WELCOME TO

THE FINAL TABLE

THE PINNACLE MOMENT FOR FOOD SPORT ENTHUSIASTS!

WELCOME TO

THE FINAL TABLE

THE PINNACLE MOMENT FOR FOOD SPORT ENTHUSIASTS!

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ABOUT THE FINAL TABLE

ABOUT THE FINAL TABLE

Known as the Jewel of South Carolina, Lake Murray Country has long been known for its beautiful lakes and outdoor recreational activities. However, it’s the thriving culinary scene that makes this southern oasis the perfect host city for this year’s World Food Championships’ Final Table. All across Lake Murray Country, culinary talent is exploding which is boosting a growing number of distinct food districts, standout breweries and restaurants. Columbia, perhaps the most well-known city in the four-county Lake Murray Country area was recently named, “One of America’s Best New Food Destinations” by Food and Wine Magazine.

April 30 – May 1, 2022
Location: 902 Sumter St, Columbia, SC

THE VENUE

McCutchen House

Located on the historic Horseshoe, McCutchen House serves as a training ground for University of South Carolina students embarking on a career in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. 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.

McCutchen House

Located on the historic Horseshoe, McCutchen House serves as a training ground for University of South Carolina students embarking on a career in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. 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 CHAMPIONS

This year’s Final Table consists of repeats, three-peats and a 19-year-old culinary student who is brand new to Food Sport. Not only did these ten 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 not open to the general public, however, Lake Murray Country will not have you missing out on any of the opening challenge action. From 10am – 3pm, Food Sport Fans can watch via live stream at Boyd Plaza at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Free and open to the public, Final Table’s FREE Family, Food + Fun Outdoor Expo has something for everyone — from Interactive family-friendly exhibits to local artisans and food trucks! Country music artist and South Carolina’s own Cody Webb will perform a free concert. Best of all, our Ten Finalists will kick off the event with a tasting from their first challenge — BISCUITS!

There has never been a better time to visit Lake Murray Country!

 

Here’s a quick look at the Final Table event schedule.
Times are subject to change.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022


Final Table’s FREE Family, Food + Fun Outdoor Expo

10 am – 3 pm
Boyd Plaza @ Columbia Museum of Art

Biscuits With The Finalists

10 am – 11 am
Boyd Plaza @ Columbia Museum of Art

Challenge One

12:30 pm – 4:15 pm
@ McCutchen House

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022

 

Challenge Two

10:30 am – 1:20 pm
@ McCutchen House

Challenge Three

3:00 pm – 5:45 pm
@ McCutchen House

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

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