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Largest Food Sport Event Joins Eco-Friendly Movement


Largest Food Sport Event Joins Eco-Friendly Movement

In celebration of Earth Day, the World Food Championships (WFC) announces a big step toward sustainability by partnering with Natural Tableware, makers of high-design, biodegradable, compostable plates, cutlery and straws.

Natural Tableware was the first in the market to develop high-end green alternatives for plastic disposables. As an Official Sustainability Partner of WFC’s 9th Annual Event in Dallas this November, Natural Tableware will provide single-use tableware for the entire slate of the event’s tasting experiences. 

“We are delighted to partner with Natural Tableware,” said Mike McCloud, President and CEO of WFC. “Reducing our event’s waste footprint is very important to us and so is beautiful plating. Natural Tableware provides the perfect canvas for the culinary pieces of art that will be created during our tournament.”

Not only will Natural Tableware be used throughout WFC’s ticketed experiences, but the homecooks, chefs and pro teams who will be vying for the World Food Champion title will also have the opportunity to pre-order plating to use for their award-winning dishes. Pre-ordering will occur directly through Natural Tableware and then will be available for pick up onsite at WFC. Details will be released on August 1st, through WFC’s competitor packets. 

We call it the WFC Family for a reason,” said Angela Castelli, President of Natural Tableware North America. “We all appreciate each other’s efforts, so it’s humbling to be able to showcase amazing Food Sport creations on our stylish, sturdy, earth-friendly plates. By having plateware already at the event, we give chefs one less thing to lug to the arena, or buy, or distract them as they prepare for battle. We are so proud to be WFC’s sustainability partner and anything that can reduce single-use plastics is a win for everybody on the planet—essentially, the ‘world’ in World Food Championships.”

Additionally, Natural Tableware will serve as the preferred vendor for disposable plating used by Vendors and Exhibitors of the event, which will assist in further reducing the use of plastic and non sustainable materials. Order forms for competitor and vendor/exhibitor pre-orders will be released prior to the event through direct communication from the WFC team.

 Ticketing options for the foodie event will be released by July 1st. If you’d like to be one of the first to be notified when tickets go on sale, click here.

Stay tuned for more partnership announcements about the upcoming Main Event, which is set to be held at Fair Park in Dallas, Nov. 5-9. 

In the meantime, stay up-to-date on all things Food Sport, follow the World Food Championships on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp),Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships).

About World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooks who compete for food, fame and fortune in 10 categories (Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood, Soup and Steak). In 2019, more than 450 culinary teams from 11 countries and 42 American states competed in WFC’s Main Event. In August, the 10 Category Champs went head-to-head for a $100,000 bonus that determined a new World Food Champion in a TV special called The Final Table: Indianapolis. While contestants have to earn their way into WFC by winning a Golden Ticket at a previous competition, potential judges are welcome to take WFC’s online certification course that explains the E.A.T. methodology. Certified judges then request and receive available seats at the next scheduled WFC event. Click here to learn more about getting certified.

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