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World Food Championships Makes its Sandwich Category Legendary with Newest Food Sport Sponsor


World Food Championships Makes its Sandwich Category Legendary with Newest Food Sport Sponsor

The World Food Championships (WFC) may be making its debut in Dallas this October, but a new Food Sport sponsor is what will be making this year’s Sandwich Competition legendary. Kentucky Legend® will be bringing its award-winning proteins for WFC’s Sandwich competitors to incorporate into their opening round entry –– the Cuban.

Kentucky Legend® is the number-one selling natural juice boneless ham in America’s retail grocery channel. Its product portfolio includes whole, half and quarter sliced ham/turkey, thick-sliced ham/turkey lunch meat and pork chops. 

Sandwich competitors will be using Kentucky Legend Quarter Sliced Ham to construct their Structured Dish, a Cuban sandwich. (To learn more about WFC’s 2019 Tournament Chart, click here).

“We’re ecstatic to be a partner in this year’s World Food Championships. We look forward to seeing our champion-worthy products in the hands of so many talented competitors participating this year,” said Curtis Hansen, Director of Sales and Marketing for Indiana Packers Corporation.

Along with providing products for the Structured Build round of competition, Kentucky Legend® will be featured in other areas of the food fest. Foodies will have the chance to sample the company’s premium products in the Walmart Tasting Pavilion (included with general admission).

“Great ingredients can make or break a dish at our championships,” said Mike McCloud, president and CEO of WFC. “For this reason, we strive to bring in great companies like Kentucky Legend®, onboard to ensure that our Food Champs have the best products to create their recipes.”

To learn more about Kentucky Legend®, visit

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 the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

Kentucky Legend®

Kentucky Legend® is a brand of premium processed meat products sold in retail and foodservice establishments across the United States. In addition to the number-one selling natural juice boneless ham in America’s retail grocery channel, highlights of the Kentucky Legend® product portfolio include whole, half and quarter sliced ham and turkey, thick-sliced ham and turkey lunch meat as well as pork chops. For more information, visit Kentucky Legend® is owned by Indiana Packers Corporation (IPC), a fully integrated pork processor headquartered in Delphi, Indiana.

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.

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