The Nov. 7-9, 2016, World Food Championships Blogger Summit will host 50 Bloggers who are ready to roll out their pens, put on their aprons and throw it down as the Opening Round Competition of the World Food Championship in Orange Beach, Al.
Saucy Mama is Presenting Sponsor at FoodFightWrite
Saucy Mama has become the
presenting sponsor of the first food competition for bloggers at
FoodFightWrite, the second annual blogging component of the World Food
"The Barhyte Specialty
Foods brand, Saucy Mama, is a growing pantry of ‘must have’ sauces and flavors
for all sorts of chefs and home cooks,” said Suzie “Saucy Mama” Barhyte, head
of product development for Saucy Mama.
Mike McCloud, CEO of World
Food Championships, scheduled for Nov 3 – 10 in Kissimmee, Fla., said that
Saucy Mama discovered the World Food Championships when two things happened in
“First, one of our
contestants became the runner up in a Saucy Mama contest and asked the brand if
they would sponsor her in the sandwich category at the World Food
Championships,” he explained, “and second, the Saucy Mama crew came to the
event and saw for themselves what a major foodie event World Food Championships
Barhyte said that Saucy Mama
has remained true to its Oregon-based roots of being a “mom and pop” store through
its Sauce My Shelves program, which garners a grassroots following to encourage
favorite stores to carry the brand.
“People across the food
competition world are seeing the potential of using our unique flavors as the
secret weapons of their recipes,” she added.
McCloud said that “seeing is
believing” and that an onsite visit set the stage for Saucy Mama to become a
key sponsor on the blogger side of WFC. Scheduled to start right before the
main event, the blogger summit will last for three days, Nov 2 – 4, and
culminate with the blogger cooking contest.
“We knew that the Bloggers
Summit competition would be a perfect fit for these distinctive blends of
spices and sauces as our bloggers set down their pens and throw on their aprons
to show off their cooking talents,” McCloud said.
Slightly modified from last
year, FoodFightWrite is now an invitational event that will feature 50
well-established food bloggers, who will be treated at no charge to a day of
learning, a day of travel and discovery and a final day of competition.
“It is one thing to write
about food sport, but it’s hard to really appreciate it until you’ve thrown
your culinary skill on the line,” McCloud observed.
FoodFightWrite is the first
competition to take place in the 2015 World Food Championships Kenmore Kitchen
Arena. Winners of the First Annual Saucy Mama Blogger Challenge will be
announced at the Kick-Off Reception for the World Food Championships on
Wednesday, Nov. 4. The public is invited to watch the Bloggers compete for
bragging rights and cash prizes beginning at 11 a.m. in downtown Celebration,
the heart of Kissimmee, Fla.
About Barhyte Specialty Foods – Barhyte
Specialty Foods, based out of Pendleton, Oregon, has roots dating back 200
years and 6,000 miles away in Germany, where Jacobus Barhyte first created a
sweet-and-sour mustard that he brought to the US. Many generations later,
Jan and Susan Barhyte began selling mustard from the original recipe, as well
as other signature creations, through their Swift and Martin Station Deli.
Thanks to overwhelming demand, the family launched their own manufacturing
operation in 1977. Today, the company offers more than 65 award-winning
mustards, marinades, sauces, and other condiments through the Barhyte Specialty
Foods and the Saucy Mama brand, as well as through co-branded and private label