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WFC News Archive for November 2013

Olathe man's carrot cake takes $50,000 prize

BY MARY G. PEPITONE Special to The Star Preparing award-winning food seems to be a proverbial cakewalk for 42-year-old Dave Elliott of Olathe.    PHOTO COURTESY OF WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPSDave Elliott of Olathe claimed the $50,000 grand prize and the World Food Champion title on Sunday in Las Vegas.

November 14, 2013
No fires here: Chef earns World Recipe Champion

Beth Peterson says starting a fire last weekend during the World Food Championships in Las Vegas was one of the more stressful moments of the competition. But that “oops” didn’t stop her from becoming the World Recipe Champion. The Naperville resident came away with the $10,000 prize after two intense cooking rounds Nov.

November 13, 2013
Awards Season

AWARDS SEASON   Alchemy's Ricardo Heredia is the new king of bacon. The chef, along with San Diego's SuperNatural Sandwiches, competed in last weekend's World Food Championships in La Vegas. The sandwich guys placed 15th in their category, but Heredia took the top spot in the Bacon World Championship, which came with a $10,000 prize.

November 13, 2013

“One thing you’re gonna hear a lot today is integrity. That’s what we’re all about.” I already knew barbecue was one of the most serious foods in the world, an intensely regional style of cooking with precise processes and passionate perfectionists making it happen. But I didn’t realize how serious eating it could be until I stepped into a makeshift classroom on East Fremont Street on Thursday morning, November 7, and those words above were the first I heard.

November 12, 2013
A.1. Steak Sauce Returns as Official Sponsor for the World Burger Championship

Kraft Foodservice is excited to announce that A.1. Steak Sauce will return as the official sponsor for the World Burger Championship in this year’s World Food Championships event taking place November 7–10 in Las Vegas. The World Burger Championship will welcome 50 of the top burger builders to a tournament-style competition that will narrow the field down to 10 semifinalists, from which there will be one lucky winner who is crowned World Burger Champion and who will receive a prize of $25,000.

November 12, 2013
Photos: Mom's secret cake recipe wins Kansas man $50,000, World Food Championships title

TOM DONOGHUE/DONOGHUEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM The 2013 World Food Championships Food Fight between three-time Super Bowl winner Bill Bates (in the blue-striped blue shirt) and NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell (in black glasses and a white shirt) on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

November 11, 2013
Lansdale Man Earns Top Honor At World Food Championships In Las Vegas

By Brad Segall WARMINSTER, Pa. (CBS) — A Montgomery County man who has been cookingcompetitively since 2007 can now claim he has the best pork ribs in the world. Bob Trudnak spends his days as marketing manager for Warminster-based BBQ Guru, which manufactures the oven he uses to make his now “World’s-Best Ribs.” The 43-year-old Lansdale man picked up the title at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas.

November 11, 2013
Joe Downtown: Copious festivals bring about a Bourbon Street feel

DARRIN BUSH/LAS VEGAS NEWS BUREAU The South African team gathers at the Gold Spike to announce the 2013 World Food Championships in downtown Las Vegas from Nov. 7-10, 2013. By  (contact) Sunday, Nov.

November 10, 2013
Lansdale 'BBQ Guru' is the world's top rib maker

  Bob Trudnak with a rack of ribs. Gallery: BBQ Guru   Michael Klein, POSTED: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013, 2:43 PM Barbecue purists all over Carolina, Texas, Memphis and Kansas City are weeping right now.

November 10, 2013
Weekend best bets: World Food Championships, Judy Collins and Paul Williams

By  (contact) Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 | 7 p.m. With Halloween behind us, Las Vegas can look forward to a mellower string of events this weekend. Sunday: Judy Collins at Smith Center Eclectic singer-songwriter Judy Collins is at Reynolds Hall this weekend to perform her renditions of traditional and contemporary folk standards culled from her 50-album body of work.

November 7, 2013
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