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WFC News Archive for August 2013

2013 WFC Category Payouts Announced

In 2013, the World Food Championships will pay out over $300,000 in cash and prizes to as many as 108 competitors in the field of 450.  That's almost a 1 in 4 chance that competitors will share in the "love" and walk out of Vegas with some cash in hand!

August 26, 2013
The Official 2013 World Food Championships Category Competitor Packets Now Available

The official 2013 World Food Championships category competitor packets are now available for download. The competitor packets are "living" documents that will continue to grow as more information is shared. The packets provide an overview of the competition structure, a detailed description of the World Food Championships' EAT(tm) scoring methodology and benchmark dates for additional information.

August 23, 2013
Reser's "America's Best Potato Salad Challenge" asks for America's vote

All year long, Reser’s® Fine Foods’ “America’s Best Potato Salad Challenge” has been on a quest for the greatest potato salad recipe known to America, and what a quest its been! The initial submission period closed in mid-July but the ballot is now open to the public to help whittle the top 20 finalists down to the top nine.

August 13, 2013
#FoodChamp Challenge calls for pasta entries

The fourth and final #FoodChamp Challenge is here! This time, anything is “past-able”… well, just as long as it includes pasta! Spaghetti, fettucini, macaroni – you name it! We want to see your most fantastic pasta dishes for this month’s challenge. As a reward, we’ll be shelling out five entries to the World Food Championships to compete in the World Recipe Championship.

August 12, 2013
TNT to Sponsor 2013 World Food Championships

The 2013 World Food Championships, to be held Nov. 7-10 at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, will invite more than 400 competitors to compete for their share of the event’s $300,000 prize purse. This year’s competition will feature seven iconic culinary categories: BBQ, chili, burger, sandwich, dessert, bacon and recipe.

August 9, 2013
Best of Las Vegas/ Las Vegas' Annual Events visitors would be hard pressed to find a more happening destination with local deals, events and shows daily. While our buzz section keeps you current weekly, here are the annual events worth planning a trip around. With everything from professional bull riding to beauty pageants, there's always a good reason for a Las Vegas getaway.

August 9, 2013
TNTâ„¢ announced as a sponsor for World Burger Championship

The World Food Championships announced today TNT™ beef patties as a sponsor of the World Burger Championship. Fifty of the world’s best cooks, chefs and amateurs will converge on Las Vegas and compete during one challenge round using the versatile TNT patties as part of the championship competition. “We’re proud to welcome TNT™ to the World Food Championships line-up,” said Mike McCloud, president and CEO of Trybe Targeting, the producers of the World Food Championships.

August 8, 2013
Culinary Celebrity Ben Vaughn to emcee and host second annual World Food Championships

The World Food Championships announced today that Ben Vaughn, a notable culinary chef and Food Network star, has signed on to be the official emcee and host of the 2013 event, which will be held throughout the world-famous Fremont Street area of Downtown Las Vegas.

August 2, 2013
Best Burger in Chicago Headed to Vegas

Wade Fortin, winner of the Bull Burger Battle in Carol Stream, has secured a coveted qualifying position to compete amongst the best cooks and chefs in the world at the second annual World Food Championships. The World Food Championships, boasting a $300,000 prize purse, will be held Nov. 7-10 in Las Vegas.

August 1, 2013
Congratulations to the July AQ Champions

The month of July has come and gone, and we are pleased to welcome another batch of talented competitors to the World Food Championships' field. Congratulations to the champions of the following July AQ events:  BBQ   I Love Barbecue & Music Festival – Lake Placid, NY 7/4/13 Pork & Brew State BBQ Championship – Rio Rancho, NM 7/5/13 SC Festival of Discovery – Greenwood, SC 7/11/13 New Jersey State BBQ Championship – North Wildwood, NJ 7/12/13     Up in Smoke BBQ Bash – Mason City, IA 7/26/13 Holbrook Ace in the Hole BBQ Cook-off - Holbrook, AZ 7/13/13 Smokin on the Suwannee BBQ Festival – Live Oak, FL 7/27/13 Cheney Jubilee BBQ Competition 7/13/13 Cascade Country BBQ and Chili Cookoff 7/6/13 SC Peach Festival – Gaffney, SC 7/13/13 Que and Cruz – Louisa, VA 7/20/13 Naperville’s Exchange Club’s Ribfest – Naperville, IL 7/7/13 Jazz & Rib Fest – Columbus, OH 7/21/13     Chili   Big Bear Regional Cookoff - Big Bear Lake, CA 7/13/13 Fire on the Mountain Regional - Snowshoe, WV 7/19/13 High Sierra Regional - Carson City, NV 7/13/13 Sespe Creek Chili Cookoff - Fillmore, CA 7/4/13 All American Cookoff - Texas Hill Country 7/4/13 Cowboy Chili Cookoff - Marathon, TX 7/6/13 Peachtree State - Jasper, GA 7/12/13 Nebraska State CCO - Gering, NE 7/13/13 4 Corners Regional Cloudcroft - Cloudcroft, NM 7/20/13     Burger   Bull Burger Battle - Indianapolis 7/13/13 Bull Burger Battle - Chicago 7/27/13 Madison Magazine - Best of Madison (Burger Gold) 7/13/13     Recipe   Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission's Sweet Rewards 7/24/13 Gilroy Garlic Festival 7/26/13 Mooney Farms Recipe Contest 7/1/13 Buitoni Supper Star Recipe Contest 7/12/13 McCormick Flavor My Plate 7/22/13     Dessert   Blackberry Bonanza Dessert Competition 7/27/13 Great American Ice Cream Challenge 7/31/13     Bacon   NZ Bacon & Ham Competition 7/19/13 Bacon and Barrels - Jefe del Porko 7/19/13

August 1, 2013