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Hot-Sauce-Hall-of-Fame-Crest-LogoThe Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Foundation proudly presents to you the Nomination Ballot for the Class of 2017. The Nomination Ballot allows professionals from the fiery foods industry, also known as the Selection Committee, will determine the top 10 names placed on the final ballot.

The Hot Sauce Hall of Fame will induct 3 people this coming year into the Class of 2017. Inductees will receive a distinctive Red Jacket with the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Crest and the prestigious Hall of Fame Ring.

And, you can be a part of this and help select the nominees for this year’s induction. To be eligible to vote as the 2017 Selection Committee, you must have operated within the fiery foods industry for a minimum of 3 years. This Selection Committee determines the Hall of Fame Class each year. Please make sure you either emailĀ or mail back your nomination ballot by the date posted. Thank you so much for the support of the industry and the time of filling out the ballot.

Celebrate The Pepper!


Download the Official Nomination Ballot

Simply download the PDF form below, fill it out completely:

PDFHot Sauce Holl of Fame Ballot [PDF]


All Ballots Must Be Received By 11/15/16.

Please email ballot to Steve Seabury: steve@highriversauces.com

Or mail printed out ballot to the address below:

High River Entertainment
24 Saber Drive
Kings Park, NY 11754

Who Did Scott Pick?

For the first time, I will reveal who I had nominated for the Hall of Fame this time around! While dozens of important individuals in hot sauce and chile pepper history are highly worthy to be inducted, these are my top five choices:

Jim Campbell – Founded Mild to Wild Pepper & Herb Co., early chile pepper grower and founder of Open Fields chilehead event
Dave Lutes – Founder of Hot Shots Hot Sauce Distributing
Wilbur Scoville – Scoville Heat Scale inventor
Jeff Campbell – Legendary chile grower, who was the first American to grow orange habaneros
Maunsel White – Irish-American who was an early pepper grower and hot sauce pioneer in the 1800s

If you intend to nominate individuals for the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame, by all means don’t feel like you have to copy my choices. Please do your own research and come up with a dream list of “fire-o-neers” you deem most worthy.

Others that could possibly included are Jose-Luis Saavedra Sr. of Tapatio Hot Sauce, Chris Way of Datil Do-It, Chuck Evans of Montezuma Brand, Chris Schlesinger of Inner Beauty, Luther Hearn of Peppers, David Ashley of Mad Dog, Alvin Baumer of Baumer Foods (Crystal Hot Sauce), Si Brown of Bruce Foods (Louisiana Hot Sauce), Buddy Taylor of Gator Hammock Hot Sauce, B.F. Trappey of Trappey’s Hot Sauce, Frank Garcia, Stuart Jeffries, Emma Jean Cervantes of Cervantes Enterprises, Jeff Gerlach, Mark Miller…the list goes on and on.

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Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Nomination Ballot for 2017

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