Salsa Tasting Contest! Redwood City Salsa Festival

Redwood City Salsa Festival – Salsa Tasting & Competition. Call for Entries!

Amateur and professional chefs! Sign up (see below) to compete for fun prizes (up to $750), and Salsa Glory in this mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition.

Prizes will be given at Redwood City Salsa Festival, September 29th. Public tasting is from 12-5pm.

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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 29 from 12 – 8 p.m., happening throughout Downtown Redwood City.

Newly increased prize bounties!

People’s Choice Award!

$750 prize and award for 1st place
$500 prize for 2nd place
$300 prize for 3rd place

Best Hot Salsa

$400 prize and award

Best Mild Salsa

$400 prize and award

Best Decorated Booth

$400 prize and award for “Best Decorated Booth”.


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The rules:

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 10 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


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