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FE&SFlashNews — 2004-10-25 — News

October 25, 2004

U.S. Wins Hot Food Championship

The United States, represented by the American Culinary Federation’s Culinary Team USA 2004, was named world champion of the hot-food division at the 21st International Culinary Exhibition (IKA), or Olympiade der Köche ("Culinary Olympics"), in Erfurt, Germany, on Oct. 21. The last time the United States earned that distinction was 1988.

Combining scoring in hot food, as well as cold-buffet exhibition, the United States, represented by ACF's national team, ranked third among a record 38 nations at this year's IKA, finishing below only Sweden and Switzerland.

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