NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The quest to find the perfect potato salad is a life-long journey that has been the source of friendly family rivalries for decades. To celebrate this timeless debate, Reser's Fine Foods® decided to make things interesting and invite people to put their spuds on display for a national debate. Back for its third year, Reser's Fine Foods® is inviting the nation to participate in America's Best Potato Salad Challenge, boasting more than $20,000 in prize money plus a trip to Las Vegas to compete for the national title at the World Food Championships.
The America's Best Potato Salad Challenge is a two-tiered competition, inviting competition barbecue teams, as well as any chef or home cook with a tasty potato salad recipe, to take their chance at the national title. Five select Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned events will make up the BBQ Competitor Series, with the top two placing teams at each event receiving a cash prize and the first place winner receiving an additional $1,000 travel stipend to compete in the championship round in Las Vegas.
But the competitive BBQ teams won't be having all the fun. In the Consumer Series portion of the challenge, home cooks are invited to submit their favorite recipe online. Reser's will select the 10 best recipes and invite those finalists to pack their potato peelers, and their bags, for Las Vegas.
"Reser's has been whipping up world famous potato salad for more than sixty years, so we know a winning recipe when we taste one," said Teresa Carter, category manager at Reser's. "We can't wait to dig in to this year's entries and name a new champion!"
The first contest of the Competitor Series will take place next Friday, on April 18 at the High on the Hog Festival in Winchester, Tenn. To register, view a schedule of events and official rules for participation, visit kcbs.us/potatosalad.
On Tuesday, April 15, Consumers are invited to submit their recipes for the Consumer Series at resers.com/potatosaladcontest.
Oregon-based Reser's is the leading North American provider of deli salads, fresh salads, side dishes and prepared foods. Founded in 1950 by Earl and Mildred Reser, the company remains privately owned and operated and committed to providing delicious foods for the supermarket and food service industries. Reser's employs more than 4,000 people in nearly 20 facilities in the U.S. and Mexico. For more information, visit www.resers.com.
About the Kansas City Barbeque Society
THE KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY (KCBS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 16,000 members worldwide. KCBS sanctions more than 400 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America. From volunteering to actual event production, our members also offer assistance to civic and charitable organizations who organize events.
SOURCE Kansas City Barbeque Society