Contest within a Contest

I Love It Spicy is going to be running a cooking challenge contest for spicy product makers soon. I will have specifics soon on that as soon as I have all the sponsored prizes set for that. I also needed a name, but I wasn’t sure if my own creation, “Eating with your Chil-eyes” was going to cut it. So I reached out to my review team to come up with a name for the contest. I have agonized over the name for a while, and frankly still not sure. It is a cooking challenge where the makers have to be creative, follow the rules of the challenge and most importantly have a visually pleasing meal. I have a prize package for them which includes a collectible ILIS calendar(only 10 made), a large container of the old fashioned Atomic Fireballs and two of my favorite hot sauce products on the market- 1 (5 oz) bottle of Captain Thom’s Thai Monkey and 1 liter bottle of Defcon Condition 1 Wing Sauce.

SOOOO, if you want to give me some help I would appreciate it. The problem with online contests is that they become popularity contests instead. I am going to accept votes only from those people that have posted on ILIS at least once. I have to be fair. The reviewers also can not vote on their own entry. I really want to come up with a name that represents the contest. The challengers have to cook meals on video that follow the rules of the individual challenges, using their creativity and most importantly- make a meal visually pleasing to those watching.

Here are the names I have received from my review staff:

1- Who’s the Sauce Boss?
2- Gates of Hell’s Kitchen (could be a problem with my legal dept.)
3- Spices Gone Wild
4- Who’s Got Flame?
5- Flame or Shame
6- ILIS: SVU- (Spicy Video Unit)
7- ILIS: S.H.O.V.E.- (Spice & Heat on Video Entertainment)
8- The Next Chile Chef- (Legal Dept. again)
9- Spicy Chef Smackdown
10- King of the Volcano
11- Fiery Foods Faceoff
12- Hot Chef Showdown/Spicy Chef Showdown
13- Flaming Foods Faceoff
14- Chile Pepper Challenge
15- Chile Pepper Chow Challenge/Chile Chow Challenge
16- Fire Chef
17- Cook Me, Grill Me, Roast Me, Thrill Me
18- Feast Your Eyes on This Challenge 2010
19- I Cook It Spicy.com Challenge (Do not own domain name)
20- How Do I Cook Thee, Let Me Count the Blaze Challenge 2010

I wish I had the knowledge on how to post a poll, but I do not, so just vote for your favorite(s) below and please make any helpful comments. I still will make the ultimate decision based on what you have to say. By the way, the collectible calendar is going out to the 7 people pictured on the calendar, 1 for the contest, and that only leaves 2 more which I will announce at a later date. Sorry if you wanted one. The calendar pics were chosen from various 2010 shows and were my personal favorites for the year.

As for the cooking challenge, if you are a spicy product maker, that is an amateur chef (no professional background like a cooking school), you have your own video camera and think you have what it takes to win a challenge like this and want more information, please contact me at Buddah@ILoveItSpicy.com. I have limited space available and all ready have 4 commitments just from word of mouth.

Thanks everyone!

12 thoughts on “Contest within a Contest

  • November 13, 2010 at 8:48 am
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    #18 is my #1
    #4 would be my #2

    I think the first one tells you right off that it’s food and visual.

  • November 13, 2010 at 9:57 am
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    Yep I agree with Jim, #18.

  • November 13, 2010 at 10:29 am
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    How bout “Can yah sauce it?” or #9 :hungry:

  • November 13, 2010 at 9:54 pm
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    I like #18.

  • November 13, 2010 at 11:35 pm
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    i’d hop on board with #18….how about we call it “let’s get this one going!!!!!”, but #18 works for me!

  • November 16, 2010 at 2:17 am
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    I like #21 it’s to the point but yet leaves your mind to imagination!! 😯

  • November 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm
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    I like the Smackdown one :mrgreen:

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