Friday, April 24, 2009

Tabasco opens 2009 Hottest Chef Contest

McIllhenny Co., maker of Tabasco Pepper Sauce, has launched the 2009 Hottest Chef Contest, inviting culinary students and professional chefs in the United States and Canada to create and submit an original menu item using easily sourced, fresh ingredients. To qualify, entries must include Original Tabasco Pepper sauce, Tabasco Green JalapeƱo Pepper Sauce or Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce. Additionally, featured dishes must be considered profitable for a restaurant to sell. Entries can be submitted online at until July 17.

The culinary student with the winning recipe will receive a $2,500 prize. The winning professional chef will receive $10,000. For more information, visit Tabasco's Web site, or call 1-888-HOT-DASH.