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Nikki Jackson joins WFC as Global Development Director

The World Food Championships is thrilled to announce the hiring of Nikki Jackson as their Global Development Director, effective immediately. As Global Development Director Jackson will be responsible for serving as a subject matter expert and primary point of contact for global program development with the US Department of Agriculture, contributing to the expansion of new opportunities for World Food Championships programming globally.

June 10, 2024
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
World Food Championship and Fabulous Food Show Join Forces

Two of America's premier food events have joined forces to celebrate and promote the growth of Food Sport while certifying a new group of expert judges along the way. The World Food Championships announced today a marketing partnership with the Fabulous Food Show, where more than 30,000 foodies are expected to gather in Cleveland, Ohio, November 12-15, 2015 to see the latest food trends and renowned food celebrities in person.  "This is an exciting partnership for us and our newly crowned 2015 champion," said World Food Championships CEO Mike McCloud.

May 26, 2015
WFC Announces a Rad Judge for 2015 Final Table

Retro Rad Diva Emily Ellyn named Final Table Judge!

May 22, 2015
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