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WFC Announces First Round of 2014 Qualifying Events


They're here! The first round of the 2014 World Food Championships Automatic Qualifiers have been announced! Whether you're in to whipping up a batch of cookies, churning out an unforgettable plate of pasta, making a mean pot of chili, or something in between, there's an AQ for everyone! Remember, the only way to get in to the WFC is to WIN, so check out the list, get to cooking and get to winning!  Don't see an event for you? Don't worry! There are still more to be announced, including the WFC Super Regionals and the FoodChamp Challenges, so stay tuned! 

World Barbecue Championship

KCBS Lakeland Pig Festival – Lakeland, FL
KCBS Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff - Amelia Island, FL
KCBS Bixby BBQ n Blues Festival - Bixby, OK
KCBS Pork in the Park – Salisbury, MD
KCBS Dana Point BBQ - Dana Point, CA
KCBS Tony Stone Low and Slow – Zanndam, Netherlands
KCBS Whistle Stop Festival & Rocket City BBQ – Huntsville, AL
KCBS Bakersfield’s Biggest Baddest BBQ Championship – Bakersfield, CA
KCBS Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass – Sevierville, TN
KCBS Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que – Evans, GA
KCBS Blue Ridge BBQ Festival – Tryon, NC
KCBS Central MD Swinetastic - Frederick, MD
KCBS Colorado BBQ Challenge – Frisco, CO
KCBS Iowa State BBQ Championship – Marshalltown, IA
KCBS Great Lenexa BBQ Battle – Lenexa, KS
KCBS Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle – Washington DC
KCBS I Love Barbecue & Music Festival – Lake Placid, NY
KCBS Pork & Brew State BBQ Championship – Rio Rancho, NM
KCBS SC Festival of Discovery – Greenwood, SC
KCBS New Jersey State BBQ Championship – North Wildwood, NJ
KCBS Up in Smoke BBQ Bash – Mason City, IA
KCBS Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival – Dillard, GA
KCBS Santa Anita Park Winners' Circle BBQ Championship - Arcadia, CA
KCBS Madison Ribberfest Barbeque and Blues – Madison, IN
KCBS Winnipeg Barbecue & Blues Festival – Winnipeg, MB
KCBS Wyoming State BBQ Championship – Worland, WY
KCBS Smokin’ in Mesquite BBQ Challenge – Mesquite, NV
KCBS City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival – Bedford, TX
KCBS Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge - Grand Junction, CO
KCBS Blue Springs Barbeque Blaze Off – Blue Springs, MO
KCBS Decatur Jaycees Annual Riverfest – Decatur, AL
KCBS Cherokee Strip Cookoff – Ponca City, OK
KCBS Murphysboro Barbecue Cook Off – Murphysboro, IL
KCBS Roots n Blues n BBQ – Columbia, MO
KCBS Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship – Shawnee, KS
KCBS Bikes, Blues & BBQ – Fayetteville, AR
KCBS 2013 American Royal – Kansas City MO (invitational)
KCBS 2013 American Royal – Kansas City MO (open)
KCBS 2013 Sam’s Club National Championship – Bentonville, AR
KCBS Cherokee Pignic – Canton, GA
KCBS Hog Happnin’ – Shelby, NC
KCBS The National BBQ Cup – Cumming, GA
KCBS Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Region 1 Finals – Southaven, MS
KCBS Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Region 2 Finals - Midwest City, OK
KCBS Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Region 3 Finals - Rockford, IL
KCBS Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Region 4 Finals - Las Vegas, NV
KCBS Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Region 5 Finals – Richmond, VA
KCBS Smokin on Big Creek BBQ
   
SLBS Wildwood Bash
SLBS Team of the Year
   
TGCBA Houston Farm and Ranch
TGCBA Hold’em Hit Em Club BBQ Cookoff
TGCBA San Antonio Rodeo BBQ Cookoff
TGCBA Humble Rodeo & BBQ Cookoff
TGCBA Texas Gulf Coast BBQ Cookers Association Invitational
TGCBA Team of the Year
   
SCBA SC Peach Festival - Gaffney, SC
SCBA Bands, Brews and BBQ - Port Royal, SC
SCBA Piggin' in the Park - Saluda Shoals, SC
SCBA 2013 Darlington Winner
   
UBO Wild West BBQ Shootout
UBO Smoke on the River
UBO Man Camp
UBO Team of the Year
   
LBS Round Rock. Bad to the Bone Cook-off
LBS Burnet, Cooker of the Year (COTY)
LBS Hill Country State Championship Cook-off
LBS BBQ & Goat Cook-off
LBS Germanfest BBQ Cook-off
LBS BBQ Cook-off & Music Festival
   
NEBS Roc City Ribfest - Rochester, NY
NEBS Polish Hungary for Q BBQ Bash
NEBS Team of the Year
   
