The World Food Championships is the largest competition in Food Sport, where culinary competitors of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. The World Food Championships is also the springboard for many up and coming culinary stars and home cooks as they seek TV fame through many well-known food shows and acting opportunities.
Now that the dust has settled on the 9th Annual World Food Championships, the results are in! In 2021, WFC attracted more than 1,500 cooks from 42 states and 6 countries during its the tournament's search for the best cooks and artisans from around the globe. While more than 17,000 foodies watched and enjoyed the heat of the battle unfold in 10 official categories in person, WFC garnered more than three billion media impressions in 2020-21.
Since its debut in 2012, WFC has given birth to 30+ TV food stars, awarded more than 3 million in prize money, had 49 of the 50 States compete, garnered more than 10 billion media impressions, and connected 175+ food brands with food fans, food bloggers, and food media. In short, it has given birth to “Food Sport” by providing a level playing field, a fair judging system, a creative culinary fest, and a process that allows the culinary elite to show their chops and earn the respect they deserve.
So how do you get in the mix?
There are numerous ways to eat, compete and enjoy the World Food Championships.
If you're a competitor, you may want to learn about How to Compete at the World Food Championships.If you're just a true foodie who loves all things tasty, you may want to Judge, Volunteer or buy Tickets to eat and enjoy the event.
Nowhere in the culinary landscape is the spirit of culinary passion, product integration and foodie engagement more alive than at the World Food Championships, where the world’s most creative food champions are at the heart of everything we do.
Want to see what it’s like before you arrive? Visit our Videos page to get a bite of the action! Chances are, you can find a ton of WFC content on YouTube or our Facebook platforms, and the stories/personalities are endless!But there is much more to come as we continue to expand the biggest Food Sport in the world! So stay in the mix by following us on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and sign-up for all the latest WFC news updates by connecting with us at the top of this page.