Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 2013- Round 2

Round 2

We are back again with Round 2 of our spicy cooking contest. The video below has the newest challenge for our contestants as we whittle down from 8 to 7 with the results of Round 1, our pepper jelly challenge. I will also announce the winner who will get a bonus for this new challenge round, and the loser who will no longer be part of the contest. Round 2 is being sponsored by our 2011 Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Champion, Clement Bourg of Cajun Heat. He will be a guest judge and give a $50 gift card to the winner of this round.

The overall winner of Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge will receive free vendor booths from both the Houston Hot Sauce Festival & Zestfest Midwest. Plus, Chile Pepper Magazine will give an advertising package valued at over $2000. Cash prizes will also be awarded by Endorphin Farms & Refining Fire Chiles. Together, 1st place will receive an additional $300, the runner-up $150, and 3rd place $100. Plus, on top of all that good stuff, they will get one big ass trophy from yours truly. I thank all our great sponsors for their contributions to this spicy cooking challenge. Without them we would have no contest.


Bo Perkins of Addiction Sauces
Tina Tillman of Chesterville Pepper Company
Sam Peters of Patter Fam Sauces
Jennifer Reynolds of Sauce Goddess
Tracy Carter of JAC’s Tailgaters
Mike Isenberg of Wicked Cactus Sauces
Kevin Billings of High Octane Sauce Company
Ricky Sanders of Madison Chocolatiers West
Intro Videos can be seen HERE

Our talented Judges:
Carol Borge
Judy Fuhrhop (now replacing Greg Bagarozy)
Sir McMillan
Scott Roberts
Firehead Thomas
Guest Judge:
Clement Bourg
Cajun Heat


Feast Your Eyes Challenge Calendar: (All Videos will be posted at 9am est.)
February 27 Contestant Intro Videos were released LINK
March 6- 1st Challenge LINK
March 9- Midnight is the deadline for the 1st challenge
March 10- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
March 13- 2nd Challenge
March 16- Midnight Deadline for 2nd challenge
March 17- All Contestant Videos are posted
March 20- 3rd Challenge
March 23- Midnight Deadline for 3rd Challenge
March 24- All Contestant Videos are posted
March 27- 4th Challenge
March 30- Midnight Deadline for 4th Challenge
March 31- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 3- 5th Challenge
April 6- Midnight Deadline for 5th Challenge
April 7- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 10- 6th & Final Challenge
April 13- Midnight Deadline for Final Challenge
April 14- Finalist Videos are posted
April 17- Winner is announced!

6 thoughts on “Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 2013- Round 2

  • March 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Congrats to all moving on. Some great recipes. I do have to defend Rick a bit. Although he may have used a lot of butter, the flavor profile of the jelly he received was so mild that he wanted the flavor to come through. I have to wonder if the flavors came through in the other recipes. Rick’s french toast with the compound butter was absolutely delicious.

  • March 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I don’t think anyone doubts that his french toast was delish..the man is a master of flavor profiling…however, it comes down to asthetics in this contest. It has to look beautiful, since we can’t judge with our taste buds, we can only judge with our peepers..hence the name FEAST YOUR EYES!

  • March 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I don’t know. Gonna be honest, that french toast looked phenomenal. I think you guys missed the boat by letting him go this early.

  • March 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I agree that it has to look good too but it is a cooking competition and the star ingredient needs to come through in a good way and not be bastardized. Not only look good.

  • March 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Man, what a fun round this is turning out to be. Regardless of the outcome I am really enjoying this. It’s hard, but fun. Nothing brings out my energy like the creative process! The dish is done and now the hard work begins – editing!
    Good luck everyone. Chef Ricky, sorry to see you go man. Good luck with your company. Gotta try me some of that Chocolate soon. Take care.

  • March 15, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Awesome chocolates and caramels…you do need to check them out! The pumpkin seed brittle is still one of my favorites!

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