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Canadian Food Championships announces competition categories and opens call for competitors and judges

With the launch of their new website, the Canadian Food Championships has officially announced its seven competition categories and has opened the applications for judges, competitors, and volunteers. The competition takes place July 21-­‐25, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta, and is the only Canadian qualifier into the World Food Championships. Over $50,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs at the CFC, and first-­‐ and second-­‐place winners in each category will receive a golden ticket to represent Team Canada at the World Food Championships in Florida for a grand prize of $100,000.

Categories:
1. Bacon
2. Burger
3. Chili
4. Dessert
5. Pasta
6. Sandwich
7. Seafood

Competitors:
The Canadian Food Championships is looking for competitors 16 and older from all over Canada to compete. There will be up to 20 competitors for each of the seven categories, with a first-­place prize in each category of $2,500 cash and a $1,500 travel voucher to Florida. Competitors can be of any skill level and can apply to compete in as many categories as they would like. Entry fees are $100 per competitor per category. Those interested in competing can find out information about our preferred qualifier competitions and wild card entry applications at www.canadianfoodchampionships.ca/get-­‐involved.

Judges:
The CFC is looking for over 100 judges to help determine who will be representing Team Canada at the World Food Champions. Judges do not need prior experience and will be trained at no cost prior to their judging session. Those interested in judging can apply at www.canadianfoodchampionships.ca/get-­‐involved.

To become a certified E.A.T. Methodology judge, a certification course will be offered July 21, 2015, for $100. This gives you first dibs to judge at any World Food Championships sanctioned event including the World Food Championships itself!

Volunteers:
Like all great events, the CFC is run primarily by amazing volunteers. All volunteers who have completed a shift will receive Taste of Edmonton tickets and 25% of their competition entry fee back if they choose to compete. Those interested in volunteering can apply at www.canadianfoodchampionships.ca/get-­‐involved.


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 up for grabs. It is the only Canadian qualifying event to get to the World Food Championships, where prizes of over $300,000 are up for grabs. The Canadian Food Championships will take place from July 21-­‐25, 2015, at Centennial Plaza, in conjunction with Taste of Edmonton. Visit canadianfoodchampionships.ca for more information.

About Events Edmonton
Events Edmonton has been producing festivals and special events for over 49 years. Events include foodie favorite, Taste of Edmonton and the recently added Canadian Food Championships. Visit eventsedmonton.ca for more information.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships is the highest stakes food competition in the world, featuring more than 400 competitors battling for ultimate bragging rights, huge cash prizes and the coveted title of World Food Champion. The fourth annual event will take place Nov. 3-­10, 2015 in Kissimmee, Fla. Following a tournament-­style format across multiple iconic food categories, including burger, sandwich, barbecue and more, the WFC will culminate with a Final Table face-­‐off where category champions brave potential elimination in front of a live audience and a discerning panel of culinary celebrities. For more information visit: worldfoodchampionships.com.


Contact:
Shereen Zink,
Media Coordinator
Canadian Food Championships
Produced by Events Edmonton
P:780‐423‐2822 ext. 23
C:780-934-9465
szink@eventsedmonton.ca
Edmonton Tourism