PHOTOS: 2013 World Food Championships

The 2013 World Food Championships took place in downtown Las Vegas. READ STORY

  • Hamburgers wait to be judged in the World Food Championships Friday, Nov. 8. More than 300 competitors will compete in a four-day live cook off Downtown Las Vegas for their share of $300,000 prize purse. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • Visitors to Las Vegas watch as judge’s taste prepared dishes in the World Food Championships Friday, Nov. 8. More than 300 competitors will compete in a four-day live cook off Downtown Las Vegas for their share of $300,000 prize purse. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • Chefs prepare for judging in the World Food Championships Thursday, Nov. 7. More than 300 competitors will compete in a four-day live cook off Downtown Las Vegas for their share of $300,000 prize purse. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • Chefs prepare for judging in the World Food Championships Thursday, Nov. 7. More than 300 competitors will compete in a four-day live cook off Downtown Las Vegas for their share of $300,000 prize purse. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • Chef Ted Reader of Canada prepares his bacon wrapped lobster roll sandwich for judging in the World Food Championships Thursday, Nov. 7. More than 300 competitors will compete in a four-day live cook off Downtown Las Vegas for their share of $300,000 prize purse. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • Chef Ted Reader of Canada prepares his bacon wrapped lobster roll sandwich for judging in the World Food Championships Thursday, Nov. 7. More than 300 competitors will compete in a four-day live cook off Downtown Las Vegas for their share of $300,000 prize purse. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • Chef Ted Reader of Canada prepares his bacon wrapped lobster roll sandwich for judging in the World Food Championships Thursday, Nov. 7. More than 300 competitors will compete in a four-day live cook off Downtown Las Vegas for their share of $300,000 prize purse. Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones

  • The World Food Championships begin in downtown Las Vegas. Three hundred and fifteen competitors will vie for a total purse of $300,000 during the 4 day festival. The culinary categories include barbecue, bacon, chili, burger, dessert, recipe, and potato salad. Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

  • 3-time Super Bowl winner Bill Bates (left) hands NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell the Championship Belt for winning the winner tastes all throw-down for the best sausage sandwich at the World Food Championships on the Fremont Street Experience Saturday night. Brian Jones/Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Food Fight Championship Belt arrives for the winner tastes all throw-down for the best sausage sandwich between 3-time Super Bowl winner Bill Bates and NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell at the World Food Championships on the Fremont Street Experience Saturday night. Brian Jones/Las Vegas News Bureau

  • Iron Chef’s Roberto Treviño (left) and Eric Greenspan team-up with 3-time Super Bowl winner Bill Bates and NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell to compete for the winner tastes all throw-down for the best sausage sandwich at the World Food Championships on the Fremont Street Experience Saturday night. Brian Jones/Las Vegas News Bureau

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  • In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Dave Elliott, from Porky McBeef and the Cluckers in Olathe, KS with Mom Jan is declared the 2013 World Food Champion and winner of a $50,000 check, with his Mom’s Carrot Cake at the 2013 World Food Championships in downtown Las Vegas. Sunday, November 10, 2013. (Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton)

  • In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Dave Elliott, from Porky McBeef and the Cluckers in Olathe, KS is declared the 2013 World Food Champion, with his Mom’s Carrot Cake at the 2013 World Food Championships in downtown Las Vegas. Sunday, November 10, 2013. (Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton)

  • In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, celebrity judges Robin Leach, Claire Sinclair and "Famous Dave" Anderson with the other judges cast their votes for the winner of the 4-day 2013 World Food Championship at the “Final Table” competition in downtown Las Vegas and determine who is the 2013 World Food Champion. Sunday, November 10, 2013. (Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton)

  • In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, finalists (l-r) Dave Elliott, with his carrot cake from Olathe, KS; Wade Fortin, with his special hamburger from Chicago, IL and Victor Howard, with his BBQ brisket from Houston, TX at the 2013 World Food Championships in downtown Las Vegas. Sunday, November 10, 2013. (Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton)