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Gotham Steel steals the show as third-year official cookware sponsor of world’s largest food fight

The World Food Championships (WFC) announced that Gotham Steel™, a company featuring the newest technology in non-stick cookware, will be returning to the world’s largest Food Sport event as its Official Cookware Sponsor this October.

March 19, 2019
Lockeland Table Enhances Menu with Iron Fork Win

by ANGELA ROBERTS on MAY 9, 2014 Lockeland Table has been buzzed about, swooned over and busy since the day it opened, boasting a James Beard nomination in 2013 for best new restaurant. No wonder, nearly two years in, people continue to fill up the place, and even folks from Franklin drive the twenty five miles.

May 9, 2014
Pipo’s wins Top Local Chef competition

GULFPORT – The battle was spicier than ever in the fourth annual Top Local Chef competition, produced by LocalShops1 and Intensity Academy. But only one chef could go home with the Top Local Chef title and a wild card spot in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, where he will compete for prizes up to $500,000.

May 7, 2014
Homer's Backyard Ball Selected for World Food Championships Qualifying

AMARILLO -- Homer's Backyard Ball has been selected as a qualifier for the World Food Championships, the worlds highest-stakes food competition, slated for November 12-18 in downtown Las Vegas.   The Homers Grand Champion, which will be selected at Homerstock on Saturday, May 17th, will receive a travel stipend and free entry to the November event.   To compete to be the Homers Grand Champion, contestants must turn in all three categories (chicken, brisket and ribs).  The local winner will then secure a spot in the World Food Championships, often referred to as The Ultimate Food Fight.  The Championships are limited to 550 competitors, with a total purse of $300,000. 

May 6, 2014
Crowds turn out for BBQ Festival

With the clock ticking Saturday afternoon, members of Pappy’s BBQ scrambled to get their beef brisket ready to be judged. Members of Pappy’s BBQ team layered shavings, slices and chunks of beef brisket in an intricate order before carrying it off to the judges for the 2 p.m. deadline. Philip Sloop, Dothan resident and team member of Pappy’s BBQ, said their five-member team led by head cook Jim Ridley submitted entries for barbecue chicken, ribs, Boston butt, and brisket categories within the professional division.

May 6, 2014
Homer's Grand Champion to be selected on May 17

by Grayson Edds  AMARILLO, TEXAS -- Homer's Backyard Ball has been selected as a qualifier for this fall's World Food Championships, the world's highest-stakes food competiton, and this year's Homer's Grand Champion selected on May 17 will receive a travel stipend and free entry to the November event.

May 5, 2014
Win your way to Vegas on!

Do your weekend plans include submitting a burger recipe entry to the burger FoodChamp Challenge, hosted on Kenmore's Well, they probably should. Especially if you're in to winning free stuff like an entry to compete in the World Burger Championship at WFC. Oh, and things like $500 PLUS a trip to Vegas.

May 5, 2014
Inside the Chef's Studio: Michael Chen (via BAR Magazine)

Our friends at BAR Magazine recently interviewed the 2013 World Chef Champion, Michael Chen, sous chef at Yellowtail Restaurant at the Bellagio. Interested to learn how he beat out nearly 20 of the nation's top chefs? Read all about it here: 

May 2, 2014
The Bull Burger Battle is Coming to Best in Backyards

Mahopac, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Best in Backyards, a retailer of cedar swing sets, outdoor kitchens and more, is excited to host the next Bull Burger Battle at its Mahopac, NY store on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

May 1, 2014
Guide: 2014 Barbecue Competitions, Festivals And Smokeouts

+ ENLARGE   A judge's plate at the annual barbecue Olympics, Memphis in May.

May 1, 2014
FYI Orders Cooking Competition Series, Adds Two Pilots

9:16 AM PDT 4/30/2014 by Philiana Ng "Midnight Feast" gets a six-episode order and will be hosted by Spike Mendelsohn. FYI is getting into the culinary competition space.  The A+E Networks-owned cable network has ordered the six-episode series Midnight Feast, hosted by chef/restaurateur/TV personality Spike Mendelsohn and set in New York's Chelsea Market.

April 30, 2014
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