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World Food Championship Final Table this weekend at USC

Lake Murray, SC 04/25/2022 - Next weekend, the World Food Champion will be crowned and will win $100,000 when the 10 category champions compete at the McCutchen House, located on the University of South Carolina’s historic Horseshoe. There will be FREE Family Fun, Food, and a Fun Outdoor Expo. It all happens on Saturday, April 30th, beginning at 10 am and ending at 3 pm at Boyd Plaza!

The ten finalists arrive in Columbia next Friday, April 29th. The ten victors have already won the titles of: Bacon World Champion (Jack MacMurray from Missouri), World Barbecue Champion (Robert Smith, Texas), World Burger Champion (Mike Johnson, Missouri), World Chef Champion (Ethan Nguyen, Texas), World Dessert Champion (Evette Rahman, Florida), World Recipe Champion (Liz Waters, Georgia), World Sandwich Champion (Acie Vincent, North Carolina), World Seafood Champion (Carol Koty, Connecticut) and World Steak Champion (Sunny Moody, Tennessee).

Over the course of two days, these food sport all-stars will be faced with three culinary challenges that are distinctly South Carolina. The event will kick off with a People’s Choice Award Biscuit Challenge, sponsored by Adluh Flour, which involves the chefs creating a biscuit using Adluh Flour.

Other challenges include the chefs catching their own ingredient while fishing with a guide on Lake Murray. Yes, that’s right…the chefs must catch a fish on Lake Murray! The winning chef will not only receive the cash prize, but will also have their winning dish on the menu at the McCutchen House.

Since the high-stakes competition is closed to the public, Capital City/Lake Murray Country is hosting a FREE Family, Food + Fun Outdoor Expo on Saturday, April 30th from 10am-3pm at Boyd Plaza at the Columbia Museum of Art. The Expo, emceed by WCOS’s Jonathon Rush, will include live entertainment by Country Music Star, Cody Webb, hands-on, family-friendly interactive exhibits, lots of food, and live streamed coverage of the competition. Expo attendees will get to meet the chefs and sample their biscuits and vote for their favorite chef at 10am during the People’s Choice Award Biscuit Challenge. Click here for more event details.


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