This year’s biscuit was baked fresh in competition, and then filled with a fried green tomato pickle, fried leeks, a fried egg, and a spicy aioli, and as usual, my bbq sauce incorporated two of my favorite flavors–mustard (Koop’s Arizona Heat) and hard cider (3 Daughters Key Lime Cider).
This year’s structured build was a Muffuletta sandwich, a New Orleans staple, but with a twist. We were to make a Muffuletta on ciabatta, thus creating the “Ciabattaletta.”
Walmart and World Food Championships have teamed up to create the Food Champ Recipe Club, full of recipes for home cooks.
When I was thrust into the World Food Championships stage back in 2013, I thought I knew everything, and upon arrival at registration, quickly learned that I knew nothing. I was poorly prepared, out-classed, and a nervous wreck. Even with all that, I did pretty well. I discovered that my Excel spreadsheet obsession had me …
Did you know April is National Florida Tomato Month? Fresh tomatoes are in abundance in spring, and Florida is the second largest tomato producer in the country, producing about 50% of the country’s fresh tomatoes! Tomatoes are high in vitamin C, Vitamin A, fat-free, low in sodium and satisfy 10 percent of your daily potassium needs. Not …
At World Food Championships, competitors are faced with 2 and possibly, 3 rounds of cooking: a Signature Round, in which competitors create their “signature” dish, a Structured Build, in which WFC dictates what will be made, and the Finals Round, again, dictated by WFC. During my first WFC, the Structured Build was simply to make …
As a chef, having phenomenal and reliable knives is ultra important. As a competitive chef, I need to be able to cut and chop quickly and effortlessly, so the heavy, yet balanced, feel and the razor sharp blade is undeniably efficient.
Our World Food Championships crab sandwich using Sriracha ketchup
The real name of this sandwich was “Sweet Tea Brined Cornbread Crusted Chicken Biscuit with Fried Egg,” and the more accurate description is even longer.
Our World Food Championships Cuban Sandwich recipe using Cigar City beer