Announcing Sauce King NYC™ 2022
An International Sauce Competition
Now Accepting Submissions for 2022!
About Sauce King NYC™
Sauce King NYC™ is an international competition to determine the best barbecue sauces, hot sauces, marinades and more. A panel of expert judges from the NYC food, chef, and media community will taste each sauce, and select exclusive winners in each category who stand out for their bold flavors, excellent ingredients, and delicious taste.
We are now accepting submissions for the 2022 competition.
Registrations must be received by August 20th. Judging will take place in September, and awards will be announced the first week of October. Read more about the hot sauce competition details.
This is not your average sauce competition. It’s not about finding the hottest sauce that will blow your head off. Sauce King NYC™ is about showcasing the wide range of top quality, all natural, barbecue sauces, hot sauces, and beyond that are perfect for backyard barbecue, grilling, and home cooking. We will be accepting a wide range of submissions – with the opportunity for people to submit their own categories.
Each year we collaborate with Taste of the Bronx, Slow Money NYC, and Food Karma projects for a special Metro NYC sauce awards category.
Sauce King NYC™ is now in it’s 3rd year and the competition is heating up!
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Thank you to everyone who entered our second annual Sauce King NYC competition in 2021. Congratulations to all of the winners – pick up a bottle of some of our favorites and support these great brands.
Full List of 2021 Sauce King NYC Award Winners
Food Karma is excited to launch first annual Sauce King NYC™ competition. After 10 years hosting food festivals and barbecue events like Brisket King NYC, Rib King NYC, Bowl of ‘Zole, and Pig Island NYC, we are excited for this new event.
Full List of 2020 Sauce King NYC Award Winners
Sauces may be delivered or dropped off at the East Village location on your email receipt after your register and pay.
Sauces need to be received by August 20th, 2022.
Email Jimmy at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions
Shoutout To the Sauce King NYC Judges
Ori Zohar, Burlap and Barrel
Will Price, Gear Patrol
Jaymee Sire, Food + Travel Blogger
Alyssa Levine, Totally Forked
Matt Bruck, Eaters Drinkers
Anthony Ramirez, Taste of The Bronx
Martin Johnson, Westside Market Pantry and Beer Buyer
Leiti Hsu, Journy
Nick Bandourveris, Film Producer and Epicurean
Duane Joseph, Friend of Food Karma Projects
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Our grand prize is sponsored by Big Green Egg.
Submit your sauce, marinade or condiment between now and send it before August 20th, 2022. The awards aim to promote top sauces in a wide range of categories. Category winners and awards will be announced in October.
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We welcome submissions from a wide range of categories in the world of sauce – the sky is the limit!
Best Overall BBQ Sauce (Submissions may include: Kansas City BBQ Sauce, Carolina BBQ Sauce, Whiskey or Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Red Chili BBQ Sauce, Spicy BBQ Sauce, White BBQ Sauce or others)
Best Innovative BBQ Sauce (Submissions may include fruit based BBQ sauces, or other non-traditional categories)
Best Everything Sauce (Sauces that can be eaten with a wide range of food)
Best Hot Sauce (Submission may include traditional hot sauce, sriracha, and more)
Best International Sauce
Best Grill Sauce
You can also suggest your own category upon submission!
How to Submit Your Sauce to Win
- Go to our “Enter a Sauce” page between now and August 20th, 2022
- Register and pay based on the number of products you are submitting
- Ship your sauce(s) to be judged by Sauce King NYC’s™ panel of expert judges
NYC BBQ: Introducing Sauce King NYC, New York’s First Virtual Sauce Competition
“With food events canceled in New York City this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now’s a perfect time for virtual events to step up and provide some entertainment until things get back to normal.Enter Sauce King NYC… Sauce King will encourage sauce makers who specialize in BBQ sauce, hot sauce, marinades, condiments, and more to enter their sauces to be judged and given awards by top food media personalities.
From Food Karma: Sauce King NYC Judge Ori Zohar on Spicing Up Your Spice Cabinet
Food Karma’s Communications Director, talked with Sauce King NYC judge Ori Zohar. Ori is the co-founder of Burlap & Barrel, a single origin spice company working to build new international food supply chains that are equitable, transparent and traceable. Dylan asked Ori about what this mission looks like in practice, how home cooks can better utilize their spice cabinet, and what he’ll be tasting for as a Sauce King NYC judge. Read more.
For more information about submissions, sponsorships, and media inquiries, email email@example.com