WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS
WED, NOV 8 - SUN, NOV 12
10am - 8pm
the WHARF at ORANGE BEACH
GENERAL ADMISSION IS FREE!
Want to take a bite out of the World Food Championships?! Trying to figure out what Food Sport really is?? Join us for the biggest event in the industry as we surround the MAIN EVENT with countless fun foodie activities! While more than 1200 chefs and home cooks battle it out for Food Fame & Fortune, you can join in on the action by attending one of our spirited cocktail gatherings or competing in our family focused, foodie-driven World Food Games!
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Located in the heart of the action, WFC's VIP Lounge is THE ultimate foodie experience! VIP ticket holders will enjoy celebrated chef demos, complimentary refreshments and a birds-eye-view of the turn-in action, all while getting to TASTE award-winning dishes! That's right, VIP members will be tasting an extra sample straight from the competitor's tables! So, if you're a true foodie, you need to secure your seat in the VIP Lounge! Grab your tickets today while they last!
Join WFC and Operation BBQ Relief for a delicious and traditional Low Country Boil! OBR will be serving up the best seafood the gulf coast has to offer along with scrumptious sides. You don't want to miss out on this relaxing night filled with flip flops, friends and fantastic food. But, come hungry! This is an all-you-can-eat affair benefitting Operation BBQ Relief. Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased online.
Thurs, Nov 9 - Sun, Nov 12
The Wharf at Orange Beach
General admission is free!
If you are looking for a fun, FREE family event, make sure you check out our World Food Games! Yes, it's actually a series of games where we will be exploiting the eating etiquette: because you CAN play with your food! Some of the highlights include Speed Cup Stacking, Team Egg Tossing, Marshmallow Challenge, Orange Relay Races, a Corn Shucking Contest, and much more! Bring the entire family because The World Food Games has something for everyone of all ages!
Fri, Nov 10 - Sun, Nov 12
The Wharf at Orange Beach
What's better than going out to find great food? Food that goes out and finds YOU! WFC will once again be hosting some of the most interesting and fun food trucks in existence at this year's championship. These culinary caravans, tricked out and taste-tested, will be offering delicious food specials on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So while the sights and sounds of Kitchen Arena help you work up an appetite... fear no hunger pain! Because you will have PLENTY of food options to enjoy as the Food Champs battle it out in the Ultimate Food Fight!
Prepare your taste buds for a culinary voyage with 5 unforgettable taste-bud destinations! Join a select group of Food Champs as WFC presents its inaugural Yacht Club Dinner Party, a progressive eating adventure that features 5 yachts, 5 Food Champs, and 5 award-winning dishes! These championship dishes have won over $100,000 in prize money at WFC, and 50 guests will get to enjoy them like never before! Jump aboard by reserving your spot today!
Chef Katie Dixon will prepare a delightful 4-course Mediterranean heart-healthy menu accompanied by a signature drink of fresh-pressed juices specially crafted for this special event. Chef Dixon will share stories of her quest to become an Eat Well chef, her MasterChef™ journey and her learning from Chef Gordon Ramsay. Chef Dixon will also perform a cooking demonstration on how to prepare a healthy meal and auction off a Private Dinner for Eight. Live jazz entertainment will be provided by Jesse Hill. Jesse is quickly becoming a Gulf Coast sensation; his smooth, pitch-perfect vocals are often compared to that of a young Frank Sinatra or contemporary star Michael Bublé. Proceeds from this event will go toward USA Hospitality & Tourism Management student scholarships.
The Allergy & Asthma Network and World Food Championships have teamed up to take a closer look at the highly talked about topic of Allergies in Food Service Industry. Come hear our panel of experts: Ruchi Gupta, MD Michael Pistiner, and MD Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Falkner discuss some of the major factors to consider when dealing with food allergies. Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis ... and they're FREE.
If you're looking to add a bigger helping of food fun to your plate,
check out WFC FOOD FEST ticketed events below!
Curious how we judge the biggest food fight in the world? This is YOUR chance to become a Gold Card-carrying expert as a certified Food Champ Judge! This kitchen classroom experience is hosted by a certified food sport professional who takes you through our proprietary E.A.T Methodology so you can be eligible to judge at any WFC event, starting with the 2017 Championships. Upon completion of the class, you will join our growing community of WFC Judges and receive a CERTIFIED FOOD CHAMP Judge GOLD CARD to prove it!
To kick off the weekend, we're hosting a Southern-style Bourb'N'Que FUNdraiser to support several local charities at the gorgeous Heron Pointe. Walking distance from the WFC Kitchen Arena, the event space is reminiscent of a plantation home that actuallly overlooks a beautiful marina. Attendees will get to enjoy bourbon whiskey samples, premium pork from Compart Duroc, recipes from esteemed Food Champs and an overall entertaining event in high style!
Elevate your experience with a VIP ticket! The VIP ticket includes all aspects of the General Admission ticket and more. VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to enter 1 hour early! Ticket holders will also have private access to the second-level of Heron Point, and receive their own customized bottle of bourbon. VIP tickets are limited, so buy yours today before it's too late!
Don't miss out on WFC's most charming event!
The Tasting Village – one of WFC's most popular attractions – is returning for a third year, bigger and better than ever! Our showcase of savory samples from local, regional and national food brands is a tempting tour for any palate! Our entire Tasting Village is designed to introduce you to fantastic flavors, tasty morsels and culinary culture at a price you can easily swallow - just $5!!!
If you walk away hungry, it's your own fault!!!
Showcase of Demonstrations
Each year the WFC features an entertaining and informative Showcase of demonstrations by leading Food Champs from around the world! These award-winning foodies are full of ideas and tips on how to spice up your cooking at home. So don't miss out on these FREE demos as we aim to provide more Kitchen IQ, more fun, and more food sampling for YOU than ever!