Burger & Seafood Competition

Maryland Foodie Fest has partnered with the World Food Championships to give Maryland food competitors the opportunity to win a sanctioned food competition and join team RAM at the World Food Championships (WFC) for the ultimate food fight.

The World Food Championships is the largest competition in Food Sport, where grand champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. The World Food Championships is also the springboard for many up and coming culinary stars and home cooks as they seek TV fame through many well-known food shows and acting opportunities.

To participate at the WFC, you must win a sanctioned food event such as Maryland Foodie Fest!

WFC has 10 categories for competition. This year, the Maryland Foodie Fest is giving you three chances to win an entry into the WFC through our Chili, Burger and Seafood competitions. Professional chefs and home cooks are welcome to participate! The winner of each category will receive a golden ticket to join team RAM at the World Food Championships in Dallas, Texas – October 16 – 19, 2019. Win in Dallas, and go on to the Final Table in New Orleans and your chance at the grand prize of $100,000.

Competition Emcee – Chef Catina Smith

Just Call Me Chef – Inclusion and Diversity in Every Kitchen

Just Call Me Chef is a call to action and movement. Highlighting Black Women Chefs more than just a calendar, Just Call me Chef is a sisterhood, a professional networking organization, mentorship, and marketing opportunity.

​Founded by Culinary Socialite, Catina Smith, hosts exclusive events such as Dinner at The Fay an underground Supper Club featuring chefs of color, Eat Black Baltimore a food expo for black owned food businesses and fund raising initiative to raise money for Brunch for Brothers a mentoring session for boys.

How Do I Compete?

Register and take the first step toward participating at the World Food Championships (WFC) and your chance to participate at the Final Table in New Orleans and win the grand prize of $100,000!

Official Rules & Burger and Seafood Competitor Application


Burger Competition Awards:

1st Prize: $1,000 & golden ticket to compete at WFC in TX.
2nd Prize: $500
3rd Prize:  $250

Seafood Competition Awards:

1st Prize: $1,000 & golden ticket to compete at WFC in TX.
2nd Prize: $500
3rd Prize:  $250

Crab Cake Eating Contest

Phillips Seafood RestaurantsJoin Phillips Seafood for a crab cake eating contest on the main stage to show off your crab cake eating skills. The first person to finish six -3 ounce crab cakes will be crowned the winner! Those interested in competing will need to visit the Phillips Seafood Booth between 11 and 2pm to register. (Please, no professional food eating competitors.)Six lucky competitors will be randomly drawn and called to the main stage at 2:45 for their chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate to Phillips Seafood Restaurants.