2019 World Food Championships | Chefs
Team Indiana returns home after successful World Food Championships

Team Indiana returns home after successful World Food Championships

Team Indiana returned home this week after sending three team members to their respective finals at the World Food Championship. Two Team Indiana chefs, Turon Cummings and Jennifer Norem, earned runner-up honors while Chef Justin Miller placed seventh. All three competitors, plus 2017 World Chef Champion Craig Baker, are automatically qualified for the 2020 World Food Championships. Despite leaving Dallas without an individual champion, Team Indiana has a significant part to play in the staging of this year’s Final Table—scheduled for May 8-10 in Indianapolis. Turon Cummings, a resident of Whiting, IN, came second in the World Burger Championship with a mango, pineapple, and bacon burger. Fellow Northern Indiana competitor Jennifer...

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Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announces Culinary Crossroads initiative

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announces Culinary Crossroads initiative

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced today that a talented and diverse group of Hoosier culinary professionals and amateur home cooks will compete in the 2019 World Food Championships in Dallas, Texas this October 16-20. The Indiana Office of Tourism Development will participate as a sponsor of Team Indiana. Additional sponsors and financial supporters of Team Indiana include: Indiana Grown, ClusterTruck, Red Gold, Piazza Produce, Central Restaurant Products, Indiana Kitchen-Premium Pork Products and Agency Worldwide. Team Indiana is the first initiative for Culinary Crossroads, a new and ongoing branding campaign focused on raising awareness of the personalities, products,...

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