Celebrity Judges

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This year's distinguished panel of judges includes ...

Brandon Watson (Head Judge): Food editor, Austin Chronicle

Héctor González: Mexican food preservator, Mexicanity

Mariam Parker: Executive director, Austin Food & Wine Alliance

CJ Morgan: Radio personality, KLBJ

Nadia Chaudhury: Editor, Eater Austin

Austin Ewald: Sous chef, Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile, Grizzelda's

Anastacia Uriegas: Food writer, Time Out, Thrillist

Hugh Daschbach: Culinary concierge, Hotel Emma

Tameca Jones: Soul and R&B singer

Luke Bibby: Chef/owner, Luke's Inside Out

Jessica Elizarraras: Food editor, San Antonio Current

Jason White: Fermentation specialist/research and development, Still Austin Whiskey Co.

The 26th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival takes place Sunday, Aug. 21, 11am-5pm, at Fiesta Gardens (2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.).

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Brandon Watson, Héctor González, Mariam Parker, CJ Morgan, Nadia Chaudhury, Austin Ewald, Anastacia Uriegas, Hugh Daschbach, Tameca Jones, Luke Bibby, Jessica Elizarraras, Jason White

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