The Canadian Food Championships (CFC) are a year long search for Canada’s best cooks – Amateur and Professional. This search reached new levels with a multi-day competition determining who will be part of Team Canada at the World Food Championships.
The CFC will have 7 different categories of competition in 2017 including:
- Chicken (NEW)
The CFC will be held in Edmonton, Alberta July 21-23 2017 in conjunction with Taste of Edmonton - and is the only qualifying competition for Canadians into the World Food Championships.
Each category will have a maximum of 20 competitors. All competitions are timed and double blind judged using the WFC EAT Methodology. New in 2017 is the Chicken category, winners of this category will be automatically qualified for the Recipe category at the World Food Championships.
All competitors will participate in a preliminary round in their category, with their signature dish. The top 5 from the signature dish move on to the category finals where a different dish will be made with a specific ingredient.
The top three finishers from the top 5 round will receive:
- Grand Prize: Golden ticket into the WFC, $2,500 Cash, $1,500 Travel Voucher
- Second Place: Golden Ticket into the WFC, $1,000 Cash.
- Third Place: $500 Cash (will receive a Golden Ticket if either of the top two cannot make the WFC)
Those looking to compete in the CFC can do so in the following ways:
- Compete in one of the sanctioned food competitions in Canada to earn your spot into the CFC. Click here for more info.
Wild Card Draw: Submit your application and your $100 entry fee here and hope for the best!
Contact Anita Kelm for benefits when you volunteer and compete at CFC!
All competitors must be Canadian residents. All applicants who are not short listed to compete will have their entry fees reimbursed.
*Updated April 5, 2017