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April 15, 2014

Reser’s Cares to Donate One Case of Potato Salad to Local Food Banks for Every Recipe Submitted 

Beaverton, Ore. – April 15, 2014 – Reser’s third annual “America’s Best Potato Salad Challenge” is asking all food lovers to get creative and submit their best original potato salad recipe.  Recipe submissions will be accepted from now until July 16. The top ten winners will each receive $750, plus a $1,000 travel stipend to compete (against five winners from the competitive BBQ circuit) at the America’s Best Potato Salad Challenge final, a featured competition at the World Food Championships. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000.

New This Year: Reser’s Cares to Donate 1 Case of Potato Salad for Every Recipe Submitted

“This year, we’re adding a great way for consumers to make a difference in our communities,” said Teresa Carter, category manager at Reser’s. “For every recipe that we receive, Reser’s Carespromises to donate one case of potato salad to hunger organizations that serve our nation’s hungry.” The donation will be made in the name of the grand prize winner and announced in November. “Our goal is to reach 700 recipe submissions, which translates into enough potato salad to feed more than 13,200 families in need.”

Recipes will be evaluated based on appearance, taste and originality. Consumers are now invited to go to  to submit their recipe and find detailed contest information.

Contest Prizes:

  • Top 10 winners will each receive $750 plus a $1,000 travel stipend to compete in the America’s Best Potato Salad Championship in Las Vegas at the World Food Championships (Nov 12-18, 2014)
  • Top 4 winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $250-$2500
  • Grand prize winner will receive $5,000

Contest Timeline:

Apr. 15, 2014 Recipes can now be submitted at
Jul. 16, 2014 Contest closes at midnight PST
Aug. 16, 2014 Top 20 recipes announced and online; voting opens at 8 am PST
Aug. 30, 2014 Voting closes as of midnight PST
Sept. 16, 2014 Reser’s announces top 10 winners; each invited to compete in Las Vegas!
Nov. 12-18, 2014 The top 10 winners will compete at the America’s Best Potato Salad  Championship at the World Food Championships
Nov. 19, 2014 Re-cap of the championship event, winner’s announced online


About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships features nearly 500 competitors seeking food fame and fortune in Las Vegas. The third annual event will invite the champions from the biggest and best food competitions around the world into a single high stakes culinary showdown for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Following a tournament-style format across multiple iconic food categories, including burger, sandwich, barbecue and more, the WFC will culminate with a Final Table faceoff where category champions brave potential elimination in front of a live audience and a discerning panel of culinary celebrities. For more information visit:

About Reser’s  

North American-based Reser’s is the leading provider of deli salads, fresh salads, side dishes and prepared foods. Reser’s makes fun times easy and affordable for every family. Reser’s famous deli salads are a family favorite at picnics, BBQs and tailgaters. Founded in 1950, the company remains privately owned and operated and committed to providing delicious refrigerated foods for the supermarket and food service industries. Reser’s operates 17 facilities and employs nearly 4,800 employees in the US, Mexico and Canada.  Visit