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COMPETITION OVERVIEW
NOVEMBER 7-11, 2018
ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA

Everyone loves a great hamburger. The perfect ratio of burger to bun, the selection of choice ingredients and the overall personality of the burger maestro are all major factors in determining whether any hamburger is worthy of the label ‘great’.

At the World Burger Championship, 40 of the world’s best hamburgers and their cooks, as determined by competitions and publications across the country, will receive automatic invitations to enter and compete at The World Food Championships.  Home cooks, restaurateurs and chefs will all compete to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.


The following competitions are State Qualifiers for the 2018 World Burger Championship:
Alabama State Qualifier / Alabama Coasting Multi-Media – 2018 - Various Locations in Alabama
California State Qualifier / Cali Cooking Competition – 10/13/18-10/14/18 - Hollywood, California
Georgia State Qualifier / Atlanta Burgers & Bacon - Atlanta Grillmaster Classic – 7/28/18 - McDonough, Georgia
Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series (ACWW) – 7/12/18 – Various Locations in Missouri
Tennessee State Qualifier / Public Markets – 2018 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Texas State Qualifier / Super Chef Series – 10/3/18-10/6/18 – Port Aransas, Texas

The following competitions are State Partner Authorized Qualifiers for the 2018 World Burger Championship:
Alabama State Qualifier / Bham's Egg-Cellent Egg Fest  – 9/15/18 - Birmingham, Alabama
Alabama State Qualifier / EAT Eastern Shore Judging Class - 6/10/18-6/11/18 - Fairhope, Alabama
Alabama State Qualifier / West Alabama Food & Wine Festival - Fuller Goldsmith (Chopped Junior Champion) - 4/12/18 - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The following competitions are State Partner Authorized Qualifiers for the 2019 World Burger Championship:
Atlanta Magazine's Best Burger Battle
– 10/20/18 – Atlanta, Georgia

The following competitions are Preferred Qualifiers for the 2018 World Burger Championship
:
Annual Mushroom Festival - Amateur Mushroom Cook-off – 9/8/18-9/9/18 – Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Sturgis Burger Battle – 8/7/18-8/10/18 – Sturgis, South Dakota

The following competitions are Elite Qualifiers for the 2018 World Burger Championship
:
Bo’s Burgers Online Recipe Contest “Bo’s All-American Burger Battle – 6/29/18-7/9/18 - ONLINE
Red Gold Special Golden Ticket - Indy Burger Battle - 7/28/18 - Indianapolis, IN
NBC (Italian National BBQ Championship) - Best Overall Score in Burger Category - 3/1/18-8/31/18 - Italy
Walmart Online Recipe Contest "Food Champ Fresh"/Wild Card Elite Division – 7/20/18-7/30/18 – ONLINE
Wild Card Elite Division - 2/1/18-8/31/18 - ONLINE

The following competitions are International Qualifiers for the 2019 World Burger Championship:
Caribbean Food Championships - 8/18/18-8/19/18 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

The following competitions are automatic qualifiers for the 2018 World Burger Championship:

United States Events

Event Location Date
Sponsored Team Bull Outdoor - Doug KeilesUS
2018 WFC Wait List - BurgerUS
Walmart Online Recipe Contest "Food Champ Fresh"Various Locations, USJul 20, 2018
Bo’s Burgers Online Recipe Contest “Bo’s All-American Burger Battle” - 1st PlaceUSJun 29, 2018
WFC: 2017 WFC Top Ten BurgerOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 World Burger Champion - Tommy ShiveOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 World Recipe Champion - Mike CallaghanOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2016 World Food Champion - Kari LukeOrange Beach, AL, US
WFC: 2016 World Burger Champion - Brad HalstenOrange Beach, AL, US
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Craig TaborOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
Wings & Wine (Comedienne Joy's Special Event)Birmingham, AL, USMar 15, 2018
Alabama State Qualifier / West Alabama Food & Wine Festival - Fuller GoldsmithTuscaloosa, AL, USApr 12, 2018
Alabama State Qualifier / EAT Eastern Shore Judging ClassFairhope, AL, USJun 10, 2018
WFC: 2017 World Food Champion - Lisa GwatneyOrange Beach, AL, US
Alabama State Qualifier / Bham's Egg-Cellent EggfestBirmingham, AL, USSep 15, 2018
Scottsdale Burger BattleScottsdale, AZ, USMar 23, 2018
Sutter Home's Build A Better Burger - Grand Prize WinnerSt. Helena, CA, USOct 5, 2017
California State Qualifier / Cali Cooking CompetitionHollywood, CA, USOct 13, 2018
WFC: Sponsored Team Bull Outdoor - Rusty Johnson (2015 World Burger Champion)Kissimmee, FL, US
Georgia State Qualifier / Atlanta Burgers & Bacon - Atlanta Grillmaster ClassicMcDonough, GA, USJul 28, 2018
Georgia State Qualifier / Best Burger Battle (for 2019)Atlanta, GA, USOct 20, 2018
Georgia State Qualifier / Atlanta Food WarsVarious Locations, GA, US
2017 Indy Burger BattleIndianapolis, IN, USAug 5, 2017
CHEF JJ'S EGGFESTIndianapolis, IN, USMay 19, 2018
Indy Burger BattleIndianapolis, IN, USJul 28, 2018
Interstate BBQ Festival - (Burger competition)Hagerstown, MD, USApr 20, 2018
Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me SeriesVarious Locations, MO, USJul 12, 2018
WFC: 2013 World Burger Champion - Wade FortinLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2014 World Burger Champion - Wade FortinLas Vegas, NV, US
Grill'n and Chill'n in the Catskills (Operation BBQ Fundraiser)Catskills, NY, USApr 13, 2018
Smoke In The Woods - Grilling Contest (Burger competition)Galway, NY, USJun 23, 2018
WFC: WILD CARD ELITE DIVISIONONLINE, USFeb 1, 2018
#TOA2017 - Lesa SampsonONLINE, US
WFC: Food Champ Online Recipe Contests - 2nd-5th PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: #Taste of America - Burger - 1st PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
WFC: Food Champ Online Recipe Contests - 1st PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: #Taste of America - Chicken - 2nd-3rd PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
Maple Leaf Farms 2017 Strut Your Duck Recipe Contest - FinalistONLINE, USDec 1, 2017
WFC: Wild Card Elite Division - Michael CarboONLINE, USJan 1, 2018
Annual Mushroom Festival - Amateur Mushroom Cook-off - 2018Kennett Square, PA, USSep 8, 2018
STURGIS BURGER BATTLESturgis, SD, USAug 7, 2018
High on the Hog (Burger competition)Winchester, TN, USApr 20, 2018
Texas State Qualifier / Super Chef SeriesPort Aransas, TX, USOct 3, 2018

International Events

Event Location Date
CARIBBEAN FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPSSan Juan, PR, PR
Best Burger of the NetherlandsAmsterdam, NLJan 8, 2018