Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 2012: Round 1

Welcome back to another year of spicy cooking recipe challenges. I would like to thank our sponsors for their contributions and prizes. For the 1st place prize The Houston Hot Sauce Show is giving a free 12′ x 12′ booth valued at $490. Please click on their web banner to the left for details. The NOLA Hot Sauce & Gourmet Show is also pledging a free booth as they did last year. I would like to thank Tracy Carter for his contribution once again in making this happen. The dates for this show will be announced soon. We also have Chad Lowcock from Race City Sauce Works back, but with multi-sponsorship this time around. He has pledged $100 for the runner-up, plus a 2nd round $50 gift card which we will discuss next week.

Plus, a huge thanks goes out to Adam Fehr of Endorphin Farms for his contribution of the special challenge round that was done before this all got started. We will discuss such things in the video. Endorphin Farms is a fiery products co-packer from Florida that is an FDA Approved facility. They do not bottle their own product which is different from many co-packers in the industry. They specialize in sauce manufacturing and recipe development. Please check out their frequently asked questions page to satisfy your curiosity about co-packing with Endorphin Farms: CLICK ME

This week’s special sponsor is our returning 2011 Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Champ, Clement Bourg from Cajun Heat. He has pledged a $50 money card to the winner of round 1. If you have not been to www.CajunHeat.com, then you need to now since Clement is doing a special Feast Your Eyes on This discount. Just enter the coupon code: ILIS at checkout to get 25% off your purchase. You will see some of the best Cajun products which include traditional hot sauce in 3 different heat levels, mustard, wing sauce, the infamous Voodoo Ash rub/seasoning, and coming soon the new Cajun BBQ sauce.

Contestants:
Intro Videos can be seen HERE
Maria Villafrade of Dragonfire Sauces
Chris Bintz of Wicked Cactus Sauces
Shauna Jellsey of TATS Sauces & Marinades
Rob Holdaway of Sticky Brand Sauces
Jeff Porter of the Chile Spot
Chip Welsh of Red Lion Spicy Foods
Steve Zielinski of Crazy Steve’s Pickles & Salsa

Feast Your Eyes Challenge Calendar: (All Videos will be posted at 9am est.)
March 7- 1st Challenge
March 10- Midnight is the deadline for the 1st challenge
March 11- All Contestant Videos are posted
March 14- 2nd Challenge
March 17- Midnight Deadline for 2nd challenge
March 18- All Contestant Videos are posted
March 21- 3rd Challenge
March 24- Midnight Deadline for 3rd Challenge
March 25- All Contestant Videos are posted
March 28- 4th Challenge
March 31- Midnight Deadline for 4th Challenge
April 1- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 4- 5th Challenge
April 7- Midnight Deadline for 5th Challenge
April 8- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 11- 6th Challenge
April 14- Midnight Deadline for 6th Challenge
April 15- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 18- 7th and Final Round
April 21- Midnight Deadline for 7th Challenge
April 22- Finalist Videos are posted
April 25- Winner is announced!

Judges:
CaJohn Hard
www.CaJohns.com
Carol Borge
www.HoustonHotSauce.com
Chad Lowcock
www.RaceCitySauceWorks.com
Adam Fehr
www.EndorphinFarms.com
Scott Roberts
www.ScottRobertsweb.com
Firehead Thomas
www.ILoveItSpicy.com
and Special Guest Judge…
Clement Bourg
www.Cajun Heat.com

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23 thoughts on “Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 2012: Round 1

  • March 7, 2012 at 11:35 am
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    Very tight schedule! I know video editing took the majority of time allowed; seems this schedule is cutting a day or two out of what we had last year.

    Don’t forget proper lighting, CaJohn LOVES music added to your videos and Firehead needs to be able to hear you….potato, potato, potato….

    Best of luck!

  • March 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm
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    I wanted a consistent schedule in place so everyone knows when the videos will be posted. Shorten schedule won’t have much impact because most of the cooking will be on Saturday.

  • March 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm
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    How on Sat when the vids are due on Sat? It took me sometimes a whole day just to edit.

  • March 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm
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    Maybe it is why you won. I think most were done at last day. Submitted 5 before midnight.

  • March 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm
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    I’m another one that LOVES loud music!

    Seriously, contestants, your voice needs to be able to be heard LOUD and CLEAR. If you absolutely insist on having background music, please turn it down REALLY low.

  • March 7, 2012 at 7:22 pm
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    And, please no boiled seafood.

  • March 8, 2012 at 11:17 am
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    The pressure is on in the vocal area. Scott if I was doing it this year I would hire you to do a Kick Ass Voice Over for my videos.

  • March 9, 2012 at 11:50 am
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    Music makes the videos unavailable to ipad users, youtube has a problem with it, copywrite violations or something. Al knows what it is…

    Boiled seafood is more than fine with me, so Fireheads vote against it is negated my mine for it!!!

  • March 10, 2012 at 1:18 am
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    This group is too quiet. I hope they bring it.

  • March 10, 2012 at 2:56 am
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    Ssshhhh! I concentrating on this bomb chili I just made!!

  • March 10, 2012 at 11:01 am
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    Let the judges take note that Shauna is a Packers’ fan, and 1 point shall be deducted in the rules criteria of each round. She will probably lose a few points naturally in creativity too. Just sayin’.

  • March 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm
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    Aren’t the Packers like waaaaaaaaay better than the Vikings?

  • March 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm
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    She loves the Steelers too.

  • March 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm
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    Shauna how bomb is it !?! looking forward to checking it out!

  • March 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm
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    Sticky is done with the cook part of Spaghetti and meatball … better be ready to check is out haha

  • March 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm
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    Denver picks Peyton Manning

  • March 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm
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    yep I love the packers!!!! dont hate just cause ur a vikings fan

  • March 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm
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    yes they are way better than the vikings when is the last time viking won the super bowl?

  • March 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm
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    i dont like the steelers just dont tell my mom

  • March 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm
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    I am very happy how the chili turned out.all the things i did to it is not the traditional way i make it. I like doing something different but it took such along time to make. we ate it last night for dinner. very spicy but such good flavor that we all kept eating more.

  • March 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm
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    cooking was done a while ago…..video and editing just finished…..no doubt the cooking is the easy part here! Can’t wait to see what everyone did.

  • March 11, 2012 at 10:59 am
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    We had a great time making the video. We are learning a lot and hope to have the chance to do another one. Good luck to all.

    Chip

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