The October 3rd airing of the World Food Championship Final Table Indy docu-series on The Cooking Channel and the announcement of the $100,000 Final Table winner Lidia Haddadian was a fitting ending to months of hard work and planning. Our many thanks to the Lt. Governor, naming and product sponsors, expert judges and those behind the scenes that made this seemingly impossible dream come true for Indianapolis and Indiana. Culinary Crossroads overcame the many challenges of holding the premier “Food Sport“ competition in the middle of a pandemic, while showcasing the Indiana culinary industry. Culinary Crossroads is dedicated to sharing the stories of extraordinary people, products, processes and places which define the Indiana Culinary...
After winning the 2019 Indy Burger Battle and competing with Team Indiana in the World Food Championships, Indianapolis Star food writer Liz Biro has highlighted Chef Erin Gillum of Spoke & Steele as one of her 8 chefs to watch in 2020. Erin's distinctly Asian flavors and incredible craft shine through her menu. She competed in the World Sandwich Championships this year in Dallas, her first foray into the world of food sport. Read The Indianapolis Star piece and learn more about Indy chefs worth checking out in the new year.
For the first time in its history, WFC is kicking off its grand finale with a full week of programming and new events entitled “Culinary Crossroads: Food Week” which will include celebrations devoted to highlighting Indianapolis’ culinary people, places and products. The opening days of the event will also feature a Food Champ University seminar that will take an in-depth look into the world of Food Sport, including an open Q&A session about the WFC 2020 EAT-X judging process.
World Food Championships CEO Mike McCloud and Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch made a big announcement while our team was in Dallas for the WFC Main Event in October. Liz Biro of The Indianapolis Star has the story on the WFC Final Table in Indianapolis. Read her full story here! “Indiana has played host to the largest sporting events in the world, and we take great pride in being the state where champions are crowned."Lt. Gov Suzanne Crouch