World Food Championships announce US Foods pantry to include special ingredients like TNT beef patties

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It takes special ingredients to make special dishes in a major food championship. That's why the World Food Championships paired with US Foods™ to create a pantry worthy of the "Ultimate Food Fight." The US Foods pantries will be stacked to the roof with ingredients that more than 300 competitors will use to create their championship recipes in the live-event cookoff, including TNT™ beef patties as a special ingredient in the US Foods™ pantry.

The 2013 World Food Championships will be held at the Fremont Street Experience and Fremont East District in Downtown Las Vegas, Nov. 7-10. During the individual category competitions, competitors will have access to the US Foods communal pantry. Inclusive of TNT™ beef patties, the pantry will provide competitors with special ingredients that will further enhance their overall recipes, giving them an added edge to 'wow' the judges.

"Bringing TNT™ beef patties to the World Food Championships' pantry will give our competitors unique and flavorful options from which they will create their championship dishes," said Mike McCloud, CEO and president of Trybe Targeting, producers of the World Food Championships.

Only in Las Vegas can food, fame and fortune be combined into one jackpot event. The second annual World Food Championships will invite the champions from some of the biggest and best food competitions around the world to Las Vegas for one ultimate defining moment. Following a tournament-style format across seven iconic food categories, BBQ, chili, burger, sandwich, recipe, dessert and bacon, competitors will battle for their chance to claim the World Food Champion title.

In addition to the individual category competitions, the World Food Championships will feature several ticketed grazing options, for those interested in getting a taste of championship food, such as the Ultimate Bacon Experience. Limited tickets are available. To purchase, visit: worldfoodchampionships.com/tickets.

To stay in the food champ chatter and for more information on the World Food Championships, visit worldfoodchampionships.com, Facebook.com/WorldFoodChampionships or Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp).

ABOUT TRYBE TARGETING
Trybe Targeting was launched in 2009 as the food and enthusiast marketing division of MMA Creative Inc., a 22−year−old marketing and advertising agency with offices in Nashville, Cookeville, Tenn. And Orlando, Fla. Trybe Targeting is the agency of record to the Kansas City Barbeque Society, International Chili Society, the American Pie Council, and World's Championship Chili Cookoff. Trybe Targeting also helped develop the 2011 Inaugural Sam's Club National BBQ Tour, the richest competition series in barbecue history, and the $300,000 World Food Championships, the ultimate culinary competition.

ABOUT TNT™
TNT™ is crafted from a proprietary recipe and process that locks in moisture and flavor to ensure a tender, juicy burger and a consistently pleasing dining experience for foodservice customers. TNT™ maintains an extensive product line of beef, Angus and turkey patties, allowing versatility for foodservice operators and their operations. Since 2007, TNT™ has been awarded the ChefsBest® Award for Foodservice, an award that demonstrates TNT™'s quality and consistent performance in the burger patty category. TNT™ beef patties are a subsidiary brand of Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation.

For more information on TNT, visit: http://www.burgercravings.com/brands/tnt .

CONTACT: Jeff Morris 615-297-6886 jeffm@trybetargeting.comSource: The World Food Championships