Premium Burn

Winners

Individual Category

Red Sauce

First Place: John Unger

Second Place: Brent E. Kirby

Third Place: Dennis Willms

Green Sauce

First Place: Cinnamon C. Nemec

Second Place: Pamela Wells

Third Place: Brian S. Morrison

Special Variety

First Place: Jacob Grimes

Second Place: Devin Garza

Third Place: J.W. Grosik


Restaraunt Category

Red Sauce

First Place: Curra's Grill

Second Place: Iguana Grill

Third Place: Trudy's

Green Sauce

First Place: Trudy's

Second Place: Trudy's

Third Place: Trudy's

Special Variety

First Place: Flamingo Cantina

Second Place: Iguana Grill

Third Place: Habanero's Grill of San Antonio


People's Choice Awards


Commercial Bottlers

Red Sauce

First Place: Ana's Unlimited Ana's Salsa

Second Place: Texas Texas Salsa

Third Place: Smoky Hill Salsa — Hot

Green Sauce

First Place: Smoky Hill Verde Sauce

Second Place: Sgt. Pepper's Tomatillo Chipotle

Third Place: Rio Diablo Mesquite Smoked
Jalapeño Verde Sauce

Special Variety

First Place: Texas Heat Ranch Peaches &
Scream (Odessa)

Second Place: Smoky Hill Barbecue Salsa

Third Place: Jimmy O's Peach & Pepper
(Bergheim)

Pepper Sauce

First Place: ATA International Hot Paradise
(Belton)

Second Place: Aztexan Pepper Company
Habanero Supreme

Third Place: Texas Heat Ranch Genetic Mutation


Honorable Mentions
(in order of scoring)

Individual Category

Red Sauce
Ty Savell (Round Rock), Rod Figueroa, Luisa Hernandez, Betty Salgado, Larry Blanton (Houston), Mary Cochran (San Antonio), Monica Coates, Benilde Rocha, Brian S. Morrison, Debbie Reiter, Nolberto Farias, Jr, Pamela Feles (Cedar Park), Debbie Westbrook, Sulay Jhaveri, John Woolsey

Green Sauce
Marvin Perez

Special Variety
Jaime Guerrero, Simone Talma, Simone Talma (for a separate salsa), Mike Whitson, Kelly Robinson, Clare Kachmar

Restaurant Category

Red Sauce
None

Green Sauce
Botanitas, The Yellow Rose

Special Variety
3M Dining, Serrano's


Celebrity Judges



Above (l-r): Bruce Auden, David Garrido, Stephan Pyles, Miguel Ravago, Roberto Santibañez, Grady Spears, Robb Walsh

photograph by John Anderson


Preliminary Judges

Carlos Contreras, Henry Alvarado, Fred Alvarado, Dave Walsh, Jim Shahin, Marion Winik, Joe Nick Patoski, Meredith Phillips, Pableaux Johnson

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