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WFC Releases its Schedule for Announcing its 2019 Taste of America Winners

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WFC Releases its Schedule for Announcing its 2019 Taste of America Winners

The wait is over! The World Food Championships’ (WFC) most popular online recipe contest, the Taste of America Challenge (TOA), will be revealing its 2019 winners this week!

Chefs and home cooks from coast to coast were tasked to create innovative, eye-popping recipes that utilize Food Sport's most popular brands and products for a chance to win a coveted Golden Ticket into WFC 2019. As the largest qualifier, TOA will award up to 150 cooks into WFC’s main event in Dallas, Texas, this October where over $350,000 in cash and prizes will be up for grabs.

Check out the TOA announcement schedule below to see what day your state’s winners will be announced on WFC’s official Facebook page. Winners will also be updated in this article daily, starting Monday, April 15. (TOA winners will receive an email from WFC within 24 hours of their state’s announcement with information on how to register).

Note: The times listed below are in CDT.

Monday, April 15th:

  • 7AM –– ALABAMA 

    • 1st Place Winner: Fletch Miller (Seafood) 
    • 2nd Place Winner: This winner won with a seafood-based dish –– will be announced April 20th
    • 3rd Place Winner: This winner won with a seafood-based dish –– will be announced April 20th
  • 10AM –– ARKANSAS 

    • 1st Place Winner: Casey Roark (Burger)
  • NOON ––ARIZONA 

    • 1st Place Winner: Vivianna D'Ambrosio (Sandwich) 
    • 2nd Place Winner: Kriston Poe (Recipe) 
    • 3rd Place Winner: Lynn Hooker (Recipe)
  • 3PM –– CALIFORNIA 

    • 1st Place Winner: Jodi Taffel (Bacon) 
    • 2nd Place Winner: Sharon Damante (Bacon) 
    • 3rd Place Winner: Ava Marie Romero (Dessert)
  • 6PM –– COLORADO 

    • 1st Place Winner:  Henry Delahoz (Seafood) 
    • 2nd Place Winner: James Hemmer (Bacon)
    • 3rd Place Winner: Kathi Hemmer (Dessert)
  • 8PM –– CONNECTICUT 

    • 1st Place Winner: Veronica Callaghan (Recipe)
  • 9PM –– DELAWARE 

    •  1st Place Winner: George Przybylski Jr. (Seafood)

Tuesday, April 16th:

  • 7AM –– FLORIDA 

    • 1st Place Winner: Sherri Williams (Bacon) 
    • 2nd Place Winner: Josee Lanzi (Recipe) 
    • 3rd Place Winner: Amy Freeze (Recipe)
  • 10AM –– GEORGIA

    • 1st Place Winner: Scott Waters (Recipe) 
    • 2nd Place Winner: Lindsay Haigh (Recipe) 
    • 3rd Place Winner: Shania Waters (Dessert)
  • 1PM–– ILLINOIS 

    • 1st Place Winner: Julie Beckwith (Recipe)
    • 2nd Place Winner: Jason Wates (Recipe)
  • 3PM –– INDIANA 

    •  1st Place Winner: Hidemi Walsh (Recipe)
    • 2nd Place Winner: Roger Hawkins (Recipe)
  • 5PM–– KANSAS 

    • 1st Place Winner: Mike Castaneda (Seafood)
  • 8PM–– KENTUCKY 

    • 1st Place Winner: Willie Onan (Bacon)
    • 2nd Place Winner: Staci Graves Jett (Sandwich)
  • 10PM–– LOUISIANA  
    • 1st Place Winner: Jamie Brown (Seafood) 

Wednesday, April 17th:

  • 7AM–– MASSACHUSETTS 

    • 1st Place Winner: Pamela Gelsomini (Recipe)
    • 2nd Place Winner: Laurie Lufkin (Dessert)
  • 9AM–– MARYLAND 

    • 1st Place Winner: Debbie Reynolds (Seafood)
    • 2nd Place Winner: Amy Fossett (Burger)
  • 11AM –– MICHIGAN 

    • 1st Place Winner: Catheryne Heppler (Dessert)
    • 2nd Place Winner: Linda Schmidt (Recipe)
  • 1PM –– MINNESOTA 

    • 1st Place Winner:  Karen Smithson (Dessert) 
    • 2nd Place Winner: Elizabeth Trumpold (Dessert)
  • 3PM –– MISSOURI 

    • 1st Place Winner: Saul Paniagua (Recipe)
    • 2nd Place Winner: Elaine Barbee (Dessert)
    • 3rd Place Winner: Barbara Hahn (Sandwich)
  • 6PM –– MISSISSIPPI

    • 1st Place Winner: Deborah Thomas (Seafood)
    • 2nd Place Winner: Jean-Paul Lavallee (Bacon)
    • 3rd Place Winner: Bj Creswell (Bacon)
  • 9PM –– NORTH CAROLINA

    • 1st Place Winner: Debbie Elliott Vair (Seafood)
    • 2nd Place Winner: Kahler Lueth (Burger)
Thursday, April 18th:
  • 7AM –– NEBRASKA

    • 1st Place Winner: Michael P Hogan (Bacon)
    • 2nd Place Winner: This winner won with a seafood-based dish –– will be announced April 20th
    • 3rd Place Winner: Jolene Payne (Recipe)
  • 9AM –– NEW JERSEY

    • 1st Place Winner: Nancy Angelici (Dessert)
    • 2nd Place Winner: David Keith (Dessert)
    • 3rd Place Winner: This winner won with a seafood-based dish –– will be announced April 20th
  • NOON –– NEVADA

    • 1st Place Winner: Phillip Dell (Dessert)
    • 2nd Place Winner: This winner won with a seafood-based dish –– will be announced April 20th
  • 2PM –– NEW YORK

  • 5PM –– OHIO

  • 7PM –– OKLAHOMA

  • 9PM –– PENNSYLVANIA

Friday, April 19th:

  • 7AM –– SOUTH CAROLINA

  • 9AM –– TENNESSEE

  • NOON –– TEXAS

  • 2PM –– UTAH

  • 4PM –– VIRGINIA

  • 6PM –– WASHINGTON

  • 8PM –– WISCONSIN

  • 10PM –– WEST VIRGINIA

WFC’s 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 – 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow World Food Championships on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), and Facebook or Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

 About the 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 cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year’s Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20, 2019.


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