Maple Leaf Farms Duck Featured in World Food Championships Event on the Cooking Channel

Food sport docuseries to air on TV Oct. 3, 2020.

Leesburg, IN, September 30, 2020 --( Maple Leaf Farms duck will be highlighted in a special one-hour show on the Cooking Channel, which will reveal the champion of the World Food Championships (WCF) Final Table event. The show airs in its entirety at 1 p.m. (Eastern) on October 3.

This is the first time that foodies across the nation will be able to watch the intense, tournament-style elimination process unfold as the World Food Championships Final Table winner is crowned. Hosted in Indianapolis, the three-round final event featured iconic Indiana products: pork, duck and sugar cream pie.

“We were honored that our duck was the featured product for round two of the competition,” said CEO Terry Tucker. “In that round, the five participants who made it through round one of the competition had one hour to replicate a roast duck dish created by Chef Greg Hardesty from Studio C in Indianapolis. I was lucky enough to be on the judging panel and was blown away by the quality of their dishes.”

Each duck dish was judged on the taste, visual appeal and execution of the dish. Based on the scores, Jodi Taffel from California was named the winner of the duck round. She and two other competitors, Lidia Haddadian from California and Josh Cooper from Florida, moved on to the final round to prepare a sugar cream pie that same day at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center. The champion and winner of the $100,000 top prize will be revealed when the competition’s television show airs on October 3.

The Final Table is the pinnacle event of the annual World Food Championships where 10 champion cooks face three challenges to compete for the $100,000 grand prize. The 10 competitors won their spot to compete by emerging from WFC’s 2019 main event, where they beat out almost 500 teams to become the champion of their category.

About Maple Leaf Farms:
Maple Leaf Farms, Inc. is America’s leading producer of quality duck products, supplying retail and foodservice markets throughout the world with innovative, value-added foods. Founded in 1958, Maple Leaf Farms is a fourth generation, family-owned company. For more information, contact Maple Leaf Farms at 1-800-348-2812 or visit
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