This is the 3rd year of this very special event. It started out as an idea on how to give up for Michael Lampros of Gunther’s Gourmet, but now has turned into an event where everyone who attends helps each other. Vendors alert their contacts, buyers, wholesalers in the hopes they will come to check out the competition. Yes, the competition. Actually there is no competition in a sense at Gunther’s Gourmet Gala. Everyone relies on each other for their success. How many shows work like this? Plus the vendors are only charged $35, and that is to cover the food and drink costs. Michael cooks up to 80 lbs of wings and cheese sticks, and even has the blender going to serve up icy cold beverages.
I am lucky enough to be the only vendor that has a chance to attend all 3 of the Galas, so I can judge the growth and success of the show. I am joined by fellow reviewers the Schobergs who are making their debut at any fiery food event. Plus Brian & Marilyn Meagher from Hot Sauce Daily/Hot Sauce Weekly will coming as well. We will the event via video and see what we come up with in the way of live reviews with all the wing sauces that were sent to Richmond for the event. Going to be fun.
Vendors List (might be new ones from my last check)
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries
Jerry’s Backyard BBQ
Red Rocker Candy
Puck’s Gourmet Co.
Asian Inspired Marinades:
Boo Bug Jewelry
Keep It Simple Syrup® – K.I.S.S.
Revolution X/Mr. Patrick Henry’s
Vince Newton Band
Gunther’s Gourmet Gala
When: Saturday: May 5th, 2012
Time: 1-7 pm
Where: Gunther’s Gourmet Office & Warehouse
3530 Mayland Court
Richmond, Virginia 23233