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Initial Qualifiers Announced!


Initial Qualifiers Announced!

The World Food Championships is pleased to announce the initial round of qualifiers to the 2015 event in Kissimmee, FL. As always, in order to compete at the Ultimate Food Fight, you must first win your way there and the following events will lead you to that coveted Golden Ticket.

Stay tuned! The qualifier list will continue to grow over the coming weeks and months as we discover exciting new events, unveil new Super Regionals and Super Qualifier partners, and ultimately announce the new ninth category.

Reminder: if you placed in the Top 10 of your category in 2014 – CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve already earned your spot and will receive your link to register once registration kicks off at the beginning of March.

And now, without further adieu – let’s get to the qualifiers!

Elite Qualifiers

In addition to securing a Golden Ticket to compete at the World Food Championships, the following qualifiers provide additional assistance to event champions by covering registration fees and/or providing travel assistance. 

Culinary Fight Club - World Chef Challenge

Bull Burger Battle Series - World Burger Championship

Just a Pinch Online Recipe Contests- multiple categories

Michigan Apple Recipe Contest – World Dessert Championship Preferred Qualifier

Bear’s Smokehouse New England BBQ Championship – World Barbecue Championship Preferred Qualifier

Canadian Food Championships – an International Qualifier for bacon, burger, sandwich, dessert, pasta, chili, & seafood

The Hwy. 395 Band & Burger Battle – World Burger Championship Preferred Qualifier

River Falls Bacon Bash – a Super Qualifier for bacon, sandwich, dessert and chili

Southern Illinois Super Qualifier at Murphysboro BBQ Cook-off

Nashville Scene’s Iron Fork – World Chef Challenge

Smokin' On The River — BBQ, Blue and Brews Festival  — World Barbecue Championship Preferred Qualifier

Annual National Shrimp Festival Restaurant Challenge — World Seafood Championship Preferred Qualifier

Bands, Brews and Burgers Burger Throwdown — World Burger Championship Preferred Qualifier

'Que at the View BBQ Fest — World Barbecue Championship Preferred Qualifier 

Bynum School's Best of the Basin BBQ Championship — World Barbecue Championship Preferred Qualifier

Saucy Mama's 2015 Recipe Contest — World Sandwich Championship Preferred Qualifier

Hill City Wine, Brew & BBQ — World BBQ Championship Preferred Qualifier 

Mac Madness — World Pasta Championship Preferred Qualifier

River Grill Before the Big Chill —World Barbecue Championship Preferred Qualifier

Saucy Mama's 2015 Tailgate Cookoff (at the Oregon State Fair!) —World Recipe Championship Preferred Qualifier

Game Day Chef Challenge — 2016 World Recipe Championship Preferred Qualifier 

Automatic Qualifiers

The following events and honors provide their champions with the coveted Golden Ticket that reserves their spot at the World Food Championships, upon successful completion and payment of registration. 

Reminder: there are more qualifiers than actual competition spots in Kissimmee. So it’s VERY IMPORTANT to secure your spot after winning one of these qualifiers. Once each category field is full, we will close registration and create a waitlist of competitors. If those waitlisted competitors do not get into the 2015 championship, they will be given the first opportunity to enter the 2016 championship.

 For a list of Automatic Qualifiers, click HERE. 

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