The World Food Championships is the largest competition in Food Sport, where grand champions 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 heading into its 6th season, the 5th Annual World Food Championships boasted the largest Food Sport tournament in history with well over 1200 contestants on 419 official teams. They came from 48 American states and 14 countries to compete, while more than 20,000 foodies watched and enjoyed the heat of the battle unfold in 10 official categories.
Since its debut in 2012, WFC has given birth to 30 TV food stars, awarded more than $1.5 million in prize money, garnered more than 5.7 billion media impressions, and connected 150+ 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 are looking for a free, fun event for the kids, make sure you check out the debut of our First Annual World Food Games. The World Food Championships has something for everyone of all ages!
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? Check out our coverage on ABC’s Nightline, or the six-episode reality series that A&E Networks did in 2014 for their FYI Network. Or see the battle royale that occurred in 2015, which was filmed for yet another six-part series on the Discovery Network’s Destination America. Chances are, you can find a ton of WFC content on YouTube or our Facebook platforms, and the stories/personalities are endless!