There are many reasons to go to Orange Beach – the beautiful white sand beaches, the incredible sunrises and sunsets, the Gulf of Mexico, and watersports to name a few. But we all know that one of the best reasons to go to Orange Beach is for the amazing food. If you’re a foodie and a beach lover, then you won’t want to miss the upcoming World Food Championships that are going to take place November 8 – 12 in beautiful Orange Beach at The Wharf.
About The World Food Championships
This year marks the sixth year that contestants from across the country and around the world come together in Orange Beach to create their best dishes in an effort to be crowned champion and to win a share of $300,000.
The competition categories include:
- World Invitational Steak Championship
- World Bacon Championship
- World Seafood Championship
- World Dessert Championship
- World Barbecue Championship
- World Recipe Championship
- World Burger Championship
- World Sandwich Championship
The World Food Championship provides a level playing field, a fair judging system, a creative culinary fest, and a process that allows the culinary elite to show their chops and earn the respect they deserve.
What’s In It For You?
Come watch the contestants battle to see who will be named champion. General admission is free!
Participate in the World Food Games, a free family event where the fun includes Speed Cup Stacking, Team Egg Tossing, Marshmallow Challenge, Orange Relay Races, a Corn Shucking Contest.
At Around the World in 100 Bites, diners will taste their way through 100 courses from around the world. Chef David Skinner and featured chefs Dominique Crenn and David Duarte will prepare dishes that capture the culture and cuisine of a region. Each dish will be presented and enjoyed in a unique and whimsical manner, unlike any other culinary event. The event is limited to only 100 seats. Proceeds from the event will benefit the James Beard Foundation. (Click here for more information.)
For the ultimate foodie experience, you can purchase a ticket to the VIP Lounge where VIP ticket holders will enjoy celebrated chef demos, complimentary refreshments and a birds-eye-view of the turn-in action, all while getting to TASTE award-winning dishes.
For $20 per person ($10 for children 10 and under), you can enjoy a delicious and traditional Low Country Boil. Operation BBQ Relief will be serving up the best seafood the gulf coast has to offer. Put on your flip-flops, bring your friends, and enjoy some incredible food. It’s an all-you-can-eat affair benefiting Operation BBQ Relief. (Get your tickets here.)
For those wanting to experience dining aboard a yacht, there is the Yacht Club Dinner Party where diners will enjoy a progressive eating adventure that features 5 yachts, 5 Food Champs, and 5 award-winning dishes! (Click here for more information and to purchase tickets which include a signature bottle of premium wine to take home.)
Plus, there’s more! There’s a a Southern-style Bourb’N’Que FUNdraiser – attendees get to enjoy quality Bourbon Whiskey samples, premium pork from Compart Duroc, and recipes from esteemed Food Champs (tickets start at $75 per person) and a Tasting Village where for only $5 per person, you can enjoy samples from local, regional and national food brands!
Book Your Accommodations NOW
Now’s the time to book your room! Visit Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission (the WFC is food sport at its finest) to find a great deal from partners that are offering special rates for the World Food Championship.
There are special offers for condominiums, hotels, full-service resorts, and homes. Reserve your room now so that you won’t miss any of the fun!
Hungry for more?
Watch the highlights from the 2016 World Food Championships: