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DALLAS, Texas.,, Oct. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For food competitors and rising star chefs, the kickoff of World Food Championships (WFC) tomorrow is similar to largest talent audition on the planet. For foodies in Dallas, it might quickly become our official "Food Week."
The 8th Annual WFC will attract over 1500 chefs and cooks to Dallas for a chance at TV fame and a slice of the $350,000 grand prize. Beyond that, organizers of the event have developed a smorgasbord of activities that will keep any true foodie delighted during the five-day tournament of culinary champions.
In some respects, just looking at the 100 plus companies sampling food for free (once you pay the gate fee) would satisfy most appetites. But for an event coined as the largest culinary event in Food Sport, that means there's got to be more. Right?
There is. Plenty more. Like the Walmart Tasting Pavilion. The Innovation Station, where you'll find the latest cooking gadgets. Night-time events like Bourb-N-Que and The Grand Tasting*. A Fire Woman challenge. A Granny Grilling throwdown. A Dallas Food Truck Smash Up. The World Food Games (sorry, Mom, but you CAN play with food at this one). And free music from a dozen bands while Food Sport Central Desk hosts take a break from releasing results.
"It's kind of like Park & Palate got together with the State Fair and had a kid. A big kid with very active taste buds!" laughed Mike McCloud, the president and CEO of WFC.
Want some icing on the cake? First responders get in free on the first day (Wednesday, Oct. 16) and military families do as well on the second day (Thursday, Oct. 17). (Click here to view all the ways you can get in FREE at WFC).
The action begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday as 30+ champion chefs go head to head in the world's largest outdoor kitchen arena. Go to TasteWFC.com to find out how and where you can take a bite out of this new addition to the not-so-Dallas diet plan.
And if you want to know how big the event really is, here are some quick morsels of info that we found interesting to the eye:
*WFC’s Bourb ‘N’ Que and The Grand Tasting event is 21+. Ticket price includes general admission to WFC for the day of the event.
WFC’s 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 – 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships).
About the World Food Championships
The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.
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