2016 World Food Championships in Orange Beach Opening Round Top 10

The fifth annual World Food Championships kicked off on Wednesday, November 9. The largest food fight in the world is finishing its opening round today for its nine categories.

2016 World Food Championships, Orange Beach Alabama

The first round, chefs are required to create two dishes, a structured dish, which is decided by World Food Championships and a signature dish, chef’s choice for their category. Competitors are judged by E.A.T. Certified judges on execution, appearance and taste. As an E.A.T Certified Judge and a foodie, the competition for 2016 is fierce.

Food News Today would like to congratulate all cooks for their hard work and announce the Top 10 for each category that move on to the next round:

Some dishes from the @worldfoodchampionships #seafood challenge: #shrimp scampi. #wfc2016

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World Seafood Champions

1st Place: James Aptakin
2nd Place: Edwin Vega
3rd Place: Jernard Wells
4th Place: Jesse Woodland  
5th Place: Roy Greiner
6th Place: Gregory Beaty
7th Place: George Rudolph
8th Place: Haikel Harris
9th Place: Paul Kerr
10th Place: Alex Eaton

World Steak Champions

1st Place: Kari Luke
2nd Place: Veronica Callaghan
3rd Place: Nicolas Rickman
4th Place: Logan Vaughan
5th Place: Dustin Sanders
6th Place: Ron Milhous
7th Place: Janelle Willard
8th Place: Caleb Beath
9th Place: John Magno
10th Place: Scott Smith

World Bacon Champions

1st Place: Stephen Coe
2nd Place: Tamie Joeckel
3rd Place: Dave Galuski
4th Place: Colleen Curley 
5th Place: AJ Hurst
6th Place: Russell Bird
7th Place: Jodi Taffel
8th Place: Jason Bowers
9th Place: Dan Richard
10th Place: Elizabeth Trumpold

World Dessert Champions

1st Place: Tracy Champlin
2nd Place: Brett Youmans
3rd Place: Evette Rahman
4th Place: Greg Buerger 
5th Place: Lynn Smith
6th Place: Helen Fields
7th Place: Sharon Sorensen
8th Place: Nancy Judd
9th Place: Pamala Nye
10th Place: Kristin White

Highlights from today’s #dessert @worldfoodchampionships competition. #wfc2016

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More categories to come, as they are announced.