The World Food Championships and Walmart will be hosting a special Final Table event to crown a new World Food Champion in “Food Sport.” Liz Kraatz, a St. Louis native who won WFC’s chili category in November, will go head-to-head with nine other food category champs in Bentonville, Arkansas, to see whose dish is worthy of the event’s $100,000 prize purse.

Kraatz, who outcooked more than 440 other cooks and chefs in November at WFC’s Main Event, will now try to make her $10,000 Creamy Ancho White Chili dish pay off even greater. Ten times, in fact. If she’s successful against the other nine category champions, she will take home the $100,000 prize purse on April 22. Attending media will get the opportunity to learn more about Food Sport, the finalists and the Final Table celebrity judges, which includes two-sport all star Bo Jackson.

The 6th Annual World Food Championships (www.WorldFoodChampionships.com) featured 450 culinary teams from 13 countries and more than 40 American states. The event, which provides a level playing field for home cooks, pro teams and chefs, uses a tournament-style format to narrow its field to 10 category champions. With three national TV programs since its inception and almost $2 million awarded in cash and prizes, WFC is the largest and fastest growing platform in Food Sport for aspirational culinary artisans that are seeking fortune and fame. Having just completed its main event in Orange Beach, Alabama, WFC will now take its Top 10 Category Champions through one more challenge in April to see who will win the event’s prestigious Final Table and a $100,000 prize purse. For all WFC updates, follow World Food Championships on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), and Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships).­

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