Gunther’s Gourmet Gala 2012

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)

Featured Vendors:
Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries
Sabrosa Salsas

BBQ Brothers
Jerry’s Backyard BBQ

Wing Sauces:
Wy’s Wings

Hot Sauces:
Dragonfire Sauces

Dry Rubs/Spices:
Cape Seasoning
Capsaicin Solutions

Biscotti Goddess
Red Rocker Candy

Jelly/Pepper Jelly:
Cyndi’s Jellies

Peanut Butter/Granola:
Puck’s Gourmet Co.

Asian Inspired Marinades:
Palcha Products

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
Phone: 804-240-1796

7 thoughts on “Gunther’s Gourmet Gala 2012

  • May 4, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Buddah, are you vending?

  • May 5, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Wish you were syill living in the area Firehead – would be good to hang out with you again. See you all in a few hours

  • May 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm


  • May 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Well, you stated that you are the only vendor to have attended all 3 events…

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