PA, USSep 9, 2017
Hot Chicken WeekNashville, TN, USJan 23, 2017
BKW: Big Kahuna Wing Festival - Big Kahuna Champion and Tennessee State ChampionKnoxville, TN, USJun 17, 2017
BKW: Big Kahuna Wing Festival - Exotic Flavor ChampionKnoxville, TN, USJun 17, 2017
National Cornbread Festival Championship CookoffSouth Pittsburg, TN, USApr 29, 2017
International Biscuit FestivalKnoxville, TN, USMay 20, 2017
Wild Card Elite DivisionTN, USApr 5, 2017
Springer Mountain Farms Southern Knife Fight WinnerNashville, TN, USMar 7, 2017
Cooks vs. Cons Season 4 Episode 10 - Troy DyeTV, USMay 24, 2017
The F Word on FOX - Episode 5 - Casey JonesTV, US
Five Alarm Showdown #1 (Chicken Wing competition)Bastrop, TX, USMar 4, 2017
Live Oak County Fair Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Georgewest, TX, USMar 4, 2017
NBBQA Classic Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Fort Worth, TX, USApr 1, 2017
John Henry's Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Houston, TX, USApr 8, 2017
Five Alarm Showdown #2 (Chicken Wing competition)Neiderwald, TX, USApr 15, 2017
Five Alarm Showdown #3 (Chicken Wing competition)Pflugerville, TX, USMay 13, 2017
Premier Gilling Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Little Elm, TX, USMay 20, 2017
North Texas Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Keller, TX, USMay 27, 2017
Proud of Texas POD Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Waco, TX, USJun 24, 2017
Five Alarm Showdown #4 (Chicken Wing competition)Georgetown, TX, USJul 8, 2017
Out West Bar & Grill Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)West, TX, USAug 19, 2017
Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Bedford, TX, USSep 2, 2017
Azle Sting Fling Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Azle, TX, USSep 9, 2017
The Sky's the Limit Balloon Spectacular (Chicken Wing competition)Gainesville, TX, USSep 9, 2017
Smokin Possum Hollow Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Graham, TX, USSep 16, 2017
Gloria Ferrar's Glorious Bites - Regional Semi-Finalist - TXAustin, TX, USSep 24, 2016
Live Oak County Fair Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)George West, TX, USMar 4, 2016
Azle Spring Fling Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Azle, TX, US
Pantegofest Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Arlington, TX, US
Houston Steak Championship (Chicken Wing competition)Houston, TX, US
Winter Wonderland Steak (Appetizer competition)Graham, TX, US
LOC Rodeo Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)George West, TX, US
John Henry's Steak Cookoff (1-Bite Challenge)Houston, TX, USApr 8, 2017
SCA: RAHR-B-Que Steak Cook-Off (Appetizer competition)Fort Worth, TX, USMay 7, 2017
Whitney Wildcat Athletic Booster Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Lake Whitney, TX, US
City Weekly's Best of Utah - Best Chicken SandwichSalt Lake City, UT, USNov 17, 2016
Green Mountain BBQ Championship (Recipe competition)Randolph, VT, USSep 9, 2017
Milwaukee Wingfest (Judge's Choice)Milwaukee, WI, USOct 2, 2016
Milwaukee Wingfest (Most Unique)Milwaukee, WI, USOct 2, 2016
Milwaukee Wingfest (People's Choice)Milwaukee, WI, USOct 2, 2016

International Events

Event Location Date
Canadian Food Championships - Recipe - 1st and 2nd PlaceEdmonton, AB, CAJul 21, 2017
The Most Wanted African Food Quest - (Recipe competition) - Amateur divisionONLINE, NGJul 1, 2017
The Most Wanted African Food Quest - (Recipe competition) - Professional divisionONLINE, NGJul 1, 2017
Taste of the World - 1st PlacePHJun 1, 2017
Special Invitation - Philippine Council of Hospitality Management StudentsManila, PH
Caribbean Food Championships - (Recipe competition)Coco Beach, PR, PRJun 10, 2017