Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 2013- Contestant Videos The Finals
Here we are in week 6 of our spicy cooking contest. We started with 8 contestants and have narrowed it down to the final 3. We want to congratulate Jennifer, Mike and Kevin for making it this far. Hopefully they brought their best and will make it very hard on our judges. As you will see with the prizes listed below, everyone is guaranteed at least $100. To be totally cliche here, there can only be one winner and to the winner goes the spoils. There is a lot riding on this contest, so I went and brought back our infamous judge from the last 2 FYEOT, CaJohn Hard to complete our 6 person panel. This is a man that knows something about winning contests.
We wanted to create some twists in the last round to bring out their creativity. We told our contestants to make 3 dishes that would take traditional cuisine and not only make it spicy, but would also cross over to a completely different ethnicity. So our 3 dishes are:
1- Take an American favorite and put an International spin on it;
2- Take an International Dish and put an American spin on it;
3- Lastly take a popular International favorite and put another International twist on it.
NOTE: They will have 15 minutes to create their video. Both Mike and Jennifer were each a few minutes late with their videos and the judges will subtract 1/2 point from their rules portion of their score.
We have prizes valued over $3,000 this year. Thanks to our great sponsors:
Houston Hot Sauce Festival – Free Booth
Zestfest Midwest – Free Booth
Chile Pepper Magazine – Huge Advertising Package
Endorphin Farms – $400 in cash prizes
Refining Fire Chiles – $150 in cash prizes
Plus our weekly $50 prize sponsors!
Our talented Judges:
CaJohn’s Flavor & Fire
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
Midnight is the deadline for the 1st challenge
March 10- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
March 13- 2nd Challenge LINK
Midnight Deadline for 2nd challenge
March 17- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
March 20- 3rd Challenge LINK
Midnight Deadline for 3rd Challenge
March 24- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
March 27- 4th Challenge LINK
Midnight Deadline for 4th Challenge
March 31- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
April 3- 5th Challenge LINK
Midnight Deadline for 5th Challenge
April 7- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
April 10- 6th & Final Challenge LINK
Midnight Deadline for Final Challenge
April 14- Finalist Videos are posted
April 17- Winner is announced!
THERE IS A POLL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE VIDEOS SO PEOPLE CAN PICK THEIR FAVORITES. Now to the videos…
Kevin Billings of High Octane Sauce Company
Jennifer Reynolds of Sauce Goddess
Mike Isenberg of Wicked Cactus SaucesSorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
10 thoughts on “Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 2013- Contestant Videos The Finals”
Should this round have been renamed “Battle: Lamb”? 😀
baaaaa I see everyone got the memo to use lamb and make something with flour?
I think Mike should go ahead and paint the rest of his nails black to match his thumb. Go goth! 🙂
Good job to all of you, I had to watch twice to figure out my placement, but I think there could be arguments for all 3 to win.
Nicely done, everyone!!!! amazing looking dishes!!!
This is a very close round to call. Whoever comes out on top deserves it. I give tons of credit to Jennifer as she competed in this contest while on the road and on vacation. It’s incredible she made it into finals. How many would have entered into this contest if they knew they would be going out of town throughout the contest? Probably nobody!
I think everyone did an awesome job but i think mike really kicked its ass killer job mike
Thanks Fiberjoe! It was a lot of creatie editing to try and get everything done in 15 minutes and still have time to show off the food.
Very true, and how did she find such beautiful kitchens on the road!?!? It almost made me kick Mike out of our tiny little kitchen so he would have a prettier setting in his videos. (ok, so maybe it was the hot pepper fumes that made me want to kick him out… wifey is not a chilihead) 🙂
Amazing job everyone!