THE CONTESTANTS – 2013 Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge

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Yes we are back for our 3rd go around in this spicy cooking contest. We have 8 new spicy product makers raring to go and show us their fiery talents in the kitchen. We have more sponsorship than we have had in the previous 2 years with a value of over $3000! Can I get a woo-hoo?! So what exactly is this Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge(FYEOT)? Every Wednesday starting March 6th at 9am est, and all the way through April 17th, we will be giving a spicy challenge to our contestants. We will post their cooking videos Sunday mornings at 9am est as well. Our special judges will send me their results and we will reward a sponsored $50 prize to the winner of that round on the next Wednesday announcement video and a special bonus for the next challenge as well. The worst video result will get booted out of the contest. We will announce the winner on April 17th and we will laud them with much fanfare and prizes.

Besides the ginormous trophy the winner will get from yours truly, the prizes are well worth the effort these fine cooks/chefs will have to go through. Once again Carol Borge of the Houston Hot Sauce Festival will support us with another free booth for their September 21-22 event. PLUS, the good people at the Zestfest Midwest show will also give a free booth for their 3-day show which will debut on June 28-30. A big thanks to Judy Fuhrhop and Greg Bagarozy for their support. Then on top of all that despite Chile Pepper Magazine honoring last year’s FYEOT winner Shauna Jellsey from TATS with a free booth at the new Chile Pepper Extravaganza in New Orleans September 27-29, they will also donate an advertising package for this year. Valued at over $2,000, immediately upon winning the contest, Chile Pepper Magazine will get the wheels rolling with a 1/4 page ad in their next issue of their magazine, plus a free web banner for their website for 3 months. The winner will also receive free Facebook posts, tweets and email blasts about their victory to all their subscribers, which includes submitted photos. On top of that they will get a free 2 year subscription and an official Chile Pepper Magazine ball cap. Quite a nice deal for the winner.

Yet, we still have more sponsors that will donate some cash for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. The great co-packer, Endorphin Farms ($400) and the super hot chile grower Refining Fire Chiles($150). We will break that money down as follows…1st place $300, 2nd place $150, and 3rd $100. Plus we will have weekly sponsors for the 1st 5 weeks that will give a $50 cash gift card to the winner of that round. We really appreciate the generosity that we have received from this great chile community, and we are so happy to be the conduit to connect these great spicy product makers with these wonderful sponsors.

We wanted you to get to know a little about our contestants ahead of the FYEOT Spicy Cooking Challenge. So we told our contestants to create a 3 minute or less video introducing themselves to you, our loyal spicy lovers. Well some had video issues which I hope they will be able to correct for the big show next week. Some of the videos went short and sweet and others went a tad too long. It is okay, but it won’t be okay once we start the contest. Time limits will be strictly enforced and points will be deducted from our panel of judges. We will introduce our judges next week, but today is about our contestants, so without any further delay here are the 3rd Annual FYEOT Spicy Cooking Challenge fiery 8…

Sam Peters from Patter Fams

Bo Perkins from Addiction Sauces

Tracy Carter from JAC’s Tailgaters

Mike Isenberg from Wicked Cactus Sauces

Kevin Billings from High Octane Sauce Company

Jennifer Reynolds from and is the Sauce Goddess

Tina Tillman from Chesterville Pepper Company

Ricky Sanders from Madison Chocolatiers West

14 thoughts on “THE CONTESTANTS – 2013 Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge

  • February 27, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Oh yeah baby it’s on like donkey kong.. I would just like god luck to you all.. I know there can only be on winner but all of y’all are winners too and make very great products. So lets have fun and rock this challenge out.. Oh yeah all of you out there I cant wait to JAC it Up for y’all…

  • February 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Good luck to all the contestants! I am looking forward to the upcoming videos and judging the competition again.

  • February 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I’m looking forward to competing in this year’s Feast Your Eyes Cooking Challenge. Regardless of the outcome, I look forward to having fun with this. I’m looking forward to how all of us share the Gospel of Good Taste with our viewers out there. Roll up your sleeves, throw on an apron and let’s get cooking! Blessings to all my fellow competitors.

  • February 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Sam I share your toughts.. I just hope it is fun and we all can have fun with it.. I got to say I like your sermonizing for the video it was great…

  • February 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Sam gets the prize for best video production for all 3 years….that was great!

  • February 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks for the compliment. My creative conspirator is a great company called – Sean Daniel Media. It’s a new company and Sean is great to work with. If you ever need media help, I highly recommend him. He’s a little touched in the head like all of us! haha.

  • February 28, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    You didn’t like my anti-social star wars theme?

  • February 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Can’t wait to get this started… we have disgruntled partner, flames from hell, the lady from next door… should be a good contest!

  • February 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    insider help… you’ll be thankful for that. the video editing is the real pain!

  • March 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Sam’s video was great… but kudo’s to Tracy, Jac’s Tailgators. I was impressed and not expecting that cool video :)) !!!!!

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