21 locals to compete at World Food Championships
Local chefs who successfully qualified, will now participate in the World Food Championships scheduled Nov. 9-15 at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Team Gulf Coast is made up of 21 chefs that will compete against 430 different teams from across the world. These chefs won the chance to compete at WFC by winning a qualifying event. As a result, one of these chefs will now have a shot for a major payday at WFC, where $100,000 is awarded for the best dish overall and $10,000 is awarded in nine different categories: BBQ, Chili, Dessert, Bacon, Sandwich, Seafood, Burger, Steak, and Recipe.
Team Gulf Coast
Competing in Seafood: Chef Chris Sherrill, Chef Matthew Brown, Chef Haikel Harris, Chef Brody Olive, Chef Chris Kelly, Chef Paul Kerr, Chef Rudy Rudolph, Chef Jason Perry, Chef Acie Vincent, Chef Josh Quick, Chef Bill Howard.
Competing in Steak: Chef Scott Smith, Chef Tim Chyrek, Chef Jordan Wakefield.
Competing in Sandwich: Chef Brandon Burleson, Chef Ira Gallon
Competing in Burger: Chef Tricia Horton
Competing in Dessert: Chef Pamala Nye
Competing in Recipe: Chef Fletch Miller
Competing in Bacon: Chef John Hamme
Competing in BBQ: Brian Potter
Now in its fifth year, The World Food Championships platform ranges from live-event competitions to a robust multimedia platform that helps pro chefs, home cooks, and competition teams achieve food fame and fortune as TV’s next big food stars. Follow Team Gulf Coast on Facebook or following the results at worldfoodchampionships.com.