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WFC News Archive for June 2015

McCloud Joins in on Champ Cafe Discussion

The World Food Championships CEO Mike McCloud will serve as the special guest for the weekly Champ Café virtual coffee conference call July 3, from 9-10 a.m. (CST) “Champ Café was launched few weeks ago to provide an open forum to answer questions and take suggestions from competitors, judges and volunteers so we can make the 2015 World Food Championships experience the best yet,” said Amy Green, Café Moderator.

June 30, 2015
First Wave of 2015 Judges Confirmed

The World Food Championships today announced that the first round of judges for the 2105 Championships, set for Nov. 3-10 in Kissimmee, Fla., will be confirmed on Tuesday, June 30.

June 26, 2015
WFC Competitor Field Filling at Record Pace

Competition field for World Food Championships half full

June 23, 2015
Saucy Mama ready to spice up FoodFightWrite blogger’s summit

Saucy Mama has become the presenting sponsor of the first food competition for bloggers at FoodFightWrite, the second annual blogging component of the World Food Championships. "The Barhyte Specialty Foods brand, Saucy Mama, is a growing pantry of ‘must have’ sauces and flavors for all sorts of chefs and home cooks,” said Suzie “Saucy Mama” Barhyte, head of product development for Saucy Mama.

June 16, 2015
Westgate Town Center Named Official Hotel Partner for WFC

The World Food Championships has announced Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa as the first official hotel partner for the2015 event taking place in Kissimmee, Fla. “With studio, one, two and three bedroom villa options, Westgate is ideally suited for the competitors and judges who need to be close to all the action but also need a first-class place to unwind,” said David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts.

June 12, 2015
Penobscot McCrum Recipe Contest Winners Announced!

For this month’s #FoodChamp online recipe contest, we asked you to feature Penobscot McCrum’s Baked Potato Skins in your original seafood-themed recipes. With numerous entries, the judges had an incredibly tough decision to make when choosing their favorite recipes. Speaking of judges, we want to extend a huge "thank you" to Tim Hobbs (Maine Potato Board), Lesa Berard (Penobscot McCrum) and Ally Phillips ( for serving as judges for this contest!

June 10, 2015
Florida Strawberry Growers Association to Join World Dessert Championship

The Florida Strawberry Growers Association has partnered with the 2015 World Food Championships by becoming an infused ingredient for the competition’s dessert category. “Florida Strawberries from Hillsboro County, Fla., alone account for 15 percent of the nation’s supply of strawberries,” said Sue Harrell, spokeswoman for the Florida Strawberry Association. Harrell said that the Association is a major funding source for strawberry research to insure the fruit’s availability nationwide and broaden its growing season.

June 9, 2015
Make Room for the Food Vixen at WFC Final Table

Kenmore Executive Chef to Join WFC in Kissimmee

June 5, 2015
WFC Announces Exemption for Past Champs

The tournament committee of the 2015 World Food Championships announced today a change in its qualification process for past champions.  The new rule, which is retro-active and goes into effect immediately, allows any past category champion at the WFC to be exempt from qualifying into the tournament for five years.

June 2, 2015
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