CANADIAN FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURN TO EDMONTON JULY 22-24
EDMONTON, Alberta (January 29, 2016) – The Canadian Food Championships, a partnership between Events Edmonton and the World Food Championships, has announced the official dates and categories for their second annual competition, held in conjunction with Taste of Edmonton.
The Canadian Food Championships (CFC) will take place July 22-24 in Edmonton and will be the only avenue through which Canadian citizens can qualify for the WFC.
“CFC had a great inaugural year in 2015, we had 20 competitors make up Team Canada, 10 of which made their finals rounds at WFC, and two won their categories!” said Paul Lucas, General Manager, Events Edmonton. “We are really excited to see what year two in Edmonton will bring – we look forward to more competitors, high intensity competition, delicious Canadian products and a fantastic showing at WFC”
The official categories of the Canadian competition are Bacon, Burger, Dessert, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak.
The top three competitors in each of these categories will receive a cash prize, while the top two finishers will receive World Food Championships (WFC) Golden Tickets with registration fees waived. The top finisher also will receive a voucher to help offset their travel costs to WFC in November.
Online registration for the CFC qualifier events starts January 29 at www.canadianfoodchampionships.ca.
Additionally, qualifiers in two other WFC categories, Barbecue and Chili, will be determined via competitions outside the CFC. The Canadian BBQ Society will award four Golden Tickets via their national standings, while the chili competition at the Kleefeld Honey Festival in Kleefeld, Manitoba will award Golden Tickets to its top two finishers.
“We are excited to extend this relationship into a second year,” said Mike McCloud, CEO of World Food Championships. “Events Edmonton is an incredible partner and they proved that by delivering a wonderful experience at last year’s competition. Seeing two of their contestants go on to win World Championship titles in 2015 was exciting and well deserved.”
Events Edmonton will be putting a call out for CFC competitors, judges and volunteers very soon. Look for more updates in the coming weeks at www.eventsedmonton.ca.
About the Canadian Food Championships
The Canadian Food Championships is a high energy, high intensity, timed, double-blind judged cooking competition open to any Canadian resident with prizes valued at over $50,000. It is the only Canadian qualifying event to get to the World Food Championships, where a prize of $100,000 is awaiting the World Champion. The Canadian Food Championships will take place from July 22-24, 2016, at Churchill Square, in conjunction with Taste of Edmonton. Visit canadianfoodchampionships.ca for more information.
About the World Food Championships
The World Food Championships (www.worldfoodchampionships.com) features hundreds of competitors seeking food fame and fortune. The fifth annual event, scheduled for November 9-15, 2016, invites the champions from the biggest and best food competitions around the world into a single high-stakes culinary showdown for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.
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