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Professor of Rock

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The Audio/Visual stories behind 2000+ songs directly from the artists

500+ hours of 4K/HD content

300+ artist interviews

Access to 500 Million artist fans

Professor of Rock provides the most intimate insight into the music that has influenced every generation, presented in a mini-documentary style, in both long and short form content, video, audio, and print with new content added every day.

A sample of the artists included:
Journey, Heart, Brian Wilson/the Beach Boys, Santana, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Animals, New Order, Steve Vai, Panic! at the Disco, Train, The 1975, Van Halen, Johnny Mathis, The Byrds, The Doobie Brothers, Kansas, Toto, Three Dog Night, The Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, Joe Bonamassa, Jane’s Addiction, Kenny Loggins, A Flock of Seagulls, the Fifth Dimension, Social Distortion, Foreigner, Huey Lewis, 30 Seconds to Mars, the B-52s, 311, Foster the People, Lita Ford, The Guess Who, Jason Mraz, Erasure, Awolnation, Portugal. the Man and hundreds more!

It also includes commentary from the songwriters and producers who were vital in the musical DNA of icons such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Prince, Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Roy Orbison, Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, U2, and Madonna. Created and hosted by Adam Reader, “The Professor of Rock”, (as The Beach Boys dubbed him), is a passionate super fan with an encyclopedia –like knowledge of popular music. His passion and genuine curiosity is able to uncover the most interesting facets of an artist’s creative process that the world hasn’t seen since the early days of Dick Clark and Casey Kasem.

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World Food Championships – 10 New Champions

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ORANGE BEACH, Ala., — After five days of nonstop, high-paced, tournament-style cooking in Orange Beach, Alabama, more than 500 teams from 12 countries and 40+ American states were narrowed down to 10 category champions at the 7th Annual World Food Championships (WFC), which was presented by Walmart for the first time. More than 5,600 dishes were served and judged in the process of determining the 2018 champions, each of whom earned more than $10,000 in cash and prizes while earning their world titles.

The champions will now battle it out for a $100,000 “dish of a lifetime” in the Spring of 2019 at WFC’s Final Table. The winners who emerged from the main event were victorious after completing three rounds of competition in the following categories: Barbecue, Bacon, Burger, Chef, Chicken, Chili, Dessert, Sandwich, Seafood and Steak. The winners came from all types of culinary backgrounds – home cooks to trained chefs to professional cook teams – as well as 9 American states and one additional country, Germany.

“This was our most competitive and outstanding field of contestants ever,” commented Mike McCloud, President and CEO of WFC. “The point spreads were narrow and the passion was intense throughout the entire tournament. We were delighted to see how each of these Champions performed as they navigated through tough conditions all week and bested an incredible field of cooks using our E.A.T. methodology, all while thousands of food fans from around the globe watched and cheered them on.”

2018 World Food Category Champions

Bacon World Champion

Peter Radjou (Roanoke, Virginia)
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Winning Recipe:

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Bacon and Fall Vegetables

World Chef Champion

Nick Rickman (Marianna, Florida)
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Winning Recipe:

Herb Roasted Sausage Meatball Parmesan Soup

World Dessert Champion

Greg Buerger (Peoria, Arizona)
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Winning Recipe:

Sparkling Gingersnap Caramel Apple Tart

World Sandwich Champion

David Molina (Saint Louis, Missouri)
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Winning Recipe:

Cuban Reuben

World Seafood Champion

Beau Smith (La Marque, Texas)
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Winning Recipe:

Oscar la Vista baby

World Barbecue Champion

Beau Smith (La Marque, Texas)
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Winning Recipe:

Lamb T-Bone with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.

World Burger Champion

Neil Daniell (Atlanta, Georgia)
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Winning Recipe:

Chunky Avocado Cheeseburger w/ Candied Bacon

World Open Chili Champion

Jacqueline Seavey (Long Beach, Mississippi)
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Winning Recipe:

Steak and Cactus Cowboy Chili

World Chicken Champion

Lidia Haddadian from (Pasadena, California)
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Winning Recipe:

Sweet & Spicy Tropical Sticky Wings w/ Paradise Salsa

World Steak Champion

Robert Mansfield from (Ringwood, New Jersey)
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Winning Recipe:

North Meats South Ribeye

The next step for these 10 champions will be the ultimate test of skills, performance and creativity at WFC’s Final Table. Details on where and how that process works will be revealed in December. But for the first time in WFC’s history, the Final Table will be a destination challenge that requires the champions to travel to a great American city and replicate dishes from that city’s heritage to be judged by local celebrity chefs.

To review all the 2018 World Food Championship scores and results, visit or like the event’s Facebook page. For more updates from WFC, visit or follow World Food Championships on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), and Facebook or Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships).


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World Food Championships

World Food Championships

America’s Most Watched Food Sport Event

The World Food Championships is the largest competition in Food Sport, where grand champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. The World Food Championships is also the springboard for many up and coming culinary stars and home cooks as they seek TV fame through many well-known food shows and acting opportunities.

Now that the dust has settled for the 6th Annual World Food Championships, the results are in! The 2017 WFC boasted the largest Food Sport tournament in history with well over 1500 contestants on 449 official teams. They came from 42 American states and 13 countries to compete, while more than 30,000 foodies watched and enjoyed the heat of the battle unfold in 10 official categories.

Since its debut in 2012, WFC has given birth to 30 TV food stars, awarded more than $1.5 million in prize money, garnered more than 5.7 billion media impressions, and connected 150+ food brands with food fans, food bloggers, and food media. In short, it has given birth to “Food Sport” by providing a level playing field, a fair judging system, a creative culinary fest, and a process that allows the culinary elite to show their chops and earn the respect they deserve.

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Once Upon a Kitchen

Once Upon a Kitchen

Never Before Under One Roof and in One Kitchen! The Leading Chefs of the World Create and Collaborate.

Chefs Massimo Bottura, Mauro Colagreco, Joan Roca, and Christina Tosi.

The Once Upon A Kitchen experience is an elite event. The caliber of chefs, guests and venue all speak to an extraordinary level of engagement. We are offering only a few sponsorship opportunities to the brands, products and service that speak to the sensibilities of our guests and stakeholders.

Like this experience, our sponsorships are individually crafted with great care. We welcome inquiries from companies who are already in markets that serve the most successful and influential national and international audiences.

We offer a wide array of pre, during and post event engagement at the event and through our digital and social assets, including custom behind the scenes access.

Please contact me through the form below so that we may initiate a dialog regarding how to help you engage our audience with proven strategies and tactics that will engage our elite audience.

In a stunning landmark location in New York, our guests will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and experience four chefs at the top of their industry. In addition, the event will be presided over by a renowned winemaker as well as epicurean insiders for a spectacular evening.

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Chefs Bottura, Roca, and Colagreco are currently sitting at number 2, 3 and 4 in the ranking of The World’s 50 Best.

Being able to taste any of these chefs’ dishes would normally require a trip to Italy, France or Spain and never could one have the privilege of tasting all of these chefs’ magnificent creations and dishes under one roof. To cap off the evening, the creative mastermind and classically trained pastry chef Christina Tosi, Founder, and CEO of Milk Bar, will create an innovative and whimsical dessert, specifically for the event.

For the first time ever, these four culinary masters will create together an exceptional multi-course gastronomic dinner featuring their signature dishes from their respective properties: Osteria Francescana, El Celler de Can Roca, Mirazur and Milkbar.

The culmination of this epic evening will be a surprise collaborative dish. We are convinced this culinary creation will be talked about for years to come and viewed as a historic epicurean milestone!

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