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Five-Time Competitor Finally Claims World Chef Title

“Go big or go home” is competitor Craig Baker’s strategy when it comes to competing in the world’s Ultimate Food Fight. Turns out that this Indianapolis restaurant owner did both...as he took home the big prize after executing a “big game plan” in Orange Beach, Alabama, where he was awarded the title of the 2017 World Chef Champion.

December 12, 2017
 
Max Silvestri, Gail Simmons & Marcus Samuelsson to Host The Feed on the New FYI Network

by Hillary DixlerBig news for food television: A+E Networks has announced the launchof FYI, a new network focusing on "personal creativity" and "adventurous approach to viewers' taste, space, look, journey and more." The network will debut on July 7, and has already greenlighted six original series and has two pilots in development, as first noted by the Hollywood Reporter. The slate includes programs featuring Gail Simmons, Marcus Samuelsson, Max Silvestri, as well asTiffany Derry, Jeffrey Saad, and the Epic Meal Time crew. Among the new series is a "part road show, part buddy comedy, part talk show" called The Feed, starring Top Chef judge Gail Simmons, NYC chef and The Taste judge Marcus Samuelsson, and comedian and Eater's former Top Chef recapper Max Silvestri. Together the hosts will "anchor a rollicking adventure into the creative world of cooking, food trends and food culture in America." Says Silvestri: "It is high-time Hollywood cashed in on my appeal among upscale women in their early 40s." The guys behind YouTube's Epic Meal Time will be getting their own series, fittingly called The Epic Meal Show. The premise is similar to the team's YouTube videos, featuring recipes that are "visually mind-blowing spins on food preparation and presentation." Presumably there will be lots of junk food and bacon.

February 26, 2014
 
FYI Network Sets First Slate, Launch Date (Exclusive)

The first batch of shows include a pair of home renovation shows, a new twist on YouTube Sensation "Epic Meal Time" and a style makeover series. A&E "B.O.R.N. to Style" cast A version of this story first appeared in the March 7 issue of The Hollywood Reportermagazine. RECOMMENDED FYI Network Hires Two Development Executives  FYI has set a date.

February 26, 2014
WFC Announces First Round of 2014 Qualifying Events

They're here! The first round of the 2014 World Food Championships Automatic Qualifiers have been announced! Whether you're in to whipping up a batch of cookies, churning out an unforgettable plate of pasta, making a mean pot of chili, or something in between, there's an AQ for everyone! Remember, the only way to get in to the WFC is to WIN, so check out the list, get to cooking and get to winning!

February 5, 2014
World Food Championships Announces RFP for Super Regionals

The World Food Championships announced plans today to partner with cities, destinations or tourism organizations to host Super Regional qualifying events throughout the United States.  Now in its third year, the World Food Championships is the world's largest culinary competition, featuring special food challenges, surprise ingredients and a multi-category tournament structure that whittles 500 competitors down to a Final Table face-off between nine category champions.

January 23, 2014
WFC Expands Categories for 2014

The road to the 2014 World Food Championships is officially open, and today the WFC announced that the event will be even bigger this year thanks to the addition of two new categories. The field for the 2014 event will be expanded to nine categories with 550 competitor spots.

January 16, 2014
Sandi Sheppard represents Oklahoma in World Food Championships in Las Vegas

By Katherine ParkerThe Norman Transcript NORMAN — Norman resident Sandi Sheppard won’t settle for your typical meatloaf or casserole. She insists on tweaking and mixing unusual ingredients like blueberries and steak. This winter, she competed in one of the biggest food competitions in the United States: the World Food Championships.

January 9, 2014
Hillsborough's Ribs Within takes home the bacon

Written by Liza Jaipaul Special to NJ Press Media Doug Keiles always brings home the bacon, even from the World Food Championships. Keiles, of Hillsborough, is the pitmaster and captain of the Ribs Within BBQ Team. Competing at the World Food Championships in November in Las Vegas, Ribs Within won $4,000 and second place in the Bacon World Championship.

January 1, 2014
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