The International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, draws in over 12,000 attendees and 200 chefs to compete in pizza-making competitions. The most coveted competition is the non-traditional division, where three chefs will advance to the finals to win the title of Pizza Maker of the Year.
The Atlanta Burger Wars is a sizzling competition in the Southeast. Ten teams cook up their most unique and creative burgers in hopes of winning the grand prize of $5,000 dollars and a Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships.
The 5th annual San Diego Bacon Fest features the best bacon-inspired dishes from renowned chefs. Bacon fanatics flock to this one-day event, eating everything from bacon cotton candy to bacon sushi. Twenty chefs compete for the title of Best Dish and a Golden Ticket that will advance them to the World Food Championships!
For the barbecue pit masters of the Midwest, the Riverfest State BBQ Championship in Bellevue, Nebraska, is the event to hit! Fifty teams camp out for this one-day event, rolling in their RVs, smokers, and grills to cook up their best barbecue dishes. Fifty Kansas City Barbecue Society judges will decide which team takes home the title of Grand Champion.
Pastry professionals from all over the world attend The Americas Cake Fair in Orlando, Florida. With over 10,000 attendees at this three-day event, creativity takes center stage as four teams compete in the 16th Annual Pillsbury Bakers' Creative Cake Decorating Competition.
The South Beach Seafood Festival in Miami, Florida, heats up with excitement as the city's top seafood chefs prepare for battle. Thousands of people will gather to cheer on their favorite seafood dish at this high-energy chef showdown, but the pressure is on when only one chef can be awarded the first place prize.
It's a shrimp frenzy at the 24th annual World's Championship Shrimp Cook-Off in Port Isabel, Texas! Each year the best regional chefs come out to cook their signature shrimp dishes for thousands of hungry visitors while competing for the first-place prize.
Comfort food lovers flock to San Diego's annual Mac N' Cheese Fest to get a taste of the region's cheesiest culinary talent. Chefs use their own signature ingredients to put gourmet twists on the cheesy dish, and the chef that comes out on top will earn the title of San Diego's Best Gourmet Mac and Cheese.