Winners

Chris Cooper -- 1st place Individual Red Sauce
Chris Cooper -- 1st place Individual Red Sauce (Photo By John Anderson)


Individual Category

(* denotes first-time winners)

Red Sauce

1st place: Chris Cooper*

2nd place: Sam Attaguile*

3rd place: Valery Caselli-Dubo*

Honorable Mentions: Luis Calvo, Matt Morris, Susan McClendon, Jesse Padilla, Debbi Tucker, Michael Rypka, Eric Blanton (Houston), Lia Austin, Lance Brauckman, Scott Nettles, Kathy Warren, Maria Hernandez, Gene and Cathy Hill, Mary Greenjeans, Antonio Lopez

Green Sauce

1st place: Victor Hernandez*

2nd place: Rishi Bajekal*

3rd place: Gene Golembiewski*

Honorable Mentions: Marvin Perez, Jena Weatherly, Frank Carroll, Jay Carlo, Chris Cooper, Marti Cardenas, Thomas Aguirre, John Randall, Jenny Lyday, Larry McCord, Michael Rypka, Letty Glenn, Chris Haigat, John Landis

Special Variety

1st place Salomon Hernandez*

2nd place Victor Hernandez*

3rd place Man'Dee Mason*

Honorable Mentions: Chris Phillips, Jeff Schulz, Steve Lutz, Salomon Hernandez, Tommie Calfee, Valerie Martinez, Melvin Liles

Trudy's -- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Restaurant Red Sauce
Trudy's -- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Restaurant Red Sauce


Restaurant Category

(* denotes first-time winners)

Red Sauce

1st place: Trudy's South Star

2nd place: Trudy's Texas Star

3rd place: Trudy's North Star

Honorable Mentions: Habanero Mexican Cafe, Thistle Cafe on Sixth, Curra's Grill

Green Sauce

1st place: El Caribe Mexican Restaurant*

2nd place: Curra's Grill

3rd place: Trudy's North Star

Honorable Mentions: El Caribe, Oaxacan Tamaleo

Special Variety

1st place: Trudy's South Star

2nd place: Berryhill Baja Grill*

3rd place: Trudy's North Star

Honorable Mentions: Curra's Grill


Commercial Bottlers

(* denotes first-time winner;
Ana's Salsa -- 1st place Commercial Bottler Red Sauce
Ana's Salsa -- 1st place Commercial Bottler Red Sauce (Photo By John Anderson)

** denotes new winning product)

Red Sauce

1st place: Ana's Salsa

2nd place: Classy Delites Jamaican Salsa **

3rd place: Austin Slow Burn Salsa Con Habanero**

Honorable Mentions: Smoky Hill Red Sauce, the Texas Gourmet Fire Roasted Serrano Salsa

Green Sauce

1st place: Texapenos Gourmet Green*

2nd place: Austin Slow Burn Salsa Verde

3rd place: Pepper Creek Farm Grandma's Jalapeño Relish*

Honorable Mentions: Classy Delites Spinach Artichoke Dip, Smoky Hill Green Chile Sauce, Sgt. Pepper's Tomatillo Chipotle Salsa

Special Variety

1st place: (tie) Texas-Texas Mango-Almond Salsa*; Jalapeño Ketchup Inc. Bloody Jalapeño Bloody Mary Mix*

2nd place: Classy Delites Artichoke Roasted Red Spread**

3rd place: Austin Slow Burn Jamaican Jerk Marinade**

Honorable Mentions: Texapenos Orange Flame, Pepper Creek Farm Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, Sgt. Pepper's Smoky Chipotle Pesto

Pepper Sauce

1st place: Aztexan Habanero Supreme

2nd place: Winston's Hot Pepper Sauce

3rd place: Hot Paradise

Honorable Mentions: Tie: Texapenos Green Flame, Love Your Country but Fear Your Government Tejas Tears Habanero Chile Sauce, Tears of Joy Tequila Lime Hot Sauce, Pepper Creek Farm Habanero Glaze

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