We’re so pumped about this! Linda will be one of the judges for the Chef’s Chili Challenge and Joe will be a judge for the Amateur Salsa Competition.
Not only that, but Joe will also be returning to defend his title in the Chili Pepper Eating Contest. He will be suffering…er, competing…to win this year’s prize. Never say that he won’t sacrifice a few tastebuds for his passion!
FIRE IT UP AT THE NORTH MARKET’S 4th ANNUAL FIERY FOODS FESTIVAL
Columbus, Ohio— Bring you favorite chili head to the North Market on Saturday, February 17th for the 4th Annual Fiery Foods Festival. It is a guaranteed haven for those who crave capsaicin!
The Fiery Foods Festival gives amateurs ample opportunity to demonstrate their culinary prowess! Customers can prove their chili cooking acumen in a competition that will garner the first place winner $100 and the runner up $50 in North Market gift certificates. Those showing off their salsa making skills can win a first prize of $50 and second prize $25 in market gift certificates. Entrants to all cooking contests must include at least three ingredients obtained from the North Market (verified by receipts). He (or she) with the most resilient mouth can enter our chile pepper eating contest. Contestants will eat their way through a progression of hotter and hotter chiles, and the last one standing will claim $50 in North Market gift certificates.
Making a popular return this year the Chef Chili Challenge will pit local chefs against one another as contenders for the title “North Market Chili Champ 2007,” a special trophy and $200 in North Market gift certificates.
“The Fiery Foods Festival is great because its theme can be demonstrated in so many ways by each of our different merchants,” said David Wible, Executive Director of the North Market.
Fiery Foods Festival Schedule:
8 a.m. North Market opens
8 – 10 a.m., the accordion stylings of Marion Funk
10 a.m. Amateur Salsa Competition Judging
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Latino musical entertainment by the Gadabouts
11 a.m. Free maracas, sombreros, balloons and chili-pepper shaped cookies for the kids (while supplies last)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cowboy Mark Wood’s rope twirling, balloon twisting and magic
11 a.m. Professional Chili Cook-off judging of local chefs
12 p.m. Amateur Chili Cook-off
1 – 4 p.m., Caribbean music by the Island Breeze Duo.
2 p.m. Chile pepper eating contest
Hot and spicy foods featured throughout the North Market all day
The North Market Fiery Foods Festival is a free event. To participate in the Amateur Salsa Competition, Customer Chili Cook-off, Chef Chili Challenge or chile pepper eating contest and for more information, please call (614) 463-9664 or visit www.northmarket.com. A tasting fee of $5 enables onlookers to sample all of the chilis by both professional chefs and amateur contestants while supplies last. Festival activities will take place from 10a.m.-3p.m. Market hours 8a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more info, contact:
Director of Marketing