IBCA Smokin' on the Rio
IBCA Traders Village BBQ
IBCA Terrell Heritage Jubilee
IBCA Central TX Roughneck BBQ
IBCA Ft Worth Cops 4 Kids
IBCA Montgomery County Fair
IBCA TBIPAC BBQ Throwdown
IBCA Lil Earl's Hometown Throwdown
IBCA TX Independence Day Celebration
IBCA Party in the Pits
IBCA West Vol. Fire Dept.
IBCA Homer's Backyard Bash
IBCA Stagecoach BBQ Championship - Indio, CA
IBCA Cooker of the Year
   
MBN Brenau BBQ Championship - Gainesville, GA
MBN Praise the Lard - Murphysboro, IL
MBN Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship - Charlotte, NC
MBN Southaven Springfest - Southaven, MS
MBN MBN Invitational - Memphis, TN
MBN Octoberfest - Cleveland MS
MBN Team of the Year
   
CSBBQA Smoked to the Bone - Ottawa, ONT
CSBBQA Q'ing for Life - Kitchener, ONT
CSBBQA BBQ Fest Rickard's - Quebec City
   
Independent World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest – Houston, TX
Independent Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest– Memphis, TN
Independent Naperville’s Exchange Club’s Ribfest – Naperville, IL
Independent Jazz & Rib Fest – Columbus, OH
Independent Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off – Reno, NV
Independent Smoke at ICC
Independent Fire on Ice - Mille Lacs Lake, MN
   
MABA Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ - Leonardtown, MD
MABA Keystone Classic - Harrisburg, PA
MABA Team of the Year
   
FBA Smoke on the Water - Winter Haven FL
FBA The Old Florida Outdoor Festival - Apopka FL
FBA 2014 Ribs on the Ridge - Haines City FL
FBA Southeast Regional Pigfest - Tallahassee FL
FBA Smoke on the Water BBQ Festival - Thomaston GA
FBA Tri State Barbecue Festival - Dothan AL
FBA Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash - Venice FL
FBA Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival - Barnesville GA
FBA Central Florida BBQ Blowout - Oviedo FL
FBA Smoke Under The Oaks BBQ - Bainbridge GA
FBA Smokin' Pig Fest - Lake City FL
FBA Smokin on the Suwanee - Live Oak FL
FBA Team of the Year
   
SBN Smokin' At The Farmers Market
SBN Smoke At The Lodge
SBN Spruce Pine
SBN Uniquely Union
SBN Team of the Year
   
GBA Smoke on the Lake - Acworth Georgia
GBA Brenau Barbecue Championship - Gainesville Georgia
GBA Going Coastal - Fernindina Florida
GBA Hambone Jam - Fort Valley Georgia
GBA Team of the Year
   
PNWBA Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ
PNWBA North Plains Smokehouse Summit
PNWBA Fire It Up BBQ Cookoff II
PNWBA Bull's Eye Canadian National Championship
PNWBA Tree Top Skewered Apple BBQ Championship
PNWBA Smokin in the Root
PNWBA Cheney Jubilee
PNWBA Team of the Year
   
Alabama BBQ Team of the Year
Greater Omaha Team of the Year
Empire State Team of the Year
Arizona Barbecue Team of the Year
California BBQ Team of the Year
   
OBR Smokin on the Big Creek

World Open Chili Championship

ICS Laughlin Regional - Laughlin, NV
ICS Great Forsyth Regional Cookoff - Forsyth, IL
ICS Kentucky State - Ashland, KY
ICS 99.9 Kiss Country Chili Cookoff - Pembroke Pines, FL
ICS Gulf Coast Regional – St George Island, FL (Red only)
ICS Capital Market Green Chili Shootout – Charleston, WV (Verde only)
ICS Old Town Temecula Regional - Temecula CA
ICS New England Regional – Somers, CT
ICS DC Chili Cookoff – Washington DC
ICS New Jersey State Chili Cookoff - Toms River, NJ
ICS Ohio State - Westerville, OH
ICS River City - Old Town Elk Grove Regional - Elk Grove
ICS Sangamon County Fair Regional Chili Cookoff - New Berlin, IL
ICS Smoke on the Water – Charleston, WV
ICS Big Bear Regional Cookoff - Big Bear Lake, CA
ICS Fire on the Mountain Regional - Snowshoe, WV
ICS Western Regional – Del Mar, CA
ICS Illinois State Fair
ICS Town of Superior Regional - Superior, CO
ICS All Ohio Regional - Cincinnati, OH
ICS West Virginia State Chilifest
ICS Kansas State - Wichita Wagonmasters - Wichita, KS
ICS World's Championship Chili Cookoff - Palm Springs, CA
ICS Great Lakes Regional - Plymouth, MI
ICS North Carolina State - Havelock, NC
ICS Chillinois Regional - Taylorville, IL
ICS Nevada State - Laughlin, NV
ICS Wheeling Feeling - Wheeling WV
ICS Oklahoma State - Owasso Harvest Fest Chili Cookoff - Owasso, OK
ICS Michigan State - Livonia, MI
ICS Chili Willie Chili Challenge - Orland Park, IL
ICS Five Alarm Mountain Madness - Farmington, PA
ICS Arizona State - Flagstaff AZ
ICS Smokin' Big Chili Challenge - Mesquite, NV
ICS High Sierra Regional - Carson City, NV
ICS Fire on the Mountain - Virginia City, NV
ICS Sespe Creek Chili Cookoff - Fillmore, CA
ICS Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cookoff - Tustin, CA
ICS Camarillo Hospice Regional Chili Cookoff - Camarillo, CA
ICS Deep Creek Chili Splash - MD
ICS Joe DeFrates Memorial Regional Cookoff
ICS Central Illinois Chili Cookoff
ICS Valley of the Sun Regional
ICS Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Regional
ICS Route 66 Regional
ICS Nebraska State
ICS Tennessee State
ICS Buckeye Regional
ICS Huntington Beach Elks Regional
ICS California State Sizzling Summer Chili Fest & Car Show
ICS Desert Rat Regional – California City, CA
ICS Perris Valley Chili Cookoff – Perris, CA
ICS Hacienda High Desert – Boulder City, NV
ICS Boulder City Chili Cookoff – Boulder City, NV
   
