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American Royal to Crown the Grand Champion of Barbecue This Weekend

American Royal to Crown the Grand Champion of Barbecue This Weekend

The American Royal Association, located in the Historic West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri, will welcome more than 500 barbecue teams from around the world to their 34th Annual World Series of Barbecue October 4-6. The annual event is the largest barbecue contest in the world, with thousands of pitmasters from around the globe competing for trophies, prizes, and the prestigious title of Grand Champion. Each year more than 270,000 people attend events at the American Royal Complex.

Over 20 acres in the heart of historic Kansas City are transformed into the world's largest celebration of barbecue, featuring family-friendly events, cooking demonstrations from culinary experts, live music, interactive entertainment, a Kids Korral with mutton busting (by the way, that's when kids ride sheep), a petting zoo of exotic animals, and face painting. The three-day festival celebrates all things barbecue — from its rich history in Kansas City to the latest and greatest developments in grilling, smoking, and preparing championship-quality barbecued meats. Combine these with a related trade expo and the World Series of Barbecue Championship contests and this popular destination event earns its title as the World Series of Barbecue. The 2013 Barbecue Hall of Fame honors three award achievement categories: Pitmaster, Business/Industry, and Celebrity/Humanitarian.

Photo Courtesy of The American Royal

The World Series of Barbecue is a "must attend" event for competitive pitmasters and backyard barbecue enthusiasts alike. The competition is intense, with world-renowned pitmasters and top-ranked BBQ teams competing in regional contests throughout the year, and the American Royal is considered the season finale for teams in the competitive barbecue circuit. The Open Contest, presented by Joe's Kansas City, consistently draws the largest number of contestants, which makes it the toughest contest to win in the world of competitive barbecue. The Invitational Contest, presented by KC Masterpiece, has become the most acclaimed contest each year, because only teams earning a Grand Championship in other states and designated contests are allowed to compete. The winner of the KC Masterpiece Invitational Contest becomes the best of the best in barbecue.


American Royal and World Barbecue Champion Set To Make BIG WFC Appearance

The World Food Championships (WFC) is attracting some of the nation&rsquos top talent in culinary competitions. WFC&rsquos 2017 Barbecue Champion, Fred Robles, will be returning to the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas with an additional Food Sport title under his belt.

In his first appearance at the WFC, pitmaster Fred Robles of Team Rio Valley Meat dazzled Food Sport judges to take home $10,000 and the 2017 World Barbecue Champion title. The then-rookie competitor&rsquos category win qualified him for a seat at WFC&rsquos Final Table challenge in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he competed for $100,000 and the World Food Champion title. Even though Robles fell just shy of claiming the crown, his second-place finish proved this Texas-based pitmaster knows a thing or two about competitive cooking.

Adding to his lengthy culinary resume, Robles just took home the title of American Royal Grand Champion at its 40th World Series Barbecue© event where he beat out over 400 teams this past weekend. The Royal is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event that brings pitmasters from near and far to the Kansas Speedway.

In addition to competing at WFC&rsquos Dallas debut this October, Robles will be one of the 10 featured barbecuers in the highly anticipated Bourb'N'Que event in downtown Dallas. This barbecue block party will showcase mouth-watering ribs from the key barbecue regions (Carolinas, Texas, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City) and will sample bourbons from BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon , Title No. 21 , Crooked Fox , TX Bourbon , and Bulleit Bourbon . Bourb&rsquoN&rsquoQue ticketholders will vote for their favorite barbecue ribs at the end of the night to determine which pitmaster takes the people&rsquos choice crown. Click here to sink your teeth into event tickets.

Don&rsquot miss your chance to see if Robles will bring home another title win, and enjoy all of WFC&rsquos food-filled attractions, by purchasing a General Admission Weekend Pass . ( Ticket prices will increase at the gate).

WFC&rsquos 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 &ndash 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.


American Royal and World Barbecue Champion Set To Make BIG WFC Appearance

The World Food Championships (WFC) is attracting some of the nation&rsquos top talent in culinary competitions. WFC&rsquos 2017 Barbecue Champion, Fred Robles, will be returning to the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas with an additional Food Sport title under his belt.

