WELCOME TO THE

FOOD SPORT'S $150,000 MOMENT!

WELCOME TO THE

FINAL TABLE

FOOD SPORT'S $150,000 MOMENT!

ABOUT THE FINAL TABLE

ABOUT THE FINAL TABLE

Every year, thousands of culinary champions try their luck and skill at Food Sport qualifiers to earn their way into the World Food Championships, where they get a chance to claim the title of World Champion in one of ten iconic food categories. By doing so, they win major money and timeless bragging rights. But more importantly, they get an invitation to the WFC Final Table, where a grand prize awaits the victor of a three-step culinary gauntlet.

THIS IS THEIR MOMENT. THEIR FINAL CHALLENGE.
THE $150,000 FINAL TABLE.

 

April  13 – 14, 2024
Location: Brightwater, 801 SE 8th St, Bentonville, AR 72712

BENTONVILLE: THE HOST CITY

Known as the capital of retail and home to Walmart and Sam’s Club, Bentonville, Arkansas, is also respected as a town where modern progress meets rich history, where the arts meet innovation, and where companies meet communities. Its growing and thriving culinary scene makes this “new American town”  the perfect host city for this year’s World Food Championships Final Table. As we celebrate our 11th Anniversary of Food Sport, we proudly join the citizens of Bentonville as they celebrate 150+ years of history.

THE VENUE

Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food

Brightwater was conceived to be more than a typical culinary school. As an academic department of NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC), Brightwater offers uniquely holistic programming with academic and career training in the areas of culinary nutrition, artisanal food, beverage management and food entrepreneurship. Brightwater is housed in a state-of-the-art facility located in 8th Street Market in Bentonville, Arkansas. 

For ten World Food Championship Category Winners, it will be the final battleground on the last leg of their journey to become World Food Champion.

Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food

Brightwater  was conceived to be more than a typical culinary school. As an academic department of NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC), Brightwater offers uniquely holistic programming with academic and career training in the areas of culinary nutrition, artisanal food, beverage management and food entrepreneurship. Brightwater is housed in a state-of-the-art facility located in 8th Street Market in Bentonville, Arkansas. 

For ten World Food Championship Category Winners, it will be the final battleground on the last leg of their journey to become World Food Champion.

THE 11 CHAMPION FINALISTS

This year’s Final Table consists of repeat champions, international chefs and Food Sport experts. Not only did these eleven finalists win their category at the World Food Championships in November, they had to win a qualifying event to even get the chance to compete.

EVENT SCHEDULE

The Final Table is an invitation-only event and is not open to the general public due to food safety and space restrictions. For families or friends of the competing chefs, please send your request for access to this event. Approved visitors will be granted special access passes, along with more details on when each competitor is cooking. The following schedule is the general order of three challenges and is subject to change.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2024

 

Local Cuisine Challenge: TBD 

hosted by Member’s Mark + Brightwater

SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2024 

Eat & Repeat Challenge: TBD
hosted by Chef + Brightwater

Menu Challenge: TBD

hosted by Chef + Brightwater

TICKETS

Limited tickets are available for Final Table events.  Don’t miss out on the culinary action.
Grab your tickets before it’s too late.

New to the World Food Championships? Want to learn how to judge championship food like the pros? Here’s your chance to dive into the realm of Food Sport and show off your high-class taste buds by becoming an EAT certified judge!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ivy Tech Community College

Come enjoy a night of food, drink and fun as we recognize Team Indiana 2019, kick off Team Indiana 2020 and head into the Final Table Indy.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
TBD

Final Table Indy will kick into full gear when the ten WFC Champions make their way into the Capitol City on Friday, May 8th!

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Indianapolis City Market

The Final Table is the most high-stakes competition in Food Sport! The World Food Champ-ionships’ ten Category Champions will battle it out to see who will be crowned the victor. A limited number of tickets are available to watch the live action unfold; however, social distancing measures may be in place. If you would attend The Final Table, complete the form below and a WFC representative will be in touch. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 –
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
Ivy Tech Community College

All-access pass to the Final Table Kick-Off Seafood Boil, the Champions’ Reception, and the Final Table Main Event where you can take in all the live-action heat of the competition as our Champions duke it out for Food Fame & Fortune.




THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 –
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

SPONSORS

The Final Table wouldn’t be possible without these amazing sponsors.