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NOVEMBER 8-12, 2017

There's nothing like treating yourself to a nice, juicy steak, but we're more impressed by how you COOK one. We introduced this flavorful category at WFC 2016, and it won the top honors with a $100,000 prize!

Will this category make WFC History and hold onto the WFC Champion title for two years in a row?

 Join us to find out! We'll be watching grill masters from all over the world fire it up on a Bull Outdoor Grill, but only one will walk away as the World Steak Champion and a shot at fortune and fame at the Final Table!


and Rules


 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 


The World Invitational Steak 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 event is an International Qualifier for the 2017 World Invitational Steak Championship:
Canadian Food Championships - Edmonton, AB Canada - 7/21/17-7/23/17

The following events are Preferred Qualifiers for the 2017 World Invitational Steak Championship: 
Taste of America - 1st Place - Online - 6/1/17-7/5/17

The following events are Elite Qualifiers for the 2017 World Invitational Steak 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 Invitational Steak Championship:

United States Events

Event Location Date
Culinary Fight ClubVarious Locations, US
Culinary Fight Club - SteakVarious Locations, US
Waitlisted World Invitational Steak ChampionshipUSNov 8, 2017
Special Invitation - International - Gord MeneerUS
2016 World Food Champion - Kari LukeOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Invitational Steak Championship - Top Ten - 2nd PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Invitational Steak Championship - Top Ten - 3rd PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Invitational Steak Championship - Top Ten - 4th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Invitational Steak Championship - Top Ten - 5th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Invitational Steak Championship - Top Ten - 6th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Invitational Steak Championship - Top Ten - 7th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Invitational Steak Championship - Top Ten - 8th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Invitational Steak Championship - Top Ten - 9th PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
2016 World Invitational Steak Championship - Top Ten - Tenth PlaceOrange Beach, AL, US
Blue Marlin Master Chef Challenge - Chef Robert KraatzOrange Beach, AL, USJul 14, 2017
Mid-West Steak Cook-offVan Buren, AR, USOct 8, 2016
Grilling in the OzarksRogers, AR, USFeb 25, 2017
Camden Daffodil Championship Steak CookoffCamden, AR, USMar 10, 2017
SCA: Fordyce on the Cottonbelt Steak CookoffFordyce, AR, USApr 22, 2017
BACA Steak CookoffEl Dorado, AR, USMay 6, 2017
World Championship Steak Cookoff at the Magnolia Blossom FestivalMagnolia, AR, USMay 20, 2017
Riverfest PK ChallengeLittle Rock, AR, USJun 4, 2017
Ridin On The Ridge Steak CookoffJonesborro, AR, USJun 9, 2017
SCA: Mad Butcher Pink Tomato Festival Steak CookoffWarren, AR, USJun 10, 2017
Sticky Fingers BBQ and Steak Cookoff (Steak competition)Fordyce, AR, USSep 8, 2017
Grillin In the Ozarks (Steak competition)Rogers, AR, USFeb 25, 2017
Del Mar BBQ Championship (Steak competition)Del Mar, CA, USSep 1, 2017
The Old Florida Outdoor Festival (Steak Cookoff)Apopka, FL, USFeb 10, 2017
Summer Splash Steak & Chicken Wing CookoffJacksonville, FL, USAug 5, 2017
Helpful Hands Sizzlin Summer Cooking Challenge (Steak competition)Oviedo, FL, USAug 26, 2017
Double T's Steak CookoffDavenport, FL, USSep 8, 2017
Barnsville BBQ & Blues Festival (Steak competition)Barnesville, GA, USApr 21, 2017
Battle of the Students at the KCC (Kapiolani Community College)Oahu, HI, USMay 25, 2017
SCA: Central Iowa Expo BBQ & Cruise (Steak competition) - Day 1Boone, IA, USApr 28, 2017
SCA: Central Iowa Expo BBQ & Cruise (Steak competition) - Day 2Boone, IA, USApr 29, 2017
Up in Smoke on the Square - Friday Night Steak CookoffLincoln, IL, USJun 2, 2017
SCA: Heritage Day's Steak ThrowdownBelvadere, IL, USJun 23, 2017
17th Street Praise the Lard Steak Cook-off - Murphysboro Steak Cook-offMurphysboro, IL, USSep 21, 2017
Kansas Steak ChampionshipWichita, KS, USApr 22, 2017
SCA: Kickin' Up Dust Steak CookoffWichita, KS, USApr 29, 2017
Taste of Blanchard Steak ChallengeShreveport, LA, USJan 13, 2017
