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World Food Championships Las Vegas – Day 2

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Galaxy Outdoor Coverage of the World Food Championships Day 2 – Cornish Game Hen Competition #GalaxyOutdoorWFC

World Food Championships Event Info Tent

World Food Championships Event Info Tent

The World Food Championships being held right here in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada has kicked off and the competition has begun. The competitors were grilling their hearts out today and having a blast while doing so. I’ve never seen grillmasters so focused. These chefs mean business and their putting their hearts and souls into this competition. Galaxy Outdoor has sponsored three teams this year and we couldn’t be happier with these amazing chefs. Below you’ll see a list of the three teams we’ve sponsored this year.

Team Canada – https://www.facebook.com/teamcanadabbq #GoTeamCAN

Top Choice BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/david.praytor?fref=ts

Bbcats Barbecue Team Belgium – https://www.facebook.com/BbcatsBelgium

The Bbacats Barbecue Team Celebratory Dance

The Bbcats Barbecue Team from Belgium put on a show for everyone at the World Food Championships 2014. The greatest part is that they did this dance after turning their BBQ in for judging, so we were able to see them do multiple times a day. The Bbcats Pro Barbecue Team is professional, focused, enthusiastic and a blast to watch compete. Check out the must see video below!

 

Photo Gallery From 2014 World Food Championship Day 2 Cornish Game Hen Competition

World Food Championship History

The World Food Championships is the natural progression of the thousands of cooking competitions that take place across the globe each year. Tens of thousands of consumers will compete in a year-long trial to qualify for the World Food Championships. The World Food Championships takes over where Food Network leaves off – in the kitchen and backyard of every American home. Not fake made for TV stars – but everyday real consumers who simply believe they can.

Nowhere in the culinary landscape is the spirit of integration and engagement more alive than at the World Food Championships, where the world’s most creative food champions face off for pride and culinary glory. The World Food Championships averages about 25,000 attendees per day throughout the multiple zones and competitions, all while being filmed by Core Media Group/Sharp Entertainment for a six-episode TV series to air on the A&E family of networks in Spring of 2014.

World Food Championship Competition Results – So Far

World Recipe Championships – Competition Results
Bacon World Championship
World Dessert Championship
World Pasta Championship

World Food Championship Day 1 – Setup

World Food Championships Las Vegas 2014

Galaxy Outdoor Coverage of the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada 2014

Galaxy Outdoor attended the World Food Championships this morning to make sure all three teams that we’re sponsoring are setup and ready to grill. We would like to wish all three teams the best of luck, the competition starts tomorrow on Thursday November 12th. We’ve listed the teams below so you can show your support on their Facebook pages. #GalaxyOutdoorWFC

Team Canada – https://www.facebook.com/teamcanadabbq #GoTeamCAN

Top Choice BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/david.praytor?fref=ts

Bbcats Barbecue Team Belgium – https://www.facebook.com/BbcatsBelgium

We can’t wait to see these teams compete at the official World Food Championships this year. I’ve personally met these teams, all I have to say is that they are focused, prepared and ready to battle. If you would like to cook like a pro you can stop by Galaxy Outdoor of Las Vegas, Nevada and purchase the same equipment these teams are competing with. We’ve listed below which equipment each team will be using during the WFC competition. Check the list out below! #GalaxyOutdoorWFC

Team Canada

Team Canada will be using both Louisiana Grills and a Galaxy Outdoor Kamado Rocket for their grilling equipment. Click on the image links below to see the BBQ grill brand logo’s. #GoTeamCAN

Louisiana BBQ Grill Logo

Louisiana BBQ Grills

Kamado Rocket 3-In-1 Barbecue Grills Logo

Kamado Rocket 3-In-1 Barbecue Grills

Top Choice BBQ

The Top Choice BBQ Team will be grilling on the Kamado Rocket 3-In-1 BBQ Grill that’s manufactured right here in the USA.

Kamado Rocket 3-In-1 Barbecue Grills Logo

Kamado Rocket 3-In-1 Barbecue Grills

 

Bbcats Barbecue Team Belgium

The Bbcats Barbecue Team will be grilling with Primo Brand grilling equipment.

