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WORLD INVITATIONAL STEAK CHAMPIONSHIP
COMPETITION OVERVIEW
NOVEMBER 7-11, 2018
ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA

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!

This year, we've mixed it up a bit! The opening round of Steak will follow the SCA (Steak Cookoff Association) contest structure. From there, ten cooks will advance to the Steak Top Ten, where they will be judged on the E.A.T Methodology. 

We'll be watching grill masters from all over the world fire it, but only one will walk away as the World Steak Champion and a shot at fortune and fame at the Final Table!


The following competitions are State Qualifiers for the 2018 World Invitational Steak Championship:
California State Qualifier / Cali Cooking Competition – 10/13/18-10/14/18 - Hollywood, California
Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series (ACWW) – 6/14/18 – Columbia, Missouri
Tennessee State Qualifier / Public Markets – 2018 – Chattanooga, Tennessee

The following competitions are State Partner Authorized Qualifiers for the 2018 World Invitational Steak Championship:
Alabama State Qualifier / Fairhope Rotary Steak Cookoff  – 5/11/18 - Fairhope, Alabama
Alabama State Qualifier / WOK-Off  – 9/6/18 - Dothan, Alabama

The following competitions are Elite Qualifiers for the 2018 World Invitational Steak Championship:
Walmart Online Recipe Contest "Food Champ Fresh"/Wild Card Elite Division – 7/20/18-7/30/18 – ONLINE
Wild Card Elite Division - 2/1/18-8/31/18 - ONLINE

The following competitions are International Qualifiers for the 2019 World Invitational Steak Championship:
Caribbean Food Championships - 8/18/18-8/19/18 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

The following competitions are automatic qualifiers for the 2018 World Invitational Steak Championship:

United States Events

Event Location Date
Culinary Fight Club - 2017Various Locations, US
Culinary Fight Club - 2018Various Locations, USJan 1, 2018
Fiesta De La Paloma Steak CookoffUSOct 7, 2017
Walmart Online Recipe Contest "Food Champ Fresh"Various Locations, USJul 20, 2018
Bo’s Burgers Online Recipe Contest “Bo’s All-American Burger Battle” - 2nd-3rd PlaceUSJun 29, 2018
WFC: 2017 WFC Top Ten ChefOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Top Ten RecipeOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Top Ten SteakOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 World Invitational Steak Champion - Lisa GwatneyOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2016 World Food Champion - Kari LukeOrange Beach, AL, US
Alabama State Qualifier / WFC Team AlabamaVarious Locations, AL, US
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Heather WalkerOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Brody OliveOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
Wings & Wine (Comedienne Joy's Special Event)Birmingham, AL, USMar 15, 2018
WFC: Granny Grilling Challenge - Sherri WilliamsOrange Beach, AL, USNov 11, 2017
Alabama State Qualifier / Fairhope Rotary Steak Cook-offFairhope, AL, USMay 11, 2018
WFC: 2017 World Food Champion - Lisa GwatneyOrange Beach, AL, US
WFC: 2017 WFC Top Ten Burger - Adam PritchettOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
Alabama State Qualifier / WOK-OffDothan, AL, USSep 6, 2018
Scottsdale Culinary Festival - Teen Challenge - 2nd PlaceScottsdale, AZ, USApr 14, 2018
Special Invitation - Tammy StangerPhoenix, AZ, USMar 19, 2018
Scottsdale Culinary Festival - Teen Challenge - 3rd PlaceScottsdale, AZ, USApr 14, 2018
California State Qualifier / Cali Cooking CompetitionHollywood, CA, USOct 13, 2018
WFC: 2015 World Food Champion - Loren HillKissimmee, FL, US
WFC: 2015 World Recipe Champion - Alethia ShihKissimmee, FL, US
Georgia State Qualifier / Atlanta Food WarsVarious Locations, GA, US
CHEF JJ'S EGGFESTIndianapolis, IN, USMay 19, 2018
Bay State BBQ ChampionshipMonsoon, MA, USOct 15, 2017
Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series in ColumbiaColumbia, MO, USJun 14, 2018
WFC: 2013 World Food Champion - Dave ElliottLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2014 World Food Champion - Ricardo HerediaLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2013 World Recipe Champion - Beth PetersonLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2014 World Recipe Champion - David GroverLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: WILD CARD ELITE DIVISIONONLINE, USFeb 1, 2018
WFC: #Taste of Canada - 1st PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
#TOA2017 - Lesa SampsonONLINE, US
WFC: #Taste of America - Burger - 2nd-3rd PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
WFC: #Taste of America - Chicken - 2nd-3rd PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
WFC: #Taste of America - Dessert - 2nd-3rd PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Recipe ShowdownONLINE, USApr 2, 2018
WFC: #Taste of America - Seafood - 2nd-3rd PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
WFC: #Taste of America - Steak - 2nd-3rd PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
WFC: 2017 TOA People's Choice - Alberto SantoyoONLINE, US
WFC: 2017 TOA People's Choice - Jonathan ScintoONLINE, US
WFC: Food Champ Online Recipe Contests - 2nd-5th PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: #Taste of America - Steak - 1st PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
WFC: Food Champ Online Recipe Contests - 1st PlaceONLINE, US
Tennessee State Qualifier / Public MarketsChattanooga, TN, US
Memphis in MayMemphis, TN, USMay 16, 2018

International Events

Event Location Date
International Competitor Invitations - AustraliaONLINE, AUFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - Cape VerdeONLINE, CVFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - Dominican RepublicONLINE, DOFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - GermanyONLINE, DEFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - GuamONLINE, GUFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - Hong KongONLINE, HKFeb 1, 2018
WBQA: NBC ITALIAN NATIONAL BBQ COMPETITION - BEST OVERALL SCORE IN CATEGORYVarious Locations, ITMar 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - JapanONLINE, JPFeb 1, 2018
CARIBBEAN FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPSSan Juan, PR, PR
Smokin' Hot BBQ San Juan (Steak competition) - Puerto RicoSan Juan, PR, PR
International Competitor Invitations -The NetherlandsONLINE, NLFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - United KingdomONLINE, GBFeb 1, 2018