KRAFT Foodservice Brands to Participate at the World Food Championships

KRAFT Foodservice is excited to announce that three of KRAFT’s signature brands will be title sponsors at the World Food Championships taking place Thursday, November 1st – Sunday, November 4th at Bally’s Las Vegas.  KRAFT’s participating brands will include A.1. Steak Sauce, PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard.

The World Food Championships will bring culinary champions from all walks of life into one arena so that they can square off for food supremacy and share of the $300,000 prize purse.  Using a hybrid of sanctioned, celebrity and customized judging processes, The World Food Championships will identify winners in seven key categories of divisional cooking competitions, culminating in a Final Table face-off judged by celebrity food experts, including Adam Richman, star of the Travel Channel’s “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America” and “Man v Food: Nation.”

A.1. Steak Sauce will be the title sponsor for the World Burger Championship that will take place on Friday, November 2nd, 2012.  The world’s best hamburgers, crafted by fifty award-winning cooks, will go head-to-head to determine who is worthy to be crowned World Burger Champion.

PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, America’s #1 selling cream cheese, will be the title sponsor for the World Side-Dish Championship that will take place on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012.  Fifty Competitors will create their superlative side-dish and then square off for the title of World Side-Dish Champion.

GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard will be the title sponsor for the World Sandwich Championship that will take place on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012.  With so much versatility, the options to create the next best sandwich are endless.  Fifty of the world’s master sandwich makers will compete for the chance to win the title of World Sandwich Champion.

“We’re very excited to be part of the World Food Championships,” said Terri Tamburo, Category Director of Marketing at Kraft Foodservice. “GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard, A.1. Steak Sauce and PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese are such beloved American brands that we are honored to play a role in this event which brings together such talented cooks and contestants from all over the world. We are really looking forward to seeing some truly unique and inspired dishes throughout the competitions.”

“The WFC is excited to announce the additions of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, A.1. Steak Sauce and GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard as some of our primary sponsors,” commented Richman. “We are thrilled that they will be part of our World Food Competitions and help us deliver a world-class food experience for both consumers and competitors.”

The 2012 WFC categories will feature classic American cuisine: barbecue, chili, burgers, sandwiches, side-dishes, the World Recipe Championship featuring winners of online recipe contests and a World Chef Challenge open to some of the best chefs from America’s greatest food cities.

“PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, A.1. Steak Sauce and GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard are iconic brands in the culinary world and we’re excited to have them associated with our event,” said Mike McCloud, President of Trybe Targeting, the company that is producing the four-day event. “As the title sponsors, these brands will each be awarding $25,000 in total prize money and helping us celebrate food artisans in a very unique way.”

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