Press Room


November 19, 2014

Beaverton, Ore. – November 19, 2014 – Reser’s announces the winners in the third annual America’s Best Potato Salad Challenge. Fifteen finalists, including BBQ teams and home cooks from across the nation, competed to take home top honors in this ultimate potato salad competition at The World Food Championships. Recipes were judged by Reser’s culinary team, as well as celebrity chefs including Whitney Miller (“Master Chef” winner) and Food Network Star alums Emily Ellyn and Vic Vegas.

This year’s grand prize winner is Big Woodie BBQ from Missouri whose “It’s a Big Dill” potato salad proved to be a big deal with judges. “I was impressed with the creativity of all of the contestants. In the end, the winning recipe was a more traditional style of potato salad. It’s a Big Dill had a flavor profile and crave-ability that made the judges’ choice easy,” states Chef Jeff Q., from Reser’s Fine Foods.


2014 Top Five Potato Salad Recipe Winners

1st – Big Woodie BBQ (It’s a Big Dill)

2nd- Jennifer D. CA (Oven Roasted Potato Salad with Fresh Herb Chimichurri & Shaved Manchego)

3rd – Rooftop Barbeque (Roasted Corn and Bacon Chipotle potato Salad)

4th – Jenna W. Michigan (Jeanna’s Potato Salad)

5th – Cock a Doodle Doo BBQ


Contest Prizes

The top 4 winners each received cash prizes ranging from $250-$2500 and the grand prize winner took home the $5,000 grand prize.

Reser’s Cares To Donate To Hunger Organization

In addition to the cash award, Reser’s Cares will also make a food donation to help feed the nation’s hungry. Reser’s is working with Big Woodie BBQ to select a local hunger organization to help families in need and will announce more information about this donation soon.


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. Visit:

About Reser’s Fine Foods 

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 16 facilities in the United States and Mexico and employs nearly 4,800 employees in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Visit