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WFC News Archive for March 2020

Upcoming WFC Qualifiers Rescheduled For Later Dates

Like most sporting calendars, the qualifying season for the World Food Championships (WFC) is getting interrupted in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even the event’s crowning moment, The Final Table: Indy, has been postponed three months to ensure the health and safety of all those involved.

March 31, 2020
Registration Opens For WFC 2020 Judges and Volunteers

The leader in Food Sport, World Food Championships (WFC), just opened its 2020 judge and volunteer registration, allowing foodies from around the globe a chance to sink their teeth (or lend a hand) at its Main Event in Dallas, Texas from Nov. 6-8. While competitors are fighting for a chance at the event’s $350,000 prize purse, WFC’s judges and volunteers will be working hard behind the scenes to help keep this larger than life food event moving. With thousands of qualified judges and dedicated Food Sport fans, WFC is eager to welcome new and returning foodies to the 2020 judge and volunteer teams!

March 30, 2020
How To Share A “Taste Of Canada” With The World

As a result of COVID-19, most chefs and cooks from around the world are finding themselves cooking from home more than ever before. With this in mind, the leader in food sport –– World Food Championships (WFC) has announced it’s bringing back Canada’s favorite online qualifier, the Taste of Canada (TOC) challenge, just in time to award 2020 Golden Tickets throughout the Maple Leaf country.

March 27, 2020
WFC Acquires ICS To Expand Its Food Sport Platform

The World Food Championships (WFC) added spice to the Food Sport industry today as it announced its recent acquisition of the International Chili Society (ICS).

March 26, 2020
The Final Table: Indianapolis Rescheduled To August

In light of the continuing developments of the COVID-19 virus and an announcement yesterday from the Governor of Indiana, the World Food Championships (WFC) and its Indiana partners — Visit Indy, Ivy Tech Community College, Sysco and Team Indiana — just announced that The $100,000 Final Table and corresponding food events have been rescheduled for August 5-9, 2020.

March 24, 2020
WFC Responds To COVID-19

As the leader in Food Sport, all of us at the World Food Championships (WFC) have been monitoring the current situation with COVID-19 and its impact on our industry. While the last week has been unprecedented, we want to assure our partners, contestants, sponsors, volunteers and judges that this is NOT a time for fear and panic. Quite the contrary, it is a time for precaution, preparedness and common sense. To that end, we are having numerous conversations and assessing all of the guidelines that are coming out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and our national leaders, as well as our local leaders in cities where our numerous events are currently scheduled.

March 17, 2020
WFC Receives Top 10 Honor From USA Today

After its inaugural year in Dallas, the World Food Championships (WFC) has been named one of the Top 10 food events in the country by USA Today. As the only Texas-based food festival represented in the Top 10 list — as well as the only “Food Sport” event on the list — this award is not only a BIG honor for the organization, but it’s also a testament to the BIG passion and movement behind Food Sport, as well as the culinary scene in Dallas.

March 13, 2020
WFC Launches Year-Round Insider Membership Program

The leader in Food Sport, World Food Championships (WFC), just announced it is providing an enhanced platform filled with information and benefits for Food Champs throughout the nation. Called Food Sport Nation, the year-round, membership-based club is completely devoted to food enthusiasts and will include exclusive access to discounts, competition tips and key insights from past WFC champions, behind-the-scenes content, scoring strategies and more. The best part? The first 30 days of membership are completely FREE!

March 5, 2020
Port Aransas Expands Its Food Sport Menu of Events

The sandy beaches of Port Aransas (Port A) and Mustang Island are getting a wave of culinary events coming to its beautiful 18-mile sunny shoreline. Thanks to its third year as the official Texas gateway to the World Food Championships (WFC), Port A is set to host two premier Food Sport events in 2020 – the WFC Super Chefs qualifier and a new judge certification class.

March 3, 2020
WFC Welcomes Notorious Dallas Chef to its 2020 Ambassador Council

From past Food Sport competitors to seasoned chefs, the World Food Championships’ (WFC) Ambassador Council is jam-packed with an array of culinary talent. The council announced WFC will be adding four-time James Beard nominee, renowned chef and Texas restaurateur, Kent Rathbun to the team for 2020. Chef Rathbun will be assisting the organization by spreading awareness about the Main Event in November at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.

March 3, 2020
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