In his first appearance at the WFC, pitmaster Fred Robles of Team Rio Valley Meat dazzled Food Sport judges to take home $10,000 and the 2017 World Barbecue Champion title. The then-rookie competitor&rsquos category win qualified him for a seat at WFC&rsquos Final Table challenge in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he competed for $100,000 and the World Food Champion title. Even though Robles fell just shy of claiming the crown, his second-place finish proved this Texas-based pitmaster knows a thing or two about competitive cooking.

Adding to his lengthy culinary resume, Robles just took home the title of American Royal Grand Champion at its 40th World Series Barbecue© event where he beat out over 400 teams this past weekend. The Royal is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event that brings pitmasters from near and far to the Kansas Speedway.

In addition to competing at WFC&rsquos Dallas debut this October, Robles will be one of the 10 featured barbecuers in the highly anticipated Bourb'N'Que event in downtown Dallas. This barbecue block party will showcase mouth-watering ribs from the key barbecue regions (Carolinas, Texas, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City) and will sample bourbons from BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon , Title No. 21 , Crooked Fox , TX Bourbon , and Bulleit Bourbon . Bourb&rsquoN&rsquoQue ticketholders will vote for their favorite barbecue ribs at the end of the night to determine which pitmaster takes the people&rsquos choice crown. Click here to sink your teeth into event tickets.

Don&rsquot miss your chance to see if Robles will bring home another title win, and enjoy all of WFC&rsquos food-filled attractions, by purchasing a General Admission Weekend Pass . ( Ticket prices will increase at the gate).

WFC&rsquos 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 &ndash 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.


American Royal and World Barbecue Champion Set To Make BIG WFC Appearance

The World Food Championships (WFC) is attracting some of the nation&rsquos top talent in culinary competitions. WFC&rsquos 2017 Barbecue Champion, Fred Robles, will be returning to the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas with an additional Food Sport title under his belt.

In his first appearance at the WFC, pitmaster Fred Robles of Team Rio Valley Meat dazzled Food Sport judges to take home $10,000 and the 2017 World Barbecue Champion title. The then-rookie competitor&rsquos category win qualified him for a seat at WFC&rsquos Final Table challenge in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he competed for $100,000 and the World Food Champion title. Even though Robles fell just shy of claiming the crown, his second-place finish proved this Texas-based pitmaster knows a thing or two about competitive cooking.

Adding to his lengthy culinary resume, Robles just took home the title of American Royal Grand Champion at its 40th World Series Barbecue© event where he beat out over 400 teams this past weekend. The Royal is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event that brings pitmasters from near and far to the Kansas Speedway.

In addition to competing at WFC&rsquos Dallas debut this October, Robles will be one of the 10 featured barbecuers in the highly anticipated Bourb'N'Que event in downtown Dallas. This barbecue block party will showcase mouth-watering ribs from the key barbecue regions (Carolinas, Texas, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City) and will sample bourbons from BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon , Title No. 21 , Crooked Fox , TX Bourbon , and Bulleit Bourbon . Bourb&rsquoN&rsquoQue ticketholders will vote for their favorite barbecue ribs at the end of the night to determine which pitmaster takes the people&rsquos choice crown. Click here to sink your teeth into event tickets.

Don&rsquot miss your chance to see if Robles will bring home another title win, and enjoy all of WFC&rsquos food-filled attractions, by purchasing a General Admission Weekend Pass . ( Ticket prices will increase at the gate).

WFC&rsquos 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 &ndash 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.


American Royal and World Barbecue Champion Set To Make BIG WFC Appearance

The World Food Championships (WFC) is attracting some of the nation&rsquos top talent in culinary competitions. WFC&rsquos 2017 Barbecue Champion, Fred Robles, will be returning to the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas with an additional Food Sport title under his belt.

In his first appearance at the WFC, pitmaster Fred Robles of Team Rio Valley Meat dazzled Food Sport judges to take home $10,000 and the 2017 World Barbecue Champion title. The then-rookie competitor&rsquos category win qualified him for a seat at WFC&rsquos Final Table challenge in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he competed for $100,000 and the World Food Champion title. Even though Robles fell just shy of claiming the crown, his second-place finish proved this Texas-based pitmaster knows a thing or two about competitive cooking.

Adding to his lengthy culinary resume, Robles just took home the title of American Royal Grand Champion at its 40th World Series Barbecue© event where he beat out over 400 teams this past weekend. The Royal is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event that brings pitmasters from near and far to the Kansas Speedway.

