Chef Jason Perry of Jackson’s Steakhouse in Pensacola, Florida, is headed to compete in the world’s largest food fight!
Can you make a seafood dish that’s worth $100,000? Chef Jason Perry, Chef de Cuisine of Jackson’s Steakhouse, certainly thinks he can, and he is making plans right now to prove it. Perry successfully qualified for the world’s largest event in Food Sport – the World Food Championships (WFC). From Nov 9-15th, he will be competing for a $300,000 prize purse and the title of 2016 World Food Champion in Orange Beach, Alabama.
The World Food Championships is the largest competition in Food Sport, where champions of previous events convene annually for a chance at winning the Ultimate Food Fight and a share of more than $300,000 in cash and prizes. Now in its fifth year, The World Food Championships platform ranges from live-event competitions to a robust multimedia platform that helps pro chefs, home cooks, and competition teams achieve food fame and fortune as TV’s next big food stars.
Chef Perry’s team is one of 430 from across the world who will be seeking the ultimate food crown. Perry won the chance to compete at WFC by winning The Flora-Bama Wild Chef Throwdown. As a result, he will now have a shot for a major payday at WFC, where $100,000 is awarded for the best dish overall and $10,000 is awarded in nine different categories: BBQ, Chili, Dessert, Bacon, Sandwich, Seafood, Burger, Steak, and Recipe.
“Winning my category would be an incredible feat,” said Perry. “But winning the whole tournament with the best dish? That would be a dream come true!”
You can cheer on Chef Jason Perry by following him on Facebook, Jackson’s Facebook or following the results at www.worldfoodchampionships.com. There’s also a good chance that Chef Perry will be seen on TV, as this event is filmed for national cable television each year. It has been seen on the A&E Network as well as the Discovery Network.
Jackson’s Steakhouse is open for lunch service Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cocktail service begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Located at 400 South Palafox Street in historic Downtown Pensacola, Jackson’s Steakhouse is surrounded by two museums, theaters, and historic Ferdinand Plaza, making it the ideal spot for lunch, drinks or dinner. For more information or reservations, call (850) 469-9898 or visit www.jacksonsrestaurant.com.