Culinary Fight Club, the popular food sport event series, announced its expansion into 12 new cities in 2017, with a fresh list of competition series scheduled and key sponsors returning to add to the exciting year. Chefs will now battle in 17 markets, including Chicago, Omaha, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Boston, Knoxville, Johnson City, Pittsburgh, Virginia Beach, Charlotte, Twin Cities, Kansas City, Montgomery, Charlotte, Charleston, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
Culinary Fight Club competitions will be title-sponsored by Reinhart Foodservice, as the official pantry sponsor in 11 of 17 markets. The pantry provides fresh ingredients that allow the competitors the opportunity to battle for the best dish.
“We are excited to continue to grow our relationship with Culinary Fight Club,” says Eric Cronert, vice president marketing and communications, Reinhart Foodservice. “Partnering with organizations like Culinary Fight Club allows us to be part of the food sports movement and local food scenes all while helping support a great cause, Fight2Feed.”
2017 will host various themes, including Chocolate, Pork, Taco, Pitmaster, Blended Burger, Steak, Seafood, Chocolate and Sip + Bite. Culinary Fight Club also brings back by popular demand its Amazing Culinary Fight Club Pantry Race competition.
“Food sports is one of the fastest growing events in the nation,” says Culinary Fight Club founder, Jiwon McCartney. “We are thrilled to expand our reach and work with amazing chefs who can battle it out and create delicious dishes in a competitive environment.”
With the successful launch of the 2016 Chicago Culinary Fight Fest, the Culinary Fight Club tournament series will be hosted in Chicago, Atlanta and Kansas City in 2017. In addition, a new Mystery Box Series will launch center stage at this year’s Travel & Adventure Show in seven cities. As with all CFC events, each benefits Fight2Feed, a non-profit that aims to feed the hungry.
“Culinary Fight Club is one of the most entertaining live events,” says Matt Hensler director of integrated marketing communication, Blast Marketing & PR and advisory board member, Culinary Fight Club. “Blast Marketing & PR is delighted to be partner with Culinary Fight Club and be a part of its growth, as the company offers our clients’ chefs the opportunity to receive the recognition they deserve in food sports.”