826 North 5th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 8500
Whether you’re an individual that has an old family recipe, a Valley business / restaurant who wants to showcase your famous salsa, or a non-profit that wants to spread the word about their organization, this challenge is for you
Definition of Salsa – A classic southwestern condiment made from fresh ingredients, including but not limited to: Tomatoes, Chilies, Onions, Salt, Lime, Cilantro, and various spices. This contest will NOT judge: taco sauce, hot sauce, enchilada sauce, chili sauce, chow chow relish, guacamole, mole, or green chili.
Salsa Preparation – All Salsa must be prepared fresh on site. Canned ingredients such as: tomatoes, tomato sauce, lime juice, green chilies, etc., are acceptable. You may start preparation after booth set–up. Remember that one person must be present at the mandatory cook’s meeting at 9 AM in front of the stage. Salsa must be prepared by 10 AM, after which a pint will be collected for the Judges.
Salsa Categories – Hot – Mild – Anything Goes
Per Entry Fee – $50.00 (first recipe/individual)
Per Entry Fee – $25.00 (second recipe/individual)
Per Entry Fee – FREE (third recipe/individual)
Per Entry Fee – $100.00 (first recipe/business/restaurant)
Per Entry Fee – $25.00 (second recipe/business/restaurant)
Per Entry Fee – FREE (third recipe/business/restaurant)
A champion is determined by a panel of professional and celebrity judges in a double-blind contest based on aroma, consistency, appropriate heat level, color, taste, and after taste.