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Six Canadians reach finals at the World Food Championships

November 16, 2017 Edmonton, AB. For the third year in a row, Canadians were well represented at the recent World Food Championships, with six teams progressing into their top ten rounds and three placing in the top five.

This year, the Canadian Food Championships sent 17 qualifying teams to compete at the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama, an event with hundreds of competitors from around the world all competing for the $100,000 grand prize.

“We’re so happy with how the Team Canada performed, and grateful to be able to give Canadians the chance to compete at the WFC,” said Paul Lucas, Canadian Food Championships. “Team Canada did us proud once again.”

“CFC provides a platform for anyone with a passion for cooking—from the home cook to the professional chef—the opportunity to compete at an international level,” Milena Santoro, Events Edmonton board member and Chair of the Canadian Food Championships said. “Once again, Team Canada made us proud.  The competitors were supportive of each other and as a team, placed in each category. Well done Team Canada!”

Final results for Canadian teams:

Category

Competitors

Place finish

Super Qualifier

Ang Minor Edmonton, AB

3

Bacon

Jonathan Giovannoni Spruce Grove, AB

Russell Bird (The Promo Addict) Sherwood Park, AB

10

22

Burger

Christopher Bunter (Burger Theory) Edmonton, AB

Rusty Johnson (Rusty’s BBQ) Port Moody, BC

10

22

Chili

Wayne Shymko (Badazz BBQ) Winnipeg, MB

Anna Meneer (Afterburn) Kleefeld, MB

Robert Kewley (Down Home Cooking) Kleefeld, MB

4

16

17

Dessert

Ang Minor Edmonton, AB

Abhi Patil Edmonton, AB

18

30

Recipe

Neil Krog (Twisted Forks Catering) Grand Forks, BC

Adam Doyle Edmonton, AB

28

37

Sandwich

Sheshona John (Radisson Edmonton South) Edmonton, AB

Shannon Minor Edmonton, AB

26

28

Seafood

Said Addamchi (Solstice Seasonal Cuisine) Edmonton, AB

Jacob Lee (Shaw Conference Center)

8

35

Steak

Stephen Perrin (Substance Food Group) Blue Mountains, ON    

5

 

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About the Canadian Food Championships

The Canadian Food Championships is a high energy, high intensity, timed and double-blind judged cooking competition open to Canadian residents with prizes valued at over $40,000. It is the only Canadian qualifying event for the World Food Championships. The Canadian Food Championships is held in conjunction with Taste of Edmonton. canadianfoodchampionships.ca

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships features hundreds of competitors seeking food fame and fortune. This event invites 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. worldfoodchampionships.com

Team Canada prepares for the World’s Largest Food Fight

November 1, 2017 Edmonton. Team Canada is gearing up for the world’s largest event in Food Sport, the World Food Championships November 8-12. Fifteen Canadian teams of food lovers—home cooks all the way up to professional chefs—qualified to complete by taking a win at the recent Canadian 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

Anne Meneer

Winnipeg, MB

Chili

Ang Minor

Edmonton

Dessert

Shannon Minor

Edmonton

Sandwich

Abhishek Patil

Edmonton

Dessert

Stephen Perrin

Blue Mountains, ON

Steak

 

 

The event brings teams together to compete for a $300,000 prize purse and the title of 2017 World Food Champion. Final Table competitions will be held in April, 2018.

As many as 500 teams from across the world will be seeking the ultimate food crown at this event. Team Canada competitors received their WFC Golden Ticket by winning the Canadian Food Championships in Edmonton, Alberta in July, and will now have a shot for a major payday, 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).

In 2016, Canadian teams achieved second place wins in three of nine categories, and five teams progressed into their top ten rounds.

Cheer on competitors by visiting the Canadian Food Championships website.

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. To find out how these competitors do at the World Food Championships, visit the Canadian Food Championships website, and follow us on Twitter (@CDNFoodChamps), Facebook and Instagram (@cdnfoodchamps).

About the World Food Championships

The 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:

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Canadian Food Championships
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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).