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Sixteen Cooks headed to compete in the World’s Largest Food Fight

September 15, 2017 Edmonton. Can you make a dish that’s worth $100,000 US?! That’s exactly what Team Canada contestants certainly think they can, and are making plans right now to prove it! These 16 cooks from around Canada have successfully qualified for the world’s largest event in Food Sport—the World Food Championships:

Name

Hometown

Category

Said Addamchi

Edmonton

Seafood

Russell Bird

Sherwood Park

Bacon

Earl Briones

Spruce Grove

Bacon

Christopher Bunter

Edmonton

Burger

Adam Doyle

Edmonton

Recipe (Chicken)

Sheshona John

Edmonton

Sandwich

Rusty Johnson

Port Moody, BC

Burger

Rob Kewley

Kleefeld, MB

Chili

Neil Krog

Grand Forks, BC

Recipe (Chicken)

Jacob Lee

Edmonton

Seafood

Darryl McGarey

Winnipeg, MB

Chili

Ang Minor

Edmonton

Dessert

Shannon Minor

Edmonton

Sandwich

Abhishek Patil

Edmonton

Dessert

Stephen Perrin

Blue Mountains, ON

Steak

Lindsay Porter

Edmonton

Steak

 
 

During the event November 8-14, these cooks will compete for a $300,000 prize purse and the title of 2017 World Food Champion in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Five hundred teams from across the world will be seeking the ultimate food crown at this event. These competitors received the chance to compete at WFC by winning the Canadian Food Championships in Edmonton, Alberta in July, and will now have a shot for a major payday at WFC, where a $100,000 prize purse will be awarded for the best dish overall and a $10,000 package is awarded in 10 categories: Bacon, BBQ, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Sandwich, Seafood, Steak, and Recipe (Chicken).

You can cheer on these competitors at the Canadian Food Championships website or by following the results at www.worldfoodchampionships.com.

About the Canadian Food Championships

The Canadian Food Championships is a high energy, high intensity, timed, double-blind judged cooking competition open to any Canadian resident with prizes valued at over $50,000. It is the only Canadian qualifying event to get to the World Food Championships. Visit the Canadian Food Championships website for more information.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships features up to 500 culinary champions seeking food fame and fortune. The sixth annual event, scheduled for Nov. 8-14, 2017 at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama, will conduct 10 category championships before culminating in a high-stakes Final Table showdown for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. For all WFC updates, follow World Food Championships on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), and Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships).

Canadian Food Championships announces winners to compete at World Food Championships

Edmonton, AB—Events Edmonton is excited to announce the results of the third Canadian Food Championships (CFC). Sixty competitors brought their best in Canada’s biggest food fight July 21-23, and the winners will be heading to Alabama in November to compete in the World Food Championships (WFC), the world’s largest food sport event, with a grand prize of $100,000.

First place in each of the seven categories at CFC won $2,500 and a $1,500 travel voucher to get them to Alabama, where they are automatically qualified to compete in WFC. Second place winners in each category also qualified for WFC and took home $1,000. Third place winners received $500 and will qualify for WFC if any of the first- or second-place winners choose not to compete.

“The action and the talent at the Canadian Food Championships was incredible” Paul Lucas, Events Edmonton’s general manager said. “It is such a thrill to watch so many talented cooks with such different backgrounds, competing in this food fight. We are proud of how the event continues to grow—for competitors and for food sport in Canada.”

"This event continues to showcase great Canadian culinary talent," added Mike McCloud, President/CEO of WFC. "This year was no exception. Every single dish was on par with what we see at the World Food Championships. I'm looking forward to seeing what these cooks bring in November. "

This year’s winners reigned from Edmonton, Blue Mountains, Ontario, Grand Forks and Port Moody, BC.

Bacon Sandwich
  1. Earl Briones
  2. Russell Bird
  3. Cole Chmielewski
  1. Sheshona John
  2. Shannon Minor
  3. Neil Krog
Burger Seafood
  1. Rusty Johnson
  2. Christopher Bunter
  3. Joe Semack
  1. Said Addamchi
  2. Stephen Perrin
  3. Jacob Lee
Chicken Steak
  1. Neil Krog
  2. Adam Doyle
  3. Andrea Rossi
  1. Stephen Perrin
  2. Lindsay Porter
  3. Dan White
Dessert  
  1. Abhishek Patil
  2. Ang Minor
  3. Azura Saunders
 

For more information on the competitors or the event, visit canadianfoodchampionships.ca.

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About the Canadian Food Championships

The Canadian Food Championships is a high energy, high intensity, timed, double-blind judged cooking competition open to any Canadian over 18. It is the only Canadian qualifying event for the World Food Championships, where prizes of over $300,000 are up for grabs. The Canadian Food Championships run July 21-23 in Churchill Square, in conjunction with the Taste of Edmonton. canadianfoodchampionships.ca

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (www.worldfoodchampionships.com) features hundreds of competitors seeking food fame and fortune. The sixth annual event, scheduled for November 8-14, invites the champions from the biggest and best food competitions around the world into a single high-stakes culinary showdown for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

 

Contact:

Madison McElligott, Marketing Coordinator
Canadian Food Championships
Produced by Events Edmonton
780-423-2822 ext. 23
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Canadian Food Championships wildcard applications now open

Edmonton, AB. The Canadian Food Championships has officially announced this year’s competition categories and has opened the wildcard competitor application for 2017. This year’s competition is July 21-23 in Edmonton, Alberta, and is the only Canadian qualifier into the World Food Championships. The top two winners from each category receive a golden ticket to represent Team Canada at the World Food Championships.