Primo BBQ Grill Logo

Primo BBQ Grills

World Food Championships 2014 – Competition Setup Day

World Food Championship 2014 Schedule

Tuesday, November 11th
The D 12th Floor Ballroom:
12:00n – 5:00p
Sponsor & Competitor Registration

World Food Championships Las Vegas 2014

World Food Championships Las Vegas 2014

Wednesday, November 12th
The D 12th Floor Ballroom:
9:00a – 5:00p
Sponsor & Competitor Registration
Kenmore Kitchen Coliseum:
10:30a – 2:30p
Reser’s America’s Best Potato Salad Championship
2:30p – 6:00p
World Pasta Championship: Preliminary Round
DLV Center to Downtown Grand:
6:45p – 7:15p
WFC Parade of Champions
Downtown Grand Hotel – Picnic:
7:00p – 10:00p
Welcome Reception presented by LV Weekly / Resers ABPSC Awards
Thursday, November 13th
Kenmore Kitchen Coliseum:
7:30a – 11:00a
World Dessert Championship: Preliminary Round
11:00a – 2:30p
World Recipe (Cheese) Championship: Preliminary Round
2:30p – 6:00p
Bacon World Championship: Preliminary Round
DLV Center:
11:00a – 10:00p
Gates & Food Trucks Open
11:00a – 3:30p
World Barbecue Championship: Auxiliary Competitions
S. 3rd Street & DLV Center:
8:30a – 1:30p
World Open Chili Championship: Preliminary Round #1 – Red
FSE 3rd Street Stage:
11:00a – 5:00p
Demonstrations, Entertainment, & Interviews
6:00p – 8:00p
Opening Round Awards (Recipe, Pasta, Bacon, & Dessert)
Friday, November 14th
Kenmore Kitchen Coliseum:
7:30a – 11:00a
World Sandwich Championship: Preliminary Round
11:00a – 2:30p
World Burger Championship: Preliminary Round
2:30p – 6:00p
World Seafood Championship: Preliminary Round
DLV Center:
11:00a – 10:00p
Gates & Food Trucks Open
12:00p – 4:00p
World Chef Challenge: Session 1
1:00p – 3:00p
WFC EAT Judging Class
6:00p – 8:00p
Bourbon, BBQ, & Banjos
6:00p – 10:00p
Local Band Entertainment
S. 3rd Street & DLV Center:
8:30a – 1:30p
World Open Chili Championship: Preliminary Round #2 – Freestyle
FSE 3rd Street Stage:
11:00a – 5:00p
Demonstrations, Entertainment, & Interviews
6:00p – 8:00p
Opening Round Awards (Sandwich, Burger, Seafood, Chili, & Chefs)
Saturday, November 15th
Kenmore Kitchen Coliseum:
7:30a – 11:00a
World Pasta Championship: Top Ten Round
9:00a – 12:30p
World Dessert Championship: Top Ten Round
12:30p – 4:00p
Bacon World Championship: Top Ten Round
2:00p – 5:30p
World Recipe (Cheese) Championship: Top Ten Round
DLV Center:
8:00a – 6:00p
Gates Open
8:00a – 12:00n
World Chef Challenge: Session 2
9:00a – 3:30p
World Barbecue Championship: Preliminary Round
10:00a – 6:00p
Food Trucks Open
1:00p – 5:00p
World Chef Challenge: Session 3
S. 3rd Street & DLV Center:
8:00a – 2:30p
World Open Chili Championship: Top Ten Round
12:00n – 5:00p
Downtown Chili Throwdown
FSE 3rd Street Stage:
11:00a – 5:00p
Demonstrations, Entertainment, & Interviews
6:00p – 8:00p
Category Final Awards (Pasta, Chili, Bacon, BBQ, Dessert & Chefs)
Private Location:
8:00p – 10:00p
Chef’s Table with Ben Vaughn
Sunday, November 16th
Kenmore Kitchen Coliseum:
7:30a – 11:00a
World Sandwich Championship: Top Ten Round
9:00a – 12:30p
World Burger Championship: Top Ten Round
10:30a – 2:00p
World Seafood Championship: Top Ten Round
DLV Center:
9:00a – 1:00p
World Barbecue Championship: Top Ten Round
11:00a – 2:00p
Gates & Food Trucks Open
12:00n – 2:00p
World Chef’s Challenge: Finals
FSE 3rd Street Stage:
8:00a – 2:00p
PA Announcements & Competitor Interviews
6:00p – 8:00p
Category Final Awards (Sandwich, Burger, BBQ, Seafood & Chef_s)
Pizza Rock:
5:00p – 7:00p
World Food Games
8:00p – 10:00p
Cocktails & Champions
Monday, November 17th
Inspire Theater:
7:00p – 9:00p
Champions for a Cause / Beauties & The Feast TV Show
Tuesday, November 18th
Kenmore Kitchen Coliseum & FSE 3rd Street Stage:
9:00a – 4:00p
Final Table Competition
4:00p – 6:00p
Final Table Judging

Galaxy Outdoor Sponsors Team Canada at World Food Championships

Team Canada - World Food Championships Las Vegas 2014

Go Team Canada! World Food Championships 2014

Team Canada Official Logo

Team Canada Official Logo

Galaxy Outdoor has agreed to sponsor two teams this year at the World Food Championships. One of those participants being Team Canada. We’re truly excited to see how our teams do this year and we hope that Las Vegas will come out and show some support for them. We would also like to share some information about this amazing barbecuing Canucks!

