NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Food Championships announced today that Alaska Seafood® will be the title sponsor for the new World Seafood Championship competition that will take place in Downtown Las Vegas, Nov. 12-18.
Only in Las Vegas can food, fame and fortune be combined into one jackpot event. The third annual World Food Championships will invite the champions from some of the biggest and best food competitions around the world, featuring professional chefs and top amateur home cooks, to Las Vegas for one ultimate defining moment. Doling out hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money and following a tournament-style format across nine iconic food categories, BBQ, chili, burger, sandwich, recipe, dessert, bacon, pasta and seafood, competitors will battle for their chance to claim the title of World Food Champion.
"Adding seafood to our categories was an important move," said Mike McCloud, president of the World Food Championships. "As the industry standard for excellence, Alaska Seafood reflects the superior standards expected from partners of the World Food Championships. We're thrilled to have them on board with the World Food Championships and to help us launch our new competition category dedicated specifically to seafood."
At the World Food Championships, over 100 amazing recipes across multiple rounds of competition will be created by championship chefs and cooks using Alaska Seafood. As title sponsor, Alaska Seafood will award top placing competitors of the seafood category with thousands of dollars in cash prizes and will present the overall category winner with the coveted title of World Seafood Champion.
"We are thrilled to be a part of the World Food Championships," said Michael Cerne, Executive Director at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. "This platform is the perfect stage to showcase the many ways in which wild, natural and sustainable Alaska seafood can be presented as culinary masterpieces."
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About Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
ASMI is a public-private partnership between the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry, established to foster economic development. ASMI functions as a brand manager of the Alaska Seafood family of brands in 21 countries throughout Europe, Asia, and South America and also maintains a prominent marketing program in the US. ASMI works to raise the value of Alaska's seafood product portfolio through partnerships with retail grocers, foodservice distributors, restaurant chains, foodservice operators, universities, culinary schools, and the media. For more information visit: wildalaskaseafood.com
About the World Food Championships
The World Food Championships features nearly 500 competitors seeking food fame and fortune in Las Vegas. The third annual event will invite the champions from the biggest and best food competitions around the world into a single high stakes culinary showdown for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Following a tournament-style format across multiple iconic food categories, including burger, sandwich, barbecue and more, the WFC will culminate with a Final Table faceoff where category champions brave potential elimination in front of a live audience and a discerning panel of culinary celebrities. For more information visit: worldfoodchampionships.com.
SOURCE World Food Championships