World Food Championships is Coming to Fair Park November 9-13

The World Food Championships (WFC) is celebrating its 10TH Anniversary with a multi-day, ten-category cooking competition that brings 1500+ top chefs and home cooks from all over the globe to battle it out for a piece of the event’s $300,000 prize purse. WFC is the largest Food Sport competition, 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.

Chefs participate in ten categories for world domination: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Dessert, Rice/Noodle, Sandwich, Seafood, Soup, Steak and Vegetarian. Outside of its Kitchen Arena, WFC has tasting experiences for foodies of all ages, including an opportunity to judge some of the event’s 8,000 competition dishes.

VIP Tickets — Want to sip and savor in comfort while taking in all of the World Food Championships’ food fighting action? Then the VIP Lounge is your destination! Attendees will enjoy a private cash bar, TV screens to keep up to date on all of the action, complimentary chef demos, championship food, featured cocktails, and more! Cost $185 for a 3-day VIP weekend pass or $65 for an individual VIP Day pass

General Admission Tickets — General Admission ticket holders will gain access to unique tasting experiences like Kitchen Arena Central, BBQ Ranch, live chef demos and much more! Cost $25 for a 5-day weekend pass or $10 for a day pass

In addition to viewing the chef competitions, attendees will enjoy access to these special exhibits at no additional cost:


BBQ Ranch — Back by popular demand, WFC and its barbecue partners will be serving up free fixins for Texas-sized appetites. Pitmasters and celebrity chefs will be firing up the hottest grills and barbecue pits on the market along with scrumptious tastings for foodies to savor and enjoy. This ranch-style block party will be one of the most unique barbecue bashes in WFC history.

Kitchen Arena Central – The World Food Championships’ Kitchen Arena Central is the heartbeat of all the live cooking action. In addition to having a bird’s eye view of the world’s most talented chefs, attendees will grab bites from local, national and global brands who will be sampling their unique and tasty products. And the best part is that Kitchen Arena Central is included with General Admission! *Included with General Admission ticket purchase.

NEW Sam’s Club® Culinary Showcase designed to offer attendees helpful advice from experienced Chefs, Brand Ambassadors and aspiring Food Sport Champions. Their insights on all things food will impress foodies and novices alike! From BBQ tips to Sandwich Construction, Pickling Veggies to how to pick Caviar – each day there will be a full schedule of classes and demonstrations that are open and FREE to all attendees. 


Fire Woman — Ninety minutes. Four award-winning female pitmasters. One challenge. Zero help. Need we say more? Join us to see who will rise from the smoke to take home the Fire Woman title and cash prize. *Included with General Admission ticket purchase on Thursday, November 10.


Bourb’N’Que — What do you get when you mix premium bourbon tastings with delicious ribs prepared by the best pitmasters in America? The best barbecue block party – and People’s Choice voting – Dallas has ever seen (or tasted)! If you’re a foodie who loves barbecue and bourbon, then this is a WFC must-attend event! VIP ticket holders get the party started with early access! VIPs will also receive a specially curated gift bag to take home. Cost: $60 VIP, $40 GA


Chairman’s Table — Feast on WFC’s most exclusive experience as former Champion Chefs curate a four-course tasting that is both custom and creative. This is your chance to taste and learn what makes a dish an award-winning entry, while also getting tips on how to perfectly pair a dish with spirits to delight all of the senses. This luxury tasting event will take place next to the heat of WFC’s live-action culinary competition in Kitchen Arena and available only to VIP patrons. (This event is sold out!)


NEW! WFC’s Best of the Fest –For the first time in WFC history, YOU get to taste the championship food that is normally reserved ONLY for certified judges!! Try some of the week’s extraordinary dishes from a sampling of the award-winning World Food Championship competitors. The best part? YOU get to be the judge! You’ll get to taste 12 samples from the very talented chef lineup and VOTE for your FAVORITE one. The winner from Saturday and the winner from Sunday will receive qualification into our 2023 Championship! Only 300 tickets are available per day. Get yours today! Cost: $30 per session

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