About Team Canada

Team Canada Award Ceremony

Team Canada Award Ceremony

Recognized by the Consult General of Canada as the Canadian National BBQ Team at Memphis In May World Championship Cooking Contest. We are a Federal Not for Profit Corporation comprised of multidisciplinary members. Moreover, several of the team have already won awards at prestigious events such as Smoked to the Bone, Canadian Whole Hog Championship, Memphis in May, the Jack Daniel’s Invitational and the World Food Championships.

 

Mike Callaghan – Pit Master of the former Black Pig BBQ and head Pit Master for Team Canada BBQ. Pit Master Mike Callaghan and Barb vanRassel have been on the competition circuit since 2008 and have numerous accolades including Canadian Whole Hog Champion in 2011.

 

Barbara Van Rassel – Member of Black Pig BBQ, and Mike’s wife. Organizer, facilitator, and manager of Team Canada BBQ.

 

Shawn & Lana Danko – Team Canada is very proud to present one of our founding members, Shawn Danko from the Kooky Canuck in Memphis TN, famous for the Kookamonga Challenge. With roots from both Montreal and Toronto, Shawn’s proud Canadian heritage is not only emphasized in his restaurant but in his daily activities. You can often see Shawn sporting his red tunic at numerous events. Shawn has shared with the team 8 calls to the podium at numerous world championship competitions.

 

Sean Vodden – Professional chef in Toronto ON., Canada and bbq chef for the team. Former pit master of the amateur team Uncle Richie’s Hillbilly BBQ and 2012 Canadian Amateur winner.

 

Jason Savage – Owner of Barbacoa BBQ in Quebec City and professional BBQ pit master. Team Canada’s National Operations Manager Jason brings not only his great cooking skills but his 1st Place Beans from the World Food Championship 2013 – Side Dish Category under his competition team Hellfire BBQ.

 

Tabitha Woodall – Dishwasher, and social media. (“We just had to mention this valuable asset to the team. It really does sound like Tabitha is the cheese that holds this burger together! – Galaxy Outdoor”)

 

Team Canada Photos

The Award Winning Team Canada

Team Canada Group Photo

Team Canada Group Photo

Mike and Barb have been on the competition circuit since 2008 and have earned their spot in Canadian BBQ by the numerous awards over the years. Mike has a true passion for cooking, competition and flare. From 2008 until November 2013 Mike and Barb along with Shawn and Lana, were head of Black Pig BBQ.

Black Pig BBQ attended Memphis in May since 2010 winning various awards and accolades. The team created many friendships with other teams, sponsors and continuously represented Canada with pride. Mike was approached with an idea of creating a National Team and so the processes started.

In November 2013 while the World Food Championships, the official letter was received commissioning Black Pig BBQ to create and run Canada’s official BBQ team. Team members were hand selected based on previous competition and cooking experience. Memphis in May 2014 was Team Canada’s competition debut where the team won first place BBQ sauce, 5th place seafood, and 11th place whole hog. The team continued to compete, vend and promote Canadian competition BBQ throughout the rest of the season with their finale to be in Las Vegas at the World Food Championships. Team Canada earned their recipe ticket last year from placing 4th over all and won a BBQ ticket for winning the La Salle Smoke off, Whole Hog, in La Salle Ontario.

 

Our National and International Awards

2014 Memphis in May World Championship Cooking Contest
1st Place BBQ Sauce (tomato)

2014 Memphis in May World Championship Cooking Contest
5th Place Seafood

2014 Canadian Whole Hog Champion
Top Canadian Team

2013 World Food Championship Recipe
2nd Place

2013 World Food Championship BBQ Division
1 Place BBQ Side Dish
(Hellfire’s BBQ Beans)

2013 Memphis in May World Championship Cooking Contest
2nd Place Beef

2013 Memphis in May World Championship Cooking Contest
3rd Place Exotic

2012 World Food Championship Recipe Division
2nd Place

2012 World Food Championship Recipe Division
6th Place Final Table

2012 Memphis in May World Championship Cooking Contest
5th Place Whole Hog

2011 Zantac Canadian National Chili Challenge
1st Place

2011 Upper Canada BBQ Champion
Top Canadian BBQ team

2011 Memphis in May World Championship Cooking Contest
1st Place Beef

2011 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue
1st Place Cook’s Choice

2011 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue
8th Place Desert

2011 Canadian Whole Hog Champion
Top Canadian BBQ team

2010 Zantac Canadian National Chili Challenge
1st Place

2010 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue
3rd Place Ribs

2009 Zantac Canadian National Chili Challenge
1st Place

Galaxy Outdoor of Las Vegas

Come on into our Las Vegas, Nevada BBQ Grill and Outdoor Kitchen superstore today! We have everything from Professional BBQ Grills, BBQ Islands, Fire Features, BBQ Supply and so mush more. We also look forward to seeing you at the World Food Championships 2014.

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89103

Phone: (702) 448-5600