World Food Championships Nov. 7-11 At The Wharf

1,500 chefs will battle for food fame & fortune

Tickets are now on sale for the Nov. 7-11 World Food Championships at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Organizers have added countless fun foodie activities to what is already the biggest event in the industry with more than 1500 chefs and home cooks expected to show up to battle it out for food fame & fortune.
New events include People’s Choice competitions that allow you to judge some of the world’s best food as well as family focused, foodie driven World Food Games. General admission is $10 at the gate or $25 for a weekend pass (children 12 years and under get in free). Tickets for special events are available at worldfoodchampionships.com. Hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.
VIP Lounge
Located in the heart of the action, WFC’s VIP Lounge is the ultimate foodie experience! VIP ticket holders will enjoy celebrity chefs demos, complimentary refreshments and a birds eye view of the turn-in action, all while getting a taste of the actual turn in samples from the 2018 championship! So, if you want the hottest seat in town, secure one of the limited VIP Lounge passes ASAP!
The Yacht Club Dinner Party
Back by popular demand, this Nov. 10 progressive dinner (4-6 p.m.) on million-dollar yachts will satisfy the most demanding taste buds! This culinary voyage includes award-winning recipes and samples from five of the WFC’s past champions. Their combined winnings? More than $100,000. Tickets are extremely limited but worth every penny!
Teen Green Challenge
This year’s special Food Sport challenge will feature five champion teen cooks in a Teen Green challenge on Nov. 10. Their task? To create a healthy dish that is low in sodium and less than 500 calories – in 30 minutes or less! Our pantry of goodies will give them plenty of options to choose from, and our celebrity judges will help determine the winner. Bit you get to watch and learn what makes a heart healthy dish for free and cheer on you favorite future celebrity chef in the process!
BBQ Beach
WFC is creating a new experience with some of the hottest smokers and ceramic grills on the market from 11a.m. – 4p.m. Nov. 9-11 at BBQ Beach! Once you’ve entered the WFC arena, just stroll over to the BBQ competition zone and pull up a beach chair! We’ll have Pitmasters and Celebrity Chefs sharing BBQ tips and serving up tasty samples all weekend long. Tickets are included with gate admission.
Steak Out
How do you get the perfect grill marks on a steak? What’s the secret to perfect searing? Find out at WFC’S newest edition, The Steak Out, where grilling professionals will be vying for the World Steak Championship. Be sure to come out on Saturday when Steak Grillmasters will be competing in the Steak Out People’s Choice! A ticket gets you five samples and one vote. With an anticipated field of 50 steak competitors, you’ll need to map out the area and choose wisely! Tickets are going fast. Get yours today!
World Food Games
The 2nd Annual World Food Games are scheduled Nov. 10-11 from. This is a series of games exploiting the eating etiquette: because at WFC, you CAN play with your food! Some the highlights include Speed Cup Stacking, Team Egg Toss, Marshmallow Challenge, Orange Relay Races, a Corn Shucking Contest, and much more! Tickets are included with gate admission.
Walmart Tasting Pavilion
The Tasting Pavilion – one of WFC’s most popular attractions – is returning bigger and better than ever! This year, Tasting Pavilion will feature almost 40 local, regional and national food brands who will be handing out savory samples to the public! Open Nov. 9-11 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Tasting Pavilion is designed to introduce you to fantastic flavors, tasty morsels, and culinary culture at a price you can easily swallow – free when you show the Walmart app on your phone.
Live Cooking Demonstrations
Each year the WFC features an entertaining and informative showcase of demonstrations by leading Food Champs from around the world! This year that experience will be elevated, thanks to MAXimus.
You may recognize MAX, short for mobile activation experience, from Gordan Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell and Back. This massive, state-of-the-art, self-sustaining mobile culinary venue is nothing short of breathtaking and will provide the perfect stage for this year’s live demos! You do NOT want to miss seeing this real life transformer.
Soup-Or-Bowl Sunday
Brand new this year is, Soup-Or-Bowl Sunday, presented by Natural Tableware. While competitors who’ve won their way to the Top Ten rounds are battling it out in WFC’s Kitchen Arena, Soup-or-Bowl Sunday contestants will be dishing out samples to the public in hopes of taking home some cash for their charity of civic group. What’s the dish? Well, that’s entirely up to to Soup-or-Bowl contestants! The only rule is they have to sample Soup OR anything that can be served in a Bowl. Who will take home this SOUPer trophy? You decide! A ticket into Soup-or-Bowl Sunday grants you a vote in this sure-to-be-a-hit people’s choice competition.
Food Champ Judging
Curious how the biggest food fight in the world is judged? This is your chance to become a Gold Card carrying expert as a certified Food Champ Judge! This kitchen classroom experience is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. on Nov.11 and is hosted by a certified food sport professional who takes you through the proprietary E.A.T. Methodology™ so you can be eligible to judge at any future WFC event.