In addition to competing at WFC&rsquos Dallas debut this October, Robles will be one of the 10 featured barbecuers in the highly anticipated Bourb'N'Que event in downtown Dallas. This barbecue block party will showcase mouth-watering ribs from the key barbecue regions (Carolinas, Texas, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City) and will sample bourbons from BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon , Title No. 21 , Crooked Fox , TX Bourbon , and Bulleit Bourbon . Bourb&rsquoN&rsquoQue ticketholders will vote for their favorite barbecue ribs at the end of the night to determine which pitmaster takes the people&rsquos choice crown. Click here to sink your teeth into event tickets.

Don&rsquot miss your chance to see if Robles will bring home another title win, and enjoy all of WFC&rsquos food-filled attractions, by purchasing a General Admission Weekend Pass . ( Ticket prices will increase at the gate).

WFC&rsquos 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 &ndash 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.


American Royal and World Barbecue Champion Set To Make BIG WFC Appearance

The World Food Championships (WFC) is attracting some of the nation&rsquos top talent in culinary competitions. WFC&rsquos 2017 Barbecue Champion, Fred Robles, will be returning to the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas with an additional Food Sport title under his belt.

In his first appearance at the WFC, pitmaster Fred Robles of Team Rio Valley Meat dazzled Food Sport judges to take home $10,000 and the 2017 World Barbecue Champion title. The then-rookie competitor&rsquos category win qualified him for a seat at WFC&rsquos Final Table challenge in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he competed for $100,000 and the World Food Champion title. Even though Robles fell just shy of claiming the crown, his second-place finish proved this Texas-based pitmaster knows a thing or two about competitive cooking.

Adding to his lengthy culinary resume, Robles just took home the title of American Royal Grand Champion at its 40th World Series Barbecue© event where he beat out over 400 teams this past weekend. The Royal is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event that brings pitmasters from near and far to the Kansas Speedway.

In addition to competing at WFC&rsquos Dallas debut this October, Robles will be one of the 10 featured barbecuers in the highly anticipated Bourb'N'Que event in downtown Dallas. This barbecue block party will showcase mouth-watering ribs from the key barbecue regions (Carolinas, Texas, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City) and will sample bourbons from BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon , Title No. 21 , Crooked Fox , TX Bourbon , and Bulleit Bourbon . Bourb&rsquoN&rsquoQue ticketholders will vote for their favorite barbecue ribs at the end of the night to determine which pitmaster takes the people&rsquos choice crown. Click here to sink your teeth into event tickets.

Don&rsquot miss your chance to see if Robles will bring home another title win, and enjoy all of WFC&rsquos food-filled attractions, by purchasing a General Admission Weekend Pass . ( Ticket prices will increase at the gate).

WFC&rsquos 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 &ndash 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.


American Royal and World Barbecue Champion Set To Make BIG WFC Appearance

The World Food Championships (WFC) is attracting some of the nation&rsquos top talent in culinary competitions. WFC&rsquos 2017 Barbecue Champion, Fred Robles, will be returning to the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas with an additional Food Sport title under his belt.

In his first appearance at the WFC, pitmaster Fred Robles of Team Rio Valley Meat dazzled Food Sport judges to take home $10,000 and the 2017 World Barbecue Champion title. The then-rookie competitor&rsquos category win qualified him for a seat at WFC&rsquos Final Table challenge in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he competed for $100,000 and the World Food Champion title. Even though Robles fell just shy of claiming the crown, his second-place finish proved this Texas-based pitmaster knows a thing or two about competitive cooking.

Adding to his lengthy culinary resume, Robles just took home the title of American Royal Grand Champion at its 40th World Series Barbecue© event where he beat out over 400 teams this past weekend. The Royal is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event that brings pitmasters from near and far to the Kansas Speedway.

In addition to competing at WFC&rsquos Dallas debut this October, Robles will be one of the 10 featured barbecuers in the highly anticipated Bourb'N'Que event in downtown Dallas. This barbecue block party will showcase mouth-watering ribs from the key barbecue regions (Carolinas, Texas, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City) and will sample bourbons from BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon , Title No. 21 , Crooked Fox , TX Bourbon , and Bulleit Bourbon . Bourb&rsquoN&rsquoQue ticketholders will vote for their favorite barbecue ribs at the end of the night to determine which pitmaster takes the people&rsquos choice crown. Click here to sink your teeth into event tickets.

