Dallas Sports Commission (DSC)
Executive Update, February 2019

The World Food Championships (WFC) announced in early February that their annual event will move to Dallas in 2019 and be held at the Reunion Tower Lawn from October 16-20.  The WFC platform has given birth to "Food Sport" by providing a level playing field, a fair judging system, innovative culinary programming, ambassador opportunities, TV visibility and a process that allows talented culinary teams to gain the respect they deserve.  Over the course of the event's history, WFC has awarded more than $2 million in cash and prizes and connected 200+ food brands with food fans, food bloggers and food contestants.

Texas represents one of the top three competing states in WFC history. With more than 100 contestants over the past five years, Texas residents have always shown great culinary talent and performance at WFC. In 2018, Texas had nine competitors place in the TOP TEN of key categories, with Beau Smith from LaMarque, Texas being crowned the World Seafood Champion.

Additional DSC events in February:

  • Hosted RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas, February 4-10
  • Site visit with USA Volleyball, February 6-8
  • LOC meeting for the 2020 NHL Winter Classic, February 7
  • Hosted Summit Volleyball Tour of Texas & Texas Fest, February 7-10
  • LOC meeting for the AT&T Byron Nelson, February 8
  • Staff attended the Doak Walker Award Banquet, February 8
  • Mexico National Team Tour planning meeting with Univision, February 11
  • Hosted the Dallas County Public School Spelling Bee at the Hall of State at Fair Park, February 12
  • Hosted the Dallas County Private School Spelling Bee at the Hall of State at Fair Park, February 14
  • Hosted Summit Volleyball American Volleyball Challenge, February 14-17
  • Monica Paul participated on a panel at the Texas Sport Entertainment Industry Conference, February 15
  • Staff attended the University of North Texas Sports Career Fair, February 15
  • Staff attended the North Central Texas Council of Governments Eco-tourism Partnership for Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail, February 18
  • Staff attended the Dream Ball Gala, February 18
  • Monica Paul attended the WISE (Women In Sports & Entertainment) Advisory Board Meeting, February 20
  • Staff attended VisitDallas Internal Customer Service Training, February 21
  • Staff attended the Dallas Stars Career Fair, February 21
  • Sales staff attended the VisitDallas Hotel General Managers' Meeting, February 28