10.29.2014

Two Capital Region chefs making it big

Chefs and Cooks from Albany-Area head to the $300,000 World Food Championships in Las Vegas

Nashville, Tenn. – Packing suitcases full of spatulas, mixing bowls and secret ingredients, with a dash of this and a pinch of that, chefs, homecooks and culinary experts from Albany will soon be making their way to Las Vegas for the World Food Championships. This multi-day food sport event will welcome over 400 competitors to Downtown Las Vegas where they’ll compete for food fame and fortune, Nov. 12-18.  
 
Only in Las Vegas can food, fame and fortune be combined into one jackpot event. The 2014 World Food Championships will feature almost 500 of the world’s best cooks and chefs, putting “joes” and “pros” on an equal playing field to battle it out for hundreds of thousands of dollars and the coveted title of the World Food Champion. Following a tournament-style format across nine iconic food categories — BBQ, chili, burger, sandwich, recipe, dessert, bacon, pasta and seafood — competitors will battle for their chance to claim the World Food Champion title.
 
The following competitors will be representing the Albany area at the World Food Championships:
  • Stephanie Berwick (Albany, N.Y.) – World Dessert Championship
  • Grapevine Farms—Robin Stauble (Cobleskill, N.Y.) – World Recipe Championship
 
MEDIA REQUESTS: To schedule an interview or cooking segment with any of the competitors, please contact Jeff Morris at jeffm@mmacreative.com or 615-297-6886.
 
To stay in the food champ chatter and for more information on the World Food Championships, visit worldfoodchampionships.com, Facebook.com/WorldFoodChampionships or Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp).
 
Looking for your own cooking inspiration? Visit cookmore.com, powered by Kenmore® Brand, the Official Kitchen Appliance of the 2014 World Food Championships. 
 
About the World Food ChampionshipsThe World Food Championships features more than 400 competitors seeking food fame and fortune in Las Vegas. The third annual event will invite the champions from the biggest and best food competitions around the world into a single high stakes culinary showdown for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Following a tournament-style format across multiple iconic food categories, including burger, sandwich, barbecue and more, the WFC will culminate with a Final Table faceoff 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. 
 

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