2015 Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Inductees

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The NYC Hot Sauce Expo & High River Sauces presents the official Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Foundation. The Hot Sauce Hall of Fame has inducted 5 people in 2015 who have been very instrumental in the fiery foods industry. This very special ceremony kicked off at 3pm est at the Expo and was brought to you by: High River Sauces, Chile Pepper Magazine, Endorphin Farms & Iburn.com

If you missed the ceremony or wanted to catch more of the day’s action and interviews you can watch the NYC Hot Sauce Expo LIVE feed on the Clifton Chilli Club YouTube page by clicking HERE

We like to send a hearty congratulations to all the 2015 inductees and their family and fans.  The first group for the inaugural 2015 Hot Sauce Hall of Fame are the following inductees:

Chip Hearn

One of the original hot sauce websites, as well as one of the first, and one of the largest national zesty distributors, Peppers.com. Inventor of the Bloody Mary Smorgasbord in 1978. Originated the “risqué” hot sauce genre at the 1989 National Fiery Foods Show.

Dave DeWitt

“The Pope of Peppers” – Author and maybe the original “Chilehead” Started the Fiery Foods Show 26 years ago and set the standard for The Big Hot Sauce Show.

Dave Hirschkop

Owner Dave’s Gourmet and creator of Dave’s Insanity is one of the, if not the 1st extract hot sauce. Was one of the first to create “limited edition sauces” and was instrumental in the collector hot sauce craze.

Edmund McIlhenny

Created Tabasco in the 1860’s and is the best-selling and most used hot sauce ever.

John Hard

Owner of CaJohn’s Hot Sauce. The God Father of the hot sauce industry. Started in 1996 and has garnered over 200 regional, national and international awards.

You can find out more about the Expo on the official NYC Hot Sauce Expo website HERE or just click on their web banner ad on the left side wall.

April 24th & 25th
Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

For more information about the NYC Hot Sauce Expo please contact Steve Seabury: se*******@op*******.net
Official website: www.NYCHotSauceExpo.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewYorkCityHotSauceExpo
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2 thoughts on “2015 Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Inductees

  • April 22, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Congrats to all the winners and nominees!!!

  • April 26, 2015 at 6:31 am

    My Wife and I had a great time at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo, So great to meet everyone and congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

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