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Call for Entries – Redwood City Salsa Tasting Competition – $500 Top Prize – Entry Deadline 9/2/11

I wanted to be sure you have a heads-up about the call for entries for Redwood City’s famous Salsa Tasting Competition – you could win the $500 prize for the top salsa! It’s part of the 4th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival, taking place on Saturday, September 24 from noon to 8 pm.

Teams can enter the salsa challenge as individuals, or businesses. Choose either Mild or Hot category. Festival goers will be able to purchase a tasting kit in order to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” Salsa will be judged by a qualified panel of judges based on aroma, consistency, color, appropriate heat level, taste and after-taste. This panel will also judge each team booth for Best Decorated.

The deadline for entries is September 2, 2011 (entries must be postmarked by this date). Fees are $75 for professionals and $50 for amateur teams. Space is limited, first come, first served.

Please print & fill out the entry form at and mail it along with check made out to Redwood City Salsa Tasting Competition, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94061. For more information please call or email Lucas Wilder 650.780.7340 or

Contestants must bring all equipment necessary for making their salsa. The Salsa, including prep work, must be done on-site at the event. Canned ingredients are acceptable including tomatoes, tomato sauce, chilies, onions, garlic, salt, lime, and various spices, however all ingredients must be mixed together on-site. Pre-made or pre-mixed salsa will be disqualified from the competition.


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