Don&rsquot miss your chance to see if Robles will bring home another title win, and enjoy all of WFC&rsquos food-filled attractions, by purchasing a General Admission Weekend Pass . ( Ticket prices will increase at the gate).

WFC&rsquos 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 &ndash 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.


American Royal and World Barbecue Champion Set To Make BIG WFC Appearance

The World Food Championships (WFC) is attracting some of the nation&rsquos top talent in culinary competitions. WFC&rsquos 2017 Barbecue Champion, Fred Robles, will be returning to the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas with an additional Food Sport title under his belt.

In his first appearance at the WFC, pitmaster Fred Robles of Team Rio Valley Meat dazzled Food Sport judges to take home $10,000 and the 2017 World Barbecue Champion title. The then-rookie competitor&rsquos category win qualified him for a seat at WFC&rsquos Final Table challenge in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he competed for $100,000 and the World Food Champion title. Even though Robles fell just shy of claiming the crown, his second-place finish proved this Texas-based pitmaster knows a thing or two about competitive cooking.

Adding to his lengthy culinary resume, Robles just took home the title of American Royal Grand Champion at its 40th World Series Barbecue© event where he beat out over 400 teams this past weekend. The Royal is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event that brings pitmasters from near and far to the Kansas Speedway.

In addition to competing at WFC&rsquos Dallas debut this October, Robles will be one of the 10 featured barbecuers in the highly anticipated Bourb'N'Que event in downtown Dallas. This barbecue block party will showcase mouth-watering ribs from the key barbecue regions (Carolinas, Texas, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City) and will sample bourbons from BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon , Title No. 21 , Crooked Fox , TX Bourbon , and Bulleit Bourbon . Bourb&rsquoN&rsquoQue ticketholders will vote for their favorite barbecue ribs at the end of the night to determine which pitmaster takes the people&rsquos choice crown. Click here to sink your teeth into event tickets.

Don&rsquot miss your chance to see if Robles will bring home another title win, and enjoy all of WFC&rsquos food-filled attractions, by purchasing a General Admission Weekend Pass . ( Ticket prices will increase at the gate).

WFC&rsquos 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 &ndash 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.


American Royal and World Barbecue Champion Set To Make BIG WFC Appearance

The World Food Championships (WFC) is attracting some of the nation&rsquos top talent in culinary competitions. WFC&rsquos 2017 Barbecue Champion, Fred Robles, will be returning to the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas with an additional Food Sport title under his belt.

In his first appearance at the WFC, pitmaster Fred Robles of Team Rio Valley Meat dazzled Food Sport judges to take home $10,000 and the 2017 World Barbecue Champion title. The then-rookie competitor&rsquos category win qualified him for a seat at WFC&rsquos Final Table challenge in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he competed for $100,000 and the World Food Champion title. Even though Robles fell just shy of claiming the crown, his second-place finish proved this Texas-based pitmaster knows a thing or two about competitive cooking.

Adding to his lengthy culinary resume, Robles just took home the title of American Royal Grand Champion at its 40th World Series Barbecue© event where he beat out over 400 teams this past weekend. The Royal is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event that brings pitmasters from near and far to the Kansas Speedway.

In addition to competing at WFC&rsquos Dallas debut this October, Robles will be one of the 10 featured barbecuers in the highly anticipated Bourb'N'Que event in downtown Dallas. This barbecue block party will showcase mouth-watering ribs from the key barbecue regions (Carolinas, Texas, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City) and will sample bourbons from BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon , Title No. 21 , Crooked Fox , TX Bourbon , and Bulleit Bourbon . Bourb&rsquoN&rsquoQue ticketholders will vote for their favorite barbecue ribs at the end of the night to determine which pitmaster takes the people&rsquos choice crown. Click here to sink your teeth into event tickets.

Don&rsquot miss your chance to see if Robles will bring home another title win, and enjoy all of WFC&rsquos food-filled attractions, by purchasing a General Admission Weekend Pass . ( Ticket prices will increase at the gate).

WFC&rsquos 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 &ndash 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.


