Be A Kitchen Rock Star In The Texas Pete Chipotle Challenge Recipe Contest

$5,000 And Instant Stardom Awaits One Kitchen Hero

TW Garner Food Company is in search of the next generation of kitchen rock stars with the announcement of the company’s Texas Pete® Chipotle Challenge recipe contest. The competition offers both veteran and upstart menu developers a chance to earn nationwide recognition and a $5,000 grand prize to their operation’s favorite charity.

“This is a battle among the best chefs at rising regional and emerging chains, big national chains, non-commercial contract feeders… any foodservice professional who is ready for a challenge and a chance at significant national recognition,” said TW Garner’s General Sales Manager, Steve DeCorte. The recipe contest challenges chefs to use Texas Pete® Chipotle Hot Sauce as an ingredient in a magnificent menu creation.

“Chipotle isn’t just for Mexican or Tex-Mex menus any more,” explained TW Garner’s Executive Chef and National Accounts Sales Manager Michael O’Donnell. “We are looking for great menu creations from any chef or operator and from any cuisine”.

Texas Pete® Chipotle Hot Sauce is superior to any other chipotle sauce because of its authentic smoke jalapeno flavor that is so bold, yet balanced, that it does not overpower a chef’s own creation. TW Garner offers its chipotle hot sauce in ½ gallon plastic jugs and 6-ounce glass bottles.

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The contest offers the grand prize winner a spotlight for his or her prowess in the kitchen and recognition for his or her operation. The top chef will be honored in a full-page ad in a national foodservice trade publication, featuring his or her recipe, and information on his or her organization. “Because we did not want to exclude multi-unit operations that may have prohibitions against their employees earning cash prizes while on the job, we’ll contribute $5,000 to the charity of the organization’s choice,” DeCorte said. The chef and his or her operation will also be featured in a Texas Pete® TV webisode that will be shared globally via YouTube and the Texas Pete® foodservice website (

Chefs or operators who are interested in submitting an entry in the Texas Pete® Chipotle Challenge can review contest rules and submit their recipe entries through midnight, December 31, 2012 online via