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WFC News Archive for December 2019

There’s Something Fishy About This Political Consultant’s Side Hustle

By day, Josh Cooper works as a Tahallasse-based political consultant. But in his spare time, Cooper is an aspiring culinary competitor — one who just cashed in on a liberal approach to an otherwise conservative nature.

December 31, 2019
Alabama Cook Earns $10,000 With Award-Winning Burger

When Morgan Cheek started competing in cooking contests three years ago, he could have never imagined that he would one day be crowned a champion at the largest culinary competition in the world. This past October, Cheek, who is from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, traveled to the World Food Championships (WFC) in Dallas, Texas where he beat out a field of talented cooks and chefs to win the 2019 World Burger Champion title, $10,000 in cash, and a seat at the $100,000 Final Table Challenge that will occur in August 2020.

December 31, 2019
WFC Releases 2020 Official Rules and Introduces The X Factor

The World Food Championships (WFC) announced today its 2020 Official Competition Rules for the upcoming Food Sport season. Like all professional sporting leagues, new rules are added and some are tweaked, but 2020 will see a big change in the way a new World Food Champion is judged and ultimately crowned.

December 31, 2019
Kansas City Pitmaster Wins BIG At World Food Championships

Kansas City is arguably one of the best barbecue and tailgating cities in America, in addition to being home to some of the nation’s most award-winning pitmasters. Well, make no bones about it. At this year’s 8th annual World Food Championships (WFC), that fact came through loud and clear as pitmaster Ryan Murphy impressed certified judges from around the world with his hometown flavors during WFC’s challenging barbecue contest. Along with taking home a World Barbecue Championship win, Murphy earned $10,000 and grabbed a spot to compete for the overall World Food Champion title in May, which adds another $100,000 bonus prize to the ultimate winner’s payday.

December 30, 2019
The World Food Championships (WFC) Announces 2020 Dates

The World Food Championships (WFC) announced the official competition dates for its 2020 Main Event, along with some new strategic changes that will help improve the overall experience for competitors, sponsors and consumers of Food Sport.

December 23, 2019
Orlando Baker Scores Sweet Victory As Two-Time World Dessert Champion

Professional Baker Evette Rahman registered for the world’s largest Food Sport event with an already impressive culinary repertoire including several competition titles and years of experience under her belt. Adding to her list of accolades, Rahman managed to repeat as a Category Champion in the World Food Championships’ (WFC) Dessert division this past October in Dallas, Texas.

December 19, 2019
Southern Chef Whips Up $10,000 Winning Dish at World Food Championships

General Manager and Chef of SAW’s Soul Kitchen in Birmingham, Alabama, Matthew Statham, displayed his culinary skills at the World Food Championships (WFC) in October by taking first place in the tournament’s Chef category. After three rounds of culinary challenges, he was awarded $10,000 in cash and secured a spot at the final event to compete for the overall World Food Champion in spring 2020.

December 16, 2019
Connecticut Home Cook Brews $10,000 Chili at World Food Championships

You may not find home cook Rocky Julianelle training to the famous Stallone theme song and running the steps of the Philadelphia Museum. But his performance at this year’s World Food Championships (WFC) proved to be an equally compelling moment in Food Sport. Julianelle left the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas, Texas this October with more than the title of World Open Chili Champion. The East Haven, Connecticut, cook also took home $10,000 in cash and a seat at WFC’s Final Table Challenge for a shot at the $100,000 grand prize.

December 12, 2019
The Fabulous Bacon Babe Turns Perfect 100 Score into $10,000 at World Food Championships

“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.” That has been a proven motto for veteran World Food Championships’ (WFC) competitor and home cook Jodi Taffel throughout her Food Sport career. Taffel’s strategy finally paid off this past October at WFC’s 8th annual Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas, Texas, where she was crowned the 2019 Bacon World Champion. The Altadena cook’s long-awaited category win came with over $10,000 in prize winnings, a seat at WFC’s $100,000 Final Table and a perfect 100 score to add to her list of culinary achievements.

December 12, 2019
WFC Announces 2020 Final Table Details

Fresh off its 8th Annual Main Event and Dallas debut, World Food Championships (WFC) is busy preparing for its crowning moment by adding in new surprises for ten award-winning Food Champs and food sport fans from around the nation. Organizers of The Ultimate Food Fight announced today more details for its Final Table challenge, which will be held in May and feature a $100,000 grand prize.

December 9, 2019
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