Press Room


November 5, 2012

Beaverton, Ore.– November 5, 2012 – Reser’s Fine Foods® is pleased to announce the grand prize winner in its “America’s Best Potato Salad Challenge.”  Competitive BBQ teams, potato salad lovers and home cooks from across the country competed for ultimate bragging rights, and the $10,000 grand prize, at the World Food Championships hosted by Adam Richman, in Las Vegas.

And the grand prize winner is….

Firefighting BBQ Crew, from Maryland takes home top honors at this year’s event with its winning potato salad recipe, packed with spuds, spices and a spectacular taste.
Celebrity chefs Tim Love (a Fort Worth, Texas chef who owns the Lonesome Dove, Western Bistro and the Love Shack restaurants) and Chris Hanmer (winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef Just Desserts) served on the esteemed judging panel.

Top 6 Winners in Reser’s America’s Best Potato Salad Challenge  

  1. Firefighting BBQ Crew (Md.)
  2. Checkered Pig (Va.)
  3. 118 BBQ (Okla.)
  4. Jumpin Jim’s BBQ (Ind.)
  5. Cheryl Lundquist (N.C.)
  6. A Good Rub (Mo.)

New Potato Salad Cookbook Will Feature Top Recipes
“We tasted so many great recipes, we just had to share,” shares Lacey Werner, associate category manager.  “Reser’s America’s Best Potato Salad Cookbook will feature our top picks. It gives readers a chance to explore some creative new twists on potato salad, as well as illustrates many regional takes on this picnic and BBQ classic.” The cookbook will available for free download the spring of 2013.

About Reser’s 
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.
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