Ken Alexander’s Houston Hot Sauce Show Recap

Ken wanted to share his experience in his first hot sauce show in Houston.  He had over 1 hour of video to sort through, and it has been edited down to this 12 minute plus piece.  He shares interviews with some of the different vendors at the show, including the Snowdrop Foundation which is dedicated to assisting patients and families at Texas Children’s Cancer Center through funding for continued research to eliminate childhood cancer and scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and survivors.  Ken does a great job as the host for this video, so I hope you all take the time to watch his efforts.

NOTE: The 2011 Festival is dedicated to two great people who have passed this year:
The Show Promoter, Carol Borge’s Father, Lester Fox and Austin Hot Sauce Company’s creator, Craig Barton, the first Houston Hot Sauce Show Vendor booked in 1999.

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Information about attending or vending for next year’s show:
Hot Stuff, Inc. d.b.a. Houston Hot Sauce Festival
Stafford Centre
10505 Cash Rd.
Stafford, TX 77477
(281) 558 – 3518

19 thoughts on “Ken Alexander’s Houston Hot Sauce Show Recap

  • September 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Wow Ken, you got all the big dogs of hot sauce in this video!
    Great job. You’re a natural… I enjoyed your narration and editing.

    Hope to see more of you on

  • September 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Well I hope your taking notes Al. Ken did a great presentation and video here. He seemed like Brian said natural. I would use him to do shows more often.

  • September 27, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Yes I plan on flying him out to all the shows Jim. Thanks for that keen idea. 🙄

    Yes Ken did an awesome job, and he is more than free to do additional videos such as this one, but I am sure he has a limit like myself in attending every show.

  • September 27, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Great job Ken! Hope to see you at some more shows! This is an awesome event Carol puts on, the second weekend after Labor Day. Thanks to all you do for everyone Carol!!!

  • September 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Buddah, while you’re at it, could you fly me to all the shows, too? 😀

    Seriously, I don’t think that’s what Jim was implying. I think he meant that since Ken has a great presence and delivery on camera, you should use him whenever he’s available at shows nearby, which may be only at the NOLA show, the Houston show, and the outside possibility of ZestFest. Ken’s based in Baton Rogue, right?

  • September 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Scott, don’t take me too seriously. I was just playing with the pepper picker.

  • September 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Awesome video Ken! Your editing is spot on – I really liked your addition of the websites in the pepper graphic. Keep up the good work!

  • September 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm


    You did a great job!! Thanks for everything. You too Buddah!!! It’s a great video. I really appreciate you sending Ken out and posting it on ILOVEITSPICY.COM


  • September 28, 2011 at 8:21 pm


    Ken came to me with the idea, and I knew he would run with it. All the thanks goes to him. I am glad to have him part of the ILIS team, and be able to highlight your great show.

  • September 28, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks to all for the kind words. I had a blast doing the show. Carol was a gracious hostess and all the vendors were more than generous with their time. They were busy and I tried not to impede their sales efforts, but I know they sacrificed time for me. Scott, I plan to be at Zestfest, and Fiery Foods, if at all possible. I am in Baton Rouge. And Buddah, I thought you were independantly wealthy and paying me premium rates!! Imagine my shock and awe to find that it’s not true!!! hahaha

  • September 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks, Scott. It was fun. I will be at Zestfest in January, unless something unforeseen comes up. if you’re there, would love to meet you.

  • September 28, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks so much, Jim. BTW, I’m in the market for some fresh habs, cayennes, and serranos to make a spice blend. Do you sell small quantities (couple pounds of each type)?

  • September 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Thanks!! I’d love to visit with you at the next show. Oh yea, I used my Fatalii Fire I picked up in Houston last night on wings!! Much hotter than I remembered when I sampled!! But what a great flavor!!!! Loved it!

  • September 28, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks. The pepper graphic was my buddy’s idea, so the websites would stand out on the screen. I wanted people to be able to contact the vendors.

  • September 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Carol, your DVD’s are being made tomorrow and I’ll get them in the mail to you. I’m sending you both the fest recap and all 37 discrete raw videos for your use. I’ll send them as data files, so you can edit, manipulate, or whatever you need.

  • September 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Hiya Ken,

    Great video! Did your interview with me not turn out? If it did I would like to post it to my website if possible. Thanks,

    Wild Bill

  • September 29, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Bill, I am sorry I completely forgot about getting back in touch with you. He did a lot of chopping of video. He is more than free to submit a second version of unused footage, but I will be gone for the next 10 days so it will be a while before I have the chance to put it up on the site. Strictly up to Ken though.

  • September 29, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Bill,let me look at your footage and see if I can put something together. Thanks

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