Nearly 1,500 chefs will meet at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama this November for the culinary battle of their lives — and a shot at more than $350,000 in cash and prizes, the biggest payout in Food Sport history.
Among the field of competitors for the 7th Annual World Food Championships will be National Pie Championship winner, Jennifer Nystrom of Clarksville, who will be representing Ohio at the Ultimate Food Fight.
“Teams from more than 40 states and 15 countries will enter one of our ten competition categories to earn their way to a title and a huge TV opportunity,” said Mike McCloud, CEO and Commissioner of the event.
Competitors will cook onsite during the timed events that include preparation speed, specialty recipes, presentation and the ultimate taste test for E.A.T certified Food Sport judges. The categories include Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chicken, Chili, Dessert, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak.
Nystrom will be competing in the Dessert Category.
“This is such an honor to be able to compete with all of these world-class chefs,” said Nystrom. “It’s a chance of a lifetime!”
McCloud said, “Our competition offers opportunities for people to watch celebrity chefs, attend fantastic demonstrations, see the latest cooking appliances and trends, as well as taste award-winning dishes through our VIP program,” she observed, adding that there will almost 30,000 foodies who visit Orange Beach for the November 7-11 event.
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