World Food Championships 2016

World Food Championships 2016

We've Got Our Winners!

These Just A Pinch members will be cookin' with the pros at the 2016 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, AL. This talented group will leave the beach with some serious bragging rights... and maybe $100,000 in prize money!


Andreann Geise - Myrtle Beach, SC
Bacon Shrimp & Tomato Salad on Garlic Bacon Toast


Shea Goldstein - Helena, AL
Sirloin and Pork Burger with Blue Cheese Slaw

George Levinthal - Goleta, CA
Chorizo, Bacon Cheddarburger


Lori Frazee - Florida
Blazin' BBQ Traditional Red Chili


Greg Buerger - Peoria, AZ
Peaches N’ Sour Cream Pound Cake Bread Pudding

Brenda Washnock - Michigan
Garam Masala Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Nancy A. - New Jersey
Blueberry Brunch Cheesecake



John Barnes - Fredericksburg, TX
Seared Cod with Cilantro Lime Rice


Jasmin Stewart-Harbin - California
Blackened New York Steak with Sweet Potato Butter

Automatic Qualifiers:

These cooks did so well at last year's World Food Championships, they were automatically invited back and will be competing on Team Just A Pinch!
Dessert: Nancy Judd - Alpine, UT
Recipe (Breakfast): Lori McLain - Denton, TX
Recipe (Breakfast): Ann Jones - Geneva, IL
Chili: Darci Bos - Lebanon, TN
Bacon: Rebecka Evans - Danville, CA

With so many delicious entries, the Kitchen Crew had a hard time narrowing down the recipes. It's proof that ALL of our home cooks have some serious cooking chops.

Leave a comment below to wish the competitors good luck!

Rules and Regulations

Diane C. - Dec 23, 2016
thanks George, for sharing that article. Merry Christmas!
George Levinthal - Dec 23, 2016

Here's Janet's recap of this year's competition:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..

Diane C. - Dec 23, 2016
What were the results of the contest?
Teresa G - Nov 5, 2016
Congrats everyone!
Colleen Sowa - Nov 4, 2016
George, That was so well said... Can't wait to see all the posts and photos.... rooting for all of you!!! ox
George Levinthal - Nov 4, 2016
Just a few days left before WFC2016. Good luck to everyone and look forward to seeing everyone there. Let's make Janet and JAP proud. We're not just a recipe site but a force to be reckoned with in the food sport world.

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Colleen Sowa - Sep 29, 2016
Congratulations friends.... xoxo
Connie Ottman - Sep 15, 2016
Have a wonderful time. Congratulations!
Ashley Mincey - Aug 27, 2016
Felicitations!!! Congrats everyone!
Straws Kitchen - Aug 21, 2016
Congrats to all the winners and good luck in Orange Beach, have a fantastic time 'win or loose'.
Nancy A. - Aug 15, 2016
Thank you so very much, I am so very honored and excited!
Debbie Reid - Aug 7, 2016
Congrats to all the winners and good luck in Orange Beach!! Working on qualifying myself so hopefully will be there cheering you on!!
Hidemi Walsh - Aug 5, 2016
Thank you so much for picking my recipe! Thank you for thoughtful comments, everyone! I will do my best!
Diane Atherton - Aug 4, 2016
Congratulations winners!!! Have fun!!
John Barnes - Aug 4, 2016
Thank you Just A Pinch. I'm excited to be representing this year! Good luck to everyone competing.