This year’s World Food Championships will occur again here at The Wharf in Orange Beach with events from from November 9th to 12th. The World Food Championships is the largest competition in food sport, where grand champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. The World Food Championships is also the springboard for many up and coming culinary stars and home cooks as they seek TV fame through many well-known food shows and acting opportunities. While more than 1200 chefs and home cooks battle it out for food fame & fortune, guests can join in on the action by attending any of the spirited cocktail gatherings or competing in the family focused, foodie-driven world food games!
Tasting Village: As one of WFC’s most popular attractions, the tasting is returning Friday through Sunday for a third year with a showcase of savory samples from local, regional and national food brands. The entire Tasting Village is designed to introduce you to fantastic flavors, tasty morsels and culinary culture for just $5.
VIP Lounge: Located in the heart of the action from Thursday until Sunday, WFC’s VIP Lounge is the ultimate foodie experience! VIP ticket holders will enjoy celebrated chef demos, complimentary refreshments and a birds-eye-view of the turn-in action, all while getting to taste award-winning dishes!
Low Country Boil: Join WFC and Operation BBQ Relief on Thursday for a delicious and traditional Low Country Boil! OBR will be serving up the best seafood the gulf coast has to offer along with scrumptious sides.
World Food Games: From Thursday until Sunday, these free family events include Speed Cup Stacking, Team Egg Tossing, Marshmallow Challenge, Orange Relay Races, a Corn Shucking Contest, and much more! Bring the entire family because The World Food Games has something for everyone of all ages.
Bourb’N’Que: To kick off the weekend on Friday from 6-8pm, this Southern-style Bourb’N’Que FUNdraiser supports several local charities at the gorgeous Heron Pointe. Attendees will get to enjoy quality bourbon whiskey samples, premium pork from Compart Duroc, recipes from esteemed food champs and an overall entertaining event in high style!
Food Trucks: From Friday through Sunday, WFC will once again be hosting some of the most interesting and fun food trucks in existence at this year’s championship. These culinary caravans, tricked out and taste-tested, will be offering delicious food specials on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Yacht Club Progressive Dinner Party: On Saturday, join a select group of food champs for a progressive eating adventure that features 5 yachts, 5 food champs, and 5 award-winning dishes! Prepare your taste buds for a culinary voyage with 5 unforgettable taste-bud destinations.
Jazz Brunch Fundraiser: On Sunday, Chef Katie Dixon will prepare a delightful 4-course Mediterranean heart-healthy menu accompanied by a signature drink of fresh-pressed juices specially crafted for this special event. Orange Beach Concierge is excited to the supporting kitchen for this event.
Addressing Allergies in Food Service: On Friday from 8:30AM – 12:30PM, The Allergy & Asthma Network and WFC have teamed up to take a closer look at the highly talked about topic of Allergies in Food Service Industry. Come hear our panel of experts including Ruchi Gupta, MD Michael Pistiner, and MD Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Falkner as they discuss some of the major factors to consider when dealing with food allergies.
The World Food Championships is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This four-day feature will showcase the best of the best squaring off to crown champions in multiple food categories. Then the category champions will meet at the Final Table to determine the World Food Champion. The winner will receive $300,000 and the title of World Food Champion.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit worldfoodchampionships.com.