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Chef Take Over In Orange Beach

If you love watching Food Network's Chopped, then make plans to come to Orange Beach, Alabama this week as the biggest food competition in America, World Food Championships is kicking off!!! I hope you will come out and hang with me. I've waited all year to reconnect with my friends after being one of the host for the TV segment last year!

World Food Championships

The taped piece is Food, "Fame & Fortune" which is airing in select markets features myself, Jay Ducote & Suzane Kosnick. We are responsible for following chefs in 3 different food categories each to see who will win the grand prize of $100k in cash and prizes.

We did have 1 Alabamian to place in the top 10 for the sandwich category. Brandon Burleson from Montgomery, AL won with his cornbread BLT that was inspired by his grandmothers cornbread recipe.

Montgomery Chef Brandon Burleson in Sandwich Catergory

Chef Brandon winning award

Luckily this year Jonathan Tucker the owner of Rusty's BBQ in Leeds, Alabama won the Birmingham Burger Bash which qualified him to compete. Also, Executive Chef of WindCreek Montgomery Itta Bena Restaurant won a golden ticket and will compete this year in the Chili competition.

Jonathan Tucker owner of Rusty's BBQ wins  Bham Burger Bash

Me & Jonathan after winning the Bham Burger Bash

WFC is Nov. 8-12th in Orange Beach, AL at The Wharf. It is a free event to attend. For the full event schedule, log onto the World Food Championship. See you there!

Chef used those products in bacon category

Suzanne, Jay & Myself waiting on Finale

Congrats Kari Luke