Hot Pepper Dudes, LLC

Hot Pepper Dudes, LLC Wins 2011 Fiery Food Challenge!
February 18, 2011, 1:02 pm
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Hot Pepper Dudes, LLC has been awarded the Golden Chile for Hot Sauce – Pepper Blend in the 2011 Fiery Food Challenge for Fire Out the Hole!  Additionally, the company takes third place for Barbeque Sauce – Mustard Base Ghost of Carolina!

Tampa, FL – 2/5/11 

On January 28, 2011, the most prestigious awards in the spicy food industry were distributed at the Fiery Food Challenge Awards dinner in Irving, Texas, and Hot Pepper Dudes, LLC came out on top!  Fire Out the Hole! and Ghost of Carolina took home First Place and Third Place, respectively, in their categories.

 The Fiery Food Challenge, a competition sponsored by The Dallas Morning News, pits products against one another in more than 100 categories. Professional judges evaluate hundreds of sauces, salsas and other spicy treats and award first, second and third place prizes in each category. Awards are proudly displayed at ZestFest, a spicy, zesty and flavorful food event held the same week as the Fiery Food Challenge at the brand new Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.

Being new on the market (just released in August, 2010) this is the first competition into which the sauces have been entered.

Chris Billet, Chief Sauce Officer, said “This is really quite an honor and I’m very excited to have won awards for both our sauces!  Being a brand new company, it’s great to see that the judges like our products as much as we do!” 

Go to our website: for more information on our award-winning products. You may also contact us at: for more information.

For more information on the Fiery Food Challenge and ZestFest, visit or contact Pamela Betz at or 407-876-4467.