Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 2012: Round 3

Round 2 is complete, and Round 3 is ready to kick off in grand style. The video will announce the winner of the round, and since Maria had to drop out of the competition because of foot surgery, we are not losing anyone else this round. We also announce the overall winner of the combined scores of the 1st two rounds and the condiment challenge score and award a special prize for that person. We would like to thank Chad Lowcock of Race City Sauce Works for Round 2’s sponsorship with his $50 cash card contribution to go along with his $100 2nd place prize. Please check his new updated site out and with any purchase you will get 25% off at checkout by typing in the Coupon Code: FEAST25

This week we welcome back Scott Walter of Judo Joel’s Sauces & Marinades who was in last year’s FYEOT spicy cooking challenge. He has also put up a $50 cash card for this round’s winner. Thank you Scott. Please check out Judo Joel’s for their Award-Winning Marinade & Mayonnaise and their distinctly different BBQ sauce all with their signature Caribbean/Asian flavor fusion. Just click on the picture below to be take to the Judo Joel’s website.

Remaining Contestants:
Intro Videos can be seen HERE
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

Round 1: Comfort Food Battle Videos
Round 2: Potato Challenge Videos

14 thoughts on “Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 2012: Round 3

  • March 21, 2012 at 9:21 am
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    BoooohDah, I wish you would have listed the order of how they all finished, and not just announced the winner. I am sure the contestants would like to have an idea of where they stood in the pack and also the comments on what they did well, or not too well, help too. As a judge, it’s also interesting to see how the others voted compared to my own opnion.

  • March 21, 2012 at 10:40 am
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    I agree Thom, I sent Buddah an email & he said he would post the comments on the site. I gotta give it to Jeff & Chris, they did a fantastic job! Look forward to “stuffing it” next round!!

  • March 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm
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    I was asked to reduce the length of my videos, and the advisement I took was to reduce my critiquing on each contestant, and to do that separately from the video. Without reducing our weekly sponsor announcements, I chose to try this shorten way. I am trying to appease our audience who might care more for the winner and loser announcements than the middle of the pack scores. With that said, I am open to change this format if need be. Without further adieu here is the scoring with some of the judges’ remarks:

    1- Chris– 10 pts(4- 1st and 2- 2nd)- Only negative comments were that you need to speak up a little more and you needed to show the finished plate of food.
    2- Jeff– 16 pts (2- 1sts, 3- 3rds and 1 5th)- Didn’t get any feedback from the judge who placed you 5th. Good comments overall from the rest. Negatives were- Sound was a little off and your lateness might have cost you a little ground.
    3- Shauna– 20 pts (3- 2nd, 2- 4th, 1-6th)- 6th place judge actually had positive things to say about your dish, but liked the others slightly better. The judges disagreed about your creativity in this dish. Some thought it lacked and others applauded your effort. You didn’t discuss the green item, even if we recognized it as avocado. Also drop the shaky Blair Witch Project cameraman and get a tripod.
    4- Steve– 21 pts (2- 2nd, 1- 3rd, 2 -4th, and 1 6th)- One judge loved your dish but feels your picture and sound quality needs to be tightened up a little. The 6th place was a result of the judge’s feeling that you did not make the potato the star of your dish. Great technique with the corned beef. More positive remarks than negative.
    5- Rob– 28 pts ( 1- 2nd, 2- 4th, 3- 6th)- While you might have gotten creative points for the authentic Irish fare, you lost it on it being visually pleasing. The judges just did not like the look of the dish. I guess a shot of bacon 20 times does not help your score at all.
    6- Chip– 31 pts (5- 5th and 1 6th)- It came down to creativity. Mashed potatoes was thought of as an easy way out of this challenge. Another remark was the lack of execution. They want to see the recipe in action.

    Take notes from the way Chris, Steve and Jeff execute their recipes on camera. They are taking you on a journey, and while the result is different, the process in which they do it has gotten solid remarks from our panel of judges.

  • March 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm
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    That’s Mr. Blair Witch to you!

  • March 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm
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    Buddah, what’s going on with your vids. The last few have been out of sync.

  • March 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm
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    Oh I see now. Not sure. It might be in the editing, but when I am watching it everything is in sync.

  • March 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm
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    Thanks Buddahman, this will do just fine.

  • March 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm
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    I noticed that too. I though he was being artistic…a tribute to old kung fu movies or something.

  • March 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm
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    I am more partial to Gamera and Godzilla.

  • March 22, 2012 at 7:35 am
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    No match for my Jew-Jitsu!

  • March 22, 2012 at 11:07 am
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    Hey Buddah! What’s the time limit on this week’s video? I think I missed it…

  • March 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm
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    its towards the end…7 minutes.

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