Some chefs have ask how to participate in this event, which is a global event which takes place in Dallas. We have a bit of information which may be used during this downtime.
While most Americans begin to spend more time at home, chefs and home cooks around the country have the opportunity to snag the hottest ticket in Food Sport— a Golden Ticket to compete at the 9th Annual World Food Championships (WFC) in Dallas, Texas. WFC’s most popular online recipe contest, the Taste of America Challenge (TOA), is back for the fifth year to qualify up to 250 contestants to compete at the Main Event this November.
“We are happy to once again be hosting our nationwide recipe contest,” said Mike McCloud, CEO and President of WFC. “We know that Food Champs from all over the country are looking for ways to win their way into our competition. In light of recent news, we know that not all cooks will be able to compete at one of our qualifiers. Taste of America offers the perfect solution by allowing WFC hopefuls a chance to win their 2020 Golden Ticket from the comfort of their home.”
Throughout March, cooks from coast to coast are tasked with creating innovative, eye-popping recipes that utilize Food Sport’s most popular brands and products for a chance to win a coveted Golden Ticket into WFC 2020, where over $350,000 of cash and prizes are up for grabs. Contestants will be able to choose from a variety of ingredients, some that they might already have in their pantry, to incorporate into the entry dish.
Here’s a quick rundown of the 2020 TOA Brands:
To compete, a contestant must use at least three ingredients from the list of sponsor brands above. Contestants can submit their recipe on the WFC website and must include a photo, ingredient list and directions. Five golden tickets will go to the dishes that are best scored by a panel of hand-picked judges based on WFC’s E.A.T.™ Methodology. While judges will not be tasting the entry dishes, the veteran judges will be able to score a dish on perceived taste after studying the recipe and submitted description. WFC recommends describing prominent flavors and accents in the recipe description to help with establishing perceived taste scores.
The first-place winner from each state will not only receive qualification for the 2020 event but will also be awarded a waived entry fee into the tournament. Second and fifth place winners will receive a Golden Ticket to qualify for the event but will be responsible for their registration fee.
In addition, TOA will offer a unique People’s Choice component for an extra opportunity to win. This bonus contest allows the entries another shot at winning a 2020 Golden Ticket via Instagram. Contestants who choose to participate in the People’s Choice have the chance to win extra Food Sport prizes, including two VIP Day passes to WFC 2020 or an exclusive foodie prize pack.
This online qualifier is accepting recipe submissions from March 1 – 31. Click here to enter and learn more about its rules and regulations.