KINGSFORD - U.P. Hog Wild has been selected as a qualifying event for the World Food Championships to be held in Las Vegas, announced John Bertoldi, president of U.P. Hog Wild Inc.
The World Food Championships, billed as the "highest stakes food competition in the world" has recognized the local barbecue competition. U.P. Hog Wild, being held on Friday and Saturday at Lodal Park in Kingsford, has been selected as one of its qualifying events, Bertoldi said.
In a statement, the World Food Championships told U.P. Hog Wild: "Your event has been identified as one of the world's premier food competitions. Because of its status as a top competition, the winner of your event will receive an automatic qualification to enter and compete at the World Food Championships this November in Las Vegas."
The World Food Championships will be hosted by Man v. Food's Adam Richman and will pit the winners of the biggest and best food competitions against each other for a championship title and a total prize purse of $300,000.
This four-day feature in Las Vegas on Nov. 1-4 will showcase the best of the best squaring off to crown the World Food Champion.
U.P. Hog Wild is a Michigan State Championship Barbecue competition sanctioned through the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque.
KCBS?is the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with more than 15,000 members worldwide.
KCBS sanctions barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America. From volunteering to actual event production, members also offer assistance to civic and charitable organizations who organize events.