Twin Cities Mardi Gras Steak CookoffMonroe, LA, USFeb 10, 2017
Brookshires Louisiana Steak CookoffShreveport, LA, USJul 4, 2017
Piggly Wiggly 9th Annual Steak CookoffSpringhill, LA, USJul 29, 2017
Springhill Piggly Wiggly Steak CookoffSpringhill, LA, USJul 29, 2017
SCA: Smokin in Steele (Steak competition)Owatonna, MN, USJun 2, 2017
Minnesota State Steak CookoffAlbert Lea, MN, USAug 25, 2017
Pits N Grills Steak CookoffSpringfield, MO, USMar 19, 2017
OBR Steak Cookoff #1Lake of the Ozarks, MO, USAug 5, 2017
OBR Steak Cookoff #2Lake of the Ozarks, MO, USAug 5, 2017
SCA: Que on the Yazoo Steak CookoffGreenwood, MS, USMay 5, 2017
2nd Annual FSG Steak ThrowdownSouthaven, MS, USSep 23, 2017
The Great Ruleville GrillingRuleville, MS, USSep 23, 2017
Arena Que (Steak competition)Omaha, NE, USAug 19, 2017
SCA: Munch Madness (Steak competition)Rahway, NJ, USApr 1, 2017
Salt City BBQ Festival (Steak competition)Syracuse, NY, USMay 20, 2017
SCA: High Steaks Rollin Steak CookoffSallisaw, OK, USJun 3, 2017
Tripp Haggard Memorial Steak CookoffTulsa, OK, USJul 15, 2017
Black Elk Brisket Burnout - Steak Challenge WinnerMiami, OK, USMay 6, 2017
Atoka BBQ Fest (Steak competition)Atoka, TN, USMar 31, 2017
Wild Card Elite DivisionTN, USApr 5, 2017
Ooltewah BBQ Brawl (Steak competition)Ooltewah, TN, USApr 15, 2017
The F Word on FOX - Episode 4 - Stanley PyeTV, USJun 21, 2017
The F Word on FOX - Episode 4TV, USJun 21, 2017
Out West Bar & Grill Steak CookoffWest, TX, USAug 19, 2017
Cattleman's Classic Ribeye Round-upSulphur Springs, TX, USOct 7, 2016
Atlanta Forest Festival Steak CookoffAtlanta, TX, USOct 19, 2016
2nd Annual Grilling in the VilleJacksonville, TX, USNov 19, 2016
Winter Wonderland Steak CookoffGraham, TX, USDec 3, 2016
Briscoe Ranch Cook-off at the CrossroadsUvalde, TX, USDec 9, 2016
Houston Steak ChampionshipHouston, TX, USJan 7, 2017
Humble Rodeo & BBQ Cookoff (Steak competition)Houston, TX, USFeb 3, 2017
SCA: Live Oak County Fair Steak CookoffGeorgewest, TX, USMar 4, 2017
PBR Steak Cookoff SeriesBastrop, TX, USMar 4, 2017
Annual 903 Brewers Steak CookoffSherman, TX, USMar 19, 2017
SCA: Celebrity Steak Cook-off & Dinner @ NBBQA Convention & Trade ShowFort Worth, TX, USMar 29, 2017
NBBQA Classic (Steak competition)Fort Worth, TX, USApr 1, 2017
PBR Steak Cookoff SeriesBastrop, TX, USApr 1, 2017
SCA: John Henry's Steak CookoffHouston, TX, USApr 8, 2017
Scurry County Cowboy Church Steak ExtravaganzaSnyder, TX, USApr 8, 2017
Texas Fire Walkers Steak CookoffNeiderwald, TX, USApr 15, 2017
SCA: Wild Wild West Festival Steak CookoffAndrews, TX, USApr 21, 2017
SCA: Cass County Championship Rodeo and Steak CookoffLinden, TX, USApr 29, 2017
SCA: Mark Markley Memorial BBQ CookoffPlainview, TX, USMay 5, 2017
Roanoke Steak CookoffRoanoke, TX, USMay 6, 2017
Texas Fire Walkers Steak CookoffGeorgetown, TX, USMay 13, 2017
Homers Backyard BBQAmarillo, TX, USMay 19, 2017
Texas Steak Cookoff and Wine FestivalHico, TX, USMay 20, 2017
SCA: North Texas Steak CookoffKeller, TX, USMay 27, 2017
Texas Fire Walkers Steak CookoffBastrop, TX, USJun 3, 2017
Big SpringsBig Springs, TX, USJun 24, 2017
SCA: Proud of Texas POD Steak CookoffWaco, TX, USJun 24, 2017
SCA: Half Moon Holidays Steak CookoffShiner, TX, USJun 30, 2017
Texas Cook em High Steaks CookoffEdinburg, TX, USJul 1, 2017
Texas Fire Walkers Steak CookoffGeorgetown, TX, USJul 8, 2017
Lake Whitney Classic Steak CookoffWhitney, TX, USJul 22, 2017
Deep East State BBQ and Steak ChampionshipKirbyville, TX, USAug 11, 2017
Raider Red Meats BBQ and Ribeye Championships (Steak competition)Lubbock, TX, USAug 26, 2017
Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival Steak CookoffBedford, TX, USSep 2, 2017
Azle Sting Fling Steak CookoffAzle, TX, USSep 9, 2017
The Sky's the Limit Balloon Spectacular (Steak competition)Gainesville, TX, USSep 9, 2017
Smokin Possum Hollow Steak CookoffGraham, TX, USSep 16, 2017
Steve Mayberry Memorial CookoffCarrollton, TX, USSep 22, 2017
Pantegofest Steak CookoffArlington, TX, USSep 23, 2017
Texas Reds Steak & Grape FestivalBryan, TX, USSep 23, 2017
Fiesta De La Paloma Steak CookoffColeman, TX, USOct 7, 2017
Premier Grilling Steak CookoffLittle Elm, TX, USMay 20, 2017
Chef's BBQ Throwdown - Chef's ChoiceMission, TX, USJul 30, 2016
SCA: RAHR-B-Que Steak Cook-OffFort Worth, TX, USMay 7, 2017
SCA: Crazy Cowboy Fundraiser (Steak competition)Bedford, TX, USJun 24, 2017
Rotary Rock N Ribs Steak CookoffHolmen, WI, USJun 23, 2017

