In light of the continuing developments of the COVID-19 virus and an announcement yesterday from the Governor of Indiana, the World Food Championships (WFC) and its Indiana partners — Visit Indy, Ivy Tech Community College, Sysco and Team Indiana — just announced that The $100,000 Final Table and corresponding food events have been rescheduled for August 5-9, 2020. “While we have been eagerly and diligently planning the crescendo moment of Food Sport, the last thing we want to do is endanger the health of our colleagues and community during this continuing crisis that not only impacts Indy, but also our nation. We certainly understand and will follow all precautionary guidelines from Indiana and its leaders, so postponing our event is...
After winning the 2019 Indy Burger Battle and competing with Team Indiana in the World Food Championships, Indianapolis Star food writer Liz Biro has highlighted Chef Erin Gillum of Spoke & Steele as one of her 8 chefs to watch in 2020. Erin's distinctly Asian flavors and incredible craft shine through her menu. She competed in the World Sandwich Championships this year in Dallas, her first foray into the world of food sport. Read The Indianapolis Star piece and learn more about Indy chefs worth checking out in the new year.
Team Indiana member Justin Miller of Anthony's Chophouse in Carmel was featured this week by Visit Hamilton County. His restaurant and the trendy 3UP Rooftop Bar above are part of a new wave of dining experiences in Downtown Carmel. If you do take Justin’s cue and slow down, you’ll see that Anthony’s Chophouse offers a fine-dining experience without fine-dining stuffiness. This is in part a product of Justin’s and Anthony’s collective style, but it’s also a reflection of current dining trends John Thomas, Visit Hamilton County Justin was a finalist at the 2019 World Food Championships, finishing in the Top 10 of the World Recipe Championship and automatically qualifying for the 2020 Main Event.
For the first time in its history, WFC is kicking off its grand finale with a full week of programming and new events entitled “Culinary Crossroads: Food Week” which will include celebrations devoted to highlighting Indianapolis’ culinary people, places and products. The opening days of the event will also feature a Food Champ University seminar that will take an in-depth look into the world of Food Sport, including an open Q&A session about the WFC 2020 EAT-X judging process.