Hot Sauce Makers

Hot Sauce Makers
Photo by John Anderson

One of the most popular features of The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival is the giant tasting tent in the middle of Waterloo Park, full of tasty sauces free for the sampling! In order to have as many different kinds of sauces as possible under that tent, we need your help! The Austin Chronicle is working in conjunction with Just Add Chef to allow individual hot sauce makers to make their sauces in a commercial kitchen so that our volunteers can then put them out for the general public to sample. On Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27, Just Add Chef's commercial kitchen will be available for FREE so that you can make your sauce. YOU MUST BRING ALL OF YOUR OWN INGREDIENTS as well as your own containers, and please plan to make 1 quart of sauce. Once you are finished, you will receive a receipt verifying that your sauce was made in a commercial kitchen. Please BRING THIS RECEIPT WITH YOU when you check in on the morning of the event. ALL HOT SAUCE ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED BY OUR PANEL OF JUDGES regardless of where they were made. Just Add Chef is located at 3505 N. I-35. Hours of availability: Friday, Aug. 26, 9am-6pm; Saturday, Aug. 27, 9am-6pm. Call Herb at 708-1125 to schedule your appointment.

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