Redwood City Salsa Festival Tasting Competition

Salsa Tasting Competition 2017

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Deadline is August 31st or when all spaces are full. 

Public tasting from 12-5pm*

Amateur and professional salsa chefs can compete for fun, prizes, and Salsa Glory in this mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition at the Redwood City Salsa Festival on September 30 from 12 - 8 p.m., happening throughout Downtown Redwood City.

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A $500 Prize for the "People's Choice" Best Salsa!
Check out our new categories plus increased prize bounties!

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  • $500 prize and award for 1st place
  • $350 prize for 2nd place
  • $250 prize for 3rd place

Best Hot Salsa

  • $250 prize and award

Best Mild Salsa

  • $250 prize and award

Best Decorated Booth - increased prize!

  • $250 prize and award for "Best Decorated Booth"

Teams can enter the salsa challenge as individuals, or businesses. Salsa will be judged by a qualified panel of judges in the following categories Hot & Mild.

The festival goers will be able to purchase a tasting kit in order to cast their vote for the “people's choice award.”. A qualified panel of judges will judge entries equally based on the following criteria: aroma, consistency, color, appropriate heat level, taste, and after-taste. This panel will also judge each team booth for Best Decorated.

* Please note: Teams make a minimum of 8 gallons of salsa, the 5 p.m. end time is our best estimate and is dependent on how much the public tastes!

Fees are $50.00 for Professionals (Caterer/Restaurant) and $50.00 for individual teams. Space is limited, first come, first serve.

Please print & fill out all forms under your category and mail them along with a check to the address on the form.

For more information contact: Albert Romero

Salsa Competitor Application

Forms - All 3 Forms MUST be completed to enter: