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Earlier this month, Wright Brand Bacon was selected by the World Food Championships (WFC) as the title sponsor for its newly created Bacon World Championship, to be held in Las Vegas, Nov. 7-10. Each year, the WFC brings together champions from the world’s biggest food competitions and online recipe contests into a single food competition.
Champions from each of seven categories face off at the event before a celebrity panel for culinary fame, a $300,000 prize purse and designation as 2013 World Food Champion.
The makers of Wright Brand Bacon will kick off the journey to the WFC with “Destination: Bacon Domination,” a nationwide challenge which calls for innovative bacon chefs to compete for a chance to battle in the Bacon World Championship for the title of 2013 Bacon World Champion and 2013 World Food Champion.
The first Wright Brand Bacon-sponsored competitions will be held Aug. 23 and 24:
- The Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off in Amelia Island, Fla.
- Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival in Kennesaw, Ga.
The schedule of events includes festival cook-offs in four other cities around the country, each earning the winner a competitor’s slot in the Bacon World Championship. A seventh chef will be selected through a global online bacon recipe competition. Each stop also will include live music, games, prizes and tastings.
“Bacon has joined the ranks of some of America’s most beloved icons,” said Bob Harris, senior product manager for Wright Brand Bacon. “We're proud to play a part in these competitors’ pursuit of bacondom’s ultimate title, and to bring the biggest, best bacon party to the hungry bacon lovers at each stop along the way.”
The full schedule and competitor updates are available on the company's Facebook page.