CASI Tri State Open - Amarillo, TX
CASI South of the Border International Chili Cookooff- Puerto Penasco, MX
CASI San Miguel International Chili Cook-off – San Miguel de Allende, MX
CASI Horned Toad Regional Chili Cookoff – Rankin, TX
CASI Arizona State Open – Casa Grande, AZ
CASI Texas Men’s State – Johnson City, TX
CASI RoadRunner Chili Cookoff - New River, AZ
CASI Texas Ladies State – Seguin, TX
CASI Larry Joe Taylor Annual – Stephenville, TX
CASI Kansas State Women's Open CCO – Overland Park, KS
CASI Kansas State Men's Open CCO - Overland Park, KS
CASI Houston POD CASI Chili Cook-off – Houston, TX
CASI Alabama State Open Chili Championship – Hoover, AL
CASI NC CASI Chili Championship – Greensboro, NC
CASI Southwest Open Chili Championship – Durant, OK
CASI Texas Open Chili Cookoff – San Antonio, TX
CASI Steel Horse Saloon Chili Cook Off - Phoenix, AZ
CASI Three-I Regional Open Championship – Ottumwa, IA
CASI State of Colorado Chili Championship – Grand Lake, CO
CASI Annual Caballo Eagles #4308 CCO
CASI Massachusetts State Chili Championship – Middlefield, MA
CASI US National Open Chili Championship – Buda, TX
CASI Florida State Open Chili Championship – Homosassa, FL
CASI Woodbridge California State – Woodbridge, CA
CASI Terlingua International – Terlingua, TX
CASI Washington State Spring BBQ Championship- Monroe, WA
CASI Arizona State Women's Open – Sierra Vista, AZ
CASI Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ
   
TOLBERT Giddy Ups Thanksgiving Cookoff – Manchaca, TX
TOLBERT Cedar Hall Special Olympics Chili & BBQ Cookoff– Lockhart, TX
TOLBERT Tolbert's Men's State Chili Championship – Maxdale, TX
TOLBERT Al Hopkins Tolbert Texas State Chili Championship – Lockhart, TX
TOLBERT Roughneck Chili & BBQ Cookoff – Luling, TX
TOLBERT Mud Dauber Fest/Chili Cook Off– Luckenbach, TX
TOLBERT Lil' Ol' Country Cook off
TOLBERT Original Terlingua International Frank X Tolbert - Terlingua, TX
TOLBERT Cascade Country BBQ and Chili Cook Off - Chelalis, WA
   
FBA Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash - Venice FL (Chili competition)
FBA The Old Florida Outdoor Festival - Apopka FL (Chili competition)


Bacon World Championship

2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
 
Food Champ Challenge - Bacon
Food Champ Challenge - Bacon
Food Champ Challenge - Bacon
Food Champ Challenge - Bacon
Food Champ Challenge - Bacon
 
Roc City Bacon Championship - Rochester, NY
Canadian National Bacon Championship - Kitchener, ONT
Big Bite Bacon Fest - San Diego, CA
Bacon Takedown (TBD)
Maryland Life - Best Bacon
SOSH - Best in SF: Bacon
Washington City Paper - Best Bacon
Sante Fe Reporter - Best Bacon
Oklahoma Gazette Best of Bacon
City Weekly's Best of Utah
New York Magazine - Best Bacon
OBR - Smokin on the Big Creek