••••••
Schedule Of Events

Wednesday, November 7th
9:00am – 12:00pm – Chef Opening Round
12:30pm – 3:30pm – Sandwich Opening Round
5:00pm – 8:00pm – Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 8th
9:00am – 3:30pm – BBQ Ancillary
9:00am – 12:00pm – Bacon Opening Round
10:00am – 6:00pm – VIP Lounge
11:00am – 4:00pm – Food Demonstrations
11:30am – 12:00pm – Demo with Chef Matthew Basford
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Walmart Demo
12:30pm – 3:30pm – Steak Opening Round – Group A
12:30pm – 3:30pm – Seafood Opening Round
1:30pm – 2:00pm Wampler’s Sausage Cookin’ Demo 4:00pm – 7:00pm – Dessert Opening Round
8:00pm – 10:00pm – Awards – Chef, Sandwich, Bacon,
Seafood, Steak, Dessert, BBQ Ancillary
Friday, November 9th
9:00am – 12:00pm – Chicken Opening Round
9:00am – 3:30pm – BBQ EAT Opening Round
10:00am – 6:00pm – VIP Lounge
10:30am – 12:30pm – Allergy Symposium
11:00am – 2:00pm – Kamado Joe BBQ Block Party
11:00am – 4:00pm – Walmart’s Tasting Pavilion
11:00am – 4:00pm – Food Demonstrations
11:00am – 11:30am – Al.Gulf Seafood with Chef Smith
12:30pm – 3:30pm – Burger Opening Round
12:30pm – 1:00pm Wampler’s Sausage Cooking Demo 12:30pm – 3:30pm – Steak Opening Round – Group B
1:00pm – 1:30pm – Bo’s Big Catch Cooking Demo
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Yelp’s Interactive Seminar
2:30pm – 3:00pm – Holiday Appetizers Cooking Demo
3:00pm – 5:00pm – Kamado Joe BBQ Block Party with 3:00pm – 3:30pm – Koops’ Bold Mustards Demo
3:30pm – 4:00pm – Shrimp Alfredo Cooking Demo
4:00pm – 9:00pm – Chili Opening Round
5:00pm – 8:00pm – Blue Skies Bounty
8:00pm – 10:00pm – Awards – Chicken, Burger, Steak,
Chili, BBQ EAT

Saturday, November 10th
9:00am – 3:30pm – BBQ IBCA Opening Round
9:00am – 11:30am – Chef Top Ten Round
10:00am – 6:00pm – VIP Lounge
10:00am – 12:30pm- Sandwich Top Ten Round
10:00am – 12:00pm – Kid’s Cuisine
11:00am – 4:00pm – BBQ Beach
11:00am – 2:00pm – Kamado Joe BBQ Block Party
11:00am – 4:00pm – World Food Games
11:00am – 4:00pm – Walmart’s Tasting Pavilion
11:00am – 4:00pm – Food Demonstrations
12:00pm – 2:30pm – Bacon Top Ten Round
12:30pm – 3:30pm – Cowboy Fire & Ice Round 2
1:00pm – 3:30pm – Seafood Top Ten Round
1:30pm – 2:00pm – Cooking Demo with Kid Chef
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Red Gold’s Sides Demo
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Steak Out People’s Choice
2:30pm – 3:00pm – Bo Meats Grill Cooking Demo
3:00pm – 5:30pm – Dessert Top Ten Round
3:00pm – 5:00pm – Kamado Joe BBQ Block Party
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Yacht Club Progressive Dinner Party
8:00pm – 10:00pm – Awards – Chef, Sandwich, Bacon,
Seafood, Dessert, Cowboy Fire & Ice, BBQ

Sunday, November 11th
9:00am – 11:30am – Chicken Top Ten Round
10:00am – 6:00pm – VIP Lounge
10:00am – 12:30pm – Burger Top Ten Round
11:00am – 4:00pm – Soup-Or-Bowl People’s Choice
11:00am – 4:00pm – World Food Games
11:00am – 4:00pm – Walmart’s Tasting Pavilion
11:00am – 4:00pm – Food Demonstrations
12:00pm – 2:30pm – Chili Top Ten Round
1:00pm – 3:30pm – BBQ Top Ten Round
1:00pm – 1:30pm – Bo Jackson’s Celebrity Cook-Off 1:30pm – 2:00pm – Gochujang Cooking Demo
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Red Gold’s Marinara Demo
2:00pm – 6:00pm – Teen Green Challenge3:00pm – 3:00pm – 5:30pm – Steak Top Ten Round
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Kamado Joe’s Beach Side Reception 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Super Qualifier Round
5:00pm – Food Champ. Judging Class
8:00pm – 10:00pm – Awards – Chicken, Burger, Chili,
BBQ, Steak, Super Qualifier

 

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!