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Thursday, July 2, 2015

World Food Championships coming to Kissimmee in November

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 11:20 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO COURTESY OF WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • Photo courtesy of World Food Championships

"It's like seeing food TV on steroids," is how Mike McCloud, CEO of the World Food Championships, describes the weeklong event, which takes place Nov. 3-10, 2015, in Celebration. 

We're not sure if that's supposed to be a deterrent or a draw, but one thing's for sure, there's going to be an assload of people (estimated between 5,000 and 10,000 per day, plus competitors, judges, and their support teams) and a literal ton of food in Kissimmee.



The event constructs the largest outdoor cooking arena (sponsor Kenmore will turn Celebration's Market Street into a giant Kitchen Stadium, Iron Chef-style) and sees home cooks, professional chefs and celebrity chefs face off to win over $300,000 in cash.

This year's categories include: BBQ, chili (natch), sandwich, burger, pasta, dessert, seafood and — of course — bacon gets its own category. 

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