American Royal and World Barbecue Champion Set To Make BIG WFC Appearance

The World Food Championships (WFC) is attracting some of the nation&rsquos top talent in culinary competitions. WFC&rsquos 2017 Barbecue Champion, Fred Robles, will be returning to the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas with an additional Food Sport title under his belt.

In his first appearance at the WFC, pitmaster Fred Robles of Team Rio Valley Meat dazzled Food Sport judges to take home $10,000 and the 2017 World Barbecue Champion title. The then-rookie competitor&rsquos category win qualified him for a seat at WFC&rsquos Final Table challenge in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he competed for $100,000 and the World Food Champion title. Even though Robles fell just shy of claiming the crown, his second-place finish proved this Texas-based pitmaster knows a thing or two about competitive cooking.

Adding to his lengthy culinary resume, Robles just took home the title of American Royal Grand Champion at its 40th World Series Barbecue© event where he beat out over 400 teams this past weekend. The Royal is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event that brings pitmasters from near and far to the Kansas Speedway.

In addition to competing at WFC&rsquos Dallas debut this October, Robles will be one of the 10 featured barbecuers in the highly anticipated Bourb'N'Que event in downtown Dallas. This barbecue block party will showcase mouth-watering ribs from the key barbecue regions (Carolinas, Texas, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City) and will sample bourbons from BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon , Title No. 21 , Crooked Fox , TX Bourbon , and Bulleit Bourbon . Bourb&rsquoN&rsquoQue ticketholders will vote for their favorite barbecue ribs at the end of the night to determine which pitmaster takes the people&rsquos choice crown. Click here to sink your teeth into event tickets.

Don&rsquot miss your chance to see if Robles will bring home another title win, and enjoy all of WFC&rsquos food-filled attractions, by purchasing a General Admission Weekend Pass . ( Ticket prices will increase at the gate).

WFC&rsquos 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 &ndash 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.


American Royal and World Barbecue Champion Set To Make BIG WFC Appearance

The World Food Championships (WFC) is attracting some of the nation&rsquos top talent in culinary competitions. WFC&rsquos 2017 Barbecue Champion, Fred Robles, will be returning to the Ultimate Food Fight in Dallas with an additional Food Sport title under his belt.

In his first appearance at the WFC, pitmaster Fred Robles of Team Rio Valley Meat dazzled Food Sport judges to take home $10,000 and the 2017 World Barbecue Champion title. The then-rookie competitor&rsquos category win qualified him for a seat at WFC&rsquos Final Table challenge in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he competed for $100,000 and the World Food Champion title. Even though Robles fell just shy of claiming the crown, his second-place finish proved this Texas-based pitmaster knows a thing or two about competitive cooking.

Adding to his lengthy culinary resume, Robles just took home the title of American Royal Grand Champion at its 40th World Series Barbecue© event where he beat out over 400 teams this past weekend. The Royal is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event that brings pitmasters from near and far to the Kansas Speedway.

In addition to competing at WFC&rsquos Dallas debut this October, Robles will be one of the 10 featured barbecuers in the highly anticipated Bourb'N'Que event in downtown Dallas. This barbecue block party will showcase mouth-watering ribs from the key barbecue regions (Carolinas, Texas, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City) and will sample bourbons from BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon , Title No. 21 , Crooked Fox , TX Bourbon , and Bulleit Bourbon . Bourb&rsquoN&rsquoQue ticketholders will vote for their favorite barbecue ribs at the end of the night to determine which pitmaster takes the people&rsquos choice crown. Click here to sink your teeth into event tickets.

Don&rsquot miss your chance to see if Robles will bring home another title win, and enjoy all of WFC&rsquos food-filled attractions, by purchasing a General Admission Weekend Pass . ( Ticket prices will increase at the gate).

WFC&rsquos 8th Annual Main Event is scheduled for October 16 &ndash 20, 2019, at Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas. To keep up with all WFC news, follow the event on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships). Click here to book your room for #WFC2019.

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the highest stakes food competition in the world. This multi-day, live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world's best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories: Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. In 2018, over 1,500 contestants on nearly 500 official teams from 42 American states and 12 countries competed. More than 20 million people have attended WFC or have seen it on national TV over the past seven years. This year's Main Event will be held in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Tower Lawn, Oct. 16-20.