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Many of our competitors come from countries around the world. That's why WFC launched International Qualifiers in 2016 to provide an exclusive, paid pathway into the championship. If you are a great cook or chef from another country, check here to see if an International Qualifier is your ticket to food fortune and fame!

Caribbean Food Championships

The Caribbean Food Championships (CFC) is a high stakes and high energy food fight. Planned to be held at the Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico in March 2019, it features the best chefs in the Caribbean. Each winning CFC local Culinary Team will qualify to compete in their category at the World Food Championships for the $350,000 prize purse and honors as the best chefs in the world. The CFC is the primary international qualifier in the Caribbean.

DATE

March 16 - 17, 2019

LOCATION

San Juan, PR

INFO

Coming Soon.

Taste of Canada- First Place

Through the Taste of Canada, which will run from April 1 through April 15, any chef, home cook or pro team can enter WFC's online contest for the chance to win a golden ticket into WFC 2019! Winners will be chosen from each province, with first place receiving waived entry!

DATE

April 1 - 15, 2019

LOCATION

Dominican Food Championships- Gran Premio Culinario

Professional chefs will be competing during two days as part of the most important GastroExpo in the D.R. for its 10th anniversary. The competition will be held at the Jaragua Hotel located in front of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. As part of the Dominican Food Championships the winner will receive a Golden Ticket to compete in the World Chef Challenge.

DATE

May 15 - 16, 2019

LOCATION

Santo Domingo, DO

Dominican Food Championships- Mayo Burger Tour

For its 6th anniversary, the most important burger competition for restaurants in the D.R. will be awarding a Golden Ticket for the third year in a row. We are expecting more than 25 restaurants and food trucks to compete for who is the "Best Burger in the D.R." As part of the Dominican Food Championships the winner gets qualified to compete in the World Burger Championship.

DATE

July 22, 2019 - November 30,

LOCATION

Santo Domingo, DO

Canadian BBQ Society- EAT

For the CBBQS to truly represent all Canadian BBQers we have established Regional Chapters. Each Chapter has identified a Lead who carries with them rich experience and solid credibility with their peers and represent the unique needs that their regions have. All policies and decisions are jointly made by the Board which consists of Chapter Leads representing the Pacific, Rockies, Prairies, Southern Ontario, Eastern Ontario and Quebec Chapters. The CBBQS will award two Golden Tickets for the 2019 World Barbecue Championship.

DATE

August 1, 2019 - November 30,

LOCATION

CA

CARIBBEAN FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Caribbean Food Championships (CFC) is a high stakes and high energy food fight. Planned to be held at the Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico in March 2019, it features the best chefs in the Caribbean. Each winning CFC local Culinary Team will qualify to compete in their category at the World Food Championships for the $350,000 prize purse and honors as the best chefs in the world. The CFC is the primary international qualifier in the Caribbean.

DATE

March 16-17, 2019

LOCATION

San Juan, PR

AUSTRALIAN FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Ultimate Food Fight... Professionals vs home cooks. Teams from around Australia. Eleven categories. Eleven grand champions go on to compete at the 2019 World Food Championships.

DATE

2019

LOCATION

TBA