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WFC News Archive for December 2013

Food Fight on Fremont Street

By Joe Fogarty This year's 2nd annual World Food Championships saw its first Food Fight on Fremont Champ. Held at the Fremont Street Experience, the final showdown took place between two teams led by past NFL greats Earl Campbell and Bill Bates. Each team, consisting of two College of Southern Nevada culinary students led by a chef, had thirty minutes to prepare a dish from an array of ingredients which included Campbell's own brand of hot link sausages.

December 23, 2013
The Ultimate Bacon Experience

By Chef Allen Asch As part of the World Food Championships there were two ticketed events: the first one was a training session for BBQ competition judging, and on Saturday November 9th the second event was a tasting event of bacon dishes prepared by the Culinary School, Le Cordon Bleu Las Vegas.

December 20, 2013
Chef Michael Chen

by Juanita Aiellophoto by Giovanni Ledon The second annual World Chef Challenge took place during the World Food Championships in November, with 20 competing chefs eyeing the prize of not only holding the title as World Chef Challenge champion, but also a purse of $5,000 and a Southern Pride commercial smoker.

December 20, 2013
Friends, Food & Fun in Las Vegas

By Mike McCloudPresident/Founder of the World Food Championships   I've been visiting Las Vegas on a regular basis for about 15 years now, the past three in a serious way as a part-time resident and major event developer.

December 20, 2013
My Life as a Judge at the World Food Championships

My Life as a Judge at the World Food ChampionshipsBy Bob Barnes  Last month I had the privilege and honor to judge at the 2nd annual World Food Championships. This is called the World Food Championships for a reason, as all entrants must have already proven themselves to be the best in a previous competition to be allowed to compete, and with $300,000 in prize money, it certainly attracts the best of the best.

December 20, 2013
A.1. Steak Sauce and the World Food Championships congratulate the 2013 World Burger Championship Finalists

An epic battle for burger supremacy took place this year at the World Food Championships and Second City Smoke, of Chicago, took home the title of World Burger Champion. During the live-event cooking competition, each of the Top 10 World Burger Championship finalists were tasked with recreating the classic American steakhouse burger using A.1.® Steak Sauce as the featured ingredient.

December 17, 2013
Philipsburg barbecue finishes in the top 8 at prestigious Las Vegas cooking event

MICHAEL GALLACHER/Missoulian Brett Schreyer, right, and Kyle White, his pitmaster in training, display some of the menu items at Schreyer’s UpNSmokin BBQ House in Philipsburg. PHILIPSBURG – It’s called “the ultimate food fight,” and you’d be hard-pressed to imagine a scene farther from the essence of uptown P-Burg.

December 16, 2013
2013 World Food Champion

When 2013 World Food Champion Dave Elliott arrived in Las Vegas for the competition weekend, he didn’t expect to stay long. In fact, he only brought enough clothes to get him through one day of competing and had flight plans to leave the next morning. It’s the little self-negotiations we make internally to keep our expectations down.

December 13, 2013
Jeff Boudreaux wins $1,000 at World Burger event

Jeff Boudreaux wins $1,000 at World Burger event BY CHERAMIE SONNIER December 11, 2013 Jeff Boudreaux’s prowess in cooking burgers sent him to the World Burger Championship in Las Vegas where he finished eighth — good enough to win $1,000.

December 11, 2013
Area woman gets high marks in burger contest

By Brooke Wilson | St. Joseph News-Press Dietricha Durtschi is a self-described "recipe hound" who never actually follows any of the recipes she collects. Instead, she likes to make it up as she goes along — a trait she's had since childhood, when she taught herself how to cook.

December 11, 2013
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