 

World Burger Championship

2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
 
Food Champ Challenge - Burger
Food Champ Challenge - Burger
Food Champ Challenge - Burger
Food Champ Challenge - Burger
Food Champ Challenge - Burger
 
Bull Burger Battle #1
Bull Burger Battle #2
Bull Burger Battle #3
Bull Burger Battle #4
Bull Burger Battle #5
 
Denver Burger Battle - Denver, CO
Sacramento Burger Battle - Sacramento, CA
Memphis Burger Fest - Memphis, TN
Atlanta Burger Battle - Atlanta, GA
Scottsdale Burger Battle - Scottsdale, AZ
Grillstock - Burger - Manchester UK
Philadelphia Burger Brawl - Philadelphia, PA
Detroit Burger Brawl - Detroit, MI
 
York News Times Best Burger Competition
Best Burger in the Valley
Riverwalk Burger Battle
Taste of Home Canada - Burger Off Contest
Burger Beast Burgie Awards
Big Burger Throwdown - Austin, TX
England's Best Burger Contest
Burger Mania
FBA - Southeast Regional Pigfest - Tallahassee FL (Burger Contest)
PNWBA Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ (Burger contest)

World Sandwich Championship

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

 

Food Champ Challenge - Sandwich

Food Champ Challenge - Sandwich

Food Champ Challenge - Sandwich

Food Champ Challenge - Sandwich

Food Champ Challenge - Sandwich

 

Chabaso Bakery’s Ultimate Sandwich Contest

Best Sandwich in the South

British Sandwich Designer of the Year

SandwichFest - Best Sandwich

WA's Best Steak Sandwich Competition

Grilled Cheese Invitational

Santa Barbara Independent Sandwich Showdown

Sandwich Wars 2014

Tucson Weekly - Best Sandwich in Tucson

Monterey Co. Weekly - Best Deli Sandwich

Village Voice - Best Sandwich (Editors Choice)

SF Bay Guardian - Best of 2014 (Sandwich)

Fresno Magazine - Best of Fresno (Sandwich)

Philadelphia Magazine - Best of Philly (Sandwich)

Inland Empire - Best Sandwich Shop 2013


World Dessert Championship

2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
2013 WFC - Top Ten
 
Food Champ Challenge - Dessert
Food Champ Challenge - Dessert
Food Champ Challenge - Dessert
Food Champ Challenge - Dessert
Food Champ Challenge - Dessert
 
Michigan Apple Recipe Contest
Cacao Barry L’Art Du Chocolatier Challenge
National Pie Championship - Pro
National Pie Championship - Amateur
25th annual US Pastry Competition
National Cupcake Championships 2013
Great American Ice Cream Challenge
Southwest Chocolate Fest
Cupcake Wars - Las Vegas
NCACS Cupcake Challenge
 
Best of Big D - Dessert
Raleigh Downtowner - Best Dessert
Chicago Tribune - Best New Bakery
Toronto Life - Best of Toronto
Memphis Flyer - Best Dessert
Leo Weekly - Best Dessert
Seattle Mag - Best Dessert
 
OBR - Smokin on the Big Creek

World Cheese Championship

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

2013 WFC - Top Ten

 

Food Champ Challenge - Recipe

Food Champ Challenge - Recipe

Food Champ Challenge - Recipe

Food Champ Challenge - Recipe

Food Champ Challenge - Recipe

 

“Say Cheese” Recipe Contest

Michigan Apple Amateur Recipe Contest

Great American Cookbook Competition

Pillsbury Bake Off 2013

Gilroy Garlic Festival

International Dutch Oven Society World Championship Cookoff

2014 Man o Manischewitz


World Seafood Championship

Food Champ Challenge - Seafood

Food Champ Challenge - Seafood

Food Champ Challenge - Seafood

Food Champ Challenge - Seafood

Food Champ Challenge - Seafood

 

Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off

34th National Oyster Cookoff

Great American Seafood Cookoff

Louisiana Seafood Cookoff

Maine Lobster Festival

Mendocino Crab Cake Cookoff

Cambridge Crab Cookoff

Maryland Seafood Festival

Captain Joseph Chowder Cookoff

Texas Crab Festival Cookoff

White Marlin Festival Cookoff

Palm Beaches Crab Cake Cookoff

NJ Shore Chef Cookoff


World Pasta Championship

Food Champ Challenge - Pasta

Food Champ Challenge - Pasta

Food Champ Challenge - Pasta

Food Champ Challenge - Pasta

Food Champ Challenge - Pasta

 

Memphis Italian Fest

WV Italian Heritage Festival

26th Annual National Pasta Cookoff

Family Promise Pasta Cookoff

Napa Valley Pasta Sauce Cookoff

Puerto Vallarta Pasta Cookoff

Sacramento Blues Festival and Pasta Cookoff


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