4th Annual Gunther’s Gourmet Gala

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This is the 4th year of this very special event. It started out as an idea for Michael Lampros of Gunther’s Gourmet to give back a little for his good fortune, but now the Gala 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.  This year he got some local brewmasters to donate some of their creations in hopes to also get someone to take them in.  Not a bad way to get free beer donations, eh?

 

I am lucky enough to be the only blogger that has attended all 3 of the Galas.  Which gives me some idea of the growth and success of the event. I am joined by fellow reviewers the Schobergs who are back from last year’s fun. The same goes for Brian & Marilyn Meagher from Hot Sauce Daily/Hot Sauce Weekly who are also back for their 2nd time.  First timer John Scrovak from EatMoreHeat.com will be making his first appearance at the Gala this year, and also might be coming back with some recommendations for iBurn, James Wreck’s online and Houston store.  We will be reporting the event via video and see what we come up with in the way of live reviews with all the wing and hot sauces that were sent to Richmond for the event. Going to be fun once again.

Message from Host, Michael Lampros…

“Come and join us for a customer appreciation day at Gunther’s Gourmet office & warehouse.  Each vendor will be showcasing their products and offering them for wholesale sale. From 1-3PM – it will be limited to Wholesale Buyers and Press but please feel free to bring a friend and stay until 7 and enjoy the whole day with us.
Looking forward to seeing you.”
Vendors List:

Salsa:

Gunther’s Gourmet

Sabrosa

BBQ:

BBQ Brothers

Bone Doctors

Hot Sauce:

Born To Hula

Virginia Heat

Apinya Thai Food Co.

Help Me Jesus Hot Sauce

Pepper Relish:

Southern Spice

Dry Spices:

Capsaicin Solutions

Wings:

Wy’s Wings

Gastriques/Sauces/Mustards etc:

Race City Sauce Works

Cheese Straws:

Three Sisters

Jams:

Natural Foods

Sweets:

Red Rocker Candy

Jewelry:

Boo Bug Jewelry

Band:

Vince Newton Band

Beer:

Smartmouth Beer

Parkway Brewing Company

Mixers:

Revolution X

Bloggers:

I Love It Spicy

Hot Sauce Daily

Eat More Heat

Gunther’s Gourmet Gala – Cuatro de Mayo Fiesta

Host:
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries
804-240-1796

When:
Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where:
Gunther’s Gourmet
3530 Mayland Court
Richmond, VA 23233

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