This year’s categories are:

Bacon

Burger

Dessert

 

Sandwich

Seafood

Steak

Chicken (new for 2017!)

 


The Canadian Food Championships is looking for competitors from across Canada to compete, with a maximum of 20 competitors per category. Competitors can be of any skill level—from the home cook to the professional chef. Those interested in competing can learn more about our preferred qualifier competitions and the wildcard entry applications at the Canadian Food Championships website.

“We are excited to be heading into our third year of producing the Canadian Food Championships. This year is set to be even bigger and we are looking forward to the new Chicken category.” says Paul Lucas, General Manager of Events Edmonton. “With the high quality of Canadian chicken, we are excited to see what kind of culinary creations the cooks come up with!" In 2016, 20 competitors represented Team Canada at the WFC, with five advancing to the final rounds.

Other competitions rounding out Team Canada: the Kleefeld Honey Festival Chili competition (Chilli category), and the Canadian BBQ society competitions (BBQ category). The winners of these events advance to the WFC as the Canadian representatives for their respective categories.

About the Canadian Food Championships

The Canadian Food Championships is a high energy, high intensity, tournament-style cooking competition open to any Canadian resident over 18. It is the only Canadian qualifying event to get to the World Food Championships, where a prize of $100,000 is awaiting the World Champion. The Canadian Food Championships are July 21-23 in Churchill Square, Edmonton, in conjunction with Taste of Edmonton. Canadian Food Championships.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships is the highest stakes food competition in the world, featuring more than 400 competitors battling for ultimate bragging rights, huge cash prizes and the coveted title of World Food Champion. This annual event takes place November 8-14 in Orange Beach, Alabama. Following a tournament-style format across multiple iconic food categories, including Burger, Sandwich, Barbecue and more, the WFC will culminate with a Final Table face-off where category champions brave potential elimination in front of a live audience and a discerning panel of culinary celebrities. For more information, visit World Food Championships.

Canadian Food Championships announces partnership with McCormick Canada

Canadian Food Championships announces partnership with McCormick Canada.

Edmonton, AB – We want to spice things up at the Canadian Food Championships, and to do that, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with McCormick Canada, makers of Club House, Canada’s leading provider of spices, seasonings & flavours.

The competition takes place July 21-23 in Edmonton, Alberta, and is the only Canadian qualifier into the World Food Championships (WFC). Winners receive a golden ticket to represent Team Canada at the World Food Championships in the USA, including a $1,500 travel voucher and $2,500 cash.

Saturday, July 29, marks the Spice it up with McCormick evening at Taste of New, highlighting mouth-watering dishes created by our visiting chefs using Club House spices & seasonings.

“This year’s Canadian Food Championships is set to be better than ever, and we are looking forward to working with Club House to inspire our chef-participants” says Paul Lucas, General Manager of Events Edmonton.

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About the Canadian Food Championships

The Canadian Food Championships is looking for contestants over the age of 18 from across Canada to compete. A maximum of 20 competitors will be chosen for each of the seven categories. Competitors can be of any skill level—from the home cook to the professional chef. Competition fees are $100 per competitor per category.

The Canadian Food Championships is a high energy, high intensity, timed, double-blind judged cooking competition open to any Canadian resident with prizes of over $50,000. It is the only Canadian qualifying event to the World Food Championships, where more than $300,000 will be awarded. The Canadian Food Championships takes place July 21-23, 2017, at Churchill Square, in conjunction with Taste of Edmonton. Visit canadianfoodchampionships.ca for more details.

About Club House for Chefs

Since 1883, Club House has been making your meals taste great. Consumers and food service operators alike depend on Club House for spices, herbs, seasoning blends, extracts, food colours, sauce mixes and other flavourful products.

Club House is the flagship brand for London, Ontario-based McCormick Canada, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of spices, seasonings and flavours to the entire food industry.

Club House for Chefs brings you flavour and menu solutions from McCormick Canada's Food Service Division, providing unrivalled solutions for the distinct needs of professional foodservice with its Club House®, Lawry’s®, Billy Bee®, Old Bay®, Keen's® and Hy’s® products. Chefs and operators know and trust Club House for Chefs to provide consistently high-quality products, real value and innovative flavour solutions for their menus.

At Club House for Chefs, we bring passion to flavour. It is our mission to keep the passion in cooking and to inspire chefs and operators with a great range of ingredients that make every dish their best.

Five Canadians reach finals at the World Food Championships

Edmonton, AB — For the second year in a row, Canadians were well represented at the recent World Food Championships, with teams taking home second place wins in three of nine categories, and five teams progressing into their top ten rounds.

This year, the Canadian Food Championships sent 19 qualifying teams to compete at the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama. They met up with two independent teams to represent Canada at the cooking competition with hundreds of competitors from around the world, competing for the $100,000 grand prize.

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