We are thrilled to announce, that during the 2019 Española Community Matanza, we will be hosting a Local Salsa Competition.

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
at the NNMC Campus
Registration will begin at 11:00AM and close at 12:00PM
Judging will take place at 12:30 PM
No entry Fee.
Featuring Special Guest Judge, Chef Fernando Ruiz
He is the Winner of Food Network's:
”Beat Bobby Flay” in 2019
”Chopped” in 2016
& “Guy's Grocery Games” in 2015


Awards Ceremony will be at 4:30PM
Ribbons will be given out to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category.
Chef, Fernando Ruiz will be giving out a very special Fernando Ruiz Award to the salsa of his liking.

Salsa Competition Rules
1.) There are no age or resident restrictions to enter this contest.
2.) Each entry should be prepared fresh in advance.
3.) Each entry should consist of one (1) pint for judging.
4.) All entries MUST include the recipe on a 3x5 index card. And should also indicate if the salsa is Mild, Medium or Hot. Salsa recipe is open to interpretation, we welcome YOUR style.

5.) Chips and serving cups will be provided for judging.
6.) For the following categories: Individual, Business/Organization and Restaurant, each entry will receive a number. This allows for each entry to be judged according to merit rather than name. (We believe in a fair competition)
7.) Judging will be done by a panel using the following criteria: A.) Appearance B.) Consistency C.) Flavor D.) Creativity

SIGN UP FORM (Please fill out the form below if you anticipate competing)

Name *
Please choose the category you will be competing in.