Indy chefs compete for World Food Championships Golden Ticket

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Indianapolis chefs Tracey Couillard, left, and Steven Amore.

Indy chef Steven Amore took top honors in a recent “tapas throwdown” in downtown Indianapolis at the Market Table at the Alexander hotel. Sponsored by the Kelly Wensing Community Fund, the event featured five Indianapolis chefs vying for a spot at the World Food Championships that will be held Nov. 8-12 at the Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Amore will compete in the vegetarian category at the competition.

Taking second place in the tapas competition was chef Tracey Couillard of 317 Pasta in Indianapolis. She secured a place in the WFC’s Last Chance Qualifier, where she will compete for one of the remaining spots in the competition.

The World Food Championships is the largest competition in food sport, where culinary competitors 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. The WFC attracts more than 1,500 competitors from across the country and around the world, including home cooks, professional chefs and barbecue teams.

For more information on the World Food Championships, including ticket info, click here.

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