International Events

Event Location Date
SCA: Meatstock Festival Steak Cookoff - AustraliaMelbourne, AUApr 22, 2017
SCA: Eastern BBQ Contest & Steak Cookoff - BelgiumNinove, BEApr 15, 2017
BBQkampionschap Van Waasland (Steak competition) - BelgiumSt Nicolaas, BESep 16, 2017
Canadian Food Championships - Steak - 1st and 2nd PlaceEdmonton, AB, CAJul 21, 2017
Ruhrpott BBQ & Steak Cookoff - GermanyMarl, DESep 23, 2017
Smokin' Hot BBQ San Juan (Steak competition) - Puerto RicoRio Grande, PRFeb 18, 2017
European Steak Championship - The NetherlandsAmsterdam, NLApr 8, 2017
Tony Stone Low and Slow (Steak competition) - The NetherlandsHoofdorp, NLJun 3, 2017
Delft Beer & BBQ Festival - The NetherlandsDelft, NLJun 17, 2017
Regahfest Steak Cookoff Den Hague - The NetherlandsDen Hague, NLAug 26, 2017
Streekparade Cookoff - The NetherlandsAlmere, NLSep 23, 2017
Panska Gural'nya - Executive Chef Competition - UkraineUA
Q-Fest (Steak competition) - United KingdomDevon, GBApr 28, 2017